Easter Arts and Crafts

Easter Arts and Crafts

So as part of me working from home, we’ve been uploading activities and mat times and such onto an online platform for the families at my daycare centre. As Easter is coming up, we’ve been sharing lots of themed arts and crafts, and I wanted to share them on my blog too.

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I decided to do both religious and secular activities. The first one I found and shared is a tape cross art. Its super easy to do provided you have paint and washi tape. I did not have paint, but I improvised with crayons. I think paint would look cooler, but make do with what you got right?

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So all you do is places the washi tape in the shape of a cross on your paper and colour over it. When you remove the washi tape, the image of the cross remains in negative space on your piece of art. Pretty cool! You could even do other designs with the tape too come to think of it.

The second craft is an Easter egg mosaic. This was really fun for me. You need coloured paper, or just regular paper that you coloured in with your crayons. Then you cut them into lots of little pieces and arrange them on your egg. Once completed, you have a colourful mosaic egg!

Finally, the last one was marbled eggs. I was deliberating leaving this one out as I was underwhelmed with the results. The site I got the idea from looked so cool, while mine were a bit lacklustre. Basically you put your hard boiled egg into a mug filled with hot water, a teaspoon of vinegar and a few drops of food colouring for a few minutes. This is to give your egg its base colour.

Then, you place it in a bowl with a little bit of water, 1 tbsp of oil and more drops of food colouring. Spoon some mixture over the top of the egg then leave it in the bowl for a few minutes. Then turn it over and repeat. Finally, pat them dry with a paper towel.

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After all this is done, you’re meant to have eggs with crazy, marbled patterns. Didn’t quite work for me, but I didn’t want to keep wasting eggs, so this is what I got. I’ll try again next year.

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My last Easter Post was back in 2018 where I made some carrot cake balls which I recommend checking out if you’re also looking for some easter themed treats.

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What Easter themed arts and crafts are you planning to make or bake? Or with the current situation, are you not really planning to do much at all?

Angela.

DIY – Memory Scrapbook

DIY – Memory Scrapbook

So I have a lot of random projects going on to fill my time while I’m on maternity leave. Specifically that awkward time where I’m too pregnant to work, but baby isn’t born yet. So I’m at home, not sure what to do. I have been playing games a decent bit, working on another cross stitch project, and other bits and pieces, including this scrapbook.

I got a HP sprocket for myself back in Christmas 2017. I used it in my little zine which I shared a while ago. I’ve also used it to start filling in this scrapbook album that I bought years ago and did nothing with.

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I decided to start it from 2012, as that is officially the first full year that Rory and I were together. It’s also my last year of studying music at uni, and also I just don’t have too many photos from before then. I wanted to devote  a year per page. Trips and special events got their own dedicated page though. As time goes on, these years got at least two pages, as extra special moment began to happen. Engagements, weddings, and even more trips.

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I used my sprocket to print out photos, some I would make a collage so that I could have different sized photos around the page, making it look a bit more interesting. Then I looked for inspiration for doodles and frames on pinterest that I could add to the pages. All in all, I love how they came out!

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I’ve now filled up the book up to 2017.  I’ve sorted out the photos, but I still need to add the embellishments. I’m also starting to plot out the 2018 pages. I’m looking forward to seeing it get filled up over the years! I’m hoping I can get up to the year 2022, cause then it’ll have 10 years worth of memories in the scrapbook, but we’ll see!

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Have you guys ever made a memory scrapbook?

Angela.