How to Make a Plush Bunny for Easter

When you think of Easter what is one of the characters you think of?  A bunny, of course.  Well, today I’m going to show you how to make a Plush Bunny.  This bunny is perfect for the upcoming Easter Holiday, but honestly can be made and enjoyed any time of the year.  Made with felt and some cotton for stuffing this bunny is sure to be soft and cuddly.  Make it as big or as small as you would like.  We made our bunny pretty small.  So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

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Materials Needed

– string and needles
– scissors
– felt / fabric
– paper
– pencil
– paint
– 1 toothpick
– wool / cotton – things to stuff (I used 2 cotton pads for that)






 

Step 1

Draw the pattern on the paper, like this.






Use the scissors to cut it out.






 


Step 2

Fold the felt in half, place the bunny pattern on it and trace it there.






 

Step 3

Cut the bunny out of felt (remember, you folded the felt before that so you’ll have 2 bunnies of felt now).






 

Step 4

Sew the two bunnies starting at the bottom. Use a blanket stitch along the sides.






To make a blanket stitch, push the needle through the fabric then pull the needle through the loop.






Sew as far as you are comfortable before stuffing. The size of the opening will depend on the size of your doll.






 

Step 5

Prepare your stuffing material: I made little pieces of the cotton pads.






Place the stuffing material in the bunny, taking care to fill all available places.






It should look like that.






 

Step 6

Sew it shut.






Now the bunny looks like that.






 

Step 7

Using the toothpick and some paint add eyes and a mouth.






Look how cute he is !
You can continue to decorate it if you feel like it.






Awesome job!!  You just finished your Plush Bunny.  Isn’t it a cutie patootie?  How did your bunny turn out?  Let me know in the comments below.  And, take a picture of it and add that to the comment too… I’d love to see it.

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How to Make Easter Standup Animals

I have a fun and easy craft for you today.  I’m going to show you how to make Easter Standup Animals.  These Easter Standup Animals are a perfect decoration for inside your house this Easter.  And, the youngest of crafters will enjoy making these as they are made from a template.  You can choose to print off the colored templates or print off the black & white templates and color them yourself.  The choice is yours.  So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started.

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How to Make Easter Standup Animals



 

Materials Needed

Printer & Paper

Scissors

Glue

Crayons

 

Click on template images below to make larger and to print.

Baby Chick Black & White



Baby Chick Black & White



 

Baby Chick Color Template



Baby Chick Color Template



 

Baby Chick 2 Black & White



Baby Chick 2 Black & White



 

Baby Chick 2 Color Template



Baby Chick 2 Color Template



 

Bunny Rabbit Black & White



Bunny Rabbit Black & White



 

Bunny Rabbit Color Template



Bunny Rabbit Color Template



 

Step 1



Print out template.



Print out template.


Step 2



Cut the figures out.



Cut the figures out.

 

Step 3



If you printed out the black and white template..... color them now.



If you printed out the black and white template….. color them now.

 

Step 4



Paste and fold where images above tell you to.



Paste and fold where images above tell you to.  Spread paste near the top on the back of each figure, and paste them together. The bottom part should not be pasted, as it spreads apart. Fold the bases (bottoms) outwards, each side in an opposite direction.

 

Step 5



Then stand your figures up for Easter.



Then stand your figures up for Easter.

There you go…. you did it.  You finished making your Easter Standup Animals.  Now you are all set to begin decorating your house for Easter.  Enjoy!!

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How to Make Easter Egg Cards

Easter is just around the corner.  So, to get ready for the upcoming Easter Holiday I thought we would do a craft in honor of Easter.  Today I will show you how to make beautiful Easter Egg Cards.  These cards turn out really lovely.  They will be perfect to hand out to your loved ones and friends…. so make quite a few.   Each card can be written with a unique saying inside.  So, grab the materials needed and let’s get started with this craft.

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How to Make Easter Egg Cards



 

Materials Needed

Printer & Paper

White Paper

2 Pieces of Colorful Paper

Crepe Paper, Sequins, Glitter (Items to Decorate Eggs)

Marker

Hole Punch

Scissors

Ribbon

 

Click on template image below to make larger and to print.



Easter Egg Card Template



 

Step 1



Print out template.



Print out template.


Step 2



Use egg template to trace 2 eggs on colorful paper and 1 egg on white paper.



Use egg template to trace 2 eggs on colorful paper and 1 egg on white paper.

 

Step 3



Decorate the Easter egg with crepe paper, sequins, glitter



Decorate the Easter egg with crepe paper, sequins, glitter or however you wish to.

