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Are you imaginative? Make a Hatching Chick on a Stick

Have some fun making these Chicks on Sticks!! Kids love to use their imaginations. Design their own patterns and use different materials to create different effects on the eggshell. Put them in a vase for the Easter table or use them as decorations around the house.

Sam

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Materials: 2 goggle eyes, yellow card, white card, yellow and orange feathers, orange paper,large paddle pop stick,marker, various coloured pieces of paper to decorate.
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Step 1: On the yellow card draw half an egg shape and a chicks head shape. Cut these out.
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Step 2: Glue goggle eyes onto the head shape. Cut out triangle shape on orange paper and glue onto head under eyes for the beak.
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Step 3: Place a strip of glue on the front side of the head at the base and glue the head behind the half egg shape.
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Step 4: Cut out various shapes in different coloured pieces of paper.
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Step 5: Glue the cut out pieces on the shell. You could also use crayons, glitter or paint. Get imaginative!!! Cut off any remainder pieces to fit the egg shape.
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Step 6: Glue on feathers behind egg and head. Glue on large paddle pop stick at the base.

Quote for the day …
“Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do”
Steve Jobs

Like sparkles? Make a Sparkly Bunny Face with your kids

Show your cute and fluffy side this Easter by creating this Sparkly Bunny Face favourite.  Enjoy spending this fun time with your children and encourage them to add their own individual touches to each masterpiece.

Sam

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Materials: Cotton wool balls, 2 paper plates, 2 glitter pipe cleaners, 2 goggle eyes, 1 pink pom pom, 1 pink pipe cleaner,PVA glue, white card, pink paper, stapler.
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Step 1: Cut 1 paper plate in half and shape 2 bunny ears from this.
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Step 2: Staple the two ears to the other plate.
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Step 3: Put the pink paper up to the ears and measure out the inner bunny ear.
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Step 4: Cut the shapes out and glue them on to the lower part of the ear.
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Step 5: Squeeze PVA glue onto the face and place pulled cotton wool balls over the glue. Do this in sections as the glue does not have time to run.
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Fill the entire plate with the cotton balls.
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Step 6: Attach joggle eyes and pom pom nose with PVA glue.
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Step 7: Cut 3 even pieces of pink pipe cleaner into 3 centimetre pieces. Leave one straight and glue this heading vertical from the pom pom nose. Curl the other two pieces and glue them curling up as the mouth.
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Step 8: Cut glitter pipe cleaners into four 10 centimetre pieces and attach these with PVA glue to one end under the pom pom nose. These are the bunny whiskers. Leave to dry.
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Your completed Sparkle Bunny will look something like this.

Quote for the day …
“Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly”
Van Morrison

Hear something? Make a Peep with an Easter card

Shout out a “Peep” for Easter. Make these super cute Easter pom pom cards with your kids. These take no time at all to make, yet will provide simple joy to your loved ones.

Sam

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Materials: 2 large yellow pom poms, 2 smaller yellow pom poms, orange marker, 2 small goggle eyes, plain white card, Easter stickers PVA glue.
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Step 1: Glue 2 large yellow pom poms a few centimetres from the bottom of a blank white card.
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Step 2: Glue 2 smaller yellow pom poms slightly off centre on top of larger pom poms. These will be the chicken’s head.
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Step 3: Glue joggle eyes (5mm) onto each head. Draw a beak, legs and feet with the orange marker. Attach your Easter stickers. I used” Peep! “from the local discount shop.

Quote for the day …
“When you do something beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps”
John Lennon

Kids handy? Create Easter Carrots with hands

Want a hand with Easter preparations? Create these cool Handy Carrots with your kids. You could make a bunch of carrots by doing one for each family member. Hook them up side by side to create a Handy Carrot bunting!!

Sam

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Materials: Green card, white card, orange tissue paper, scissors, glue.
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Step 1: Trace around your child’s hand. Cut it out.
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Step 2: Draw a carrot shape onto the white card. Cut it out.
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Step 3: Stick the cut out hand onto the top of the carrot shape. This will be the leaves and the carrot top.
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Step 4: Cut off any pieces of tissue that hang over.

Quote for the day …
“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible”
Walt Disney

Kids excited? Do 20 minutes of Easter craft & they will be!

Are your kids getting excited about a visit from the Easter Bunny? Help them decorate the home with these great Easter Chickens. So simple to make and the results are joyful.

Sam

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Materials: Paper plate, yellow paint, 2 joggle eyes, orange card, glue, scissors, yellow feathers, marker, yellow paper.
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Step 1: Paint the paper plate yellow. Leave to dry.
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Step 2: Draw 2 chicken feet on the orange card. Cut them out.
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Step 3: Draw two strips (approximately 3.5 cms wide) on A4 yellow paper.
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Step 4: Cut the yellow strips out.
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Step 5: Fold the yellow stripes back and forth until all the strip is folded. Fold both strips. These are the chicken legs.
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Step 6: Glue the orange feet onto one end of the folded strip.
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Step 7: Draw a double triangle shape on the orange card as shown. Cut this out and fold it into a beak shape.
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Step 8: Glue feet and legs onto the plate. Glue eyes and beak on.
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Step 9: Turn plate over and glue on feathers to make wings. Leave to dry.

Quote for the day …
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour and some style.”
Maya Angelou