Easter Craft IdeasMarch 22, 2013 at 3:41 pm | Posted in Craft Corner, Seasonal | Leave a comment
Tags: craft ideas, crafts, easter, imikimi
When spring comes around we all start to think of all the things we need to get done around our houses. Well, at Imikimi, we start to clean out our craft boxes, telling ourselves “you must throw out all of those old scraps of ribbon, stray wooden painted eggs, small grapevine wreaths, and everything else you have held onto for years, but never used.” Well we all know that’s not going to happen! So what do we do? We start to dig in all of our craft boxes, and all of these wonderful, crafty, Easter ideas start to pop into our heads.
Easy Easter crafts, crafts that look like they were made by a professional. Crafts, that anyone can make alone, with a friend, or even their child. They are that simple, yet elegant at the same time.
Here are a few of our favorites:
Eggs in a Basket, so easy to make. Use a fancy cupcake wrapper, tissue paper/Easter grass, and those wooden eggs, or use candy eggs. Place the tissue paper or Easter grass in the wrapper, add the eggs and there you go.
Ice Cream Cone Baskets. Simply take ice cream cones, fill them with small colored jelly beans and make a handle out of colored licorice. Pop small holes in the side of the cone, and slip the ends of the ”handle” in the small holes.
Named Baskets. These make a nice personalized basket for anyone. Purchase Easter buckets at your local craft store or discount store, along with foam letters, shapes and characters. Attach them to the bucket with craft glue, remembering to spell all the names correctly.
Rice Krispy Baskets, one of my all-time favorites. Make a batch of Rice Krispy’s, according to the directions, found on the box of Rice Krispy cereal. Next take coconut flakes and place them in a zip lock bag with just a few drops of green food coloring. Shake the coconut and food coloring around, until all the coconut is green. Spread the coconut out on a paper towel to allow drying. This drying should take only about 30 minutes. Shape the Rice Krispy’s in to small “bird nest” shapes, place green coconut and jelly beans in the “bird nest”.
String Eggs. These are so easy to make, and they make a great center piece for any table. You will need several colors of yarn, craft glue, water and balloons. Blow the balloons up to about the size of a large egg, cut the yarn in to strips of about 12 inches each. The amount of string will decide how covered your balloons will be. Mix your craft glue with water at a mixture of 2.5:1, so 2 ½ tablespoons of glue to one tablespoon of water, mix what you think you will need for your project. Take the yarn by one end, drag it through the glue mixture, and wrap it around the balloon. Repeat this process until your balloon is covered to your desired amount. Set aside for at least 24 hours to dry. Once dry, pop the balloon with a pin and pull it out the hole created by the stem of the balloon. Place several different colors in a basket with some Easter grass, and you have a center piece.
We hope you enjoy making these easy Easter crafts.