I have learned how to do bunny-hops in figure skating lessons as a kid, danced the night away at sock-hops as a teenager and now am participating in this EGG-cellent Easter craft blog hop! Be sure to stick around at the end of the post to check out all of my fellow blogger’s Easter crafts. In the mean-time, here is what Little Dude and I took on as our project…
First off, coming up with Easter craft ideas that my Little Dude can help with is not the easiest task out there! I started by thinking of things I figured he can do… colouring, painting, gluing and being the “go-for”. So in the end I decided on a craft that we could do together, that is inspired by eggs, but that will last through the entire spring season!
These egg carton flowers are one of the easiest DIY projects I ave ever taken on – a perfect craft for any busy mamma! Here is a list of what you will need and 5 easy steps to follow to make you EGG-squisite Easter Flowers:
What you need:
- 2 empty egg cartons (1 will do, if you don’t have 2)
- Paint brushes or paint sponge brushes
- Paper plates
- Hot glue / hot glue gun
- Paper straws or dowels
- Vase / Water pitcher
- Painting Smock
- Old table cloth
STEP 1 –
Cut the cover off the egg cartons, then cut the bottom half (the half that would normally have eggs in it) in three sections so they begin to take the shape of a flower with four petals. I cut around some of the edges to shape them a bit more, play with them to make your flowers unique.
STEP 2 –
Prepare everything you will need to paint with your little one. I have a table cloth I bought at the dollar store years ago that I always use when painting… if you don’t have one I strongly recommend picking one up the next time you are there. It makes clean up SUPER easy! All the supplies you see above were purchased at Dollarama or Great Canadian Dollar Store – telling you this only to remind you that you don’t have to spend a fortune on craft supplies to make fun projects with your little ones!
STEP 3 –
Get to it! I always put Little Dude in his high chair for our craft projects unless we are on the floor… again, this is not necessary, but saves on mess and gives you a bit of control over your baby with a paint brush in hand.
STEP 4 –
After the paint dries glue the paper straws or dowels to the back of your flowers to create stems. I added glue on top of the straw as well as extra security.
STEP 5 –
Choose a vase or water pitcher you have at home and arrange your flowers. I am using ours as the centrepiece on our dining room table for spring 🙂
There you have it – in 5 easy steps you and your little one created EGG-squisite Easter Flowers!
My shoes for that: Michael Kors Powder Blue Flats
Don’t forget to share on Pinterest!
And now, hop on over to the other 9
EGG-cellent Easter crafts!