Tristy Lee -DIY | Home Decor | Art | Project Inspiration
When you want to do a DIY project without a trip to the craft store, you look at the supplies you have on hand. Lily, my two-year-old told Grandma Joan that she wanted to do a project. Because Easter is right around the corner, Grandma Joan wanted to help Lily create a DIY Easter kids craft for her bedroom door.
Crafting with things you have:
Lily is so excited for Easter and has been practicing hiding plastic Easter eggs around the house. Since we are isolating and spending time together during the pandemic, it limits us to the supplies we have on hand.
Taking stock of your supplies:
Since Easter is a few weeks away, Grandma thought of Easter eggs. First, she reviews her options for the project. Ultimately she settles on a thin cardboard box and a vast collection of patterned scrapbook paper.
Next, thinking through her options she had an idea to cut out cardboard eggs and decorate them. Above all Lily thinks all projects are “all about the glitter,” so that made the cut, of course. Next, she thought about a way to display them. Therefore a wire hanger was going to be the perfect base for the project.
Easter kids craft supplies
Limitless options with your creativity! Add more eggs to make it larger or try the shape in a wreath.
How to steps:
Meanwhile, feel free to adjust the steps that your kids help with based on their age and skill set.
1. Initially, she draws some basic egg shapes on cardboard in a variety of shapes and sizes
2. Then she cuts out 8 eggs for this project. 1 large, 4 medium, and 3 small.
3. Next, she used the cardboard eggs as a pattern to trace and cut out scrapbook paper to fit over the cardboard cutouts.
4. After that Lily paints the Mod Podge on the cardboard
5. Then Grandma helped her place the paper on the eggs
6. Remember to let it dry have a fruit snack break
7. After that, Lily used Mod Podge to add lines and dots to get ready for the glitter
8. Next Lily pours the glitter onto the Mod Podge to add the finishing touches to the Easter Eggs.
9. Again pause to let it dry, maybe have a Popsicle.
10. Try out a pattern of for the eggs laying them out on top of the hanger trying different combinations. The design Grandma Joan choose started with the Largest egg in the middle.
11. After you have a pattern, you flip the design over with front-facing down on the table
12. Then place the hanger on the backside of the eggs make sure the wire is all covered by the eggs
13. Next Duct Tape the hanger in place
14. Use needle-nose pliers to turn the hook on the hanger into a loop to hang your door decor
15. Grandma ultimately added a pre-made bow leftover from a birthday package and some leftover scrapbook lettering to finish the look.
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This project was simple, and using the supplies we had on hand. As a matter of fact, Lily is having so much fun doing video calls with family and showing off her latest creation. Also, these crafting opportunities with Lily help build her confidence, fine motor skills, and create great memories with her Grandma Joan.
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