Easter Crafts For Kids (Video)

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Looking for fun Easter craft projects to do with (or for) your kids? I got hands-on with Tracy Moore on Cityline with three fun projects for spring.

You’ll find the detailed step-by-step how-tos on the following blog posts:

Pom-pom chicks
Pipe cleaner bunny ears headband

Watch here…

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Tracy Moore:
We have more really cute, cute things coming up.

Denise:
Yes.

Tracy:
Easter is one of those holidays I love, because of the chocolate.

Denise:
Yes.

Tracy:
But it’s also a big crafting time.

Denise:
Totally.

Tracy:
You can do all sorts of fun–

Denise:
Absolutely.

Tracy:
—crafts with your family and your kids.

Denise:
Exactly. Because it’s National Craft Month; because, you know, March break is here.

Tracy:
Yeah.

Denise:
I’ve got lots of great Easter crafts. Things that you can do for your kids or with your kids.

Tracy:
Lovely.

Denise:
And all very easy things to do.

Tracy:
Okay.

Denise:
So, I’m going to get you to start with these little chicks; peep, peep, peep, peep, peep.

Tracy:
Look at these little chicks.

Denise:
These are just some little pom-pom chicks.

Tracy:
Aww.

Denise:
And just with a glue gun and some simple supplies, you can easily make that. So, these glue guns are plugged in. I’m going to get you to put some glue on to put these together.

Tracy:
You got it.

Denise:
And we’ll put some googly eyes on there, so we can get creative with the colors.

Tracy:
So–

Denise:
We can make little feet; I’ll work on the feet while you work on the glue.

Tracy:
What’s really cute about these–

Denise:
Is it hot yet?

Tracy:
Yeah, they’re not– it’s not even working. What’s really cute about these though is that they’re–

Denise:
Oh! This one is hot.

Tracy:
Oh, there it is.

Denise:
There we go.

Tracy:
They’re plushie.

Denise:
Yes.

Tracy:
They’re easy too. But the kids will actually play with these when they’re done.

Denise:
Exactly.

Tracy:
You know, some crafts–

Denise:
Yes.

Tracy:
—you just kind of got to put up on the shelf.

Denise:
Yeah.

Tracy:
But other ones you can actually play with afterwards.

Denise:
Yeah, exactly.

Tracy:
Which is fun.

Denise:
So, I’ll get you to put the googly eyes in. I’m just twisting around some pipe cleaners to make some little feet.

Tracy:
Very cute.

Denise:
And –

Tracy:
Little pink googly eyes.

Denise:
—these are easy. Yeah. These feet are going to glue in, and then I cut a little beak out of felt and that beak will go on.

Tracy:
Okay. Then we’ll see the final product.

Denise:
This is really easy to do. While you’re working on that–

Tracy:
Yeah.

Denise:
I’m going to be working on another one of these bunny ears. So, this is a super cute project. You can just take a hairband that you already have and then you’ll wrap some pipe cleaners around it. So easy to do.

Tracy:
So every single Easter, we go into- I don’t know, um, you know- Shoppers Drug Mart or some store–

Denise:
Yeah.

Tracy:
—and we go in and we buy the bunny ears.

Denise:
Yes.

Tracy:
And we buy them for our kids and for my two nieces, but you can make your own.

Denise:
You can totally make your own.

Tracy:
I mean, everyone’s got – a lot of little girls anyways – have a lot of these headbands –

Denise:
Exactly.

Tracy:
—already have them at home and–

Denise:
Just be careful.

Tracy:
—if you take one –

Denise:
Yeah. Be careful when you’re working with the pipe cleaners, because there are sharp edges.

Tracy:
Right.

Denise:
But I’m, basically, just going to wrap this around.

Tracy:
Yeah.

Denise:
And just go all the way up and then create the ears. Are you still working on your chick? Don’t forget.

Tracy:
Oh, I am. See, I was captivated by what–

Denise:
You’re going to get distracted –

Tracy:
—you were doing over there.

Denise:
—by the bunny ears.

Tracy:
Yes. I’m still working on my little chick.

Denise:
Yeah. So–

Tracy:
Okay, so you do that. You go all the way around and show us how you make the little bunny ears–

Denise:
I’m going all the way around.

Tracy:
—at the top.

