Saturday, 21 March 2015

Simple Easter decorations and cards

I'm a member of the #BostikBloggers crafting team, and each month I receive a gorgeous box of crafty goodies to have fun with. This month the theme was Easter, and having just finished making a lovely new Easter tree I was inspired to use to box to make up some hanging decorations for it.


While the children were out at pre-school and school I set up three crafts - first a more complicated one for Harry, then a simpler one for Mia, and another that they could both do together. I felt very organised when they got home and I could present them with their trays of activities!

This is what we made:

Sewn fabric Easter Egg hanging decoration

Harry is rather good at sewing, and he loves simple sewing projects. I cut out two Easter Egg shapes for him to stitch together and he chose a bright orange thread. He sewed neatly around the edges and pushed in a small amount of stuffing, then I stitched the opening up firmly and added a ribbon for hanging.

Materials for hanging Easter egg sewing craft

To decorate he used some pretty flower stickers and more ribbon. We found that the Bostik glu pen worked really well for attaching the ribbon even though it's really designed for paper and card!

Sewn hanging Easter egg decoration for children

Easter egg hanging creatures

This was a super simple craft for Mia while Harry was occupied with his sewing. I cut out two small Easter Egg shapes from thick cardboard, and she covered them in a thick layer of PVA white glue and positioned the pom poms on top. When they were dry we added some googly eyes.

Easter craft materials

I used a couple of tape discs to stick some ribbon to the back of the decoration which worked very well on such a light object.

Hanging Easter egg monster decorations

Easter cards with washi tape and foam stickers

Finally both children made some Easter cards for friends and family. They were very simple and quick, but I think they look lovely and cheerful, and both children really thought about how they were going to design and make their cards.

Easter card craft materials ready

They used a piece of A4 pastel card folded over, and decorated with various flower stickers, strips of patterned paper and washi tape, with the glu pen coming in very handy again.

Simple homemade Easter cards

I do love Easter and Spring crafting, I'm ready for some warmth after the cold months!

The box of craft materials was provided to me free of charge by Bostik as part of the Tots100/Bostik Craft Bloggers Club.

3 comments:

  1. This all looks really good fun! Love their cards :) x

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    1. Thank you! They really loved making the cards, and I was so proud of their creations!

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  2. these look great! I always say I'm going to make an easter tree & make cards but it just never happens!

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