Friday, March 23, 2012

Get Crafty With Your Toddlers For National Craft Month

Did you know that March is National Craft Month? This means that it is the perfect time for you to plug in that glue gun, dust off your knitting needles and join in some great fun.  As Easter is just around the corner we thought that we would share some crafts which are suitable easy to do with your little ones....
Here are some ideas that we have found:

Peeking Bunny 

Thanks to Busy Bee for this adorable Peeking Bunny craft. It is perfect for preschoolers. Green hand prints make the grass for the paper plate bunny to peek through!

Here's what you'll need...

•Paper plate
•Green and pink construction paper
•Black marker
Here's how you make it...
  1. Trace 3 green hand prints and cut out. Place your paper plate 'eating side' down and glue the hand prints to the bottom of your paper plate.
  2. Cut two bunny ears from your pink paper and glue onto the top, back of the plate. Draw on some 'peeking' eyes, and you're done!!
  3. If you want to hang your Peeking Bunny, punch two holes on either side of the plate and string through a piece of yarn.
 Paper Plate Easter Bunny Craft
Thanks to All Kids Network for this great idea. Make your own fluffy Easter Bunny from items around the house! This is a great craft for younger children because the cotton balls are something different to use in a craft and they add a great texture!
Here's what you'll need...
  • Cotton balls
  • Paper plate
  • White poster board or heavy construction paper
  • Pink construction paper or pink crayon/marker
  • Black and pink pipe cleaners
  • Pink pompom
  • 2 googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • white glue
Here's how you make it....
  • Cut out two ears from the white poster board that are each about 5" tall and 2" wide.
  • Cut out two smaller ears from the pink construction paper.
  • Glue the smaller ears inside the larger ears, or color the inside of the larger ears pink.
  • With the paper plate right side up, glue the ears to the top of the plate so the pink part is facing the table.
  • Turn the paper plate over.
  • Cover the plate with glue (tip: using your finger or a paint brush works well to smooth the glue out).
  • Use the cotton balls to cover the plate.
  • Glue the googly eyes, pompom (nose) and pipe cleaners on to construct the face of the Easter Bunny.
  • Bend the pink pipe cleaner into the shape of the bunny's mouth and glue under nose.
  • *Optional: cut a bowtie out of construction paper and glue on the bottom of the face

Easter Garlands

Thanks to The Sweetest Occasion for this idea. It  is very cute - but lets hope your other half doesn't work for Lowes or Home Depot when they see this hanging up !
Here's what you'll need...
•Paint samples cards
•White string

Here's how you make it...
  1. Cut out individually or in small groups,  egg shapes from the sample cards.
  2. Using a small hole punch, make 2 holes at the top of each 'egg' about 1/2 inch  apart.
  3. Thread the string through the holes to make a colorful garland.
  4. Hang and enjoy!
We hope that you enjoy these ideas. Click here for more Easter craft ideas. Don't forget to check our facebook page also at for free downloads.  If you are traveling over Easter, your child will love to complete a My Vacation Journal available from our website at

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