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All of the pieces are falling in place for a very "Hoppy" Easter over here! These masks are a bit like puzzles with many different combinations of pieces put together to form the shape for the mask!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Optional: Circle stickers

 

Create it!

Step 1: Paint cardboard and allow to dry.

Step 2: Cut cardboard into various geometric shapes.

Step 3: Piece and glue shapes together to form the face shape for the mask.

Step 4: Cut two ears from white painted cardboard.

Step 5: From recycled colored cardboard or painted cardboard, cut inside piece for ears and glue to white portion of ears.

Step 6: Glue ears to mask.

Step 7: From recycled colored cardboard or painted cardboard, cut nose and whiskers. Glue to mask.

Step 8: Cut two triangles and a circle from painted cardboard for bow tie. Glue together. Optional: Add circle stickers to bow tie.

Step 9: Glue bowtie to bottom of mask.

Pretend play is fun for all seasons and this mask will provide loads of "hoppy" creative play!

Spring gives us so much cuteness in the form of baby animals and who can resist a fluffy baby chick?! Made with recycled cardboard and paint, use the same technique to create bunnies and any other baby animal of the season!

Start with: 

  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cardstock
  • Shredded, crinkled paper
  • Optional: upcycled plastic lids and pom poms for eyes but cardstock works just fine too!

Create it!

Step 1: Paint cardboard and allow to dry.

Step 2: For the body, cut 7-8 strips, approximately 5 inches by 1/2 inch from painted cardboard.

Step 3: Place glue in center of strip and lay another strip on top. Continue until strips form a circle.

Step 4: Repeat Steps 2-3 with 5-6 strips, approximately 3 inches by 1/2 inch in size.

Step 5: Gule smaller circle to top of larger circle, creating head and body.

Step 6: Create eyes from cardstock or upcycled items.

Step 7: Cut triangle beak from orange cardstock.

Step 8: Glue eyes and beak to head.

Step 9: Glue shredded, crinkled paper on body for downy feathers.

Such a fun decoration and made primarily from recycled cardboard!

You know we love rainbows around here - and robots - so we combined the two to create this cute mini robot crew!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Paper Straws
  • Single Hole Punch
  • Scissors
  • Glue or Hot Glue Gun*

* Supervise closely so little hands aren't burned, or join in the fun and do this part while your little one watches.

Create it!

Step 1: For each robot, cut three cardboard head squares and three cardboard body squares. Paint one side of each piece and allow to dry.

Step 2:  Place one body square with color - color down - and glue a tiny piece of cardboard to the center. Top with another square and repeat one more time, ending with the painted side facing up. This creates a 3D head and body.

Step 3: Repeat step 2 with head squares.

Step 4: To body squares, glue one rectangle piece of cardboard to create a tab for gluing on the head. 

Step 5: Glue the head to the body.

Step 6: Bend a paper straw in half and cut. To one half, cut in half for the robot legs. To the other portion, cut two small pieces for eyes and then fold the remaining and cut into equal portions for arms.

Step 7: Glue eyes to the face. Pinch one end of arms and legs and glue to the body.

Step 8: Use paper punch to cut out robot's buttons with cardboard and glue to robot body.

Make mini robots in every color of the rainbow or make them multicolored - so many colorful possibilities! 

Winter! It's so much fun when the first snow falls but the longer it is the more we start thinking of warmer weather and the bright colors of Spring. This brightly colored necklace is perfect for a cozy winter crafting session - even if you are dreaming of the beach!

Start with:

  • Large Wooden Bead Spools
  • Small Wooden Bead Spools
  • Scissors
  • Embroidery Thread, multiple colors
  • String

Create it!

Step 1: Tie a piece of embroidery thread to spool and wrap around. Tie again and snip when finished with one color. Repeat with as many colors as you like.

Step 2: With smaller sized spool beads, wrap with thread of choice.

Step 3: String the beads on the string and tie for necklace.

This would be a wonderful activity for a playdate and it's so fun to see all of the color combinations!