 

Step 4



Write a message on the white egg.



Write a message on the white egg.

 

Step 5



Punch 2 holes on wide part of eggs.



Punch 2 holes on wide part of eggs.

 

Step 6



Now push ribbon thru both holes (in all 3 eggs) and tie a bow above the top egg



Now push ribbon thru both holes (in all 3 eggs) and tie a bow above the top egg… as seen above.

And, there you have it….. you just finished making an Easter Egg Card.  Now, make a few more and hand them out to loved ones or friends this Easter.  The receiver will be sure to love them.

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Make Flower Holders Gift for Mom on Mothers Day







Make Flower Holders Gift for Mom on Mothers Day

Flowers make a great gift for Moms or Grandmothers on Mother’s Day…they are beautiful, just like she is, inside and out. How about making a pretty flower holder vase for the flowers that you pick for her (or buy for her). This beautiful flower holder in which you can place real flowers would make an especially nice Easter gift for someone you love.

To make it you will need the following materials:

-large cylindrical food container
-safety back razor blade (With Parental Supervision from Dad or Someone Other Than Mom)
-paints
-real or artificial flowers
-small jar
-scissors
-pencil
-magazine cut-outs
-glue or paste

Step 1

Remove the cover from the container.

Step 2


Stand the container into the cover to give it a firmer base.

Step 3

With a pencil, draw an irregular shape on the container of the portion to be cut away.

Step 4

With a safety back razor blade, carefully cut away the portion to be discarded.

Step 5

Paint the flower holder a solid color and allow it to dry thoroughly.

Step 6

Either paint designs or decorations on the holder, or glue on colorful magazine cut-outs.

Step 7

Fill a small jar with water and stand it inside the holder.

Step 8

Place several real flowers in the jar. If you use artificial flowers you will not need to put water in the jar.

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Make an Easter Duck Sitting on Eggs in Nest Card Arts & Crafts for Kids

This is an adorable Easter Card Idea for kids. We have provided both a color and black and white coloring page printout version of this Easter Mother duck sitting on eggs in nest card. The duck can have an Easter card message and slip right into and out of the nest. It is a great idea for preschoolers, school aged children, and teens as well.







Make an Easter Duck Sitting on Eggs in Nest Card Arts & Crafts for Kids







Cut out duck, eggs, and the nest with tabs.







Paste the eggs in all different directions, on a gray piece of paper (if you have one)…otherwise paste it on any color paper. Cut this gray paper about the size of the nest.








Now paste the nest’s flaps around the eggs (that are mounted on paper) that are behind it.







You can write an Easter message on the back of the duck or the front of the duck (or both). Now slip the duck in front of the eggs.







Click on Image to Open up New Page to Print Colored Template







Click on Image to Open up in New Page to Print Out B & W Template

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Make Easter Baby Duck Paper Folding Craft for Kids

Do you want a baby duck chick arts and crafts activity for Easter time? This is a great paper folding crafts activity for kids to make an Easter duck.







Make Easter Baby Duck Paper Folding Craft for Kids







Click Above Image to Open New Page and Print if You Want Color Image








Click Above Image to Open New Page and Print B & W Image

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Make Easter Basket with Flower Petals Paper Folding Craft

This Easter basket is meant to look like it is made out of flower petals. We have provided a printable paper folding template that you can print out, and then fold up, paste, and make a handle to finish it up. It is pretty and can be used as a decorative table piece or to place flowers or candy in. This is a great craft for boys or girls to celebrate Easter, as well as the April and May season. Have fun.







Make Easter Basket with Flower Petals Paper Folding Craft







Although this craft can be printed on plain office paper, it would be better to print it out on card stock. If you don’t have card stock available…it would be great if you could print it out on cardboard, such as the type that a cereal box is made from.

Cut on the heavy lines, and fold on the dotted lines of hexagon.  Put the paste on each side of flower petal from the edge to dotted line and lap outside of the next leaf. Do this until all leaves are pasted. Punch a hole on each side of the basket where 2 petals overlap each other, as shown in diagram. Get a piece of string, raffia, pipe cleaner, etc, and then tie an end through each hold. Try to curl each flower petal over a bit, as shown in finished picture.








Click on Image to Open New Screen and Print Out Template

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Make Your Own Easter Cards with Easter Eggs Craft Idea

It is time to start thinking about making Easter cards for your friends and loved ones. Here is an easy idea for all you kids out there who want to start making your Easter greeting cards. This is a really cool looking card with an Easter egg filled with glitter…and everyone will love the great results. This is a great activity for preschoolers, toddlers, and kids of all ages.







