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Project #186: Easter eggshell planters

Bloesem kids crafts | Egg shell plants for Easter

DIY Eggshell Easter planters by Wimke

I love to eat eggs! Boiled, baked or an omelet. For a few years i had my own chickens. I had three of them. They where so tame. They would sit on my lap and potter around the garden. When I was expecting my first baby, I couln't clean the hen house anymore. I brought my three ladies to a farm where they lived happily ever after. Unfortunately I don't have fresh eggs anymore... But, back to my DIY. Last week I saved the shells, I wanted to make something for upcoming Easter so I made eggshell planters. Here's how you can make your own.

Bloesem kids crafts | Egg shell plants for Easter

What you'll need:
* Egg shells
* Mud
* Seeds (Cress)

For the eggholder:
* Toilet roll
* Coloured paper
* Glue
* Scissors

Bloesem kids crafts | Egg shell plants for Easter

Step1: First make the holders from the toiletrolls. Cut the toiletholder in three equal pieces. Glue paper with a nice print on it. And your egg holder is ready.

Step2: Clean the empty eggshells with warm water then use a marker to draw on cute faces. Fill with mud. Sprinkle some seeds and let nature do it's job!

Bloesem kids crafts | Egg shell plants for Easter

Happy Easter - Wimke

Thank you Wimke for the great Easter idea! We can already imagine a entire family of eggshells sitting on the window sill!

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#Project 187: Marbled Easter cards

Bloesem kids | Easter Card DIY

DIY Marbled Easter cards by Emma of Showpony

Easter cards made from your child’s unique artwork will make a lovely gift for any relatives that you might not be able to visit over the holidays. The other bonus is that you might finally find another home for some of the growing piles of priceless artworks created by your talented off spring. There’s only so much you can put on the fridge and the recycling bin is overflowing!

To create these Easter Cards, Download Easter Card Template and print onto the thickest Card your printer will take.

What you'll need:
* Some painted paper, an 8cm x 10cm piece will be enough
* A blank piece of card 11cm x 11cm
* Craft knife
* Metal ruler
* Tape
* Cutting mat.

Bloesem kids | Easter Card DIY

Bloesem kids | Easter Card DIY

Step1: Firstly score your fold mark onto your printed card. Then cut out the card rectangle using the printed cutting marks. To make life easier don’t cut right to the edges if you do this you’ll chop your guide marks (see the image below)  Also cut out the egg shape leaving an egg-shaped hole.

Bloesem kids | Easter Card DIY

Step2: All you need to do now is stick your painted paper behind the hole and stick the blank card piece over the top to keep everything neat and tidy.

Bloesem kids | Easter Card DIY

Step3: Bravo! Gorgeous quick and easy handmade cards the whole family can feel proud of. - Emma

Bloesem kids | Easter Card DIY

Craft contributed by: Emma of Showpony 

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Project #185: DIY Easter egg bunny hugs

Bloesem kids craft | DIY Easter egg hugs

DIY Easter egg bunny eggs by Laura Murray

Easter is almost upon us, which means another chance for some holiday-specific craft fun! Hooray! And these Easter Egg Bunny Hugs are the perfect place to start. With just a little snipping and gluing, these adorable felt bunnies will add a little extra love to any regular Easter egg! They're perfect as gift-wrapping for Easter treats and are super simple to make!

What you'll need:
* Coloured felt
* Craft glue
* Scissors
Download Easter Egg Bunny Hug Template!
* Small - medium (approx 17 gram) chocolate eggs. 

Bloesem kids craft | DIY Easter egg hugs

Step1:
First, download, print out and cut out this template. Then trace around it onto a piece of felt and cut out your bunny shape.

Bloesem kids craft | DIY Easter egg hugs

Step2:
Now it's time to get a little creative. I cut out eyes, a noise and little rosie cheeks from felt but you could experiment with different shapes or maybe even some embroidery or googly eyes. Glue on the features and while your at it, add a little glue to the end of one arm and stick the other to it to create the 'hug'! Then fold the legs up to the inside of this 'hug' and secure with a little glue. 

Then simply pop an egg inside the bunny's arms. Too cute, right?  - Laura Murray

Craft contributed by: Laura Murray

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