Monday, April 6, 2009

Looking for feedback on my Easter Crafts

Hi Everyone! This is my first blog and I'd like to get some feedback on the Easter Crafts I created this year. I did these with no instructions and made up as I went along. I looked at some pictures to see how I could make it different and less expensive. So, here they are:
Easter Wreath

I used my kids name as well as my nephews for the Easter Eggs and I made male and female bunnies to complete the wreath. The cutouts were traced with cookie cutters and cut out on construction paper. The bunnies are cutout with white card stock.
Egg Tree Ornament

Front Side
I was trying to figure out how I can make an egg that we can hang on a tree to start a new tradition in our family. My idea was to create a tree and have the whole family make these eggs before or after lunch together. Each child would create with their own imagination an egg and we'd put their name and the date, so each year, we can add to our tree and see how the kids improve over the years. I had no luck finding styrofoam eggs, so I found a steel thick cookie cutter from Wilson and it's awesome. I took a rectangle piece of styrofoam and used the cookie cutter to create the egg shape. Used it again on construction paper to cut out the front and back. Decorated it with stickers and used wire ribbon around the sides to cover the styrofoam. Straight pins to hold in place, made 2 loops to show a ribbon look and straight pin to secure. Add a white thinner ribbon to make the loop to hang on the tree.

Back Side

Paper Chain Bunnies and Paper Plate Bunny Face
I came across the paper chain people instructions on the cover of the construction paper tablet that I had. I asked myself if I could make a bunny out of it and I tried it. It worked! I just colored the faces, ears and belly with markers. That was it.

The bunny face was created with a paper plate and cutouts. I cut off the whole trim around the plate. Made the ears with the trim and pink construction paper. The bow tie is actually made with a dog bone cookie cutter traced on construction paper and cut. Used a different color to make the middle. Nose & eyes were used with construction paper. Mouth and teeth I used a black marker. Used a different paper plate, turned it over and glued on all the accessories. That's it.

I would love to hear your comments or questions. My sister-in-law has told me that I should put these out there on a blog, so I'm going to try it. I love reading other blogs and getting ideas. I'm so glad that I'm going to join the millions of other people doing it.

Thanks for visiting my blog and hope that I could inspire you to try them or create something of your own.


  1. oh what a clever idea, I can use that for my 5 grandchildren. Thanks for sharing the idea.


  2. Wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing them. I look forward to visiting more often and seeing what other ideas you have to share.

  3. Love this! Do you have any patterns to go with them, especially the bunny paper chain! Too Cute! great job

  4. Very cute and frugal ideas. It's nice to see somebody creating Easter ideas without breaking the bank. Keep those creative ideas coming!

  5. It's nice to see somebody creating crafts without breaking the bank. Keep those creative ideas coming! Wonderful ideas! Thanks for sharing them. Would love to have patterns too!

  6. Too cute! my kids will love these. I will be checking back to see new crarts. Thanks!

  7. you've got some really cute ideas going here!