As we get further into 2012, we see that Easter is quickly approaching. It’s a great holiday to spend quality time with the family and offers many opportunities to do creative projects with children of all ages. Without a doubt, egg dying is the most common crafty project around this time of year. But have you ever thought about what you could do with the by products of egg dying, as well as the eggs themselves? Here are a few fun ways “go green” and utilize the carton and the eggs when you’re left with a fridge full of them…
Egg Carton Chicks
Here’s a fun and simple Easter craft that you can do with the little ones. Repurpose those egg cartons to make these cute candy-filled chicks.
You will need scissors, glue, and the following:
a. Egg carton
b. Yellow paint and black marker
c. Yellow and orange card stock
To make each chick:
1. Cut two egg carton cups. Glue a 1/2″ x 1-3/4″ piece of paper to each half, acting as a hinge.
2. Paint throughout.
3. Take small pieces of card stock, two yellow and two orange, each measuring approximately 1″ x 1/2″. Fold a 1/4″ flap from the edge. From the fold, cut into triangles.
4. Affix one yellow triangle on each side of the inner bottom egg carton cup. Affix one orange triangle on the front of the inner top and another on the inner bottom egg carton cup.
5. Cut orange card stock into feet and adhere to the bottom cup. Take a black marker and draw small eyes.
Fill with candy treats, give away, and watch your loved ones chirp with delight.
Hard Boiled Bunny Eggs
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