Hoppy Easter

Easter is a cause for celebration and is a great holiday for the kids to enjoy. You can easily engage your active children with some fun Easter crafts to not only spend some quality time together, but also to create something fun to keep (or eat!).

Easter comes at a time when the flowers are beginning to bloom and the weather is starting to get warmer. Work on these Easter crafts with wide-open windows and fresh attitudes, while you teach them something about the holiday and the season in which it falls! The Easter Bunny would approve…

Learn how to make these 3 Easter crafts that the kids will love:

  1. Gumdrop Topiary
  2. Easter Wreath
  3. Bunny Visor

1Gumdrop Topiary

As flowers bloom and candy abounds, why not attempt to make something special with an exciting gumdrop topiary?! This shrubbery, covered in Candy Land heaven, is the perfect centerpiece for Easter dinner and comes to us from event planner and lifestyle consultant, Tara Wilson at tarastips.blogspot.com.

Gumdrop topiary

Materials for topiary form

  • 2 Styrofoam balls in graduated sizes
  • (2) ¼ inch round wood rods cut to a length of 6"
  • 1 block of floral foam (also known as oasis foam)
  • 1 small flower pot, small river rocks (approximately 3 cups)
  • Glue gun and glue sticks

Materials for covering the candy topiary

  • 8 six-ounce bags of gumdrops
  • 2 six-ounce bags of lemon drops
  • 1 (500 count) box of toothpicks

Directions for creating the topiary form

  1. Cut the block of floral foam so that it will fit snugly down into the flower pot to form an anchor for the topiary.
  2. Taking one of the round rods, gently push it about 2" into the center of the larger Styrofoam ball. Use the glue gun to secure the area where the rod and Styrofoam meet.
  3. Repeat step 2 with the remaining rod and Styrofoam ball.
  4. Gently press the end of the topiary down into the floral foam inside the flower pot. Use the river rocks to brace the stick.

Directions for covering the topiary with candy

  1. Break the toothpicks into two pieces and insert the pointed end into the gumdrop.
  2. Gently push the gumdrop into the round Styrofoam ball until the base of the gumdrop is almost touching.
  3. Continue steps 1 and 2 until the ball is covered with gumdrops.
  4. Finish off the project by covering the river rocks with Lemon drops.

Up next: learn how to make a bunny visor! >>

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