Saturday, March 28, 2015

Paper Egg Ornaments








It's almost Easter! I put up the decorations a week or so ago, and out came the Easter Egg Tree I made last year. Leah helped me put the eggs on it, and it looked great, but a little bare.


It needed more eggs! I had intended on adding more actual eggs each year, but then I found this craft from The Life of Jennifer Dawn to make paper egg ornaments and thought it would be the perfect craft to do with my sweet little toddler.


Here's what you need to make this:
 -some yarn or string
-beads
-glue or double-sided tape
 -decorative paper (I used scrapbooking sheets and mixed in sheets of construction paper that Leah coloured on)


There is a template for the eggs on the original post, but I just decided how big I wanted the eggs and cut an original and the rest from that one. I cut a bunch of eggs out from the decorative paper and some from construction paper, and Leah decorated them with crayon.



Each completed egg uses 4 egg cut outs, so you'll need a lot.


To make the eggs, I folded 2 egg cut outs in half and used double sided tape to stick the wrong sides together. I did the same with 2 more for the other half.



If you're making this, it's okay if the sides don't line up perfectly. You can just trim it up later.


Then I doubled up a piece of yarn to make a loop at the end, put a bead on it where I wanted the egg to attach to the yarn, and taped the two halves of the egg together.


I threaded another bead on the other side and tied it off. Done!

Super easy and I love that the eggs have Leah's touch. In addition to her colouring, she chose the paper and beads that we used.


I think our Easter Egg Tree looks a lot more full now!



17 comments:

  1. Such a cute craft idea! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  2. Oh that is just such a cute craft!! SO creative. :)

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  3. That is so lovely and such a cute helper.

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  4. Awesome craft! Could I convince you to share this post with our #ThursdayTheologyBLogs blog hop? It is entirely different than our other posts this week! We'd love to have you join us!!!

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    1. I'll check it out, thanks for letting me know!

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  5. This is such a cute idea! I'm going to have to do this with my boys. I think they would have a lot of fun with it.

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    1. This is a great craft for kids! Let me know how it goes!

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  6. Love your paper eggs! #ibabloggers

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  7. What a cute idea for Easter, and a fun craft for kids! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week. :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  8. These are really cute, I bet your kids had a great time making them.

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