Saturday, March 29, 2014

Egg-Animals DIY from plastic Easter eggs

Last year we saved our plastic eggs to use for crafts before Easter this year. This DIY was inspired by THESE  but the girls ran away with the inspiration and went down their own creative roads.
For this activity you will need to gather your supplies.

Basically I just put the supplies on the table, showed them the inspiration post pictures and they did it all themselves (I did help the younger girls with their glue gun use).
You will need:
-Plastic eggs
-Construction paper
-Pipe cleaners
-Googly eyes
-Mini pom poms
You will also need a glue gun, scissors and a marker not pictured.

1) Think about what animal you want to create with your egg and choose an egg colour.

2) Glue on your feet so it will stand by it's self. You may use four pom poms or cut out a feet shape from construction paper. Hot glue the feet to the egg.
3) Sierra made a pink pig first. After gluing on her feet she glued on a gem to be the pig's snout. She then used the marker to dab on the nostrils.
4) Next she glued on googly eyes. She made a tail by wrapping a piece of pipe cleaner around a thin marker. The ears were cut from construction paper and glued on.
5) The animals are only limited by your/their imaginations. My girls made many different animals.

 Aayla making a mouse

Kodey made an owl

Sierra also made a monster to play with my Minion
The cutest creation I think was Sierra's carrot. First she glue paper cut like grass strips and rolled it, then glued it to the top of her orange egg.
 Next she glued on some eyes.

 Then drew on a mouth to make him look surprised.
 And proceeded to have a munch on him for a snack!

I love all the animals (creations) they made!
Have you ever recycled your plastic eggs into crafts? What did you make?

Friday, March 28, 2014

Got Eggs? Try these Easter Egg crafts

Easter is fast approaching and I am looking for new ideas to try. I have found some great new ideas as well as some old time favourites. All are included here in this weeks Got Eggs? Try these Easter Egg ideas. As always click on the photos to go to the source and the DIY for each. Enjoy!
These are probably my favourite eggs I have ever seen and I can barely wait to make them ourselves.

Basic dip dyed eggs

Easter chicks and bunnies

Mod Podge Easter Eggs

Melted crayon eggs

Hand painted eggs

Paint some eggs (not A DIY but lots of pictures for inspiration)

Doodle eggs

Decorate eggs with stickers and markers

Image transfer eggs

Decorate eggs with words (vinyl stickers)

Decorate your eggs with colored tape pieces

Lego eggs

Scratch and glitter eggs

Water colour and gold leaf eggs

This one is not a DIY. It only has pictures but they are so pretty I had to share.

Dye eggs and add moustaches

DIY Pysanka eggs

Or make faux Pysanka

Make some Dye-ving Dudes for someone who loves scuba diving or snorkelling

Dying eggs with onion skins and plants

Make some whimsical eggs

Have a Batman fan? Make Bat Man eggs and other super hero eggs in this DIY

Simple hand drawn eggs

Monogram Eggs

Angry Birds eggs

Make a golden egg for a special egg hunt treat to win a special prize

Make some marbled eggs

Stained Glass Eggs

Geometric designs on eggs

Ombre Glitter eggs

Use Rubber bands to make designs on eggs

Silhouette Eggs

Make eggs with Sharpie markers

More doodle eggs

Mod podge butterfly eggs

Water Coloured Eggs

Pressed flower eggs

Make Confetti filled eggs

These ones are wooden but I love that they will last for ever! (Actually I've got real blown eggs that are over 20 years old in my collection from when my oldest was little)

Natural Dyed eggs 

Dye eggs with Kool Aid

OK so these aren't technically Easter eggs but they sure look like fun...Make some egg geodes

Do you make eggs every year? Do you look for new ideas or stick to annual favourites?