2 Family Fun Easter Ideas

Sock Hop
from: Family Fun

Until we figure out where missing socks actually go when they vanish from our laundry baskets, here’s a way to get some use from the singleton left behind.

Materials
  • Spoon or funnel
  • Dried lentils
  • Child’s sock
  • Rubber band
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Felt
  • White pom-pom or cotton ball
  • Tacky glue

Instructions

  1. To make your own bunny beanbag, use a spoon or a funnel to add dried lentils to a child’s sock, filling it up just past the heel. Close the sock with a tightly looped rubber band.

  2. To create the head and neck, tie a ribbon around the sock just below the heel.

  3. Use scissors to cut the sock’s cuff into two ears, rounding the edges to give them the right shape.

  4. Cut a nose, teeth, and eyes from felt. Attach the facial features and a white pom-pom or cotton ball tail with tacky glue

Egg Dyeing: Thumbprint Technique
From: Family Fun

All thumbs? No problem. Fingertips coated with paint create perfect tiny templates for mini animals, Easter eggs, faces, and more.

Materials
  • Eggs
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paper plates
  • Fine-point permanent marker
Instructions
  1. To put your prints to work, pour a bit of acrylic paint onto a paper plate. Dip your thumb
    or finger into the paint, dab off any excess, then press it against the egg.

  2. Let the paint dry completely before adding details with a fine-point permanent marker.

  3. For more egg dyeing techniques:
    Egg Dyeing: Aluminum Foil Technique

    Egg Dyeing: Bubble Packaging Technique

    Egg Dyeing: Lightbulb Sleeves Technique

    Egg Dyeing: Rubber Bands Technique

    Egg Dyeing: Sticker Stencils Technique

    Egg Dyeing: String Technique

    Egg Dyeing: Tissue Paper Technique

Tips:
To get the fun under way, first boil your eggs for 15 minutes and then let them cool completely. Protect your work area with newspaper and set out the supplies needed for each technique.

Note: If you plan to eat your Easter eggs, decorate them only with food-grade dyes. Click here for the USDA’s tips on Easter and Passover egg safety.

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