|Decorated with strawberries.|
**The archive posts are blogs I wrote a few years ago for my mother’s (now offline) homeschooling blog. I enjoyed writing these posts so much, they are what inspired me to start Schooling a Monkey!**
Yesterday, I talked about some of the cute Easter crafts that Monkey and I wanted to make this year. Unfortunately, we both got sick over the weekend and weren’t able to do everything we had hoped. However, we did make the treat bags, stained glass crosses, and the papier mache Easter egg.
The coffee filter bags were fun and easy to make. The only problem we had with them is that it took much more paint than I thought it would. Monkey also didn’t quite get the idea that we were supposed to paint the entire filter, but that was fine. We will probably use these to hold some treats on Easter in the baskets.
The crosses were also very simple and fun. The oil was supposed to dry quickly, but even several hours later it wasn’t completely dry. I don’t know if we were supposed to use less or what, but that project was rather sticky and messy.
The papier mache Easter egg piñata was nearly a failed experiment. I tried to stick two balloons together to make a larger egg,
which ended up looking like a dinosaur egg. However, the middle didn’t stay stiff and it is all crinkled and very un egg-like. Oh well. We used a flour glue, and it took much longer to dry than it was supposed to. According to the directions, it should have dried in about 24 hours. Our layers took about 48 hours to dry.
Because of that, we didn’t actually use very many layers. So I don’t know how well it will hold up when candy is inside. Maybe we’ll only use a small amount to prevent it from breaking.
The egg is one of the messiest projects I have ever done, and we will probably not do it again. We had flour paste everywhere. Monkey doesn’t like to get messy and she pretty much hated that part. But she did enjoy painting the egg, and if it holds together, I’m sure she will enjoy breaking it open.
Because of our sickness we weren’t able to make the butterflies or mice. Maybe next year. What Easter crafts have you tried this year?