At Casa Latina we’re always on the lookout for projects that are fun, simple to do and inexpensive. It’s not always an easy combination. So when I discovered http://www.crazyaboutmybaybah.com’s How To Make Easter Egg Shakers | Upcycled Easter Craft I felt I had to share it. It’s a unique family friendly project that can also teach los niños a lesson; how-to upcycle rather than throw out.
When I was growing up – which is longer ago than I’d like to admit – my mamá would reuse as much as she could and/or swap and share with tias and primas. It seems now we just trash what we don’t think we can use anymore. Yes, most of us give to charities. I donate a box of clothes my husband and I no longer use every season. But let’s be honest, aren’t there times you just don’t want to bother with something and simply trash it? I can’t be the only one.
So to make restitution, help our environment a bit and offer a family friendly craft project all in one post please take a look at this adorable blog by a lovely lady named Lolo:
How To Make Easter Egg Shakers | Upcycled Easter Craft
Plastic Easter Eggs, Beads, tape, Elmer’s School Glue, Water, Water Cup, Newspaper, craft paint, paint brush, Elmer’s Paint Pens
1. Start off with plastic Easter eggs and beads.
2. Fill a little less than half of the egg with the beads.
3. Tape the eggs shut.
4. Make glue for paper mache. Pour some Elmer’s School Glue in a cup.
5. Add a little bit of water to the Elmer’s Glue.
6. Stir. The glue mixture should be the consitency of milk.
7. Rip strips of newspaper.
8. Dip the newspaper strips one piece at a time, and layer over the egg.
9. Cover the entire egg with at least 3 layers of paper mache. Let dry. (overnight is best)
10. Paint your Easter egg.
11. Draw your designs onto the eggs with Elmer’s Paint Pens. Let dry.
12. They are ready for your little one to shake!
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