Hello We R fans! It’s Meghann Andrew with you today! I have been at home with my seven year-old daughter for several weeks now, and besides her schoolwork, I’m always looking for ideas to help her stay entertained! With Easter coming up, and a very different holiday than we are used to ahead of us, I wanted to create something special for her, and also get her involved in the process! We decided to “dress up” her Easter basket with a personalized banner, just so that the Easter bunny would know her basket when he visits early on Easter morning!
We started off by grabbing the She’s Magic collection from Dear Lizzy and American Crafts, and my daughter chose her favorite patterns to create the letters of her name.
While I worked on cutting the letters of her name, I put her to work fussy-cutting flowers from patterned paper to put on both ends of the banner.
If you haven’t yet used the Mini Alphabet Punch Board, you’re in for a treat! By following the instructions in the handy booklet, you can create all of the letters of the alphabet at 1.5 “ x 2.5” size—the perfect dimension to hang on the front of an Easter basket! Using the papers that my daughter selected, I cut the letters out using the board. Older kiddos who can follow instructions well can definitely help with this part!
To help the letters stand out against the basket, I decided to back them with white pennants, sized at 2” x 3.5” using the handy Banner Punch Board. I love that you can also use this board to punch the holes at the top of the pennants. I then adhered the letters to the pennants using dimensional adhesive, and handed them over to my daughter to thread her flowers and pennants onto a thick piece of twine. This is a great hand-eye coordination exercise for kiddos!
When we tried the banner out on the basket, we felt like something was missing—texture! We decided that two pompoms were needed on either end of the banner, so I grabbed my handy All in One Tool! Creating pompoms is a great craft on its own for kids, and my daughter loved wrapping yarn round and round the pegs to create two green pompoms. I helped her with the knot tying and cutting.
Once all of our elements were in place, we hung the colorful personalized banner on the front of her basket. Now her basket is all ready for the Easter bunny’s visit on Easter morning! This craft is simple, and it gets kids involved in the process—I hope you’ll try it out this week to make your family’s Easter baskets special!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and a very happy, healthy Easter to you and your family!