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Easter Arts and Crafts

Family DIY Fun: Eggcellent Bouquets

Besides yolks, there is another by-product of the Easter egg dying process that usually gets tossed to compost — the egg crate.

Instead of throwing it away, use it to craft up something floral with your lil ones. They will enjoy making something out of nothing and you'll get a nifty centerpiece out of it. To see how to make the eggcellent masterpiece,

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Items you will need:

  • Egg crate
  • Scissors (with fun edges if you want)
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Green and other colored pipe cleaners
  • Crinkled paper or cellophane grass
  • Vase

Now you are ready to begin making your eggtastic bouquet!

  1. Cut the egg cartons into single cups.
  2. Paint the cup and let it dry.
  3. Poke a tiny hole in the bottom of the cup.
  4. Pull the green pipe cleaner through the bottom of the cup and make a small loop to keep it in place.
  5. Use another color pipe cleaner and wrap it around the green to create a pretty eye-popping center.
  6. Fill your vase with the crinkled paper or cellophane grass and place the flowers in the middle.

Voila! Enjoy the poppy inspired flower arrangements!


Supplies

Scallop Edged Crates

Egg Crates with Holes Cut in the Bottom

Flower Before Adding the Yellow Center

Flowers with Ribbon Stems

Flower After Adding the Spiraled Yellow Pipecleaner

Vase of Flowers

Vibrant Centerpiece!
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