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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Craft Time: Toy Story LGM Easter Egg



Toy Story LGM Easter Egg Template PDF
Time: 40 Minutes

What You’ll Need

  • Hard-boiled eggs dyed alien green (using Easter egg dye or gel food coloring) or plastic eggs of a similar size and color
  • Scissors
  • Craft paper (green, blue, and purple)
  • Toilet tissue tubes or paper towel tube
  • Paper hole punch
  • Glue stick
  • Glue dots
  • Fine-tipped black marker

How To Make It

  1. Print the template and use it to cut out a pair of green paper ears for each alien. Fold the ears in half to create a center crease, as shown.
  2. Fashion an antenna for each alien by first folding a 3-inch long thin strip of green paper in half and gluing the two sides together, stopping 1/8-inch from the ends. Then fold the ends out to the sides, as shown.
  3. Next, use the paper hole punch to create two green dots and glue them together, sandwiching the top of the antenna between them.
  4. Create a stand for each egg by wrapping blue paper around a section of a toilet tissue or paper towel tube and securing the overlapped edges with glue. Add a thin strip of purple paper around the top of the tube for a collar.
  5. Set the eggs sideways atop their stands. Use glue dots to attach the ears and antennae. Add three eyes to each egg, placing the center one slightly higher than the other two.
  6. For the finishing touch, draw a wide smile on each alien (this is easier to do if you remove the egg from the stand and hold it in one hand while drawing with the other).

Notes

Cutting should be done by an adult.

Craft Time: Donald Duck Easter Candy Box



Donald Duck Easter Candy Box PDF
Time: 30 Minutes

What You’ll Need

  • Regular paper or cardstock
  • Glue or double-sided tape
  • Scissors

How To Make It

  1. Print the template on regular paper or cardstock and cut out all the pieces. Make all folds along the dashed lines.
  2. Using either glue or double-sided tape, close Donald’s body by securing the tabs around his torso to their corresponding pieces.
  3. Close the bottom of the candy box by securing the B tabs, followed by the C tab.
  4. Fold each of Donald’s arms in half along the dashed line so the design is two-sided. Without sticking the tabs together, secure the two sides.
  5. Butterfly the tabs on Donald’s arms, and secure them to the sides of his body. His right arm holds the egg, while his left holds the paintbrush.
  6. Finally, fold the top dashed lines on Donald’s legs toward you, and fold the lower dashed lines away from you – this will help him sit in place.

Notes

Cutting should be done by an adult.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Craft Time: Minnie's Easter Candy Box


Minnie's Easter Candy Box PDF

Time: 25 Minutes

What You’ll Need

  • Regular paper or cardstock
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Tape or glue

How To Make It

  1. Print the template on regular paper or cardstock and cut out all the pieces. Make all folds along the dashed lines.
  2. Using either glue or double-sided tape, close Minnie’s body by securing the tabs around her torso to their corresponding pieces.
  3. Close the bottom of the candy box by securing the B tabs, followed by the C tab.
  4. Fold each of Minnie’s arms in half along the dashed line so the design is two-sided. Without sticking the tabs together, secure the two sides.
  5. Butterfly the tabs on Minnie’s arms, and secure them to the sides of her body. Her right arm holds the egg, while her left holds the basket.
  6. Finally, fold the top dashed lines on Minnie’s legs toward you, and fold the lower dashed lines away from you – this will help her sit in place.

Notes

Cutting should be done by an adult.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Craft Time: Daisy Duck Easter Candy Box



Daisy Duck Easter Candy Box PDF
Time: 20 Minutes

What You’ll Need

  • Regular paper or cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Glue or tape

How To Make It

  1. Use scissors or a craft knife to cut out Daisy’s body and each of her arms. Do not cut along dashed lines in the body or arms — these lines are where you will fold the paper.
  2. Take Daisy’s body and make all of the folds along the dashed lines for the body and the tabs. Make each fold away from you except for Daisy’s legs. For Daisy’s legs, fold the top dashed line toward you and the bottom dashed line away from you. This will help Daisy sit on the edge of a table or shelf.
  3. Glue the tabs to the inside of Daisy’s body. Follow the curve of Daisy’s waist. The glued tabs will create an open box on Daisy’s back.
  4. Fold each of Daisy’s arms in half along the dashed line and glue the two sides together. Be careful to not get glue on the outer tabs of the arms. Fold those outward and use them as a base to attach the arms to Daisy’s body.
  5. For the left arm, cut the cover of the candy box (that says “Happy Valentine’s Day”) out and fold the tab on it away from you. Glue the tab to the space provided on the hand, being careful to glue only the tab so that the box top flaps open. Once the pieces have dried, glue the picture of chocolates to the light pink inside of the box in Daisy’s hand so the candies appear to be inside the box when you lift the top flap.
  6. Glue each arm to Daisy’s sides.
  7. Drop a few pieces of candy into the box formed on Daisy’s back and make a special delivery!

Notes

Cutting should be done by an adult.