Make Your Own Easter Cards with Easter Eggs Craft Idea

CRAFTS MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED:

*6 sheets pink, yellow, or blue construction paper, about 8 1/2″ X  by 11″

*12 square envelopes

*yellow, blue, lavender construction paper

*tape measure

*tracing paper

*colored crayons

*pencil

*scissors

EASY DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING YOUR HANDMADE EASTER CARDS

Step 1







Cut the six sheets of paper in half.

Step 2








Fold these 12 pieces in half so that each card is 41/4 by 51/2 inches.

Step 3







Trace the illustration of the Easter egg. Then put the tracing paper on the other pieces of paper and cut out twelve Easter eggs. Paste one in the center of each card.

Step 4







Put a little glue on top of the Easter egg and sprinkle a little glitter in the places where you put the glue. Let it dry and then shake off the excess glitter.

Step 5

Write your Easter message with colored crayons inside the card, and put one card under the flap of each of the envelopes. Wrap them in a gift package and send them out at least a month before Easter. On the package write OPEN BEFORE EASTER

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Easter Bunny and Baby Chick See-Saw Paper Toy Card Craft

Children love crafts projects that make real working moving parts. This is an adorable Easter card that has real working parts with little work at all. This is an adorable, working see-saw with the Easter bunny on one side and a baby Easter chick on the other. The see-saw goes up and down with the use of a simple fastening clip. All you have to do is print, cut out, and then fasten the 2 parts together. You can make a tone of Easter cards in no time at all. Print the 2 items below.







Easter Bunny and Baby Chick See-Saw Paper Toy Card Craft

Step 1 – Print Out The See Saw Parts







Print Out the See Saw Base – Click on Image








Print Out the Bunny and Chick on See Saw – Click on Image

Step 2

Now find the center of the see-saw  (the piece with the baby Easter chick and the Easter bunny). Then take a fastening clip and push it through the see-saw base and the blue see-saw piece and you have a working see-saw Easter card.

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How to Make a Stand Up Easter Bunny Card for Young Children & Preschoolers

Easter is coming very soon so it is almost time to make your own homemade Easter greeting cards for friends and loved ones. This crafts project is to make a standing Easter Bunny stand-up card which even young kids will be able to draw for themselves. This is a fun, and attractive Easter Bunny craft for preschoolers, Kindergarteners, 1st graders, and other young children. Good luck and Happy Easter.







How to Make a Stand Up Easter Bunny Card for Young Children & Preschoolers

Step 1







Print This Easter Card Template Out

First, print the above paper template out.

Step 2







In the center of the card, lightly draw 3 lines, as seen above. Then lightly color in an oval up to the 2nd line, as seen above.


Step 3







Draw a smaller oval up to the 3rd line, for the bunny rabbit’s head. Also draw ovals for feet.

Step 4







Coat is put over this with a darker crayon. Also draw rectangle-like shapes for arms. Draw the bunny rabbit ears by drawing the shape that you see above.

Step 5







If you want to draw an Easter basket, then lightly draw a rectangle with 2 lines cutting the rectangle into 4 parts. Then this will make it easier to make the basket shape….which can easily be drawn by drawing a small line at the bottom and a long line at the top, then connecting them together with diagonal lines.

Step 6







To draw the eggs, draw ovals (the blue parts can be erased). To draw the flower, draw a circle in the middle with a bunch of half circles drawn all around it.

Example Easter Bunny Rabbit Stand up Card







Above is an example of what your Easter Bunny Card can look like. Notice that the tabs are bent back on dotted lines to make the card stand.

A Second Example Easter Bunny Rabbit Stand up Card







Be creative and make up your own Easter cards. The card above has a bunch of ovals for Easter Eggs.

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How to Make Pop Up Easter Bunny Rabbit Cards Crafts Idea and Coloring Printable

Easter is coming up and I have an Easter Bunny Pop Up Card craft for kids, teens, or adults to try. You have the choice of printing out the cards or you can follow the measurements and directions below without printing. Either way, this is a fun, and attractive Easter craft to work through. Good luck and Happy Easter.







How to Make Pop Up Easter Bunny Rabbit Cards Crafts Idea and Coloring Printable

You have 2 options…either print out the Easter pop-up card already drawn out (at the bottom of this page) OR read the directions that are directly below. These directions give measurements for you to make this pop-up card. There are also bunny rabbits below for you to trace, print and cut out, or try to draw. This would work best on card stock, but can be completed on construction paper or any other type of paper.








Below are some Bunny Rabbits to either print out, trace, or attempt to draw to put on your card.







