Easter Fun

Easter Egg Bunny:

items needed: Styrofoam egg, 4 pipe cleaners, sparkles, 1 very small and 1 medium pompom, 2 googley eyes

Start by putting some glue on the egg and rolling it in the sparkles. While that is drying cut one pipe cleaner in 2 and bend each in half to make ears. Cut another pipe cleaner in half for the arms. For each leg use a whole pipe cleaner and twist it around a pencil to get a spiral effect (for springy legs). Now poke the pipe cleaners into the Styrofoam egg to assemble your bunny. Add the eyes, a small pompom nose and a pompom tail and you are done!

I spray paint large coffee cans white. I paint bunny faces on and hot glue ears made with poster board. I drill holes in the each side and use a strong craft wire to make handles. I stuff with Easter grass and the kids have the cutest Easter bucket to hunt eggs with and they love, so do the parents!

I didn’t see this under activities – but maybe is still there. I originally got the idea from your board and adapted it.

The Easter Egg Jelly Bean shop. We did ours a little different because we were working with older kids in 3rd grade – but same basic idea. I gave each child 10 penny’s. Although they did the same for the little kids I made the kids count 3 jelly beans for each penny and chart out how much they spent per day. No one was allowed to spend more than $0.03 per day because then they would spend it all in one day and I wanted them to work at it a little hard than that. So each day they got their minimum to the max – you didn’t have to buy one day was also an option – so they then figured out how much they could spend because the first day many spent the entire $0.03 and had to figure how they would have money for the last day. It was a good match tool. We had lots of help from the room because we were in a PICC class where the parents participate, so each day there were 5 different brands of Jelly Beans to choose from. The kids loved it and the first day took a long time but after that it went fast. I opened the Jelly Bean shop each day. One of the mom’s thought that if you gave them a plastic egg they could keep their money in there. I didn’t think of that. Along with that I gave them baggies so they could keep their jelly beans in them. It really was fun and the kids remember it well.

Okay don’t know if this was posted as I only go through 1/2 the posts and remembered doing this. You can get Sweet Grass as the pet stores for cats – plant it and you can actually watch it grow – within the time it starts it grows maybe 1/2 an inch a day. Is fun to watch and then you could put some Easter eggs in the container you paint it (it doesn’t last long after it reaches its peak point which is 3-4 inches and about a two week time frame if I remember correctly.

You get the packages of gum (such as Wriggly) and wrap it up like a gift in yellow construction paper. To one long side. Then you add two wiggly eyes, an orange beak (from craft foam).

To the very top you add a little white curling ribbon curled and you have a duck.

These turn out to be the cutest Easter baskets. We made them for our Easter egg hunt. Take an empty milk carton. Remove stickers. With the handle facing the back, draw a head and ears on the front. The two circles that are indented into the plastic become the eyes. Cut around the ears, leaving the handle on, so that it can be carried. Now you have a bunny face. Glue on eyes, nose and pink paper for the ears. Place a cotton ball on the back for the tail and fill with Easter grass. They are sooo easy and really cute when you are finished. Good luck.

I used Sweat Oats you can pick up at any pet store – are actually for cats – but makes cool looking grass. What is more amazing is how fast it grows – I was in shock and my son’s grew the fastest and was planted a week later. You can put eggs in the grass – they recommend using a shallow saucer you use for plants and fill it up with lots of seed – other wise it will look sparse.

The kids will love to watch it grow.

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