Denise:
Basically, when I get to the top.

Tracy:
Cute little ears.

Denise:
Da-da-da-da-ta! So, every time I run out of a pipe cleaner–

Tracy:
Yeah.

Denise:
—I’m just going to add in, twist in, another one.

Tracy:
Right.

Denise:
So that I can continue going all the way around. Once I get to this space right at the top, where the bunny ear is, I’m doing a double – there are actually two twisted together.

Tracy:
Oh.

Denise:
And I just make the loop, but I continue twisting a third one.

Tracy:
Got it.

Denise:
So, at all times I’m twisting three.

Tracy:
Yeah.

Denise:
And these are so easy to do. All these craft supplies I got at DeSerres. And if you find-–

Tracy:
I love that place.

Denise:
If you go, it’s so inspiring!

Tracy:
It’s great.

Denise:
So you walk in, there’s so much inspiration.

Tracy:
Yeah.

Denise:
If you go somewhere where there are lots of beautiful products, you can easily get ideas for so many different projects.

Tracy:
Absolutely.

Denise:
Before we run out of time.

Tracy:
Yeah.

Denise:
I also want to talk about this one. So–

Tracy:
Okay, so this is beautiful.

Denise:
—this is like papier maché, but it’s yarn maché.

Tracy:
Okay.

Denise:
So, what I did was I bought a lot of great, gorgeous yarns. I blew up a simple balloon.

Tracy:
Yeah.

Denise:
And then I tied the yarn around and just started wrapping.

Tracy:
Yeah.

Denise:
And then I used like an art paste or a– you know, a papier maché; you can even make that stuff at home.

Tracy:
Right.

Denise:
I dipped it in. I hung it to dry. It’s still drying.

Tracy:
Okay.

Denise:
So, this is my DIY, don’t – FYI, if you’re going to do this, don’t use such thick yarn as I did. It looks beautiful.

Tracy:
Yeah.

Denise:
But you’ll need an extra couple of days to let it dry.

Tracy:
Got it. Okay, fair enough.

Denise:
So, if you do this, give it some extra time. But, basically, what I’m going to do with this: pop the balloon –

Tracy:
Yeah.

Denise:
—then I’m going to cut a semi-circle out of here on the front and the back, and then it’s going to be an Easter basket.

Tracy:
Aww.

Denise:
So, you can carry it around, put your raffia in it, have all your little goodies in there.

Tracy:
That’s so great.

Denise:
And it’s a hand-made – you know, it’s got yarn, it’s hand-made.

Tracy:
Yeah.

Denise:
It’s crafts.

Tracy:
I love it.

Denise:
Yeah.

Tracy:
And look at what I just finished.

Denise:
Yeah.

Tracy:
And the little glue, that’s an eyelash.

Denise:
A brow.

Tracy:
It’s an eyebrow. Yeah.

Denise:
Exactly.

Tracy:
There you go.

Denise:
I love it.

Tracy:
I love it. Frankie come on in here. Chirp, chirp. And Shahir come on in here. Oh, they brought Guinness.

Denise:
Uh, oh.

Tracy:
How inappropriate for crafting!

Frank Ferragine:
Aye, my Irish eyes are smiling.

Denise:
There’s beer and there’s chicks.

Shahir Massoud:
Oh, beer and chicks!

Frank:
Beer and chicks, every Irishman’s dream.

Tracy:
Beer and chicks, it’s a party.

Denise:
Yeah!

Shahir:
Yay!

Tracy:
Listen, can you imagine –

Frank:
And they’re green chicks too.

Shahir:
Perfect!

Tracy:
Can you imagine the kids doing a little bit of this, Frankie?

Frank:
Yeah, I can.

Denise:
I think Frankie needs to wear this.

Tracy:
They would love that.

Shahir:
Come on, Frankie, do it.

Tracy:
Everybody should get a little headband.

Shahir:
Thanks so much. Ruins the costume.

Tracy:
Right. There you go.

Denise:
Oh, perfect. I love it.

Tracy:
And I’ll do your half-done one. Listen, thanks so much for joining us on Cityline today. You can always go to cityline.ca for all of the behind-the-scenes as well as web extras. We put that all on our website.

Denise:
Awesome.

Tracy:
Have a great day and we’ll see you tomorrow.

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