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Easy Easter Crafts for Kids
by Margaret Rench

Easter is right around the corner. Soon the kids will be out of school for spring break. Prepare yourself for their cries of "I'm bored" by having some craft projects planned. Here are some easy to make and fun crafting projects to keep them busy.

Bubble Photo Frames:
Supplies needed: a short wide mouth cup, dish detergent, water, food coloring, paper photo frames, a straw.

You can find paper photo frames in the scrap-booking section of any craft store and some grocery stores. Fill the cup with water and add a drop or two of dish detergent. Color the water with food coloring. Blow into the water using the straw until bubbles form and start overflowing the cup. Press the photo frame lightly into the bubbles and pull it away. You now have some nice designs transferred to the frame from the bubbles. Continue the process until you have the frame coated in a pleasing way. You can use more than one color on the frame by making cups with different colors in them.

Grass Basket:
Supplies needed: basket with plastic liner, potting soil, rye-grass seed, gravel, charcoal (optional)

Line the bottom of the basket with the gravel this allows for drainage. Add a layer of charcoal on top of the gravel. The charcoal keeps things fresh smelling in case of over watering. Put your topsoil into the basket up to about 1/2 from the rim. Sprinkle the grass seed liberally onto the soil. Top the grass seed with a sprinkling of topsoil, just enough to cover the seeds. Sprinkle water onto the soil and keep moist. Set the basket into a sunny warm area away from drafts. Rye grass seed usually sprouts in 4-7 days. When the grass gets taller than one inch, you can trim it back with scissors. If you start the project early enough, you will have a nice basket to lay Easter eggs into for Easter.

Indoor Basketball:
Supplies needed: styrofoam cup, tissues, tape, scissors

Cut the bottom out of the styrofoam cup. This is your basket. Tape it to the wall, onto a door or on the side of a bookcase. Wad up some tissues to use as your basketball. You might make three per person. Each person gets three tries at making a basket. If you make a basket you get a point. Play until someone gets 25 points.



 

Margaret Rench is the webmaster of Theme Party Palace. A mother of two and grandmother of one. They have taught me the joy of parties.

4/20/06

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