I know it's been quite some time since I have entertained you with a craft! Well people, I aim to please, so for those of you who are dying to get your glue out, today is your lucky day.
Valentine's Day left me in a state of withdrawal, I think. It was all kinds of pink and fun! And cute-si-ness! And then it was OVER. Done and gone, that bitch just left. And I still have those large Double D's on my front door and my teeth/gum lines/ass have not been the same since those 28 bags of Sweethearts I ate.
So once again, I am on a diet that consists of anything resembling cardboard. And I am getting my crafting mo-jo back with the Easter holiday.
Let's plant something. There are all kinds of ideas about planting grass centerpieces for Easter, so I am hopping on that party bus. Plus, I figure it is grass, which grows EVERYWHERE in the world without any kind of effort, so chances are *better* that I won't kill it.
What you need: old yogurt containers. I used both the single serving size, and the larger tubs (for variety). Also, you will want cotton balls, glue (plain ol' Elmers), popsicle sticks and some scrapbook paper and felt in coordinating colors. Plus some potting soil and whatever you want to stick in it.
First, stab small holes in the bottom of the containers for water drainage. I used a scissors.
Okay. So, I had my kids glue the cotton balls to the old yogurt containers. VERY easy for young kiddies. You can do it in rows or just plop the balls on there in random order...I think the end results are just the same. We glued ours with no space showing between the cotton balls.
On my second attempt at this, I realized it is MUCH easier to put the soil and grass seed in BEFORE gluing the cotton balls on. If you aren't super careful scooping the dirt into the yogurt containers, it will stick to the cotton balls and give the container a dirty appearance. And then when you try to lightly blow the dirt off, you will end up spraying it back in your face/eyes/nostrils. Coincidentally, I am also conducting an experiment to see if grass seed can take root in sinuses. I will keep you posted.
All this to say, if you are going for a Pig-pen style bunny, then by all means, glue the cotton balls on first.
From what I have read, grass seed does not need to be covered with soil. Please correct me if I am wrong, but our seeds are just sitting on top of the soil.
For the ears: I free-handed a set of ears out of scrapbooking paper--two pieces (front and back) per each ear. Then I grabbed the old glue, and sandwiched a popsicle stick in between. Done. Oh! I did decide to add a smaller felt cut-out for the inner ear. You know, if you want extra credit.
My kids stuck the ears in their planters, and then I cut out a little heart bunny nose, and glued that on to the front. You could also add some googly eyes, but I was trying not to make it look so cartoon-ish. However, googly eyes would add some definition to the face, so you do what you feel is best. I aint mad at 'cha.
And here you have our bunny gang! As you can probably tell, I planted some sort of purple flower in the large yogurt tub and I LOVE it! My kids are going to be full of all kinds of good bacteria, as they will be eating yogurt in mass quantities over the next few weeks, so that we can gift a few of these around town. I bought a six-pack of those flowers and used one for the planter...perfect fit.