The Easter Post Edition!
We've had a busy, BUSY week full of easter fun-tivities. And i have lots to post since I've slacked on blogging all week. ;)
To kick it all off, I coaxed Noah into modeling bunny ears for me last weekend...
Because we all know that i have an affinity for holiday headbands. ;)
...and then Evan had an adorable little Easter top hat/bonnet parade at school this week - for which we I crafted his hat...
I'm not going to lie - I'm kinda thrilled that he actually wore it for the parade(!!!) -- we've come so far on things like that in the past year.
...and we also put together these goldfish "carrots" for his class party (I found this idea via pinterest - LOVE all the creativity that I've found linked up on pinterest) - the original idea & directions are posted HERE - i'm really not clever enough to come up with this on my own!!! :)
...another pinterest-found idea (notice a theme here?!) are THESE handprint chickies (original idea and instructions in link) that I decided to put a new spin on.
I absolutely ADORE the idea of handprint holiday keepsake crafts. Last November, I had really, REALLY wanted to do handprint turkeys with the boys - and just ran out of time. SO when I saw this chickie craft, I knew that I needed to try it this week.
And because I want to keep these crafty chickies around for many MANY easters - i decided to do ours on stretched canvases (that I picked up at Joanns for 1/2 off) and with fabric pieced chicks. I sprayed white canvases with a matte robins egg blue spraypaint and let dry. Then sketched out my chick shape & pieces on scrap paper to use as a pattern template. I selected my fabric and packed it with Pelon interfacing, and then trimmed out the chick parts. Evan helped me assemble and glue both chicks together (with FabriTac). And then we did the fun handprint part using DecoArt Acrylic Paint.
...I added a fabric initial to each chick (and the date to the back) - and now they're hanging out on our Easter mantel.
Along with all of the easter fun we also managed to squeeze in our Passover celebration this week (as we're a dual-holiday-celebrating family!). We gave Noah his own piece of matzoh and he didn't waste ANY time at all RIPPING into it. That's my foodie-baby. ;)
And now we're just wrapping it all up & waiting on the easter bunny to visit on Sunday morning.
(((hop. hop. hop.)))
Happy Easter Everyone.