Who else loves Easter?

The chocolate, the sunshine (!), the birds are singing and the daffodils are blooming….and the children are off school. It’s a perfect time to get crafty and we have some great ideas that fill the time…here are 2 of our favourites. For more crafts, click here for our Pinterest Easter Crafts Board.

3D Paper Tulips

What You Need:

  • paper tulip flower craft template. Click here to print the template
  • blue card
  • green card
  • red, dark red and yellow card (or color of your choice)
  • scissors
  • glue stick

Click here to watch a tutorial

Instructions:
1. Print out the paper tulip flower craft template on your colored card and cut out each of the template pieces. You could also print out the template on white paper and colour the template pieces.

2. Fold each of the six paper tulip flowers in half. Use your glue stick to add glue to one of the folded halves of a paper tulip. Then glue another half onto it. Continue adding glue and adding a paper tulip flower until all six have been glued together, creating a 3D paper tulip.

3. Create as many 3D paper tulips as you’d like to use in your paper tulip flower craft. Then glue each of the paper tulips across your blue card, varying the height of each flower.

4. Cut out stems for each of your paper tulips. Glue them at the base of each of your flowers. Then use scissors to trim off any stems that are hanging over the bottom of your blue card.

5. Glue two stems onto each of your paper tulips. To give your flower craft some extra dimension, fold down some of the tops of the stems.

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Paper Roll Bunnies

  • Toilet paper roll
  • Coloured card
  • Polka dot scrapbook paper
  • White pom pom or cotton ball
  • Googly eyes
  • Twine
  • Black pen
  • Tape
  • Scissors

Instructions:
1. You’ll need to cut out 4 pieces from the solid coloured paper:

  • 1 rectangle, about 6″ wide x 4.5″ tall
  • 1 circle, about 1-1/4″ across (I traced around a small drinking cup)
  • 2 half circle paws, about 1″ across

 

 

 

 

 

2. Then you’ll need to cut out 3 shapes from the polka dotted scrap book paper:

  • 2 ear shapes, about 3″ tall
  • 1 nose, about 5/8″ across

 

 

 

 

 

3. Figure out where the nose is going to go (roughly in the middle of the bigger circle), then draw a small mouth using a black pen. Then add three lines along the flat edge of the paw pieces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Cut 6 strips of twine 4 inches long each – these are the whiskers.

5. Line up the whiskers. Cut a small piece of tape and wrap it around the middle of the whiskers to hold them together.

 

 

 

 

 

6. Use tape to attach the whiskers to the back of the polka dot nose, and then to the middle of the large circle. Then attach the googly eyes, again using tape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Attach the ears and the paws to the back of the bunny’s face using tape.

8. Roll the paper rectangle into a tube shape. You want it to be roughly the same size as a toilet paper roll. Make sure you add tape to the both the inside edge of the paper roll and the outside edge of the paper roll so it sticks together well. You can also paint or colour the toilet roll.

 

 

 

 

 

9. Add a long strip of tape straight down the back of the middle of the face, then press it onto the bottom of the paper roll. Then stick on the white pom pom.

 

 

 

 

 

10. Your paper roll bunny is complete! Now try making a few more paper roll bunnies in different colours.

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