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Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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Hop to it: Easter craft

Be a good egg and get inspired with some simple projects to celebrate Easter.

Easter bunny planter

The kids will love making this Easter bunny planter. It could even be a great hiding spot for some eggs. It’s easy to make and will brighten up your garden or shelf! Project and image courtesy of Bunnings.

What you need

  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Foam squares
  • Paint
  • Plastic pot
  • Pom pom
  • Pot plant

Steps:

  1. Paint the grass. Start this project by painting grass around the base of the pot. Then set it aside to dry.
  2. Trace and cut template. Cut out your bunny template (available online at bunnings.com.au) with scissors and trace it onto your coloured foam squares.
  3. Attach the feet and face. Cut out the foam shapes and stick your bunny feet together with the hot glue gun. Then attach the face pieces to the front of the pot.
  4. Attach the ears and tail. Stick the ears together and attach to the back of the pot with the hot glue gun. Stick a pompom to the back as well for a tail.
  5. Put a plant in. Pop your favourite pot plant into the pot and find the perfect spot for your new bunny friend.

To view this step by step guide online, head to bunnings.com.au


Easter finger puppets

Difficulty: Intermediate
Time: 1 hour

Materials

  • Felt
  • Thread
  • Embroidery floss

Equipment

  • Sewing machine (or sewing needle)
  • Fabric scissors
  • Embroidery needle

Steps

Using templates (available from lincraft.com.au) cut out all felt pieces.

Bilby

  1. Sew bilby inside ears to bilby outside ears. Set aside.
  2. Sew bilby face to front body piece.
  3. Embroider features onto face.
  4. Sew belly to the bottom half of front body piece.
  5. Pin together front and back body pieces with ears sticking out the top.
  6. Sew along line.

Chicken

  1. Embroider features onto front body piece.
  2. Pin together front and back body pieces with chicken comb sticking out the top.
  3. Sew along line.

Rabbit

  • Sew rabbit inside ears to rabbit outside ears. Set aside.
  • Embroider features onto front body piece.
  • Sew belly to the bottom half of front body piece.
  • Pin together front and back body pieces with ears sticking out the top.
  • Sew along line.

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