By Katelyn S. Irons
Easter falls at a time when most of us will be home and trying to find ways to spend time with friends and family. Here are some family-friendly projects and crafts which could be a great way to connect.
Perfectly patterned eggs: Perfect your typical Easter eggs with this easy but elaborate egg stenciling idea.
What you need Masking tape Paper punches (optional) Craft scissors or normal scissors Hard boiled eggs Paas egg dye
1. Decide on your pattern, whether it be stripes or perhaps a stencil of a bunny. Place masking tape on your undyed egg on the areas which you want to keep white. 2. Make sure you smooth out all the air bubbles. 3. Dye your egg according to the package and remove tape once dry.
A simple cross Easter is all about the humility of the God coming to Earth to die for our sins. What better way to represent that than hanging a humble cross made of twigs in your window.
What you need: Wire or hot glue A pile of sticks of similar diameter Fake flowers
1. Divide sticks into two piles. Break one pile into a shorter length. 2. Place the piles in a cross-pattern and bind with wire or hot glue until sturdy. 3. Use the flowers to embellish the center of the cross, if desired.
What you need: Balloons Scissors Colored cotton yarn Plastic cup White school glue Petroleum jelly Fishing line
1. Blow up balloons and tie them up with clear fishing line so they may dangle from something. 2. Coat balloon in petroleum jelly. 3. Coil yarn and place neatly in the cup so it doesn't knot. 4. Coat yarn in glue and tie one end to the end of the balloon. 5. Continue to wrap it around the balloon until covered to desired amount. 6. Leave to dry overnight. Resist the temptation to pop the balloon too soon. 7. Pop the balloon after dry and then hang up.
Empty tomb centerpiece
What you need: Small 2" pot Round 8" planter base Wheat berries (whole wheat) Small rocks or gravel Potting soil Twigs Wire Rock
1. Put gravel in the bottom of the planter for drainage. 2. Secure small pot laying down in center of the planter in gravel. 3. Fill planter with dirt around and over pot, creating a mound or hill. 4. Spread wheat over soil and place a thin layer of soil over the wheat. 5. Water every day and in about a week, you'll have a healthy hill of green. 6. Create three crosses by binding the twigs with wire. 7. Place crosses over pot and put rock to the side of the opening of the "tomb."