I’ve been busy. I know. I say that a lot. But man, it feels like I keep getting busier than the last time I said it. If that makes sense…
Anyway, it’s Easter this Sunday (duh). So I’ve been on the hunt for simple Easter projects this year. I found many. This one though jumped out at me! You know I have a thing for brown paper right?
I didn’t have many paper bags from the grocery store since I always bring my own bags when I go grocery shopping. I had this one brown bag. But I had a whole role of brown craft paper. It’s something I always keep in my home since I use it for anything and everything. I ended up using the entire role for this project.
One of the main reasons this little craft appealed to me was that it would get my kids involved. I set up stuff they could use to decorate the paper “eggs” while Rex was at school. I cut my egg templates (I started out with 2 sizes), brought out my stamping supplies and cut the rectangles in preparation for it.
By the way, I’m not going to do a step by step tutorial since the link above has pretty detailed instructions on how she did it.
For the first time in all our crafting lives. Jack-Jack go full participation in this project! Well, I say full. But really I kept her away from the markers and ink pads. She didn’t even notice.
It’s been awhile since we crafted. I’ve let my photography workshop and travel take over for awhile. They were super excited to be involved in creating something again.
I’m no artist. I’ve said so here A LOT. So I rely on things like stamping to create and decorate. I love our Star Wars stamps. I brought them out again for this.
After all the decorating of the rectangles, it was time to trace the egg shape templates and sew. (Yes I made a Storm Trooper egg! How could I not?)
I experimented with the different stitchings and colors of threads I had. This part was fun for me!
After sewing, I trimmed each egg out to within a quarter inch of the hem. And then I filled them! This part is also fun! For the most part I used non-candy fillers.
But I couldn’t deny my kids at least a little sugar….
After filling them all, I decided to staple them to keep the contents in. Just in case. Ta-da! They’re ready to go for Sunday!
I’m not going to lie. These make me SO MUCH HAPPIER than those bright plastic eggs that tend to stick around for a year after Easter! And my kids were involved in creating them too. That’s a huge plus in my book!