Wind up chick/bunny art
This was a lot of fun to do. We put paper in the bottom of a cookie sheet, then dipped our wide up critter's toes in the paint and set them loose on the paper. We had a lot of fun testing out different colors and seeing what happened when the paths crossed.
Paper Plate Bunny Basket
Supplies Needed; Two paper plates, two white pompoms, one pink pompom, pink yarn, two wiggly eyes, pink and white construction paper, scissors, glue (or glue gun), and a hole punch.
Cut out 1/3 of one plate (as seen below). Glue the plates together, with the beveled side facing outward. Next cut out your ear shapes by cutting a pointed oval with the pink oval slightly smaller than the white. Now glue your ear pieces together (pink on top of white), and then glue the ears to the larger plate at the top (see photo above). Use your hole punch to create two holes on the side edges, and string yarn through to create a handle. Finally, glue your pompoms and wiggly eyes, and draw on your bunny mouth.
This is a good way to use extra peeps after Easter.
We had a great time "exploding" peeps. We put them on a plate, and set the microwave for 30 seconds. They expanded to about three times their normal size.
**Please use caution when removing them from the microwave. They are extremely hot and can burn you. **
We were so excited to come across this Easter egg alternative! They can be purchased online, or in person at Walmart. We were able to paint them, dye them, and even use a glue gun to accessorize them. They make a great keepsake, as well as a fun craft for kids with egg allergies.
paper Plate Easter Basket
Supplies Needed; 2 Paper Plates, yarn, hole punch, and paint
Paint you paper plates yellow and allow to dry. Once dry, cut both plates in half. Set 2 pieces aside. Place the remaining 2 sides together (white sides facing inward) and use a hole punch to create 12-13 holes around the edge. use the yarn to lace the bottom of the basket closed. Next take one of your remaining halves, and cut along the arched line to create a basket handle. Glue it inside your basket and decorate as desired.
Toilet Paper Roll Chicks
Use a toilet paper roll as a stamp for the chick bodies. Allow the paint to dry, then add accents. We painted the grass prior to stamping the chicks.