Tot Craft Corner: Easter Pebble Eggs & Bunny Hat
Niccola Drake of Arts & Crafts blog, An Idea on a Tuesday shares two fun and simple ideas for Easter craft activities
Easter Bunny Hat
Little children will absolutely love making this cute Easter hat and will have a wonderful time hopping all about while wearing it!
- Kitpas crayons
- One long strip of green cardboard (long enough to fit around your child’s head)
- Brown card for the Bunny
- White card for whiskers
- Pink card for circle decorations and nose
1: Let your Tot draw flowers on the green strip of card with the Kitpas crayons. This will be the garden. Once they have decorated the garden, let them snip along the top edge to resemble grass.
2: Cut out a bunny rabbit head (I use scrap cardboard and fold it in half to make a template, before I cut out the final product.)
3: Cut thin strips of white card for the whiskers. Cut pink circle decorations and a little nose. Now let your Tot glue these on the bunny’s face.
4: Using a Kitpas crayon, get your child to draw some eyes on the bunny.
5: Glue the bunny to the grass and once you’ve measured your Tot’s head, staple or glue the head band so it fits them snuggly!
Hand painted pebbles are not only lovely to paint, hold and display at Easter time, but they can also be a wonderful addition to your child’s Easter pretend play.
- Natural Earth Paint
- A selection of pebbles (I always look for pebbles that are light in colour and porous so the paint adheres well.)
- Cotton buds / Q tips
- Containers to mix the paints in
- Jars, bags or recycled egg cartons to display the hand painted eggs
- A painting apron or art smock for you child
1: Collect your pebbles. Mix up your Natural Earth Paints according to the instructions on the box. (You don’t need to mix much. I like to start with half a teaspoon of powdered paint and an equal amount of water.)
2: Mix them until you have a beautiful glossy, paint consistency.
3: Using a paintbrush, get your Tot to paint a base colour on each pebble. Set the pebbles aside to dry.
3: Once the paint is dry, get your Tot to use the cotton buds to add spots and stripes to the pebbles so they resemble Easter eggs. Set them aside to dry again.
4: Wrap your hand painted pebbles as gifts for family and friends or create a beautiful display in your home. With your supervision, your child can enjoy playing with the eggs, as well as counting, hiding and finding the eggs.
Shop the craft supplies in this story:
Kitpas’ eco-friendly and water-soluble crayon markers enable tots to draw on paper, glass windows and whiteboards, making craft time or party decorating extra fun. Once complete, simply use a wet cloth to erase the drawings. You can even use them as watercolors!
The Children’s Earth Paint kit is 100% non-toxic and creates a creamy, tempera-like paint when mixed with water. You can also add more water to create watercolors! The rich, vibrant colors can also be used by adults for crafting, scrapbooking, and more.
Hape Little Pro-Painter Set Apron
Every artist needs proper attire! This comfortable smock is made of lightweight nylon material and helps protect clothes from paint, paste and other messy stuff.
Find more crafty ideas from Niccola at niccolaontuesday.blogspot.com.au