48 • 9 MARCH 2008
2. Painted foil eggs
Colourful clay eggs
4. Confetti eggs
5. Fun with chocolate eggs
6. Featured subscriber blog
Hello and welcome to the 'eggs' issue of Kids Craft Weekly which, in
case you hadn't guessed, is really an Easter issue in disguise. If you
don't celebrate Easter please don't stop reading – there are
plenty of great ideas that you can take away and apply to other
I've received a few emails lately from people who have been concerned
that they may have dropped off my mailing list as they hadn't received
a newsletter in a while. I almost wish there was some sort of technical
problem that could explain the gap between newsletters but
unfortunately the problem lies with me and the fact that my life has
become stupendously busy of late. Yes, there has been some family drama
but that's no excuse.
Truth be told, I'm quite keen to go back to weekly newsletters at some
point but I just need to find the time from somewhere. Wish me luck! In
the meantime thanks for your patience and for all your messages of
If none of the ideas in this newsletter take your fancy, there are
plenty of other fun Easter crafts around at the moment. Check in and
see Martha Stewart's egg cards and
these fabulous window
silhouettes at Skip to my Lou. For more Easter ideas check in
at the Craftzine
And of course there is the Kids Craft Weekly Easter issue
from last year which is well worth a look.
Before I go I must give a big shout out to the lovely ladies at the
fabulous Mixtape zine. The latest issue
features a lovely review of the Kids Craft Weekly mini-book 'Everyday
Craft'. Thanks so much for the love!
Happy crafting and I'll see you next time!
Painted foil eggs
All these egg crafts proved popular with my kids but this one was their
favourite – and mine too. If you're not into the idea of
shapes you can cut the cardboard into any shape you dream of. For a
super no-fuss version of this craft just wrap some foil around a paper
You will need
• paint and
• cotton buds
(q-tips), matchsticks and/or wooden skewers
1. Cut some egg shapes from card.
2. Wrap cardboard egg shapes in pieces of aluminium foil.
3. Paint over the top using regular acrylic/tempera paint.
4. While the paint is still wet, scratch out some designs into the
paint using a cotton bud or matchstick. If these aren't available
simply turn your paintbrush upside down and use that!
5. Allow to dry.
Colourful clay eggs
air-drying clay for this
craft and a fair bit of
time during which you can relish in the delight of smoothing and
molding some clay into an egg form. Despite being quite an easy
concept, clay projects tend to work best with kids aged 4 and up.
You will need
• paint and brushes
1. Model some clay into egg shapes and allow them
to air dry. I have heard that you can pop the clay in the oven if you
don't have the time/patience to wait.
your eggs using paint of your choice.
3. Allow to dry, and voila! Such a great Easter gift for someone
I find the process of sitting down to make confetti very therapeutic
– but then again, I also enjoy colouring-in! If you don't
have the patience to make your own you can always buy a fancy
ready-made batch like these cute
You will need
• colourful paper and hole
• coloured card
• white glue
• paint brush
1. Make confetti by punching holes into colourful paper –
it's time consuming but fun!
2. Cut egg shapes from firm and colourful card, then smother with white
3. Sprinkle on some confetti...
4. ...and add some glitter for good measure, and more glitter, and more
glitter! My kids *really* like glitter, much more than confetti it
5. When one side is dry, confetti/glitter the other and punch a hole in
the top. Then hang from a window (or wrist) or leave one side blank so
that you can use it as an easter gift tag.
with chocolate eggs
This Easter, for extra delight, give chocolate eggs with a creative
• A wool tail, felt ears and features drawn with a black
marker will make an adorable mouse.
• Twisted cellophane wings and a face drawn on a white
circular sticker make a cute bug.
• This funny egghead is made from wool hair, sticker eyes and
a mouth cut from a magazine.
• Ella made this fabulous flying egg using bits and pieces
from her craft box.
See what ideas you can come up with and email me your photos
to put up
in the Kids Craft Weekly photo gallery.
Oooh that's right, haven't
updated it in a while. Another thing to add to my to-do list!
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