Saturday, March 22, 2008

Painting with Peeps

This Easter activity is great if your home has more Peep Marshmallow Bunnies than you want your children to eat. Peep bunnies make great little paint stampers. Here are some instructions to making a paper Easter Basket stamped with Peeps.
Divide a 12 x 12 piece of scrapbook card stock into 12 squares with a pencil. Cut out all but the inside line of the two middle side squares (one square on each side of the paper). Then flip the paper over, and let your child stamp some peeps on the top of the page (try to get the peeps near the middle of the top, as this will be the front of your basket.
Fold the previously cut squares in, and get ready to staple together your basket. Pull the top and the bottom squares of each side, so that they overlap in the middle, and then staple them together. Do this also on the other side of the paper. Then, take a 3" strip of the same scrapbook paper and fold it, and tape it, to make a 1" wide handle for the top of the basket.

And- Voila your own Peep stamped basket for Easter. My older daughter decorated her bunnies with more detail. I plan to use these baskets to store the goodies that make it past Easter Morning. This allows you to put your "official" Easter Baskets away, and still have a festive little basket to store the edibles in for the next couple of weeks.

Congratulations to Justina S. and Heidi V. - winners of the Nix socks give-away!! Thank you Nix!


The Vetters in Manhattan said...

This is great! Thanks! Can't wait to try them on Maddy.

Kids Learn @ Kiboom Daily said...

We love this craft for kids, for Easter! We are going to share it on our site.

all the best,
Sherry + Wendy @ Kiboomu