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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Happy Easter! Getting Crafty On The Cheap

Wow,can you believe it is almost Easter already? We have had such a painfully looong winter, I was starting to wonder if Spring would ever really come back! Finally we are getting green grass, buds on the trees, and warm sunshiny days here in West Texas. Oh happy day!!

I just wanted to share some photos of my kids and me and some crafty fun we had with plastic eggs. We always try to do cool crafts for the holidays and Easter is no exception. But this year we were kinda between paychecks so we just had to use what we had around the house and our imaginations. Actually, I think that is actually the best possible scenario for sparking creativity.

(These are my twins, Sophie and Jesse. They are almost 11, but they were about 6 or 7 here I think...we got these cool kits to use with your real dyed eggs. They had cootie bug legs and wings and stick on eyes. They were just toooo fun!)

So we raided our craft supplies, got out the glue gun and here is what we came up with. I think the kids did pretty well, and most important they had a lot of fun, AND as an added bonus...they continued doing this activity for several days on their own, providing me with some great quiet time to write, stare into space, and things of that nature!

Here is what we came up with from our left over plastic eggs from last year and some odds and ends from around the house...

Well in the end, we had a blast, and against the advice of everyone, we did in fact, put ALL our eggs in one basket! And it turned out fine! So just gather up whatever you can find and have some fun with the kids getting all crafty with it!  Happy Easter everyone!

Hey you guys...if you would like detailed photos and instructions on how to make these eggs, especially the bluebird and the bee, as well as other fun craft ideas to do with your kids, subscribe to my arsty craftsy newsletter, Creative License. Lots of fun and free ideas for you and your kids!!

email me at...  absopositive@gmail.com

And just a reminder, Easter is not all about colored eggs...it is all about HIM...

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life."  John 3:16 New Living Translation

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Bonnie said...

Those eggs are so cute! They look like they would be so much fun to make, thanks so much for sharing. :)

So glad you stopped by my blog from Friday Follow. Looking forward to following you.

Happy Tuesday!!


Annette said...

Hi Chris!

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

I love your Easter post! You look like a very creative family! :)

Hope you have a wonderful Easter!


Malinda said...

We are kindred spirits. Diet Coke and Dingy. Ha. Following you from MBC Friends Following Friends.

A Christian Mommy said...

I really enjoyed seeing how you and your children had so much fun preparing for Easter. While I'm not quite as ambitious as you (I have a 6-month-old and a toddler), perhaps next year I will attempt going all out with the eggs! Thanks for reminding us about focusing on our Lord for Easter! I'm following you from MBC. Follow me back at www.achristianmommy.com.

Rebecca said...

Those have got to be the cutest easter eggs I've ever seen! Great idea!!
Your kidos are super cute themselves.
Happy Tuesday!

Carrie Cooper said...

Carrie @ comfortedbyGod.blogspot.com

I stumbled across your blog--love your pics! The egg decorating ideas are precious. My kids would really enjoy doing those projects.

Jennifer said...

Cute eggs!!

now following from mbc :)


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