Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hop into Easter and Spring with these beautiful Eggshell Tulips

I have seen so many lovely Easter and Spring crafts online recently. That I was inspired to make some of my own to share with you all. You can make this craft work well for any age group.







Here are the following items you will need to create these lovely little flowers:

Pipe cleaners (Depending on how many flowers you want to make)
Green paper
yellow or orange paper
Blown eggs/hard boiled eggs cracked in half
Green wool roving
food coloring




 So first you need to dye your eggs. We choose a beautiful golden yellow. If you are working with young children it is best to make hard boiled eggs and dye the eggs first then crack them in half yourself after.




After the eggs have dried a bit you are all ready to begin.If you started with hard boiled eggs this point you need to take a nail and poke a whole into the bottom of the egg .  Take your yellow or orange paper and cut it with a fringe like your making grass. Now you'll have everything all set. You can lay out your items like I have for easy assembly.



 Next you will take a small amount of your green roving and wrap it around your pipe cleaner like so....






Then gently rub it between your hands to secure all roving together. You can do this a few times until it is nice and tight.





 Like this picture below....








Then take your yellow or orange paper and roll it up like the following pictures....




Then start to fan it out a bit ...


You should have something similar to this...you can secure it with tape...




Now take your eggshell half and pick up your pipe cleaner and poke it up through the bottom then bend it over so it doesn't fall out.


Get your glue gun and squirt some glue into the egg ( you can use elmers glue if working with younger children or even tacky glue)




and add your yellow or orange piece to the center like this...



Glue on your leave to the stem....


And that is it!! You can place your flowers into a vase or flower pot . They make a perfect homemade gift for Easter,Mother's Day,Grandparents,Aunts or make a bouquet to give to a friend.



Ours are growing out of this flower pot :)





HOPPY SPRING !!!


Do you have any special crafts you make for Spring or Easter?


2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much! I am glad that you enjoyed it :D

    Kelly

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