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Earth Day Craft: How to Make Easter Egg Cups
How to you celebrate Easter Day with your kids?
Easter Day is fast approaching, 31st March 2013 for this year. A weekend holiday for all. It is a special day where Christians all over the world celebrate the day when Jesus Christ rose from the dead, 3 days after he died on Good Friday.
Since Easter Day definitely falls on Sunday, most people would either head to the church to attend the Easter Sunday mass or join some Easter Day fun activities held in churches, community centers or even at home.
If you prefer to stay at home after the Easter Sunday mass, you could use some spare time to make Easter Egg cups with your kids. Recycle and reuse the materials that can be found at home.
In addition, you can make these egg crafts any day at any time for your kids as desk decorations or a gift for Birthdays, Teachers Day or Children's Day.
Don't discard the eggs after use !
How to Make Easter Egg Cups
Here, I had purposely kept a few empty eggshells from my previous cooking sessions for this Easter Day craft. I decided to turn them into beautiful craft decoration on the table for the kids. The steps to make the Easter Egg Cups are similar to blog.paper-source.com but I had changed the original measurements to 2.5" x 11" for the grass egg cups as my empty eggs seem to be quite big for the original measurement to hold on. Each eggs fit in well in these Easter Egg Cups and do look adorable.
As for the grass cups, use those green color construction papers that you have in hand. You could mix them with yellow and green color if the papers are not long enough. Just tape them together at each end and snip off the top portion in "W" shape which resemble the grass shape. Roll the grass paper around the empty eggshell to form a cup. Lastly, use glue or double-sided tape to stick the ends together. I prefer to use the double-sided tape because it sticks firmly.
Unfortunately, the Easter craft didn't last long enough to reach Easter Day. My son had dropped and broken the empty egg shells while trying to "Show-Off" his handmade craft to his sister. Luckily I had taken some photos of the Easter Egg Cups before the eggs were damaged. Guess I have to crack a few more eggs today to make my son smile again.
Here's wishing all hubbers a "Happy Easter Day" and happy crafting!
Materials To Prepare:
Green construction paper to make the grass paper cups
Some empty egg shells to decorate
Double-sided tape to stick the paper grass together
Pencil to draw the grass shapes
a pair of scissors to cut the grass paper
How to Remove Egg Yolk and Whites from An Egg
Measure the green construction paper approximately 2.5" x 11" ( height x length). If you do not have enough green construction papers, you could mix them with yellow papers instead. Just tape the ends of both papers together and cut the required measurement.
Fold the paper into half so that you don't have to draw lengthy grass shapes and take a longer time to cut out the grass shape. Once you have fold it into half, use the pencil to draw the grass shape in "W" form. Make the grass waves big and small to show the different height of the grass.
Hold onto the paper and turn it downwards to you ( the "W" shape facing towards you). Use a pair of scissors to cut out the grass shape. It doesn't matter whether the cuttings are out of the pencil drawing.
Open up the grass strip of paper. Hold an empty egg shell and loosely coil the green paper around the end of the egg. Do not coil too tight or too loose. Just coil sufficient space for the egg to fit nicely inside the grass egg cup.
Next, cut out a small piece of double-sided tape to paste the inner strip of grass with the outer layer. Put the dried egg shell into the grass egg cup lightly. It should snugly nicely. Make two or more egg cups to decorate your kids' desk or dining table.
Final Masterpiece !
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