First, let me just say that I hate when I find something cute on Pinterest that advertises itself as “easy”—but isn’t. I’m not very skillful when it comes to crafts. I have a short attention span and, like most of us, I have virtually no free time. So for me, easy needs to be…well…easy. Like so easy this tired pregnant not very crafty working mom can do it during nap time.
So this year I set out to find some easy Easter cards I could make for the wonderful grandparents, great grandparents, aunts and uncles in our family. After finding lots of things I knew were above my skill-level, I found this adorable card and decided to make it my inspiration.
How to make these easy Easter cards
- For the “eggs” I used an oval paper punch that I got at the craft store (hello, 40% off coupon). I realize this is cheating because it’s not technically egg shaped…it’s oval. But since I mostly used patterned paper you can’t really tell. If you don’t want to use a paper punch you could always find something oval shaped around the house to trace, or use shape art to print ovals onto paper. You could also cut them out free-hand—because the beauty of eggs is that they aren’t perfectly shaped anyway.
- I used scrapbook paper we already had around the house. Another fun idea if you have older kids would be to have the kids decorate the eggs themselves. My 20-month-old prefers to color the furniture and walls at this point in time, so I didn’t go this route but I think it would be adorable.
- The bunny ears I cut freehand—doubling up the paper before I cut so they matched.
- The faces for the chick and the bunny I drew freehand with fine point markers.
- Everything is held together with a trusty glue stick.
For the inside of the card I wanted something using our daughter’s handprint (grandparents love that stuff!) Lots of the ideas I saw on Pinterest involved paint and, well, that just seemed messy. I opted instead to trace her hand on a piece of paper and cut around it…using a fine point marker to turn it into a chick. Admittedly, it’s a rather abstract looking chick, but it was quick and easy to do and I was spared from the experience of a toddler + paint.
If you’re interested in making something similar, here’s a list of things you’ll need:
- Blank cards (available at any craft store)
- Scrapbook paper or cardstock
- Glue stick
- Fine-point markers
- Oval paper punch (optional)
You can always get creative and add glitter, stickers, or anything else fun you have on hand. Happy card-making… and Happy Easter!
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