We wanted to make a few free things to give away this week, and these contact paper eggs were one of our projects.
To make these you need:
a roll of clear contact paper
a trip to outside for nature items(rose petals, flowers, grass etc.)
We went into the front yard and I told the children that I wanted them to gather anything that made them think of spring. They gathered a few flowers, leaves and grass and we came back inside and Gizmo spotted the rose petals on our nature table. Those were quickly added to our spring collection.
I cut out several egg shapes from the contact paper and unpeeled a couple at a time for the girls to work on.
They arranged their materials in the way that they wanted to and then I covered the eggs with a sheet of construction paper. We rubbed each paper a couple of times to make sure that it stuck on properly and then flipped it over and cut it out.
Once the girls had the hang of making these I went to work on a few gifts of my own.
I’ve been wanting to make these since I saw them here and thought they would be perfect to make for our house and few other people. I’ll be keeping the ones that didn’t come out as well as I would’ve liked. (Such as he one who’s shell I couldn’t get to come off completely.)
I was trying to find the best place for these as our hutch is a little busy now and I ended up putting a few on our coffee table. I was taking this shot as the girls watched and Gizmo started yelling for me to see what she had found on the rose in the picture. It was a caterpillar. And not a small little baby caterpillar either. It was a big ol plump probably going to turn into a butterfly any day caterpillar. This is funny because Gizmo already has a smaller caterpillar that she’s been keeping in a flower vase that we keep covered and this rose has been on my kitchen counter all week. I did what any person would do in this situation.
I the little guys are content as they have been munching away all afternoon. The girls have been content to sit and watch them and the fish bowl makes doing that a lot easier then the vase we were formally using did. There are two twigs in there that I’ve stuck in place with a bit of play dough and the rose went in there too with a narrow pill holder to hold the water for it.
It’s a different Easter table decoration to what I thought we’d have but I think it works.