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Easter Craft Ideas

Mar 09, 2016

Easter is here yet again, which means you have a long weekend of bunnies, chocolate and free time ahead of you. We’ve rounded up some craft ideas that will put a spring in your step! Check them out!

Easter craftsEaster crafts

Marbled Easter Eggs

Decorating eggs is the traditional Easter craft, but marbling your eggs puts a unique twist on this old classic. Here’s a simple, effective way to dye your own eggs using everyday household items!

You Will Need:

  • Clean, fresh (unboiled) white eggs
  • Plenty of onion skins from regular yellow onions (If you don’t have any in the kitchen, ask your local produce store for some.)
  • Old pantyhose
  • A large saucepan

Instructions:

  1. Bring enough water to cover the eggs with at least an inch of water to the boil in a large saucepan (always ask your ‘rents before using the stove).
  2. Wrap the eggs in the onion skins and slip the egg into the pantyhose and tie it firmly. You can use an elastic band or twist-tie if you’d like.
  3. Gently lower the eggs into the boiling water and boil for about 25 minutes.
  4. Remove the eggs from the water and cool them in a bowl of ice water for about five minutes to stop the cooking process.
  5. Remove the eggs from the pantyhose and – voila – you have marbled eggs!

Golden marbled eggsGolden marbled eggs

Shoebox Basket

Make your own Easter basket to showcase the eggs you’ve decorated – or use it to store your hoard of Easter candy!

You Will Need:

  • Two different colored shoeboxes
  • A craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Stapler

Instructions:

  1. Cut off the long side of one the shoebox lids to make the basket handle. The double-thick part where the lid folds is the most durable.
  2. Use the knife (it’s sharp, so get help from mom or dad) to cut three rows of vertical slits along the two long sides (leave the short sides) of the box. Space the vertical slits evenly – with about an inch and a half between each slit.
  3. Cut strips from the shoebox lid that will be thin enough to weave through the slits you just cut on the box. Use contrasting colored shoeboxes for the basket and the weaving strips.
  4. Weave the strips through the box and affix the ends with staples.
  5. Staple the handle to the top of the box.

Chocolate Easter bunny and candyChocolate Easter bunny and candy

*Hint* - You can spruce up your basket by cutting out all the pieces and then painting them and allowing them to dry before assembling the basket.

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Jeterfan14 posted in Debating:
"David_Teh_Derp" wrote: "Jeterfan14" wrote: "David_Teh_Derp" wrote: No, they do not make women seem like objects, but beauty pageants are stupid though. I don't get why people are amused of this. So if anyone is supposed to be blamed for sexism, if there even is any in this, it's those that like this. (Honestly I am not amused with someone just showing of on stage, it is also kinda egoistic also, honestly). Read my post and you'll get the opinion of one of those "egotistic" pageant girls. I am very feminist and if you read my post you'll see how I feel So I read the post and it seems that it has almost nothing to say about ego. These are the only things I, at least, can get out of your post about feelings: ​1. The question: Do beauty pageants objectify women? 2. Your description of what way you are using the word 'objectify': Degrading a person to seem like a mere object ​3. Wanting to know everybody's opinion ​ ​That's it. I'm probably the only one here to bring up the subject about 'egoistical'. And since you are a feminist I will plainly assume that you agree with me on these girls in the pageant being of larger ego than usual. But your comment is slightly confusing and therefore I have no idea if you are angry with me or if you are telling me that you are agreeing with me saying that you feel that pageant girls are egoistic or something. But I know one thing: You feel badly about these pageants. If you would detail your comment more I would be relatively satisfied and probably even have a full answer. On the other hand, thank you for recognizing my comment, I was glad to hear your reaction, even though it was somewhat confusing, and I hope you have a good continuation of the day, m'am. :) No no, sorry about it confusing. What I meant was I disagreed with the egotistical part and wanted you to know I was a pageant girl and I wasn't that way, however I was too lazy to retype how I felt about this subject so I directed you to my post before cx Sorry. My post is in favor of beauty pageants, I've realized lately that I can't portray what I'm trying to say in a non-confusing way to other people so I guess I'll try and clarify. I feel beauty pageants are helpful to the girls in them, I had been bullied harshly but my mother said everytime I was on stage I seemed to have some confidence which I didnt have any other time. All Im really saying is people judge pageants too quickly without really realizing the deeper meaning behind them, I was just saying it from a beauty pageant girls mind
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"Jeterfan14" wrote: "David_Teh_Derp" wrote: No, they do not make women seem like objects, but beauty pageants are stupid though. I don't get why people are amused of this. So if anyone is supposed to be blamed for sexism, if there even is any in this, it's those that like this. (Honestly I am not amused with someone just showing of on stage, it is also kinda egoistic also, honestly). Read my post and you'll get the opinion of one of those "egotistic" pageant girls. I am very feminist and if you read my post you'll see how I feel So I read the post and it seems that it has almost nothing to say about ego. These are the only things I, at least, can get out of your post about feelings: ​1. The question: Do beauty pageants objectify women? 2. Your description of what way you are using the word 'objectify': Degrading a person to seem like a mere object ​3. Wanting to know everybody's opinion ​ ​That's it. I'm probably the only one here to bring up the subject about 'egoistical'. And since you are a feminist I will plainly assume that you agree with me on these girls in the pageant being of larger ego than usual. But your comment is slightly confusing and therefore I have no idea if you are angry with me or if you are telling me that you are agreeing with me saying that you feel that pageant girls are egoistic or something. But I know one thing: You feel badly about these pageants. If you would detail your comment more I would be relatively satisfied and probably even have a full answer. On the other hand, thank you for recognizing my comment, I was glad to hear your reaction, even though it was somewhat confusing, and I hope you have a good continuation of the day, m'am. :)
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In general, do you think a country would be run better with a democracy or with someone making all the decisions?  Sorry should have made that more clearer :blush 
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"David_Teh_Derp" wrote:No, they do not make women seem like objects, but beauty pageants are stupid though. I don't get why people are amused of this. So if anyone is supposed to be blamed for sexism, if there even is any in this, it's those that like this. (Honestly I am not amused with someone just showing of on stage, it is also kinda egoistic also, honestly). Read my post and you'll get the opinion of one of those "egotistic" pageant girls. I am very feminist and if you read my post you'll see how I feel
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No, they do not make women seem like objects, but beauty pageants are stupid though. I don't get why people are amused of this. So if anyone is supposed to be blamed for sexism, if there even is any in this, it's those that like this. (Honestly I am not amused with someone just showing of on stage, it is also kinda egoistic also, honestly).
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