Two Egg-citing And Easy Easter Crafts #BostikBlogger

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When I was trying to think of Easter crafts it was like I had some sort of mental block. The only word to enter my head over and over again was – I’m sure can you guess – chocolate (and I’m saying that the same way Homer Simpson says “donuts”).

Thankfully, when our craft box arrived it was chock full (sorry!) of egg-cellent (that’s the last, promise!) Eastery/spring things and I soon had plenty of cracking (can I get away with that one?) ideas of what we could make.

As well as painting foam eggs various shades of pink for a little egg hunt in the garden (I’ll leave you to imagine them), we made a button egg card to send to Freya’s great grandma and also had a first go with fabric paint to create a simple tulip cloth bag. Freya has now added fashion designer to her long, long list of future careers (she’s going to be a busy girl). We will definitely be doing some more fabric painting in the future.

To make the button card we used:

A card.

Buttons.

Bostik Fine & Wide Glu Pen.

Step one.

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I used the fine end of the Glu pen to draw an egg shape and then let Freya use the wide end to fill it in.

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Step two.

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When I was small my mum had a box full of buttons I used to play with. I actually remember the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana being on tele in 1981 (showing my age now!) and I was sat at the table recreating it in buttons. I told Freya this story and she said: “Didn’t you have dolls in the olden days?”

While she didn’t want to play with them, she did enjoy picking which ones went where – and the good thing about the Glu is that you can move them about quite easily.

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Once the Glu has set the buttons are firmly stuck on  (I shook the card a couple of times and everything stayed in place). Hopefully Freya’s great grandma will enjoy it.

To make the tulip bag we used:

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Purple Tulip Pearl Dimensional Fabric Paint.

Small cloth bag.

Tulip (or egg) shape for a template.

Green ribbon for the stem.

Blue glitter glue for the outline.

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Freya and I (excuse my plaster, I accidentally stabbed myself with a kitchen knife) used the tulip as a template to draw around.

Step two.

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I blobbed some more paint in the middle and then gave Freya a paint brush to colour it all in. As she went over the line in places I thought I’d outline it with glitter glue to make it a bit neater but what I hadn’t realised was that the fabric paint actually dries up hard so you can use that to outline. (Note to self for next time.)

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Step three.

We left it to dry flat near the radiator overnight and then added a small piece of green ribbon for the stalk, stuck on with normal glue.

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Freya loves bags and has been taking this one out with us everywhere.

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* Please note: We receive a craft box from Craft Merrily free of charge, as part of our role as Tots 100 Bostik Bloggers, in return for this post. 

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10 thoughts on “Two Egg-citing And Easy Easter Crafts #BostikBlogger

  1. These are so cute. I love the button card and we have millions of buttons in our craft box so this is such a fab way to use them!

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