Monday 2 April 2012

Easy peasy paper bags for paper eggs

This craft came out of nowhere... I was sitting at our little drawing table with Boo, she was scribbling and I was drawing shapes. This was interesting enough to get Cakey's attention and she wandered over to check out my shapes.

Cakey liked my oval shapes best because they looked like "easter eggs". She wanted me to cut out the egg shapes so I did. Cakey started to decorate them with markers. Boo wanted some too. I drew big eggs and little eggs and could barely keep up with the demand.

The only photo I have of one of the original egg bags with all my shapes on it too!

This continued until we had a large pile of paper eggs. "What can we keep the eggs in?" asked Cakey. Errrrrr, um "What about an egg bag?" (insert vigorous nodding here). So I folded an A4 piece of paper and taped up the two short sides – hey presto an egg bag! Hey, you might not be impressed by my highly sophisticated egg bag but my kids loved those egg bags.

Cakey stuffed every single paper egg into her bag and Boo stuffed every single piece of scrap paper into hers. Then the three of us trotted out for the morning taking our egg bags with us.

Filling the egg bag

By the time we got back home the original egg bags were looking a little worse for wear so the kids wanted to make some more. This time we made the bags out of thick construction paper with staples down the side for strength. I also rustled up some ribbon and stapled the ends into the side of each bag. We returned to decorating and cutting out paper eggs to fill the bags – everyone was happy and the new egg bags were carried around for the rest of the day.

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  1. I am just in love with that first picture!! She sure did enjoy her purse and eggs!

  2. Aaah so cute and fun. Love her little proud face!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy & Alissa


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