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Bunnies and chicks cups – kids craft


Easter bunnies and chicks cups

Cute and fun craft to do with your kids this Easter vacation, it makes a beautiful spring decoration too. A great educational and entertaining project, setting the mood for Easter before the eggs coloring.

First to do the bunnies, you will need

  • white cups
  • paint, we chose pink
  • pompoms
  • wiggling eyes
  • pipe cleaners
  • rope

Follow this step by step tutorial:

Your kids will love this craft and find it so fun that they wish to do so many bunnies not to finish quickly! Especially those dangling feet. If you couldn’t find a piece of rope, we used the handles of a paper bag 🙂

Easter bunnies & chicks cups | marmite et ponpon

Now comes the turn of the chicks. We need:

  • white cups
  • yellow paint
  • wiggling eyes
  • orange paper
  • yellow feather

Follow me step by step

Aren’t they cute? I think they will stay even after Easter. I love how they add the spring freshness to our decoration.

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Process art – Spinning for spring


spin art celebrating spring | marmite et ponponProcess art is when you’re enjoying the creative process, trying or inventing new techniques, introducing new elements from daily life, and the least you care about is working for the end result. In few words, process art is when the process of creating matters more than the result product.

Kids love process art, naturally they enjoy the journey more than the delivered product. They unleash their creativity, being all messy and mostly happy. Discovering and experiencing is the key! I was searching for a fun way of painting to start the spring/Easter decoration. I wanted Nady to be excited about the activity and enjoy the preparations. I came across the spin art paint.

spin art celebrating spring |marmite et ponpon

Without thinking twice i knew this is the type of activity that Nady will love. I got a

  • salad spinner
  • vibrant colors paint
  • card boards (cut in 18x18cm square)

… and here we go!

Put the paper inside the salad spinner, squirt some paint and spin!

We repeated many times with different colors combination and each time was more beautiful. In spin art paint we didn’t just enjoy the process but we were in love with the end product as well! Nady didn’t want to stop.

spring spin art |marmite et ponpon

We kept them overnight to dry before mounting them on foam boards.

Nady was so happy he couldn’t wait to hang them on the wall. We both enjoyed this process art and the surprise effect with each time we open the salad spinner to discover a new painting. We decided to do all our decorations this way!

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The next day we repeated the same process with smaller pieces of paper to create a spring garland!

spin art garland |marmite et ponpon

spin art for spring |marmite et ponpon

That’s it for now but it’s not all. Wait for more posts of spin art process, we still have almost 3 weeks to Easter and a lot to do. Stay tuned!

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Creative Easter eggs decoration -Dinosaurs land- DIY


IMG_4896As i always say, my son is my source of inspiration. He is so much into dinosaurs lately, so a NADYnosaurs land is the perfect idea for this year’s Easter eggs.

As promised in previous post and If you’re willing to recreate this dino park, follow me step by step in this tutorial, it’s much easier than you think.

IMG_4801To make the dinosaurs eggs, you need first to dye the hard boiled eggs with a color of your choice. To marblize the dyed eggs (to give the effect of real dino ones), add a tbsp of olive oil to another color, preferably darker, then dip them in and let sit about 2 minutes before you pat dry.

I always recommend wilton coloring gel for healthy results.  Add vinegar to your colors for vibrant effect.

IMG_4842We tried as well with brownish colors to make it as real as possible!

IMG_4843For the Dinosaurs, click here to download a high resolution file of the tail, back and head to stick on the eggs.

IMG_4845For the Nadynosaur banner, click here to download the file, you can easily change the name on it.

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The biggest the park you want, the more eggs you should decorate. The files i attached present 3 color options of the dinosaurs; blue, green and orange. You can change easily to your favorite ones (vector files). Enjoy the best moments with your kids. Nothing better than seeing their happy faces! Just priceless!

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Happy Easter everyone. المسيح قام، حقاً قام

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Easter bunny burlap runner – DIY


IMG_4767It’s the third item in the burlap inspired decoration. After the door wreath and the bunting here we DIY a table runner to complete the set. A beautiful yet simple craft to be able to involve your kids.

First you need to cut a burlap sheet, convenient size to your table (mine was 170x45cm) and better to sew the edges so it doesn’t unravel. Cut out some colored felt bunnies (or other material, whatever you have available). Click on bunnies to download a high resolution file of the bunnies silhouette, i made it as big as could fit on my runner size.

how to make burlap easter bunny runnerWith the help of your kids, paste the bunnies on the burlap runner, i used simple UHU glue, but make sure you put something under it to protect the table then glue the pompom tails.

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Our home decoration is done now. We still have to decorate the eggs and we are ready for Easter. Don’t miss the coming post for our creative Easter eggs. Stay tuned i am sure you will love!

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Solve the riddle to find the egg surprise – Easter kids activity


riddles cardsIt’s very important for your kid to have interest in the play to enjoy it. This game was inspired by my son, seeing him Lately enjoying hide and seek game, and leaning toward riddles.

Since we’re preparing for Easter season i thought of doing an “egg surprise” hunt (stretched over 10 days for more fun). Everyday i hide one egg surprise and i give him directions in the form of riddles.

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Putting everything he likes in one game was absolutely the ultimum!

Riddles are fun and challenging, they have been shown to improve children’s comprehension and creativity, by working their brains.  At 2 years, riddles are very simple, the aim is to have fun and not break their heads, but if your children are older and can read than you can make the challenge harder, in this case riddles increase reading comprehension and strengthens problem solving and critical thinking skills.

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The written riddles was read by his father. They were both playing, since Antoun is a big fan of such games as well. For french version click on french riddle cards to download a high resolution file if you’re willing to play this game and for english one click on english riddle cards.

Such a fun and highly beneficial game, excellent to set Easter mood and bond with your kid.

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If you try it with your children, expect to see proud and victorious faces especially when they found the egg! it’s priceless!

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