Above are some bunny rabbit images that you can print out, cut out, color in, and then paste on to your Easter card. OR, you can try to draw or trace these bunnies onto a piece of paper. OR if you want to learn how to draw bunny rabbits by yourself – here are many bunny rabbit drawing tutorials.

If you would prefer to print out Easter Cards, and color them in? It isn’t necessary, but this will work out if you can print this card out on card stock….otherwise, just print it out on paper. Below are 2 different Easter cards that you can print out. Most of the directions still apply….such as folding the card in half. Cut out the part of the bunny rabbit that is above the half line. Now you can stand the card up…and the bunny rabbit should stand up above the card and look pretty cool.

PRINT THE GREETING CARDS OUT BELOW







Click on This Image to Print it Out Full Size







Click on This Image to Print it Out Full Size

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Easter Bunny – Peter Cottontail Rabbit Paper Stand Up Dolls Craft for Kids

Peter Rabbit is a fictional character in various children’s stories by Beatrix Potter. He is a well-known, loved character that usually comes out in schools around the country during Spring and Easter-time. Below you will find 2 pages to print out of Peter Rabbit story characters and items such as a picnic basket, umbrella, etc. These are all paper-folding dolls that you can play with like toys for Easter time or after you have heard this great story. Have a great time.







Click Here for PDF File to Print Out Peter Rabbit Coloring Pages / and Play Stand Up Toys / Dolls

OR

Click on the 2 Pictures Below and Print Them Out Instead














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Make Easter Counting Game Craft Activities for Preschoolers & Young Kids









Make Easter Counting Game for Easter or Spring : Preschoolers Craft

Here’s a fun game to learn counting this Easter. This craft can also be done as a group activity, every child makes one basket and in the end the kids can play a game of putting the right number of Easter bunnies  in each basket.

Craft materials required:

Thick colored paper

Broad ribbon

Scissors

glue

tape

markers

Ruler

Small bunny shaped erasers or candy

Colored tape







Step 1

Cut out strips of paper about 4 in wide and 9 in long








Step 2:

Roll it around and glue the ends together to form cylinders.







Step 3

Trace the outline of the circle formed on a piece of paper of the same colour.







Step 4

Remove the cylinder and add tabs to the design as shown below.







Step 5

Cut it out and fold the tabs as shown below.







Step 6

Place the cylinder over this piece so that the tabs are on the inside. Tape the tabs to the inside walls of the basket.







Step 7

Take a long piece of tape and stick it along the bottom as shown.







Step 8

Fold the tape over the edge to make the basket strong.







Step 9

Cut a piece of ribbon and tape it to the insides of the basket as shown.







Step 10

Stick some colored tape along the bottom of the basket as shown.







Step 11

Write a number on each basket. The game is to put the right number of objects- Easter bunnies, miniature eggs or candy into the baskets.









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Make Spring Handprints Lambs for Easter or Spring : Preschoolers and Kids Craft


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Make Spring Handprints Lambs for Easter or Spring : Preschoolers and Kids Craft

One thing that I have always loved as a parent is handprints.  There have been days where I have winced at having to wash them from the walls, partly because they are there and partly because I am taking them off, but I always seem to lovingly place my own hand over top of them as though I might remember them through touch.  It has been this way ever since my children were babies.  The first thing I did was count all the little fingers on their small hands and since that day I have continued to count them over and over again.  Of course, I need to do it discreetly now so I’m not “bothering” my children.

Since I am so in love with little handprints, I enjoy doing crafts where I can capture my children’s handprints once again for posterity reason. This craft, handprint lamb, is a great way to capture a handprint but it also adds a touch of spring to your crafts and gives your child a new way to use his hands.


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Gather all the materials you need:

  • Brown, White or Black Construction Paper (Or if you want to create a colorful lamb, use any brightly colored construction paper.)
  • Black Marker
  • Cotton Balls
  • Your Child’s Hand
  • White Glue


Step 1


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1.  Have your child place his hand on the construction paper and either help him or have him trace it out onto the paper.

Step 2


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2.  Cut out the handprint.  For older children, this is an excellent activity to build up their cutting skills.

Step 3

3.  Flip the hand over so the fingers are facing down.  The fingers are the legs of the lamb and the thumb is the head so make sure that the hand is spread out when you do trace it.

Step 4


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4.  Cover the palm of the hand, and part of the legs with white glue.

Step 5


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5.  Pull the cotton ball so it becomes billowy, like soft wool or a fluffy cloud.

Step 6


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6.  Place it onto the white glue so it covers the lamb’s “body.” Make sure to leave the legs and head uncovered.

