Hope everyone enjoys some peaceful family time over the weekend. We kicked our Good Friday off with these Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns.
If you are decorating easter eggs this weekend take a look at the Five and One Easter Pinterest board for a little creative inspiration.
The oh so talented Victoria, over at A Subtle Revelry, has a great roundup of well designed eggs for your creative juices. View her post for all of the details on decorating these fun eggs. I especially love the thumbprint animals, mustaches, and the bird/insect tattoos.
Seedlings in eggshells from the Fox in the Pine.
I have seen this wonderful idea so many times but have never followed through with it. I think this is the spring for it. My daughter loves cracking eggs and planting seeds, so this sounds like the perfect morning craft for us. I also love the tray that she bought from Anthropologie (not sure it is available anymore), but here is a great one from Fish’s Eddy. We hard boil eggs for easy breakfasts and brunches and this would be a great addition to our kitchen collection and for holding the seedling shells.
This lovely spring craft project, the Egg Carton Vase, is from Family Chic. I recently read this article about Camilla on Momfilter and really like her simple crafting + decorating ideas, mostly reusing household items. This would be such a great arrangement for the kids to make for the dinner table and especially at Easter!!
photography by Helene Dujardin
CREATE …. these botanical easter eggs (one of our favorites)
NEST + NOURISH …. with the photo styling of Katie Quinn Davies she did for The Grounds Sydney, including some great recipes. Pure comfort!
Have a wonderful Easter!
We spent a great creative morning making these paper bag easter eggs from You are my fave. The image above is a sample of one of ours. Such a great project for reusing paper bags and would be a perfect treat bag for any occasion. My boys were super excited to have their creations transformed into pouches for CANDY!!
The Toy Maker has a great site with paper projects to print and create. This bunny basket is so simple to make. I punched holes in the top of ours (image above) and added twine for a handle.
Action Pack is such a great resource! They offer an e-magazine packed with recipes, science projects, and crafts. They often feature a smaller version during major holidays and currently they are offering an Easter issue that includes some great Easter ideas like Chinese tea eggs, natural egg dyeing, and some great recipes with tips on how to cook with your child. We’re so excited to try the tea eggs! Coming up in May they are offering their Go Tribal issue including textile crafts, bark painting, totem poles, rainsticks, darts, slings, and arrows. I have not mentioned this to my boys yet (and clearly not until I buy the issue), but I have a pretty good idea what we will be consuming our time in May.
They also have a great list of Freebies on their site to give you a pretty good idea of their style of craft. We especially like the knot tying guide and the waxed origami boats (pictured below).
I hope you enjoy exploring Action Pack as much as we do.
Easter is the perfect time to incorporate some family crafting time. Some of these projects would be great to create together. Buy materials and place them in an easter basket with an image of the craft and enjoy making together with your child.
1. Bunny finger puppets from the Purl Bee
2. Bunny hand puppets from the Purl Bee
3. Crepe paper carrots from Martha Stewart crafts dept
4. Wooden eggs from Applenamos
5. DIY finger puppet kit from Kata Golda. I just saw these on sale at Fab.com
more crafting ideas
Egg cozy (via Bloesom Kids)
Easter bags from the Purl Bee
more giving ideas
Children’s Easter playset from the Brown Pearl
Ukranian egg dyeing kit from Magic Cabin
Beeswax eggs from Nova Natural. These would be great to decorate with colored beeswax sheets also available from Nova Natural
Enjoy the glorious weekend!