April 2, 2009
For your Easter table centerpiece, try this twist on the traditional Easter egg tree. Your children will love it! Bonus: this would also be cute for a "Mama Bird/Baby Bird" or "Nesting" baby shower.
Swinging Birdie Egg Tree
First find a branch in your backyard and set in sand or pebbles. You will also need:
|Colored tissue paper|
|Pinking shears or decorative-edge craft scissors|
|Colored card stock|
|Time needed: About 1 to 2 Hours|
1. For each, cut a cup from the egg carton and punch 3 holes as shown.
2. Cut 3 pieces of ribbon, each about 9 inches long. Thread an end of each piece through a hole in the carton and knot it, then tie the other ends of the ribbons together.
3. Cut two 2- by 6-inch rectangles of tissue paper, one with the pinking shears. Lay the pinked rectangle on top of the other. Wrap the papers around a blown egg so that the pinked edge peeks out from behind the straight edge. Secure with the glue stick.
4. Place the wrapped egg in the cradle. Use the glue stick to attach a small tuft of feather and a card stock beak and eyes to the egg. Make pupils on the eyes with the marker.
(photo from familyfun.com)