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E For Easter Bunny – Get Crafty #BlogchatterA2Z

Happy Easter to you all!

We celebrated Easter 2 days ago, but are still trying to get over the scrumptious food, chocolate eggs and cookies. For kids as well as grown-ups, Easter is always associated with bunnies and eggs. Bunnies usually give birth to a group of little kittens and so it symbolizes new life. It is believed that the Easter bunny lays and decorates eggs and then hides them for everyone to find. The eggs also symbolize new life. Today, parents and grandparents follow this tradition and hide chocolate eggs around their home and garden for an Easter egg hunt. Christian families also decorate their homes with different make bunnies and painted eggshells.

So what better than sharing the little DIY decor that we made for Easter.

Supplies
Handtowels of any color
Rubber bands
Colored Satin ribbons
Googly eyes
Colored pompoms

Let’s get started

1. Place the handtowel inside out with one corner facing towards you.

2. Start rolling from the same corner up to the other side and then fold it to make a U-shape.

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3. Secure the folded U side with a rubber band tightly. This will form the bunny’s furry squishy bottom.

4. Now fold the pointy ends on the side towards the U-shape and secure with a rubber band. This will form the bunny’s face.

5. Fold the pointy ends upwards to make bunny’s ears.

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6. Tie a ribbon around the face of the bunny.

7. Glue the googly eyes and a pompom to make a nose.

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Your Easter Bunny is ready. Place the bunny with painted eggs or eggshells and chocolate eggs around.

We have made a quick video while Eira made these bunnies for Easter.

Hope you like it!

This post is part of Blogchatter‘s challenge #BlogchatterA2Z

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D For Doll Chain – Get Crafty #BlogchatterA2Z

For D we have one of the most interesting craft. I remember making it during my school days. We used to color them and decorate our desks and classroom. I asked Eira what would she like to do with her doll chain and she decided to dress up and accessorize them. It turned out to be a very interesting activity.

So let’s see how to make a doll chain.

Supplies
White chart paper
Colored craft paper for dresses
Black/brown craft paper for doll’s hair
Sequins, stars, buttons whatever a child would like for accessorizing
Crayons
Scissors

Let’s get started
1. Use white chart paper to make the doll chain. We have to make a accordion pleats with it. Make sure the breadth is good enough to draw dolls on them.
2. Draw dolls on the side which has cut edge of the folded paper on the right.
Now hold the pleats altogether carefully and cut it. Do not cut along the folds.
3. Unfold the cutout and see the wonderful paper doll chain that you’ve made.
4. Design and cut some dresses for the dolls out of colored paper. Add sequins, buttons, stars as you like.
5. Make some hairstyles on brown paper and cut them and add it to your dolls as well. You can even use black paper for hair.
6. Use crayons for making facial features and coloring shoes.

Your Paper Doll Chain is ready. Use them to play or decorate your child’s room.
You can design a chain of hearts, flowers, dinosaurs, cars or even spaceships in the same way. Keep the creativity flowing as per your child’s interests.

We have made a quick video while Eira was making her doll chain.

Hope you like it!

This post is part of Blogchatter‘s challenge #BlogchatterA2Z.

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Theme Reveal- Get Crafty #BlogchatterA2Z

Last year I participated in #MyFriendAlexa for the first time and formed a long lasting relationship with Blogchatter. It helped me realise my potential as I could plan and write 8 blogs within the month of October 2020.

Blogchatter’s new campaign is here which is more challenging and I’ve braced myself up again. #BlogchatterA2Z has 26 blogs to be written within the month of April. Each day of April is assigned a letter which needs to be used in your title and blog. Sundays have been excused to get your thinking gears rested and keep churning further writing ideas. Write your blogs, read and engage with fellow bloggers and grow with them is what its going to be all about. The fun part is that each blogger is coming up with an interesting theme for their collection of 26 blogs and here I am to share my theme with you all.

Schools have taken a break as kids have finished their exams and are getting ready to be promoted into their next grades. A few days of school and kids will have their summer break when even online classes will go on halt and parents have to tap into their creativity to keep them busy. While I was still thinking on what my theme should be, my girl had finished her exams and declared that she wanted me to spend some time exploring arts and crafts with her. That’s when I decided that my theme is going to be around this idea and Eira jumped in with a YES when I asked her to help me out.

Our theme for #BlogchatterA2Z is “Get Crafty”
We are going to share lots of fun and easy crafts, paintings and other ideas which will be easy to do with your kids while having lots of fun.

Being crafty involves a lot of hand-eye co-ordination and imagination while using scissor skills and finger grasps all of which are excellent for kids. No matter whether you have a toddler or an older child, all these ideas are definitely going to help them in their essential development while taking you on a memory ride into your own childhood.

So stay tuned with us from 1st to 30th of April and get your creativity flowing…