Step 7


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7.  Draw little feet onto the bottom of the fingers with the black marker.

Step 8


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8.  Draw a face onto the head (the thumb) of your lamb with the black marker.

Once your lamb is finished, you can either hang it up as is, or you can paste it to a sheet of construction paper and then add green for grass, white construction paper (or cotton balls) for clouds and anything else that you would like to decorate it with.

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Easter Bunny Rabbit Treat Cups Crafts Activity Ideas for Kids


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Easter Bunny Rabbit Treat Cups Crafts Activity Ideas for Kids

Every once in a while, I come up with this wonderful little idea that I just need to do as a craft and I enjoy sharing it.  While I would love to say that this little craft is one that I thought up myself, I can’t.  In actuality, I discovered this little craft only this week when my four year old came home from his kindergarten class.  He happily hopped up to me and showed me this cute little bunny that his class had made for Easter and I was so delighted by the end result that I just had to share it with many other parents and crafters out there.

I would like to say a big thank you to his kindergarten teacher before I do start on the craft itself.  I would also like to mention that this craft is great for children of all ages.  At home, I did this craft with a 4 year old and an 8 year old and both were delighted with both the process and the end product.  It is very easy to do and can make a beautiful little gift or grab bag for the Easter season.

Bunny Rabbit Cups: How to Make these Delightful Little Bunny Cups with only a Few Supplies



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Gather all the materials you need:

  • Markers (I used red, purple and black but you can use anything you want)
  • White Glue
  • Cotton Balls
  • Styrofoam Cup
  • Easter Grass (I used green but feel free to use any color)
  • Construction Paper, white and pink
  • Stapler
  • Scissors


bunny-cup-eyes



1.  Take a Styrofoam cup and carefully draw the eyes of the bunny around the mid-range of the cup.  You can use any shape you want so don’t feel the need to use my cup design.  Also, allow your child to draw the face she wants or simply let her scribble on it if she would like.  For my cup, I used black for the outline and purple for the iris.


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2.  Next, draw the nose slightly under the eyes and in the middle of the “face.”  I used red for my nose.


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3.  Finally draw the mouth and teeth (if your bunny has teeth) and add any other embellishments to the face.  My oldest drew drool coming out of the mouth (see center cup in top picture).  Once the face is drawn, set it aside to work on the ears.


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4.  Draw out a set of bunny ears on the white construction paper.  These should be fairly large but still manage to fit inside the cup.


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5.  Repeat the process on the pink construction paper but make these ears slightly smaller since they will be the inside of the bunny ears.  When I was creating this craft with my kids, they didn’t want the white ears so if you find your children don’t either, just let them create on their own terms.  There is no need for every bunny cup to look the same.


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6.  Cut out the ears.


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7.  Glue the pink bunny ears into the center of the white bunny ears.  Make sure the bottoms of the ears match up when glueing.


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8.  Once the ears are glued together, secure them to the inside of the cup with the stapler.  You will want to put them on the side that is furthest from the face so the staples are on the back of the bunny and not in the middle of his forehead.


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9.  This is optional, but if you want the folded ear finished look, crease one of the ears about a quarter of the way down.


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10.  Take a small cotton ball and glue it into place below the staples on the back of the cup.


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11.  Fill the cup with Easter grass and add a few eggs.

And that is all it takes to create one very cute little Easter Bunny cup.

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Easter Napkin Rings Crafts Table Decoration Ideas for Boys and Girls


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Easter Napkin Rings Crafts Table Decoration Ideas for Boys and Girls

Children’s art may not always have a place on your Easter table, but these simple felt napkin rings in pretty spring colors will complement your decor perfectly.


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Crafts Materials That You Will Need:

Three colors of felt

Scissors

Scrap paper

Pencil

Step 1



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1. First, draw a template similar to the one shown on your scrap paper. You’ll need flowers in two sizes – one about 2-3 inches and one about 4-5 inches. Also draw a long bone shape about 3/4 the length of a regular 8″ x 11″ piece of paper.

Step 2


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2. Cut out the template, then pieces on the appropriate colors of felt. I used pink, purple and white because I had them on hand. But for the bone piece, if you use green the finished product will look more like a flower.

Step 3


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3. Cut the pieces out of felt.

Step 4


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4. Cut 1″ slits into both flower pieces.

Step 5


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5. Slip the larger and then the smaller flower pieces onto the bone piece.

Step 6


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6. Slip the other end of the bone piece through the slits and trim petals as needed.

Slip onto a napkin and decorate your table! These would also make great favors for your guests to take home with them!

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