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Since spring is here (on the calendar anyway) we made some rainsticks today.  I figured if it’s going to rain we might as well make a craft about it.  And really, I would take the rain over the snow!

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 Hailey and Hunter decorated paper towel tubes with stickers.

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I cut out circles from construction paper to put over the ends.  We covered one end with the paper, secured it with a rubber band and then wrapped yarn around it to cover up the rubber band.  Then we put cheerios inside the tube and covered the other end.

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Hunter playing with his rainstick.

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Hailey’s completed rainstick.

Recycled Materials Flower Art


Hailey had an assignment for her Girl Scout troop to create something using recycled materials.  This is what we came up with:  (idea from Pinterest)

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Here’s what you’ll need: egg carton, cardboard (we used a Lego Friends box from a set that the Easter Bunny brought Hailey in her basket) and some paint.

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Hailey painted the egg carton various colors to create a flower.

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Once she was done painting we glued everything together.  I used a hot glue gun because with the shape of the egg carton, I didn’t think regular glue would hold.

It turned out cute :-)

The Little Chick


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To make your cute little chick, you will need: construction paper in colors of your choice, some pretty Easter scrapbook paper, black marker, scissors and glue.

First I cut out an oval shape from the yellow construction paper to represent our chick.  Then I cut out another oval, just a little bit bigger than the size of the chick to represent a cracking egg.

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Hailey glued on her chick and the cracking egg, then she added eyes.

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She added a beak and then some decorative eggs around the bottom of the paper.

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Hailey’s completed little chick.

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Hunter’s completed little chick.

Spotted Butterfly


Hailey made this very simple butterfly and it came out cute.

She painted circles onto a butterfly shape.

Then we used a hole puncher to punch out different colored circles.  She added those to the butterfly and then added some antenna.  (She mixed glue into the paint so that the little circles would stick.)

The finished butterfly

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