Friday, March 25, 2011

Kids Craft- Glitter Easter Egg Tree




This is what Asher and I worked on together last week.

He's at an age where projects are really fun to do together. He loves to help me any chance he gets, so I try to include him whenever I can. He was excited to be involved in this one from start to finish....And even better it took a couple of days to complete!

I decided to let this one be "his".... I just sort of gave him guidance and a little bit of direction for what we were going for.

First, we had to pick our "tree" so we went for a walk to look for the perfect branches. We have a walking path behind our house so we went there. He and Bella picked out some branches and then I lightly spray painted them with krylons "celery" color and let them sit to dry.

That night, we worked on glittering the eggs which was our favorite part. I let Asher tell me which egg should be covered with what color glitter.


I grabbed a shoe box so the glitter didn't end up everywhere and laid out some packing paper on the table...

Then I covered the whole egg with modge podge using a sponge brush, while holding the egg with a skewer and held the egg over the box as Asher poured the glitter on and I turned the egg to make sure he got all of it.

This is the exact concept as the glitter bird tree hanging on Mia's room.

{the birds are the ugly red ones in the floral department of Hobby Lobby}


We stuck them into some styrofoam over night to dry. They look cute just like this actually.


The next morning I let him cut out yarn for me in different lengths, then I stuck the yarn through the wholes in the egg and he told me where to hang them on the branches. It stayed this way for a day or two till I decided the yarn wasn't doing it for me, so I decided to use some pastel green polka dot ribbon I had.

I know I said this was Asher's project, but it was bugging me! The ribbon was much cuter and Asher was more than happy to get to use his scissors again.


Then he punched out flowers with our shape cutter (the one I also used on the topiary) and tissue paper in whatever color he wanted and I glued them to the stems with my glue gun.



We added a glitter bird for fun. I just think they are so cute!

Last, we filled the pot (that I already had from last spring) with green paper grass that I got at Target for a dollar.

There it is our "Easter egg tree"....
This is something so easy, fun and different that you can do with your kids for Easter aside from coloring eggs...and it's a double whammy...a fun project for them and cute decoration.

I told them to pick out where they wanted it and for whatever reason, they chose the rocking chair in Bella's room, it did look kinda cute there, but it didn't stay long... I can only imagine what Bella would do to it during one of her "naps"










4 comments:

  1. Just saw this on Tatertots & Jello. Love it! Thanks for sharing!
    -Vanessa

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  2. Just saw this at CG's party. Love it! Even though it's kid created, it's so classy looking...

    Now if I could get my 3 year old not to eat the art supplies, we'd be good to go...

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  3. This looks lovely. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!

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  4. LOVE this idea! I featured it on my blog this morning at http://whittskitsfabricscrafts.blogspot.com/2013/03/mining-monday-easter-treats.html for an Easter decorating idea. I'm off to give it a try!

    Thanks!
    Carrie

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