Before the Easter holidays, the most common motifs
for work with kids are: Easter bunny, Easter eggs,
hens and chickens. Easter Bunny (Spring Bunny in the US)
is a rabbit bringing Easter eggs. Kids love Easter bunny,
because according to legend, Easter rabbit brings
gifts to children. Here is an interesting craft idea
for making the Easter bunny with papier mache technique.
How to make Easter craft for children using papier-mache technique
Papier-mache is a compound made from pieces of paper (usually newspaper) that was soaked with water mixed with wallpaper glue, flour, chalk or clay.
How to make papier mache
The recipe for the papier-mache:
If you do not have to hand-paper glue, you can also use flour.
- 1 measure of flour
- 3 measures of water
- few drops of oil
Dissolve the mixture well stirred.
The material for the production of a Easter Bunny:
- Several balloons
- Crepe paper
- cardstock paper
- kebab sticks
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Soak newspaper strips in a mixture for papier-mache technique.
Allow to stand for ten minutes before use. When the newspaper strips softened enough, arrange them in several layers on balloons. Press them slowly with brush or by hand to better adhered.
When this layers dried and hardened, connect two balloons together to form the head and body of the Easter Bunny. For making Easter Bunny’s feet use a half of balloons, and for making ears quarter of baloon. When all dries well, paint Easter Bunny and pick chopsticks as a mustache.
Tape other balloons with crepe paper of different colors or decorate as desired to look like Easter eggs.
In the same way you can create a hen – this composition will be very decorative with Easter eggs.