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Handprint Easter carrot craft

Today I’m joining in with a fun painting challenge hosted by Messy Little Monsters where bloggers from across the world are bringing you 35 different painting techniques for kids.

My children love nothing more than painting with their hands. We’ve tried everything from corks to flowers and paintbrushes but nothing beats the feeling of paint on fingertips! Today we are sharing painting with hands and hand print art!

Handprint Easter carrot craft

Equipment needed to make a handprint Easter carrot:
green paint
paint tray
paint brush
white card
orange tissue paper

How to make a handprint Easter carrot:

Painting with hands is so easy and fun and you need minimal equipment. First we covered the table with old newspaper as I know from experience how messy my children can be.

We decided to make an Easter card so poured a little green paint into a paint tray, then painted it on to my 3 year olds’ hand with a paint brush.

When her hand was evenly covered we carefully pressed it down on a sheet of white card to make it look like a carrot top. We did this a couple of times so we had a few different sheets to work with.

handprint carrotWe left the sheets to dry and the next day we drew a carrot shape underneath the handprint.

handprint paintingMy 3 year old covered the area with glue and added scrunched up pieces of orange tissue paper for the carrot. She loves using tissue paper and was very meticulous with her work.

handprint carrotShe loved making her handprint Easter carrot. Her brother made one too and he now wants to make more Easter decorations!

 

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Why not take a look at our other handprint creations:

Handprint shamrocks for St Patrick’s Day

Handprint Easter bunny

Handprint sunflower

Handprint Christmas wreath

 

 

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12 Lego Easter activities for kids (win 3x$500)

We love celebrating Easter and are already looking forward to some Easter crafting. Today I have pulled together a great inspiration list for you – featuring Lego! Yes, Lego can be used to celebrate every season. 12 Lego Easter activities:

12 Lego Easter activities for kids

Easter Lego travel case from hello splendid

Lego Easter bonnet from quiltylicious

Lego Duck Tape Ninj A Egg from busy kids happy mom

Lego Ninjago Easter egg by gym craft laundry

Sweet Lego Easter egg with free printables from it’s always autumn

Lego print Easter egg cards by the imagination tree

Lego Easter egg instructions from rockin boys

Lego Easter bunny free printable bookmark from Living Locurto

Lego Man Easter basket by Dotted Designs

Fun Lego egg racers from planet smarty

Lego head jars for an Easter egg hunt from nest full of eggs

Love this idea for a lego covered cake which you could easily adapt to an egg-shaped lego cake

 

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Don’t forget to take a look at these other Spring and Easter activities from other members of the KBN network.

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Chick and Bunny Pop-up Puppets

Baker Ross sent us some lovely seasonal craft kits and this morning the children made some Chick and Bunny Pop-up Puppets.

Easter pop up puppet

The kits contained everything they needed and they had a lot of fun with them. Each kit contained a coloured paper cup, a stick, foam stickers and googly eyes.

pop up puppet kitThis was a great craft they were able to do independently. First they decorated the paper cups with the foam stickers.

pop up puppet kit decoratingThey they put the chick and bunny faces together.

bunny pop up puppet kitThen they poked the stick through the ready made hole in the bottom of the paper cup – easy Easter pop up puppets.

Baker Ross pop up puppet kitLater on they gave me a special puppet show from behind the sofa!

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