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Easter Crafts: String eggs, salted eggs, blown up eggs, more

Posted April 1, 2015
Updated April 2, 2015

Editor's Note: Kari Marotta, the mom of two, teacher and owner of Mess Makers, a pop-up arts and crafts studio, is back with some Easter crafts.

Hoppy Holidays! This week my boys and I went back to enjoy the classic mess of … paper mache and they loved it! Throw down a plastic table cloth and enjoy getting your hands messy.

Mommy, Our Eggs Blew Up!
Blow up some balloons, cut some newspaper or magazines into strips. Mix the paper mache (check for one of many recipes available online) and cover the balloon. Allow to dry overnight and paint. They look really cute hanging outside in the trees and can be seen really well.

String Egg
We dipped string in the remaining paper mache mix and wrapped it around a balloon. When it was completely dry, we popped the balloon and now have a really cool “ball of string."

Salted Eggs
This is a really cool “paint” project that I got from the book "The Artful Parent." First, get a sheet of construction paper and cut it out in the shape of an egg. On the paper, squeeze out some glue to make a design. Cover the glue completely with table salt.  Shake off the excess salt and allow the glue to dry completely. Use washable liquid watercolors (I used tie-dye ink) and drip small amounts of the ink onto the salt and watch it travel along the salt – it is really neat to watch.

Bunny Field
We have a big window in our kitchen and it serves as the perfect frame for our artwork, old and new. The bunny was made many years ago by simply tearing out the paper ( great for strengthening the pincer grasp). We added some grass and our salt eggs and now we have a bunny field. Our boys still like to create a scene for this big window and your little ones will too!

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