In Sweden we have a tradition to decorate birch twings for Easter. Ordinary twigs are dressed in brightly colored feathers and placed in a vase to brighten up our homes. Today we make our own feathers out of tissue paper and wire. Check it out!
You need tissue paper in different colors, thin steel wire, glue stick, scissors and glitter glue.
1. Start by bending a leaf out of a piece of wire. Make sure to keep a fairly long stalk, it will be used to attach the finished leaf on the twigs. Cut a piece of tissue paper that is larger than the wire leaf. Put glue on the edges of the tissue paper and fold it over the wire.
2. Decorate the leaf with glitter glue and let it dry.
Can you tell Freja likes bright colors? When the glitter glue is dry, it’s time to put the feathers on the twigs. Beautiful, colorful and with a forecast of spring.
The feathers are delicate and beautiful, especially when the sun shines through them. Lucky for us that the light is coming back to our northern latitudes.
Making Easter decorations are almost as fun as making things for Christmas. Spring is slowly arriving and we get to fill our houses with cheerful Easter colors. Today we’re teaming up with Gina from Willowday once again! We make tiny bunnies of corks saved for an occation like this. Needless to say – we save everything!
You need corks from wine, champagne or other glas bottles. You also need acrylic paint, a brush, tape in various colors, scissors, a black marker pen, round beads and glue.
1. First we paint the corks with white acrylic paint. Our corks need two coats of paint to become completely white. When the hobby paint is dry, we paint a nose and eyes on the rabbit. To get a round nose we dip a barbecue stick in acrylic paint and using it as stamp. The eyes are drawn on with a waterproof marker pen.
2. We use white electrical tape as a base for the ears. Fold the tape and cut one end of the strip to the shape on an ear with a scissor. The inside of the ears we make of orange and pink washi tape, but any colored tape will do. Glue the finished ears to the back of the head. Also glue a round bead as a tail at the back of the bunny.
Corks are a fun and inexpensive material to work in. And you can make many different animals – perhaps a whole zoo! Our small bunnies will decorate our table this Easter.
Do not forget to visit Willowday to see their bunnies and welcome come back next week. We will continue to post Easter crafts for the next couple of weeks!
We love traditions and we happily paint easter eggs each year. Last year we dyed eggs in egg color and got cool egg with attitude. This year we paint the eggs with watercolor and turn them into cute octopuses.
You need boiled eggs, watercolors, marker pen, wool beads, needle and thread.
1. Make sure the eggs are hard boiled and cool before you start. Then paint the eggs with watercolor. Be careful with the color even after it has dried. It will rub off on hands and fingers. The good thing with watercolors for children is it’s non-toxic and it is something you might already have at home. Once the color has dried, draw a pair of eyes on the egg with a marker pen.
2. Now it’s time to make the squid tentacles. We use soft wool beads and sew them together with needle and thread. It takes 8 wool beads to get a ring of tentacles and wool beads can be found here.
3. When the ring of tentacles is finished, simply place the egg in the middle.
Our eggs got painted in different colors and they’ve all got matching tentacles.
We’re having octopus eggs for easter in our family this year. Do you paint your eggs?