Childrens Easter Craft Idea – Toilet Paper Easter Bunny Treat Holders

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Spring is in the air, and Easter is right around the corner.  Here is an adorable childrens Easter craft to do with your kids that is perfect for passing out at school, to friends or neighbors.

It’s inexpensive so this is a project that is easy on your wallet and super fun to put together! Most craft items will probably already be in your stash. If not, they are all available at Dollar Tree.   Start asking friends, family, and neighbors to save their TP rolls if you don’t already have a bunch hoarded away.  You can also cut a paper towel roll in half if you’d prefer not to use TP rolls.

If you want to avoid the candy craze they can be filled with a multitude of Dollar Store items- erasers, mini bubbles, crackers, hot wheels cars, balloons, or beads.

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Easter Basket Craft for Kids – Homemade Easter Basket

Easter Basket Craft for Kids
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These sweet Easter basket craft for kids can be used for decorating the table as a centerpiece,  collecting Easter eggs, or for dramatic play. They are inexpensive and a wonderful way to upcycle items from around the house.

This is a very kid friendly craft and is a fantastic and creative way to work on some fine motor skills- threading ribbon, and tying knots. For toddlers these baskets would be a great toy to carry, dump, and fill with plastic Easter eggs. We are planning on making one for grandma and filling it with a couple of her favorite bath products and a chocolate or two plastic.

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Easy Easter Bunny Napkin Holder

Easter Bunny Napkin Holder

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If you need a simple and sweet Easter Bunny Napkin Holder for the kids,  I have one for you that is also inexpensive.  I love using things from around the house to create pretty seasonal decorations.  This one is so fun and cute that I can’t wait to put them out on the table for Easter dinner!   This Easter Bunny Napkin Holder craft is made simply from leftover toilet paper rolls and a few craft supplies from your stash.

If you are missing any of these supplies a quick trip to your local Dollar Store will supply you with everything you need, as well as plenty of leftovers for other fun projects.  You could make all bunnies or with a few changes add in some chicks or lambs.

Easter Bunny Napkin Holder Supplies

Easter Bunny Napkin Holder:

Supplies Needed

Empty toilet paper rolls (or paper towel roll)
craft foam, scrapbook paper, or construction paper
googly eyes
glue
assorted pompoms
pink marker

Directions:

  1. Cut your toilet paper roll in half.
  2. Cut strips of paper to cover ( I am sure t.p. rolls are standard size- mine came to 2” wide and  6” long)
  3. Apply  generous amount of glue to backside of paper, wrap around cardboard ring, use a clothespin or paper clip to clamp the paper into place until the glue sets.
  4. Glue on googly eyes, a small pink pompom for the nose, and 2 small white pompoms for chubby cheeks.
  5. Cut ears from paper and color pink insides, add glue to bottom of ears and slip between cardboard roll and paper that is wrapped around it.
  6. Slide napkins through rings.

This Easter Bunny Napkin Holder would be cute with paper or cloth napkins!

Easter Bunny Napkin Holder Collage

What do you think of this Easter Bunny Napkin Holder?

You may also like my post on How to Make Easter Bunny Cake!

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Michaels Classes Open House on Sat. 3/8

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Michael’s Classes Open House on Sat. 3/8

Do you love arts and crafts and learning new things?  Then you won’t want to miss the Michaels Classes Open House this Saturday, March 8. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  There is also a coupon to save $20 Off Class Supplies when you register/pay for a class of $20 or more.  The coupon offer is valid in-store ONLY!

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I have personally taken all 4 of the Cake Decorating classes and I learned so much and had a great time!

Melissa Felton's photo.  This is a cake I made this weekend!

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15 Easy St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

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Find 15 easy St. Patrick’s Day Crafts to help the kids celebrate the day of luck and magic! A couple of the crafts will even be perfect for adults or to make as special keepsakes.

