Easy Easter Crafts

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In a playgroup with seven little ones under the age of one, it’s essential that any crafts we do are capable of being created one-handed. It’s a bonus if they are also cute, easy and cheap. This year’s easy Easter crafts ticked every box and are adorable enough to adorn the walls for years to come.

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Baby Feet Carrots:

Materials Needed:

-Green construction paper

-White construction paper

-A book or something with a firm backing

-Scissors

-Glue gun and glue

-Spongy paintbrush

-Washable orange paint

-A damp paper towel

How To:

Since several of the little ones in our group are not sitting up on their own, we found it easiest to put each baby in the Bumbo seat as we began. It’s also helpful to have the damp paper towel handy so you can immediately remove any excess paint once you’re done. With the baby sitting independently, use the paintbrush to paint the bottom of your baby’s feet orange. Next, put the white construction paper on top of the book and firmly press each of your baby’s feet on to the paper. Set the foot prints aside and wait for them to dry. While you’re waiting for them to dry, cut the green construction paper into thin strips.  Ours were roughly 1/4″ by 3.” Once the foot prints are dry, cut them out. Finally, glue the green construction paper strips to the back of the foot prints. Ta-da, you’re all done!


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Cotton Ball Bunnies

Materials Needed:

-White construction paper

-Pink construction paper

-A book or something with a firm backing

-Spongy paintbrush

-Washable pink paint

-Scissors

-A 4×6 or 5×7 close-up photo of your child

-10-15 cotton balls

-Glue gun and glue

How To:

Since several of the little ones in our group are not sitting up on their own, we found it easiest to put each baby in the Bumbo seat as we began.It’s also helpful to have the damp paper towel handy so you can immediately remove any excess paint once you’re done.  With the baby sitting independently, use the paintbrush to paint the bottom of your baby’s feet pink.  Next, put the white construction paper on top of the book and firmly press each of your baby’s feet on to the paper.  Set the foot prints aside and wait for them to dry.  While you’re waiting for them to dry, fold the pink construction paper in half and outline pink bunny ears along the crease.  Cut out the bunny ears.  Next, cut out the photo of your child’s face and glue the bunny ears to the backside of the photo.  Take your cotton balls and gently pull them apart.  Glue the cotton around the outside of the ears and the outline of your child’s face.  Next, cut out an oval from the white construction paper to serve as the bunny’s body.   Glue your child’s photo the oval and then cover the construction paper with cotton.  Once the footprints are dry, cut them out and glue them to the bunny’s body.

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Crating with your little one can be entertaining, especially if you have other mommas around to help share in the fun.  Plus, there’s nothing cuter than decorating your home with adorable pictures of your baby for years to come.  If you want to keep the good times rolling, check out these other tutorials for creative Easter crafts.

Do you enjoy crafting with your child?  What are your favorite easy Easter crafts?

 

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Katie is a Butler University graduate, who was lucky enough to meet her husband the third day of college. After graduating as one of Butler’s top 10 women, she went on to do Teach for America; South Carolina. She was a second grade teacher in a school with a high Hispanic population and loved every second of it. Never intending to be a stay-at-home parent, she worked until the day before she gave birth, took one look into her son’s eyes, and decided she wanted to be a stay-at-home mom after all. After re-prioritizing upon the birth of their son, Katie and her husband decided to move back to Indianapolis to be closer to family. She recently graduated with her master’s degree in education. She loves to cook, celebrate holidays, watch movies, party plan, travel the world, take walks, and play with her Border Collie. You will likely find her seeking adventure, hunting for bargains, helping others get healthy through her passion as a health coach, or cuddling on the couch with her hubby, baby, and puppy. If you’re interested in reading more about her crazy adventures, check out her personal blog, A Quinning Love.