Paper Egg Art

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I am so excited to share today’s tutorial with you!  It is the cutest stitched Easter egg I’ve ever seen.  🙂

My stitiched paper egg is such a great addition to my Easter mantel.  I love all of the bright pops of color, and sewing paper is SO seriously EASY! 

I started by cutting ovals using my Cricut and 5 different papers.  I then created stripes from the different ovals {free hand}.  I glued all of the stripes of paper onto a background egg paper {my backgroung egg is the sparkly orange paper since it was the thickest} and added some additional circles and flowers also cut by my Cricut from my colored paper.  This is the layered egg pre-stitching.

Once the glue dried I sewed each edge using my sewing machine and a zigzag stitch.

It was amazingly simple to sew.

The back even looks cool!

Don’t you just love all of the colors and I really love seeing the little holes created by the needle in the sewing machine.

This is just adorable!  I LOVE the glitter paper too.

Happy Easter!  Now, who is going to make one for themself?  C’mon, it really is easy!  Looks great with a few extra twine eggs I had left over from by Twine Egg Garland.

Adorable Sock Bunny

Oh. My. Good. Ness.  These are the cutest little bunnies I’ve ever seen!  Next week my preschool kiddos will be making one of these at our Easter party and I can’t wait to see our adorable collection of bunnies!

These are so easy, you won’t believe it!

First purchase Men’s tube socks {that way they have no heel} and insert a 2×4 cut to approx 5-8 inches depending on the height you want.  Honestly I won’t measure, I’ll just eyeball the cuts and they’ll be naturally varied.

Tie a cute ribbon at the top.  Loving the polka dots right now.

Cut ear shapes out of the socks.

Hot glue the bottom portion of the ears closed, leaving the top open to add a little stuffing.

Then hot glue the rest of the ears closed.

Use paint to add eyes, nose, pink ears, whiskers and cute rosy cheeks.  We will be using tacky glue to add some buttons too.

They look cute EVERYWHERE!  In front of the fireplace…

On the porch…

In a window.  You just can’t go wrong.

Mine will be joining my Easter mantel.

So, are you going to make some?  Your kids would LOVE it!!!

Happy Crafting!

Stained Glass Egg Art

I love making pretty things with my preschool students for holidays.  This will remind you of my Valentine stained glass hearts we made in February, but it’s EASTER!

Print off the Egg shape on various colors of construction paper.  You can print the Christian Version or the traditional Easter version.

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Use clear contact paper and strips of tissue paper cut in straight lines, wavy lines, or get creative and use your craft scissors.  When I’m prepping for 24 kiddos I tend to go the simple route.

Have children layer the strips of tissue paper on the clear contact paper.  Once it’s complete, sandwich it between 2 pieces of construction paper and cut out the egg shape.  {I always pre-cut the inside oval out to make it easier.}  If you want a full tutorial with pictures of each step see my Valentine Stained Glass Hearts.

To remind my class of the TRUE reason we celebrate Easter we put a cross onto our clear contact paper PRIOR to adding the strips of tissue paper to end up with the above picture.

Want to know when they truly shine?  When hung in a window.  It brings out all of their stained glass glory!  I purposefully took these pics with no flash to show off the stained glass portion, not the entire project.

Beautiful don’t you think?

Enjoy getting crafty with the little people in your life.  Happy Easter!  HE IS RISEN!  HE IS RISEN INDEED!

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Twine Egg Banner

Happy Easter!  I am in love with my colorful Easter Banner I made this year.  Yes, it’s the dreaded twine (I used embroidery floss) over balloons.  Sounds fun and messy right!  Well, gather your favorite colored twine, { I couldn’t find twine in the right colors, so I used embroidery floss.} water balloons and some glue.

Step 1:  Blow up several water balloons.  {This can be tricky and make your mind a little fuzzy, but I promise if you endure it will be worth it}.  Don’t mind my drop cloth  🙂

Step 2:  Tape down the part of the balloon that you blow in.  Not sure what its real name is. Let’s call it the “neck”.

Step 3: Mix together equal parts white glue and water.  First I dumped the floss into a cup of the glue/water solution. Umm…  don’t do this.  All I got was a huge tangled mess of embroidery floss.  So instead I used a plate of the solution and zig zagged the floss through it so I could wrap a whole bunch at once.  Wrap the balloons in a random pattern with your soaked twine or floss.

Step 4:  Let them dry {I let mine dry for several days until the balloons started shrinking.}  Pop the balloons and then remove using tiny scissors and tweezers.  These are my fabulous eggs with the wrinkled up, popped balloons still inside.  Pretty right?

FINAL STEP:  String them onto any type of twine, ribbon etc. or just put them in a pretty dish for Easter.

Hope this gets you inspired to create something special for your house for Easter too!  Happy Easter!

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Easter Mantel

Each holiday I am falling in love with my mantel more and more.  It’s so fun being crafty and festive!  So…. drumroll please…  here is my Easter mantel.

I decided NOT to go with traditional Easter pastels, but a more modern and bright version of Easter colors.  Over the next two-ish weeks I’ll be posting tutorials for all of the fabulous ideas seen on this mantel, plus a few other Spring bonuses not seen here.  PLUS on March 27th one of my tutorials will be posted at one of my favorite blogs, Oopsey Daisy!  Follow via e-mail or Facebook to make sure you don’t miss any great Easter ideas!

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Easter Subway Art

Yeah!  It’s Friday and my Big Guy turns 6 today! Feels like he was just born.  Enough about me, let’s get to some Easter fun!  I love this printable and I hope you will too.

I don’t know about you but I’m tired of Easter Subway art that is all about the bunny.  Although we enjoy Easter baskets and egg hunts at our house I want to glorify the One who rose from the dead on Easter, my Savior.  So I created my own Easter Subway Art to bring glory to Jesus, the Risen One!  I had it printed on canvas in the modern Easter colors.  To download a huge version {to use as you please} simply click on the style you want.

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I went with pastels, jewel tones and modern Easter colors.  Enjoy!

16×20 version {below}

16×20 versions {top 3}

11×14 version {bottom 3}

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Get Egged!

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Have you started thinking Spring yet?  My mind can’t get there quickly enough and I wish the weather would cooperate and warm up!  One of my favorite parts of Halloween is being BOOed!  It is always such a fun idea and my kids love being sneaky.

Whose kids wouldn’t LOVE to see something like this on their front porch?  This year for Easter we will be egging others in our neighborhood. 

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What to do:

  1. Download and print out 2 copies of the “We’ve Been Egged” and the directions.  There are directions for generic Easter and for a Christian Easter focused on blessing others by leaving them encouraging notes in addition to the treat!
  2. Hide notes or treats in a dozen plastic eggs and secretly hide them in front of 2 houses.  Leave the “We’ve Been Egged” sign AND the directions in a small basket, cup etc. on the front porch.  You could also leave a yummy treat for the family to share like cookies or homemade bread {just a thought, yeah, I love carbs}.
  3. You can either ring the bell and RUN your tail off {I’m thinking I wouldn’t be fast enough anymore for this} OR just leave it on the porch to be DISCOVERED!

Download the generic Easter directions HERE

Download the Christian Easter directions HERE

Have a blast spreading Easter cheer to those around you!  {And don’t blame any skinned knees on me}  🙂

**  By request:  Here is a version of I’ve Been Egged with 4 on a page for use in a school or workplace.  Enjoy!

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