Create Your Own Easter Crafts

WORDS:: Chyka Keebaugh

PHOTOS:: Lisa Atkinson

 

Being a mother, I remember the dread I felt knowing the kids were going to be overloaded with sweets and chocolates come Easter time.

 

If you are anything like me, you have already eaten your way through so much chocolate in the lead up to Easter, that the last thing you feel like on the big day is…more chocolate!

So let’s mix it up a little and get creative with our gifting this year. Not everything has to be laden with sweet treats; you can just provide the carrier for the said sweets, and remain guilt free! With a few spare days up our sleeve, we all have time to get a little crafty don’t you think.

DIY Craft Tin ::

What you’ll need…

  • Silver tin (any $2 shop will have these)
  • Sticker sheets of colored dots
  • 20cm ribbon
  • Circular Gift Card

POM POM Bunny ::

What you’ll need…

  • A roll of grey wool of your choice (this is for the bunny body, it can be thick or fine ply)
  • Pom Pom maker
  • 2 x sheets of craft felt (for bunny ears)
  • Thread to match your wool colour
  • Doll eyes
  • Scissors

How to make it...

  1. Make two circular pom poms, one-half a size larger than the other.
  2. Using the wool tail from each of the pom poms, tie them tightly together to form the bunny body so that you cannot see where they are joined.
  3. Cut out four bunny ears from your felt, two large grey and two small in the pink. Also cut a small busy nose (can be a simple circle)
  4. Sew your ears to the smaller pompom, then sew the eyes and the nose. Done!

Easter Bag ::

What you’ll need…

  • Brown Paper Gift Bags (any $2 shop will have these)
  • Sheets of coloured paper
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Stick on google eyes
  • Ready-made pom poms
  • 20cm ribbon
  • Gift Card
  • Craft Glue
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