We’d spent all weekend up the coast relaxing and forgetting about the real world only to return home to a never ending to-do list. One of those things was Easter, the time of year when mothers across Australia get their craft-on and buy all the feathery, shiny and crepe-papery things from the $2 shop. I already had a game plan, I had to make some for Aidan’s teachers and a few for his friends. It was so simple that I could: Make it in a Minute!
Here’s what you’ll need*:
- Printed Paper Party Cups – Reject Shop 8 for $2
- Coloured Thin Cardboard for the Handle – I used paper from my craft draw.
- 1x Bag Green Plastic Shredded “Grass” – $2 also from the Reject Shop.
- Regular Sized Hollow Easter Eggs – 1 egg per cup, picked up on sale.
- Black Pen
- Cut out the handles, 2cm strips of cardboard, as many as you need.
- Write “Happy Easter” about 6cm away from the end of the strip. I also wrote “Love Aidan” on the opposite end also 6cm from the edge.
- Staple the strip to the cup (placed on the inside) making sure the flat part of the staple is outward facing. If you wanted to be really fancy you could use a “brad” but this is the quick and easy version. Don’t use glue or tape unless you feel like torturing yourself.
- Shove a handful of “grass” into the cup, fill it up as much as you can since there will only be one egg and you want it to peek out of the top.
- Pop one Egg into the cup (which looks so much grander now) and bask in all your glory.
Once you’re done, shove the rest of the grass into an old basket that you have lying about the house or if you’re determined to reach perfection grab a cheapie from the op shop, they always have heaps. Place the cups into the basket and tell your child for the 500th time that no they can’t eat them right now, they have to wait. If you’re feeling extra fancy pop a bow on that sucker and then walk away knowing the magic of Easter lives for yet another year and the whole project cost you just under $10.
* I’ve obviously watched too much Mister Maker.