Tools and Materials
Chick and flower template
Plastic bucket in a spring color
Dyed Easter eggs
Fun foam, $4.99 per package of 40, from Jo-Ann Stores
Craft glue, from Martha Stewart Crafts, or Perfect Glue No. 2, $3.11, by Liquid Nails, available at amazon.com and hardware stores
Easter Grass (you can also buy readymade Easter grass at D. Blumchen & Company)
Easter Bucket How-To
1. Sand down the plastic bucket to give it tooth (which means making it slightly rough to allow the foam to stick better).
2. Using the template, trace chicks and flowers onto foam; cut out using scissors.
3. Apply the glue to the foam.
4. Press the chick and flower cutouts in place on the bucket.
Egg Chick How-To
1. Start with a dyed Easter egg.
2. To make the beak, fold a 1/2-inch square of crepe paper in half. Then cut out a triangle, with the wide end on the fold; unfold and glue to the top of a dyed egg with craft glue.
3. Cut 2 wing spaces from crepe paper (be creative!), and glue each to the egg next to the beak.
4. You're finished! Put your eggs in the finished Easter bucket on a bed of Easter grass and add candies, if desired.
To her Easter bucket, Martha added Japanese jelly flower candies from Hidemi, Cameo yellow and white chocolates from Christopher Norman Chocolates, and almond confections by Arnaud Soubeyran, available at Crossings.