    1. Easy Rainbow Craft for Kids to Make for St. Patrick Day by 7 on a Shoestring
    2. Leprechaun Hats Craft by Mom on Timeout
    3. Fingerpaint Rainbow Kids Activity by Roubinek Reality
    4. DIY Paper Shamrock by Family Food and Travel
    5. Easy Pipe Cleaner Shamrocks by Formula Mom
    6. Shamrock Puppy St. Patrick’s Day Craft Activity by Jinxy Kids
    7. Set Your Rainbow Leprechaun Trap by Club Chica Circle
    8. How to Make Rainbow Rice by Mom on Dealz
    9. Hand Print Leprechaun by Mom on Dealz
    10. Apothecary Jars for St. Patrick’s Day by Uncommon Designs
    11. Fingerprint Shamrock Canvas by Meaningful Mama
    12. Shamrock Tree on Canvas by Crafts by Amanda
    13. Hand Tinted Shamrock Mason Jars by Club Chica Circle
    14. Leprechaun House by Ribbons and Glue
    15. Pipe Cleaner Rainbow Bracelet by Crafts by Amanda

What are your favorite St. Patrick’s Day Crafts?

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How to Make a Girl Diaper Cake

How to Make a Girl Diaper Cake

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This diaper cake is a gorgeous and unique way of giving a gift at a baby shower.  It can also be used as a centerpiece for the shower or in the baby’s room! I decided to make a dollar store version so that it would be a cheaper alternative to making the cake for all your soon to be mommy friends!

Everything for this cake was bought at the dollar store except for the actual diapers but the dollar store does sell diapers! I just got the diapers for free at CVS using Extra Bucks! Let’s get started on how to do this!

How to Make a Girl Diaper Cake:

Money spent: $5
Time spent: 45 Minutes
Supplies: Diapers, baby decorations, and ribbon

Procedure:

  1. This first step is the most time consuming of the whole project! You need to roll all of your diapers up, so you just roll the diaper up and secure it with either ribbon tied around it or a rubber band (I like small clear plastic hair bands)!button girl diaper cake
  2. Once all your diapers are rolled up, start arranging them (use a baby bottle in the middle to secure your start.) Once you have all the diapers necessary for the bottom tier, you will need to tie your ribbon around the whole layer. This will need to be your biggest layer and there isn’t a certain number of diapers you need to use.
  3. Next, you will need to make your second layer. Just repeat the same steps as before as well as for the top layer!
  4. Finally, the fun part! Adding decorations! I used pink thicker ribbon to hide my other ribbons used to tie each layer together! I added pink and purple clothes pins and a baby carriage sign! I just simply stuck the items into the ribbon in order for it to stay!

 

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You can easily create a baby girl or baby boy cake by changing the decorations as shown above!

Cute as a Button Diaper Cake

Another cute idea is to create a “cute as a button” diaper cake with colorful buttons glued onto ribbon. There are so many variations to making your cake that are only limited by your imagination!

I hope you all enjoy making your diaper cakes for that special mommy-to-be with my How to Make a Girl Diaper Cake tutorial.
You can also grab these 4 Baby Freebies – Perfect for New Moms! You get the product FREE, just need to pay shipping for a baby sling, boppy pillow & more!
Share your ideas on how to make a girl diaper cake!

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15 Easy Kids Crafts

Easy Kid Crafts

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Are you always on the hunt for cute kids crafts? Below is a round-up for 15 easy kids crafts to help you find new ideas to foster creativity in your child.  Most of these crafts have items found around the home to make them easy on the budget too!

