Getting Ready for Easter: Homemade Flowers by Tots

Every so often, as they come, I like to take mental notes of ‘things I never expected with having a baby.’ And today, added to the list was: BUSY, NO REST WEEKENDS.

I’m starting to feel like I’m in a strange SCI-FI  flick, where my present and future self are somehow altering my past, including my memories. Like what it felt like to sleep in uninterrupted. How my couch felt like when it was expertly molding itself to my back. What soft lazy slippers sounded like against clean, hardwood floors. And how a hot cup of tea could rest in my hands with the same reverence of a tiny newborn puppy while staying put so fine and so warm.

But alas! I must not think of such frivolities anymore! As there are things to do, and things to accomplish! And no matter how busy our weekend has been, look what we managed to create.

Easter Arts n' Crafts. Flowers with beads and pipe cleaners.

Homemade Easter flowers.

Easter Arts n' Crafts. Flowers with beads and pipe cleaners.

Made in: Recycled baby food jars. (You can also use small mason jars). With: Easter colored beads, pom poms, feathers, modeling clay, pipe cleaners, gems and washi tape.

Easter Arts n' Crafts. Flowers with beads and pipe cleaners.

To beautify the jars, I took pink and white polka dotted washi tape and secured it around the top.

Easter Arts n' Crafts. Flowers with beads and pipe cleaners.

We then took pink and yellow modeling clay (it is very soft and spongy) and smoothed it into the bottom of the jar. Added some pom poms and gems on top.

Easter Arts n' Crafts. Flowers with beads and pipe cleaners.

Cut up some pipe cleaners into different lengths, stuck them into the clay and fed beads through them. On one, we  decided to stick in some pretty feathers.

Easter Arts n' Crafts. Flowers with beads and pipe cleaners. Oh, and can’t forget Els’ favorite part. Little Easter chicks.

Easter Arts n' Crafts. Flowers with beads and pipe cleaners. And there she is. In of course, her new pink bathing suit.

Easter Arts n' Crafts. Flowers with beads and pipe cleaners.

Happy Easter.

Easter Arts n' Crafts. Flowers with beads and pipe cleaners.

PS. *Always supervise your toddlers/kids when playing with beads and glass jars. Plastic cups are also a good alternative.*

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