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The sun is out, the snow is melting, and the first touch of green is
tipping the trees. It must be spring! Aunt Annie invites kids and adults
to celebrate with fun, easy Easter and spring-themed craft projects.
Create a cute bunny or two to hop around your house, and chew on a
carrot made of jelly beans. Learn how to make gorgeous marbled Easter
eggs with a simple egg dyeing technique, cut bright bouquets of paper
flowers, and share your spring cheer with easy handmade Easter cards
for friends and family.
Kids and adults will find
projects ranging in difficulty from VERY EASY to AVERAGE.
Some craft projects include simple patterns or templates. Pick
a favorite, and get started!
Fun Shaped Cards -
Who says cards have to be rectangular? Learn how to make chick, bunny,
and flower-shaped cards with a simple card craft project that will set
your Easter cards apart! These cards are easy enough for younger kids
and crafters with special needs.
Easter Pennant Banner
Friday Fun - Children
will enjoy picking bright colors to make this decorative paper craft.
Hang your Easter pennant in the entryway of your home, or mount it in
your classroom for a lively touch of springtime cheer!
- Catch the springtime sun with an easy paper suncatcher project,
including templates for black and white and colored versions. Besides
being festive seasonal window decorations, your egg- or bunny-shaped
suncatchers can be hung from an Easter basket, tucked into a handmade
Easter card, or made into a mobile! The project includes coloring
sheet patterns for toddlers and preschoolers.
EASY to AVERAGE
Jumping Origami Bunny
Friday Fun - This funny
bunny paper craft can be folded in just a few steps. Press down on his
back to watch him "spring" up! The bunny is a twist on the traditional origami leaping frog.
Paper Flower Bouquet - Don’t worry if the flowers in
your garden aren’t ready for picking yet! Make an everlasting paper
bouquet of daffodils, tulips and irises from computer paper, and tie
them with a pretty ribbon. Give your paper flower crafts to someone
you love, or decorate a gift with them!
EASY to AVERAGE
Friday Fun - Whip a white
washcloth into something sweeter with Aunt Annie’s quick and simple
washcloth bunny project! Kids will love this little fabric rabbit that
doubles as an Easter egg holder, and makes the perfect addition to any
Stuffed Felt Animals - The project features stuffed felt
animals—a chick and a bunny. Beginning sewers will use the overcast
stitch to assemble the animals, while more experienced sewers can
improvise with stitches and embellishments of their own choosing. Make
them for all your Easter baskets!
EASY to AVERAGE
Jelly Bean Carrots
Friday Fun - A sweet
supplement to your Easter treat basket, jelly bean carrots are simple to
make and fun to eat! Orange jelly beans, plastic wrap, and a little
creativity help kids and grown-ups create this satisfying spring party
Peek-a-boo Easter Egg
Friday Fun - Learn how to
make a magical world inside an Easter egg with real eggshells, cutouts or
stickers, and your imagination! Smaller crafters may need help snipping
Basic Egg Dyeing
Friday Fun - Aunt Annie
teaches you how to make a dye bath for brightly colored Easter eggs. Dye
your eggs a solid color, or
marble them for added oomph!
Easter Egg Holders -
Cut out these printable patterns for charming Easter egg holders. This
easy craft project requires nothing more than computer paper, scissors
and a printer. Use the holders to display your decorated eggs or to
liven up plain eggs.
Simple Folded Bouquet - It’s never been easier to make a
pocketful of posies for spring. No pattern is needed to craft this
collection of delicate tissue paper flowers; just fold, cut, tape and
glue! Your freestanding bouquet will make a great party decoration.
Easter Chick Cards
Friday Fun - Children of
all ages will love using their hands as templates to create this
cheerful Easter chick card. Trace kids’ hands to make the chick’s wings,
and let their imaginations take flight.
Friday Fun - Here’s a technique for
making marbled eggs that requires no special materials, and produces
beautiful results with very little effort.
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