Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – Easter crafts.
This week we’re going to hop into the fun with bunnies, bonnets, cards and the cutest little serviette rings/bracelets.
LET’S GET STARTED
CHICK SERVIETTE RINGS
I love these little serviette rings – they are super cute and easy.
When one of the Goddesses spotted one in my workroom (left over from an old craft lesson), she was adamant she had to make one. Of course, that meant her sister had to make one too.
The Goddesses didn’t quite understand the concept of serviette rings, so thought they were actually bracelets. As their little arms are so small, they actually work as bracelets too.
- Cardboard rolls
- Small foam balls
- Googly eyes
- Yellow Paint
- Orange paper
- Cut the end off a cardboard roll so you have a ring that is about 4 cm wide.
- Paint the roll and the foam ball yellow.
- Glue the ball to the roll
- Cut the orange paper into a tiny triangle shape to form a beak.
- Glue this and the eyes to the foam ball.
- Stick a feather on top of the ball and secure with glue.
If you want to use it as a bracelet on tiny arms, cut through the cardboard ring so it will expand.
Couldn’t be easier and it is so much run.
HOPPING FUN DISAPPEARING BUNNIES CARD
These little cards are a treat to make and receive.
- Coloured A4 cardboard
- Green A4 paper
- White paper
- Stickers (optional)
- Fold the coloured card in half so the long ends are together – this is the base of your card.
- Next, fold the green paper in half – short ends together – and cut.
- Fold the cut piece of paper in half – long ends together.
- Make cuts from the fold towards the ends, about 4 cm long. Don’t go all the way to the ends. Make the cuts about 3 cm apart.
- Cut a strip of white paper (about 3-4 cm high)so that it can be thread through the cuts in the green paper.
- Mark with an indent or light pencil mark, the spaces on the white paper that cannot be seen when it is threaded through the green paper.
- Inside these marks, draw a bunny, or use a sticker so that as you pull the threaded paper through the green paper, the bunnies disappear.
- Glue the back of the green paper onto the front of your card base.
- Decorate with stickers and drawings.
EASIEST EASTER BONNET
This one is great for the tiny tots. All you need is a paper plate and a paper bowl.
Cut the centre out of the plate and then cut the edges of the bowl so it just fits in the hole in the plate.
Secure with masking tape.
Paint the colours of your choice.
Decorate with flowers and pompoms.
This one has always been a hit in the art classes. The kids love to make their bunnies hop and have races with them.
- White, thin cardboard. You can use paper but it won’t hop as well.
- Sticky tape
- Cut your cardboard so it is 7 1/2 cm by 13 cm (3″ by 5″).
- Have your card in a portrait orientation and fold one top corner down until the top edge and side edge meet.
- Open the card and repeat with the other corner.
- You should have an X marked in fold lines.
- Make a crease that runs through the middle of the X and then fold back the top right through the middle of the X.
- Collapse the card on the creases.
- Fold the outer corners of the triangle to the top.
- Next, fold the sides to the middle
- Then, fold the bottom edge to the top.
- Fold the top edge of the front layer to the bottom edge.
- Turn your card over.
- Cut out some bunny ears and attach them with the tape to the top.
- Draw on some eyes.
- To make the bunny hop, loosen the legs so the bunny is not flat and gently tap the back.
- Hop into the fun and don’t forget to share these crafts.
Wishing you wonderful Easter fun and a gleeful week, Tamuria.