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Easter Crafts with Marlenka & Flo

Get ready for the long Easter weekend with crafts to keep your littles ones busy and smiling! We spoke to @lefranks to find out what she’s been up to with her daughter Flo, from salt dough decorations to bunny bunting, these activities will have you ready for spring celebrations.


Decoupaged Salt Dough Decorations

 

What you need: 

4 cups flour

1 cup table salt

1.5 cups water

 

How to make: 

Mix the ingredients together in a large bowl using a wooden spoon. When it becomes too stiff to stir, use clean hands to bring the dough together.

NOTE: If the dough is too wet and sticky, knead in a little more flour, about 1 tablespoon at a time. If it’s too stiff, add a little more water, about 1 tablespoon at a time. There is a big range in the way different flours absorb liquid, so there is a normal range of variation here. It should be easy to work with—soft and not too stiff and not excessively sticky.

Knead a few times until the dough is uniform and soft, about 3-5 minutes.

Divide dough into 2 or 4 sections and roll out to about 1/4-1/2 inch thick between two sheets of baking paper. This will help prevent sticking.

Cut out with cookie cutters. Transfer shapes to a parchment-lined baking tray.

Repeat rolling and cutting out shapes to use up the dough.

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F

Use a paper lollipop stick or a skewer to make a hole to hang as an ornament.

If making ornaments, bake for 90 minutes to 2 hours, checking occasionally.

Remove from oven, let cool, and paint if desired with acrylic or washable tempera paint.

Once paint is completely dry, seal with PVA glue if desired.

 

To decorate:

Paper napkins

PVA glue

White paint

Paint brush

Jute string or ribbon

 

Remove the back layer from the napkins…just peel it off, leaving just the layer with the design.

Tear or cut small pieces from the napkin.

It’s easier to decoupage a round object with small pieces, rather than large.

Using the small brush, place a tiny amount of PVA glue on the decorations, place one of your pieces of napkin on it, and then PVA glue over the top of it.

Once all of the decorations are finished, add one thinner layer of PVA glue over the entire decoration to seal everything, and let dry.

Feed a string or a ribbon through the hole if you’d like the ornaments to hang.

 

 

Bunny Bunting

 

What you need:

Easter bunny cut outs (we used a cookie cutter shape and drew around it)

Ribbon or jute string

Cotton wool

Scissors

Glue

Hole puncher

 

 

How to make:

Cut out your Easter bunny shapes.

Punch a whole using a hole puncher.

Lay out a long piece of ribbon on a flat surface and feed it through the holes. 

Hang your bunting with tape or drawing pins.

 

 

Shaving Foam Marble Eggs

 

What you need:

Neon food colouring 

Shaving foam 

White eggs 

Toothpick 

Gloves to avoid stained hands

 

 

How to make:

Using a muffin tin, load up each hole with shaving cream or cool whip. Add a few drops of gel food colouring to each hole (we used neon food colouring). We did 3 colours in each one.

Then, using a toothpick, lightly swirl the colour around. You don’t want to mix it up too much otherwise you won’t have a big colour contrast on your eggs!

Next up, place white hard-boiled eggs into each hole and lightly press down!

Leave the eggs here for about 10 minutes and then flip them over!

Leave the eggs for 10 more minutes on the opposite side.

Remove the eggs from the tins, then lightly rinse them off. Set them on a paper towel or kitchen towel to dry.

 

 

You can also discover our Easter collection, so they are dressed for the occasion too.

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