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Dying eggs is just one of the many Easter traditions families have during the holiday. Not only are the eggs fun to dye but they’re also fun to display! This easy Easter craft acts as a display for your pretty eggs but it works for table place settings and napkin rings as well.

Things you will need:

  • A toilet paper roll (one roll makes four holders)
  • Construction paper in the Easter colors of your choice
  • Glue
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • A pencil
  • Decorated eggs (mine are not shown because they were cooking)

Step 1: Choose a piece of paper to use as the background for your egg holders and mark  your cutting lines using the toilet paper roll as a guide. Cut the paper out.

Step 2: Glue the piece of background paper to the toilet paper roll and let it dry. Once the glue is dry cut the toilet paper roll into four pieces. The easiest way to do this is to hold the roll close to one end and gently squish it enough so that you can cut directly across with your scissors. Do not worry about the cut pieces looking flat. You can just reshape them with your fingers after you’ve cut everything out.

Step 3: Cut various shapes and decorations out of other colors of construction paper. This is also a good time to decorate the paper with markers, stickers, glitter or any other decorations.

Step 4: Glue the decorations to the cut pieces of toilet paper roll. Since I was layering different strips of paper I found it helpful to glue them all together before gluing to the toilet paper roll.

Congratulations you have made some Easter egg holders. These are great for displaying your decorated eggs. They also make great table settings too. Simply write the names of your guests on the holders (as shown above) and place them around your table with the eggs sitting in them. Are you wondering how I decorated my eggs? Check out the photos below!

Sadly, one of my eggs didn’t survive the hard boiling process. That was OK though because it made a delicious mid-craft breakfast!

If you haven’t already figured it out, I used crayons to decorate my eggs. This method of egg decorating is not one of my own original ideas. I’ve seen it done many other places before. In order for this to work the eggs need to be very warm so that the crayon wax can melt and glide smoothly over the eggshell. I also suggest using eggs with a white shell because the color will show up much more beautifully.

My eggs were a bit too hot to handle so I rested them on bottle caps while I decorated them and let them dry. I didn’t use my crafted egg holders because the wax was very runny and was dripping everywhere! Also, because the eggs were so hot I do not recommend using this decorating method with young children.

Did you do this project? How did it turn out? Please share your comments and photos in the comments section! Happy crafting!

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Help celebrate the 4th of July with an adorable (and functional!) Uncle Sam’s hat! Recycle a cereal box and a coffee can and turn them into this festive hat perfect for holding silverware or other small items at your family BBQ. This project promotes recycling and is a great way to get kids involved with the party festivities.

Things you will need:

  • An empty coffee (or similar) can
  • A cereal box
  • Red, white and blue construction paper
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • A Ruler
  • A pencil

 

Step 1: Wrap a piece of white construction paper around the can and glue in place. If the paper is longer than the can, trim off excess paper.

 

Step 2: Use your pencil and a ruler to measure and cut a strip of blue construction paper to fit around the base of the can. Additionally, you’ll want to cut out several stars from your extra white construction paper.

 

Step 3: Glue the stars onto the strip of blue construction paper. Make sure to space the stars an even width apart.

 

Step 4: Glue the blue strip around the bottom of the can.

 

Step 5: Use your pencil and ruler to draw several stripes on the red construction paper, trying to make them all the same size. Cut the stripes out.

 

Step 6: Glue the red stripes around the top of the can, lining up the edges with the top the blue stripe and the top of the can. Trim any excess red if you’ve cut the stripes longer than you need.

 

Step 7: Glue a piece of blue construction paper to a piece of cereal box. Once the glue dries, draw or trace a circle onto the paper. Make sure the circle is larger than the bottom of the can because this is the brim of the hat. Cut out the circle and glue it to the bottom of the can with the blue side facing up.

 

Congratulations! You have made Uncle Sam’s hat! Use it as a centerpiece and fill with fresh flowers or stick it on the food table and fill with silverware. Any way you use it, this hat is fun and functional and will make a statement at your 4th of July bash! Did you make this project? How did it turn out? Please share your comments and pictures in the comments section! Happy crafting and happy 4th of July!

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