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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Designer/maker of hand knitted, hand crafted, handmade items, avid collector and reluctant seller of vintage china, mum, home-educator and book lover. Blogging about our crafts and makes, our home education journey, and reviews of books we use.
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Sunday, 1 April 2012

Handmade Easter

As we won't see Young Sir until next weekend (Easter weekend itself), I've spent a goodly part of today crafting with all the kids, making decorated polystyrene eggs, Easter cards and paper baskets to hold little chocolate eggs.

The eggs didn't turn out quite as I'd envisaged - the photo in my Usborne "Easter things to make and do" showed some beautifully decorated eggs, filled with pretty patterns.

Usborne's prettily decorated eggs
Easter Things to Make and Do (Usborne Activities)

Our efforts

Our efforts though, didn't look anything like those in the book.  The children ended up mixing all the colours together, so we ended up with somewhat splochy eggs, but on the plus side they dried with a very attractive marbled texture so were actually very nice!

Next we did the Easter cards, one from the Easter bunny to all of us which I coloured in with Promarkers, and Junior and Young Sir each did one to me and Mr YC.  Tiger wasn't here today, and Possum can't write yet, so he didn't make one.

Mine on the left, Young Sir in the middle, and Junior on the right

My card also had the Easter bunny on the inside of the card.

The inside of my card

Last came the Easter baskets, which I'm going to use to hold some mini chocolate eggs.  I'd already printed out some Easter-themed papers, and Mr YC found a great tutorial for making origami baskets.  A bit of paper folding later, and we had four lovely baskets.  I finished them off with some Easter sentiment punched circles.

Origami Easter Baskets for each of the kids
A filled basket

Mr YC meanwhile, had been busy making a gorgeous little origami gift box from some of the leftover pieces of paper we used for the baskets.  The result?  A super little lidded box, just big enough to hold one egg, which we'll give to his Mum, who's on a strict diet at the moment!

Origami lidded box for MiL

I'm pretty sure we all had fun making our "handmade Easter".

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