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Easter egg Craft

Materials Needed:

Large or medium raw egg (off-white or brown if available)
White glue
Scraps of yellow sweatshirt or fleece fabric, orange felt and fiberfill stuffing
14″ of 1/4″-wide ribbon
6 yellow marabou feathers
Low-temp glue gun
1 1/2″ square of 1/4″ plywood or heavy cardboard for base
Acrylic paints: blue, pink, aqua, black and purple
1/2″ flat and #4 round brushes
Two 5 mm movable eyes

Cut and break egg gently in half. Wash and dry. Coat inside with water-thinned white glue; let dry. Snap off shell edges if too uneven or if top half is too large.

Trace chick half-pattern, printed over text. Adding 1/4″ seam allowance, cut 2 chicks from yellow fabric. With right sides together, stitch edges, leaving bottom open. Clip curves. Turn right side out. Stuff. Sew or glue closed. Tie bow around neck.

Cut felt beak. Fold diagonally; clip, press or glue to hold crease; glue to face as per pattern. From underside, poke small hole in center of top half of egg. Glue feather into hole and shell to head. Glue feathers into lower shell showing at edges; add chick. Hot-glue egg to base.

Paint base purple. With tip of small brush, paint black line in center of mouth fold and colored dots on shell. Glue eyes on.

Click here for template to make this incredibly cute Easter Egg Craft .

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DIY Sewing or Craft Area

As a crafter will tell you, it can be difficult to keep track of all the little bits from current or past projects. That’s why we love this do-it-yourself craft and sewing station. It creates a space where everything can be stored for easy access later.

This is a begginer’s level DIY Craft Project:

Materials

Wooden crate (about 12 to 14 inches long); metal yardstick; pencil; drill with 3?8-inch bit; sandpaper; 1?4-inch wooden dowel, cut about 2 inches longer than length of box.

Click here for how-to-directions .


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4th July Crafts for Kids – Independence Day Firework Themed Cards

Posted by Erika on May 4, 2009 in Kid's Craft

Capture the sparks of Independence Day with this fun craft idea.

To make these fire-work themed cards, you’ll need:

  • Black construction paper sheet
  • Colored glitter glue
  • A straw
  • Scissors
  • Sequins (optional)

How to make it:

  1. Cut a rectangular piece from the black construction paper and fold it in the half (long ways).
  2. Drop a big blob of soft glitter glue on one side of the folded paper. Blow air through the straw to control the spread of the glue.
  3. Repeat the process using other colors.
  4. Allow the glue to dry.
  5. Glue some silver or gold sequins to create a sparkling effect.

Your 4th of July fireworks card is ready, enjoy!

Image Courtesy: northwoodsrubberstamps.com

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