April 7, 2009
A fun, kid-friendly Easter craft
Because I embrace my role as the fountain of good ideas, I share with you now an Easter craft that I got off the Internet. Hailed widely as a super easy "one star difficulty" craft that you can do with your kids, these fabric-covered Easter eggs are sure to please and guaranteed to make you feel good about yourself.
1 bag of plastic Easter eggs
2. Assorted fabrics. You can use your common sense and buy seasonally appropriate fabric at the fabric store, but if you are afraid of the fabric store/like to make things more difficult for yourself than they need to be, you can follow my example and buy a book of 1990s upholstery samples from the thrift store.
3. Modge Podge
This liquid glue is awesome, but my son learned the hard way that if you sniff too much of it, it gives you a headache.
1. Cut a piece of fabric big enough to fit around each egg (approximately 3" x 5"). If you're working with burlap and are using office scissors like me, plan for this stage to take at least 10 minutes.
2. Give each of the long sides of the fabric into strips, making sure to leave a space in the middle for the egg.
3. Slather the egg in Modge Podge and cover the egg with the strips of fabric.
4. If you're super lucky, your egg will turn out like this:
"That looks like a dead bird," my husband said when I showed him the finished product.
Despite fierce protestations to the contrary, I had to admit that my husband was right. My feelings of despair and self-loathing over transforming a symbol of birth (egg) into an image of death, however, was short lived. As my kids generously pointed out, it's Easter time, the season of resurrection.
For someone who got significantly better results doing this craft, go here.