Top DIY Easter Ideas

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Top DIY Easter Ideas

Easter

Easter

Easter

Easter

Talina Hazelton, Reporter

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With Easter coming up, you may need more creative food ideas. There are tons of things you can make or do for easter. Here are 5 things you can make for easter if you’re bored or have nothing to do.

1. Peep Houses

Peep House

   You Need: 

  • Peeps
  • Gram Crackers
  • Frosting/ Icing
  • Parchment Paper
  • Easter decor, such as Easter grass, candy eggs, etc.

   Directions:

Lay out parchment paper. Break 3 pieces of gram cracker pieces so you have 6 half pieces all together. “Glue” walls to the floor and the roof together. When the walls and floor and the roof is dry, “glue” the roof to the walls to complete the house. When done decorate the houses how you want.

2. Salt Dough Easter Eggs

Salt Dough Eggs

   You Need:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/4 cup of salt
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of water
  • Egg shaped cookie cutter
  • Acrylic or tempera paint

   Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl. Gradually add salt to substance until its a putty like substance. Knead the dough until its well mixed and smooth. Roll the dough to about 1/4 inch in thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut out the eggs and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Make a tiny hole at the top of the egg so it has something to hang from. Place eggs into oven for 30 minutes to an hour. When done, let cool and paint as desired.

3. Clothespin Bunnies

Clothespin Bunnies

   You Need:

  • Clothespin
  • Hot glue
  • White Acrylic Paint
  • Pink permanent marker
  • Black gel pen
  • Tiny plastic beed for the nose
  • Bakers twine

   Directions:

Take the metal pieces off the clothespin. Hot glue the pins together on the bumpy sides. Paint the sticks with h white Acrylic paint, let dry.  Grab your pink sharpie and draw in ears and the cheeks. Get your black gel pin and draw the eyes on, the whiskers on, the hands, and the feet. Next glue your plastic beed in-between the whiskers for the nose. Take the ribbon and tie it in a bow and hot glue it to the bunnies chest.

4.  Shaving Cream Painter Easter Eggs

Shaving Cream Painted Eggs

   You Need:

  • Shaving Cream
  • Card Stock
  • Paint
  • Tray
  • Paint brush, toothpick, or fork. (Anything with a pointy end)
  • Scraper tool or old gift card
  • Newspapers

   Directions:

Spray the shaving cream all over the tray. Squirt paint all over the shaving cream. Using the pointy end of a paint brush, drag it through the shaving cream and paint making straight lines back and forth. Then do it again, but this time go up and down. The shaving cream will start to get a marbleized look to it. Take your Card Stock and cut them into egg shapes. Take your egg shapes and press them on the shaving cream adding a little pressure so it goes into the paint and shaving cream well. Take the Card stock out of the shaving cream and let sit. Using some sort of scraping tool scrape all of the shaving cream off of the paper. Let the paint dry for a bit and then your project will be ready to be put on display!

5. Glitter Eggs

Glitter Eggs

   You Need:

  • 12 Eggs
  • Wide rimmed, shallow plastic cups.
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Paper plate for drying

   Directions:

Fill one of the cups with about ¾ inch of glue and each remaining cup with about ½ centimeter of glitter. Cover the rounded, bottom half of the egg in the glue. Turn egg slightly to get a good coating of glue. Lift egg out of glue and let any excess drip off. Twist bottom half of egg in glitter until an initial layer of glitter covers the glue. Sprinkle and pat extra glitter onto the egg, using your fingers, to cover sparse areas and smooth out any clumps. Stand egg upright in cup until the glue is fairly dry. Transfer to a paper plate or similar surface to continue drying. Repeat steps 2 through 5 for each shade of glitter, and watch your eggs shimmer.

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