Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Less Messy Way to Dye Eggs

I saw this great idea in Family Fun Magazine. To dye Easter eggs, put the egg in a wire whisk. This will prevent the kids from dropping the egg in the dye and letting the dye splatter everywhere.

Love this idea.


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Monday, March 29, 2010

Easter Sensory Table and the Easter Story

Today at preschool we discussed the true meaning of Easter.
We read the Easter story and I used this great tomb craft I saw here at Totally Tots.
I added Easter Eggs filled with animals, dinosaurs and bugs to the sensory table. The kids had fun discovering what is inside.


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Stained Glass Easter Eggs

Here is an easy and colorful way to make Easter Decorations.
We used: Thick white paper, assorted colors of crepe paper or tissue paper, glue and scissors.

Glue on pieces of tissue paper to the white paper.



With a mixture of water and glue (just add enough water to make it easy to spread on over the tissue paper).
Allow to dry.
Cut out the desired shapes.













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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Craft Stick Bunny and Chick

I think these turned out so cute. They would make great magnets or gift toppers.


We used: 2 craft sticks glued together (I was out of Large craft sticks), white and yellow paint, wiggly eyes, scissors construction paper, feathers, glue and ribbon.


I cut out shapes to glue on the sticks. The cheeks for the bunny are not shown.
Glue on the shapes, feathers,ribbon and eyes.










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Thursday, March 25, 2010

We Made It !!! Friday Showcase!!!!






With Easter right around the corner, I can not wait to see what Easter projects you have been up to. Of course, any kid projects or recipes can be linked. Love seeing them all !!!!

Have a great weekend!!!!


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Chick Hand Prints and Paper Plate Bunnies Faces

Today in my 2's class we made these cute hand print chicks


and paper plate bunnies faces.



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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Pom-Pom Easter Bunny

I made these cute Easter Bunnies to put in Easter eggs.

Materials needed: 2 Pom-poms, 1 very small pom-pom,1 chenille stem, 2 small eyes, embroidery thread, glue and scissors.

I found the pom-poms at the Dollar Tree.

Directions:

Glue the 2 pom-poms together.

Cut and glue on the whiskers, about 3 pieces of thread. Glue on small pom-pom for nose.

Glue on eyes.

Cut 2 small pieces of chenille stem for arms. Glue on to the body.

For the ears, fold over chenille stem and cut. Repeat for the second ear. Glue the ears on to the head.



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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Paper Plate Easter Basket

This is an Easter Basket that only takes a few materials.

My Eggs look black but up close they have a lot of color.

We used: Paper plate with a half circle cut out the one side of the middle, Easter grass and eggs.

I used scratch off eggs, but you could also use construction paper cut into egg shapes.


Glue on the eggs and Easter grass. These are done by my 2 year old class.



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Over Kill ?

Do you think the pliers are big enough?

My husband did pull Colton's tooth but not with those.





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Monday, March 22, 2010

Easter Songs and Finger Play


I found this great Easter Songs and Finger Play book here on Delicious Ambiguity.
To go along with the songs I cut out and colored Easter Egg and Bunny coloring pages. I need to laminate them and glue them to craft sticks.
I am going to give each child in my class a bunny and an egg to use to sing with the songs.
I love this song:
5 little Easter eggs,
Lovely colors wore;
Mother ate the blue one,
then there were four.
4 little Easter eggs,
two and two, you see;
Daddy ate the red one ,
now there are three.
3 little Easter eggs,
Before I knew,
Sister ate the yellow one,
Then there were two.
2 little Easter eggs,
Oh, what fun !
Brother ate the purple one,
Then there was one.
1 little Easter eggs,
See me run!!!!
I ate the last one,
And then there was none.
This is just one of the cute songs you can find in this printable book.

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Easter is Coming

I can not believe it is almost Easter, here are some of my favorite Easter projects from last year.

And for all my past Easter crafts you can go here.


I love this Easter egg doorway decoration. Go here for directions:


Easter bunny with footprint ears are here.
The Crosses of Calvary


Dandelion painting is here.



Love this Easter Bunny hand print wreath.



This is a great way to recycle and make an Easter basket.





Easter egg game is here.





The Easter Bunny needs food to for all his hard work. Here is a carrot and celery holder for the Easter Bunny.



Thursday, March 18, 2010

We Made It !!!! Friday Showcase!!!





Happy weekend again !!!!!

Please link your fun kid projects or recipes.

Thanks to all that make We Made It ! Friday Showcase ! a success every week.





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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Crab Crafts

Here is a cute crab hand print craft one of the teachers at my school did for her classes' Art By Me project.

Her class is called The Creative Crabs, so this is a perfect project for her class.

Her class also has a pet hermit crab they takes turns caring for on the weekends.


Here is another cute crab project my kids and I did a while back. The crabs are made from pasta shells.

Go here for the directions.



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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sparkling Rainbow

Here is a fun way to make a rainbow in a different way. Even though the picture does not show it, it sparkles and has texture.

We used: water color paints, salt and paper.


Paint a rainbow with the water colors and while the paint is still wet sprinkle on the salt. And shake off the excess, just like glitter.
It is really important that the paint is wet or the salt will not stick. You may need to paint the red, then add the salt, then paint the orange and sprinkle on the salt and so on.

You can see Cheyanne really sprinkled on the salt.
















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