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Project

Easter Bucket

Materials

  • Chick and flower template
  • Plastic bucket in a spring color
  • Fun foam, $4.99 per package of 40, from Jo-Ann Stores
  • Scissors
  • 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)

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Sand down the plastic bucket to give it tooth (which means making it slightly rough to allow the foam to stick better).

  2. Step 2

    Using the template, trace chicks and flowers onto foam; cut out using scissors.

  3. Step 3

    Apply the glue to the foam.

  4. Step 4

    Press the chick and flower cutouts in place on the bucket.

  5. Step 5

    Start with a dyed Easter egg.

  6. Step 6

    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.

  7. Step 7

    Cut 2 wing spaces from crepe paper (be creative!), and glue each to the egg next to the beak.

  8. Step 8

    You're finished! Put your eggs in the finished Easter bucket on a bed of Easter grass and add candies, if desired.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, January 2008

Reviews (5)

  • mpegm 21 Mar, 2008

    You could use the template of the frog from the Hop To It card that Martha demo'd on the St Patrick's day show - it is a cute, leaping frog.

  • rij12861 21 Mar, 2008

    mis_cue, your e is incorrect.

  • rij12861 21 Mar, 2008

    mis_cue, your e is incorrect.

  • mis_cue 3 Mar, 2008

    i agree: frogs, or cute bears, something for the little gents!

  • amandamcdaniel 23 Feb, 2008

    I would love to see an easter bucket for little boys maybe with frogs on it. Do you have a template for a frog design similar to the chicks and flowers?