Saturday, April 7, 2012

Sugar Eggs...spring time crafts


Our display of our 2012 Easter Crafts that we managed to finish this year despite two babies and two 2 year olds....we had a good time...


Avery, Madelyn, Ty and Ella....

Brown paper bags were use to make these sweet little baskets, I want to warn you though they take a little time to finish up. This is not a project for little ones that loose their attention span fast. I made these baskets up ahead of time. Link on how to make is further down in this page.

Spring time fun with the grand critters....this is our 3rd year of doing sugar eggs for Easter.
Our 3rd year for getting together during spring break, enjoying time with one another, movies, birthdays, crafts, food........Easter stuff!!!
Sugar eggs are fun, inexpensive and if stored carefully can last for years to enjoy.
There are a lot of websites that can give you instructions and a sugar recipe, my is simple 1 cup of sugar to 1 TBSP of chilled water, mix well, press sugar into your mold, invert right away and allow a day of good drying time. Depending upon how you want your egg designed scoop out a hole to be able to view the inside of you egg design. Below is a link that can give you more details. On this website or any other sugar egg website you will find sugar eggs done with great detail. Don't worry, keep yours simple, we used little plactic eggs, bunnies, chicks, Easter grass, and silk flowers and leaves....and a few butterflies on ours. A little frosting to attach stuff and to hold the egg halves together. By using a frosting decorating tip you can create a cute design on the sugar eggs. Make it easy, make it fun!!!
http://candy.about.com/od/candybasics/ss/sugar_eggs.htm
I use a large plastic egg for my mold, you can find them around Easter time for under $2.00

This year I found a smaller Easter egg to use as a mold, it is perfect for the littler kids, we just decorate the top with goodies...


 This cute Easter chick is easy...for the body cut out a egg shape, trace your child's hand for the wings, use fasteners to attach the wings. Use wiggly eyes, and cut out a square shape for the beak folding it on a diagonal. Cut out some legs...very easy.


These cute baskets are made from brown paper bags...http://www.ellinee.com/diy-grocery-bag-easter-basket/
Cute cupcakes, simple to do...

This cute banner is made from paint samples, use stickers with letters if you want a saying like
 Happy Easter ect.


The grandcritters loved painting these...Angry Birds!!!
I think I will paint a set for my house and the garden...

These are our to babies.....this one in the swing is sweet Osmond...
He is really sweet and always has a smile!!! 


And this cutie is our Ayden....he loves to snuggle and we are so happy to have him!!!
Isn't he CUTE!!!


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