Sent In By You – Re Made By Us !

Peek – A- Boo – Eggs !


How cute are these? If you think these are cute you are going to be falling all over yourself at the photos on Katherine Marie Photography’s site. Wow. Beautiful and she is crafty too. To see more of this adorable spring craft pop over to her site Katherine Marie Photography. Here is how we tried ( tried is the word to focus on ) to recreate them.

  1. Gather your materials. You will need some cardboard, paint, glue, paper in yellow for the chick, and pastels for the dots, a paper fastener,marker, scissors, a feather , googly eyes or buttons and some tape.
  2. Start by drawing an egg on the cardboard with a zig zag break in it.
  3. Have your child paint this. Try to stick with light colors, we used pretty dark ones and it made our egg look more dinosaur than Easter… Let dry.
  4. While they are painting draw a simple chick on the yellow paper.
  5. Add eyes a beak and a feather – I taped the feather on.
  6. Cut out small circles for decorating the egg- I used scrap card stock.
  7. When the egg is dry cut out
  8. Add your glue for the card stock dots
  9. Add the dots, let dry.
  10. Poke holes in both the top and bottom egg shells and thread the fastener through.
  11. Add your chick, again I used tape.
  12. Open
  13. Close


Thanks to Katherine Marie for sharing this wonderful craft !

Book !

“First The Egg” by Laura Vaccaro Seeger is the perfect book to introduce life cycles to young kids. It doesn’t go into great detail, but it doesn’t have to it is perfectly effective just the way it is. Each page shows one stage like a seed and the following the result of a flower. My son loved this book and I think older children would too, it’s simple but isn’t infantile. I think the Easter bunny may be bringing this to our house for keeps in a few weeks!

Comments

  1. Tanya says

    Holy mackeral! Katherine – your blog is amazing! Allie – I love your original take on the inspiration piece. Super cute! :)

  2. Jennifer says

    I love that! I definitely want to try that with my kiddos. Coincidentally, I just purchased some brads this past weekend!

  3. katherine marie!! says

    ahhhhh thanks guys!!!! Allie– I love your version! Isn’t it amazing when we all create the same “thing” and yet they turn out so unique?!

    You guys gotta try a whip cream fight this spring– your kiddos will NEVER forget it!

    Thanks ALLIE for posting this!! :)

  4. Andrea says

    SO fun! My kids are fascinated with baby animals coming out of eggs. It would be fun to do some other creatures like a snake or other reptiles too. Thank you both for sharing with us!

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