On the last craft club of term, we had requests to make an Easter craft. As the children make so many Easter themed crafts at school anyway, it was tricky thinking of something that they could make in 30 minutes, didn’t require drying time, and suited boys and girls.
We decided on an Easter garland.
I made mine using pretty papers and some embellishments from my stash so the children had an example to look at, but the children used coloured papers provided by the school.
I made the templates using some card and my Sizzix Eclips cutting machine. It uses cartridges so you can cut a variety of shapes and letters, and it is fully adjustable so you can set the size, material you are cutting and version of the image. I made them all about 4″ tall and cut the shadow versions of the shapes to make them more substantial for the young children in the club.
All I had to do then was make a hole using the small setting on my crop-a-dile, and then thread some ribbon through. The children used wool to string their ones up as it’s a lot cheaper for 40 children to use that rather than ribbon. They decorated their shapes with coloured pens and pencils. Due to some of the older ones breaking into songs (with actions meaning they couldn’t use scissors!), some of them went away to be finished at home.
Later that day I did the same activity with the Guides. They are older and we had more time so the garlands went away completed and with a bit more detail.
What Easter crafts have you done with your kids?