Just a quick one to share a cute little Easter craft the children have been engaging in.
What you’ll need..
Various Size Pom-Poms
Egg Template (or make your own from card)
Thick & Thin Ribbon
The children loved this activity. Both Alice who is 10 and the toddler of 3 enjoyed the craft equally. Yes, it can get a little messy, especially when your a toddler, but nothing a little soapy water cannot fix.
Its simple, take a pencil and some card and draw around your egg template. Do this for how ever many egg decorations you want to make. Now cut this out and then rub away any visible pencil marks with an eraser (you may have to create the egg shapes for smaller children as I did for the toddler).
Next step is to use a hole punch to make a hole at the top of each egg.
Now take some really sloppy tacky white glue and begin to work section by section. Spread glue and then layer Pom-Poms on top side by side.
Push the Pom-Poms as close together as you can, filling any gaps with smaller Pom-Poms. Once completely covered, leave to dry.
Once the egg has dried, tread through your thick ribbon and tie into a knot ready for hanging.
You can turn the egg over on the reverse side and decorate in the same way so both sides are completely covered. Completely optional, it may depend on how patient the children are being and their overall level of engagement by this stage.
If your not doing both sides then now is the time to place your thin ribbon around the centre of your egg, finishing off with a pretty bow.
These can also be decorated with other materials such as sequins and gems, felt or paint… Let their imaginations run wild.
All thats left to do is to hang and proudly display… These look great hung from natural tree brunches that have been placed in a soiled pot. They even look great hanging at the window so passers by can admire. I have a bus stop outside my window so the children’s decorations have been admired by many (even the bus drivers lol).