With Easter coming up in a couple days, we created these simple Easter egg cards using things we had on hand – magazines!
Today’s post is another in 60 Days Junk Play series and you’re welcome to see other #junkplay ideas both ours and created by number of other kid-friendly bloggers.
You will need to prepare magazine strips in advance if you have the younger toddler whose scissor skills are still not developed. For older kids, you can give them magazines and ask them to find pages with different patterns and colors to cut into strips. Have to say that fashion magazines are awesome for this!
When magazine strips are ready, give kids our egg template (download and print from HERE), glue and magazine strips to glue over eggs. If needed, they can tear off an extra length of the paper strips.
Kids can combine colors and patterns using magazine strips as they fancy. Let them do their own thing. If they want, they can tear off pieces and create mosaics instead gluing strips.
While kids are busy gluing, prepare cards. Cut A4 or letter size cardboard in half using scissors or precision knife. We used our self-healing mat and precision knife.
Cut one of the eggs from the template we provided earlier and trace it in the inside of the card. Then use scissors to cut out the egg shape.
When kids are done with their gluing, simply cut the pieces with magazine strips and glue them to the egg-shaped window from inside of the card. And you’re done!
Now kids can write their Easter cards!
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Today’s post is part of 60 Day Junk Play Challenge and we had as material prompt today MAGAZINES.
We love the game Teach me Mommy created from magazine pages! Make sure to stop by and take a look!
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Mihaela runs Best Toys 4 Toddlers blog and loves to come up with new ideas how to use old toys her 2 daughters keep leaving on the floor to slip over. She loves them despite the fact that they call her mommy few hundred times a day, and it makes her nuts.