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Posted by Zaida on March 28, 1999 at 23:12:15:

Eggshell collage
Use food coloring to color crushed eggshells a few different colors.
(You can use eggshells from eggs you have used, there is no need to
hard boil these egg shells.) Let your child glue the eggshells to a
piece a paper after the dye has dried.

Posted by Zaida on March 28, 1999 at 23:12:15:

Cotton Bunnies
Let your child glue cotton balls to a piece of paper in the form of a
bunny. For some children, it may help to draw a picture of the bunny first.

Posted by Zaida on March 28, 1999 at 23:12:15:

Bunny Headbands
Measure your child's head, and cut a piece of construction paper long enough
to create a headband. Glue the paper together so the headband fits snugly on
your child's head but is loose enough to take off easily. Cut from gray paper
two ears, and then pink aper for the "inner" ear. Let your child help you glue
the pink ear to the gray ear. It's okay if it's a little off, it's art! Then,
either staple or glue the ears to the headband. Have fun, and encourage your
child to act like a bunny. Have them hop around, and eat carrots for snack!

Posted by Zaida on March 28, 1999 at 23:12:15:

Easter Baskets
I did this craft with a group of children ages 4-8 years old. They LOVED IT!!!!!!!
wooden strawberry baskets (1 quart size)
pastel poster paints in many different Easter Colours
paint brushes 1 for each child
LOTS of rinse water!!!!!!!
small kitchen sized garbage bags
Easter grass in many colours

The garbage bags make great paint smocks when your in a pinch. Simply cut a slit
in the top large enough for the child's head, measure where their arms would be
and cut two slits for the arm holes and HEY! You have instant paint smocks!!
We saved ours, but you can toss yours its up to you.

Give each child a basket, and a paint brush. Scatter the paint colours and the
rinse water cups around the table to encourage sharing and conversation.

They were very proud of their work and were so excited when they saw how each
basket was different from the rest.

Give each child some Easter grass to line their baskets. If you wish you might give
each child a few Easter Eggs for their baskets. BE SURE TO CHECK FOR ALLERGIES!!!!

***NOTE** Extension***
Have some sponge and/or potato stamps on hand for the children to try. These make
an interesting design on the baskets and the children have a lot of fun trying this.
Try adding a little liquid dish detergent to the paint it will keep the poster paint
frm staining the children's clothes.

Posted by Zaida on March 28, 1999 at 23:12:15:

Easter Baskets
2 litre soda bottle
decorations of choice
This is a project I tried last year at school. We took 2 liter soda bottles and made
them into Easter Baskets, The ways to decorate is endless. Hope you have has much fun
as we did. I measured up about 5" and cut the bottle, we also left 2 pieces about
1" wide for the handle.

Posted by Zaida on March 28, 1999 at 23:12:15:

Paper Mache Eggs
Paper mache paste
1-inch pieces newspaper, newsprint or paper toweling
pie tin
paint brushes
colored tissue paper (optional)

Paper mache recipe
1 cup water
Mix in 1/4 cup flour until thin and runny
Stir this mixture into 5 cups lightly boiling water. Gently boiil for 2-3 minutes.
Cool until you can dip paper into mixture without burning yourself.

Posted by zaida on April 01, 1999 at 14:27:20:

Woven baskets
pastel colored construction paper two colors
glue or stapler
Using one piece of paper cut horizontal straight lines about one inch in from side
to side across paper, about 1/2 inch a part from each other. The paper should be
covered from top to bottom with these slits.
Next take the other color of paper and cut 1/2 strips. Weave these strips in and
out of the slits in the first paper.
When completed with all the strips glue the ends of the strips to the first paper
to hold in place. Next fold up the sides to make a basket shape. Staple or glue in
place. With a contrasting color make a handle on your basket and staple or glue.
Basket can then be filled with shredded paper to make a nest in the bottom.

Have a Great Easter!

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