15 Easy Kids Crafts:

  1. For the Birds by Juggling Act Mama
  2. Popsicle Stick Puzzles by Juggling Act Mama
  3. Footprint Sharks {Craft} by Glued to my Crafts
  4. Despicable Me Minions {Crafts} by Glued to my Crafts
  5. DIY Duct Tape Suitcase (Going to Grandma’s in Style) by Slap Dash Mom
  6. Duct Tape Flower Pen by Slap Dash Mom
  7. Best DIY Gluten Free Play Dough Recipes by One Creative Mommy
  8. Design a 3-Ring Binder with Duct Tape by How To This and That
  9. Tin Can Wind Chime Craft by Stockpiling Moms
  10. Easy Kids Egg Carton Art by Mod Podge Rocks
  11. Painting With Plastic Eggs by Songbirds And Buttons
  12. Easy DIY Bubbles by Spaceships And Laserbeams
  13. DIY Family Car Game: I Spy by Say Yes to Hoboken
  14. Washi Tape Wooden Bracelets from Mama Miss
  15. Washi Tape Puzzle by Washi Tape Crafts

You might also like:

10 Kid Valentine Crafts
15 Christmas Crafts for Kids
15 Homemade Teachers Christmas Gifts

See more crafts here!

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No-Sew Scented Drawer Sachet – How to Make a Sachet

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Ever wondered how to make a sachet?  If you are looking for a simple craft to give as a gift or to make something for yourself, these pretty and simple no-sew scented drawer sachets will leave your clothes with a light fragrance.

They make a lovely hostess gift, basket filler, or Valentine’s Day gift. Pick out a pretty fabric and scent that you love. If you are looking for scents with aromatherapy benefits there are a wide variety of smells and benefits:

  • Lavender­ – Calming & relaxing
  • Orange­ – Brightens & relieves anxiety
  • Cinnamon­ Mood & Concentration
  • Peppermint­ – Energizing
  • Sandalwood­ – Relaxing­ alleviates stress, anxiety & depression

How to Make a Sachet

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Supplies:
Thin cotton fabric
cotton batting ribbon
essential oil, I used Lavender
scissors or rotary cutter
Directions:

  1. Cut fabric into an 8”8” square.
  2. Cut a 6” length of ribbon.
  3. Fill center with a piece of cotton batting a little bigger than an egg.-3
  4. Squeeze 5­7 drops of essential oil onto cotton batting.
  5. Draw up the four corners of your fabric, compress batting.-4
  6. Tie ribbon just above cotton batting filling.
  7. Knot the fabric.

In just minutes you can have enough sachets for all your drawers and a few for the closet. These are also very inexpensive to make. ­ I picked up this piece of fabric for $1.00 and a roll of ribbon for $1.50, the essential oil I already had on hand. ­ I was able to make 6 from the small piece of fabric, with plenty of other supplies left over for more projects.

I had some leftover flannel from another project and I made my husband a few, tying them with twine to make it a little less feminine, and scented with sandalwood.

Now that you know How to Make a Sachet, you might also like Valentine Crafts for Kids to Send

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10 Kid Valentine Crafts

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Let the kids get creative with these 10 Kid Valentine Crafts.  All of these crafts will be great for kids to use as gifts in a classroom, for friends & relatives or just for fun!

10 Kid Valentine Crafts:


Valentine Crafts for Kids to Send

You might also like these Love Bug Valentine Crafts for Kids to Send or a round-up of Valentines homemade gifts!

Not enough ideas?  Try this Be My Love Bug – Homemade Valentines Idea

What are your favorite kid valentine crafts?

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Candy Filled Love Bug – Valentine Crafts for Kids to Send

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If you need a fun and simple craft for a your child’s Valentines party or to pass out to grandparents and neighbors this candy filled Love Bug Valentines Craft is for you. It is also super inexpensive and makes you look totally green since its made from recycled toilet paper rolls, and scrap paper- use scrapbook, construction, or you can even pick up a roll of cute wrapping paper from the Dollar tree.

You can make them all look alike or make every one unique to match the recipient. This craft is great for boys or girls as you can create in traditional Valentine’s colors or any color scheme your child likes.

Don’t want to use candy?  Fill your love bug with pencil erasers, small balls, stickers, mini nail polish, chap stick, the ideas are endless!  I like looking in the Dollar Spot at Target for filler ideas.

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