Easter Egg Centerpiece

***Scroll down to the bottom for the video on how to do this!***

I had this pin on Pinterest that has been re-pinned over 100 times, it was my most looked at pin. The craft looked easy enough to do, and I noticed that when I clicked on it for more of an explanation the blog post didn’t have the best instructions. So let’s see if I can do better!

You will need:

  • Easter basket
  • Medium Styrofoam ball
  • 2 bags of Easter Grass
  • Skewers
  • Plastic Easter Eggs
  • Ribbon (Optional)
  • Hammer
  • Skinny screwdriver

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To get the skewer through the egg, you will need a skinny screw driver and hammer (I don’t have a hammer, so I had to use my flashlight haha).

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Now place the screwdriver in the middle of the bottom part of the egg(there should be a tiny circle) and take your hammer and with one medium hit it should pop through.

Next take the sharp end of your skewer and push it through the hole that you made.

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Next take the top part of the egg and attach it to the bottom. Now push the skewer all the way in so it’s touching the top part of the egg(this straightens it out).

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(I skipped a step here don’t pay attention to the skewers already in the ball) Place the Styrofoam ball in the middle of the eater basket and fill grass all around it to secure it in its’ place. It should take about one bag to do this.

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Next stick all of your egg skewers into the Styrofoam ball, try to make them all different sizes so it fills up nicely.

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Take your other bag of grass and fill it in in between the skewers.

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I then tied a bow around it to make it look even cuter but that’s it! Now you have a cute centerpiece for Easter! All of the supplies costs me under $15! Happy Easter!

 

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts For Toddlers!

**To view the video of us making these scroll all the way down!***

I have been wanting to blog about all of the crafts that I do and want to do with my little man. Crafts alone are fun but the little ones make it so much more interesting. I found two doable crafts for toddlers on Pinterest this past week and this morning my son and I were busy trying them out while recording it all. I chose to do these two crafts:

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I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday to pick up the materials and it was very inexpensive, here’s what you need!

  • Elmer’s stick glue ($1.99)
  • Medium sized white poster board (5 for $2.99)
  • Non toxic green washable kids paint ($3.27)
  • Bowl for the paint to be finger dipped from
  • Print out of a clover
  • 4 Scrapbook pages design of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Toddler

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First print out a large clover, I found mine doing a Google search, make sure it fills up the while paper. Then cut along the edges.

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Apply tape on the edges so the paint won’t sneak in to where you don’t want it

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Place it in the center of a medium sized poster board paper

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Squirt the green paint in a bowl

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Dip your finger in, or your child’s finger in-I had to show my little man how to do it and then he would copy what I was doing. This was after he stuck it in his mouth because he thought it was a condiment haha, good thing it’s non toxic!

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And then however you want to paint or dot the outside of the printout, it’s okay to get paint on the printout because you will be pulling it off and discarding it

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Once you’re done slowly peel off the printout, I suggest doing this after you wash all the pain off of your hands so you don’t get paint anywhere you don’t want it to be

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Ta Da!

Next Clover project!

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Take the scrapbook pages you have and cut them evenly into columns and then take the strips and cut them into little squares, also take that printout that you used fr the previous craft and trace around it on another piece of poster board to get the above clover

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I put all my little squares into my little man’s spider man bucket

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Then you take one square put glue on the back and place it wherever you want on the clover, I would glue it and hand it to my little guy until….

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He wanted it to do it all by himself…

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Testing it out I let him and yup he was able to do it all by himself, such a big boy!

Once you have covered the whole clover you can be done with that but if you really want it to look sharp flip it over and cut the excess scrapbook paper squares off, and that’s it! You can frame either one to really make it snazzy or hang them on the fridge like I did. Good luck!

 To view the video of my son and I making these click below!

 

 

Super Mario Felt Christmas Tree

I have been working on this for over a month now. I am so excited to share the end result! I got the idea of a felt tree from Pinterest but came up with the theme of Super Mario ornaments and how to make them on my own. Since we don’t have much room in our apartment we couldn’t get a Christmas tree, so I turned it into something fun for my toddler to play with. Here is the end result:

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Here’s what you need: (1 yard of dark green felt for the tree $5.99, and then one small square each of the following colors: yellow, brown, orange, red, white, tan and green 4 for $1.00. Felt glue $5.99, permanent marker $0.99, fabric scissors $2.99 and printouts of whichever character you choose).

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First I drew an outline of a Christmas tree on the yard of green felt, and then my husband (whose the better artist) drew over my Christmas tree:

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Then cut it out and place on the wall (I mounted mine to the wall with a staple gun).

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Next print out the characters that you want and cut those out and then place the cutouts on the color of felt that is dominant in the character:

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Trace the characters and cut them out: (For the precise lines do your best to draw them on with a permanent marker).

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For the smaller felt parts cut out the traceable part from the character you printed out like this: (Then trace on the right color of felt and glue on to the previous felt part that was cut out)

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I referred to online pictures from my phone to make sure that I got the right colors and the right parts where they were supposed to go:

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Let the glue dry for about an hour and then let your lovable ones play!

Just be careful to monitor them, my little guy already ripped the question mark block apart…Have fun!!