It looks like Easter around here. Gracie and I have been decorating eggs. She's been my little helper and model for various magazines lately, today it's an Easter issue. She's so good at understanding how to pose for "step-by-step" photos, moving just the right amount in the right direction and she's incredibly patient for six. Best part is bribery still works with her, if she's tiring I toss her a few sweets and she's mine for at least another ten minutes: )
We had a couple of eggs left over so we decided to make some mini dioramas for the Christmas tree. These were so simple and for some reason made us really giggle, probably fine glitter on the brain.
Made holes in the eggs with a pin and broke them open to nearly half a shell.
We then washed them, let them dry and painted them inside and out.
When dry, we put glue around the rim and sprinkled on fine glitter.
For this one we built a snowman out of two pom-poms, used sticks for arms, added googly eyes, a pipe cleaner scarf and a felt hat and nose.
We glued gingham ribbon around it, tied a loop for hanging then a bow above. Another way to decorate these is to glue in cut out images from old Christmas cards to create a mini festive scene.
We were very eggcited with the results - easy and quick to make, perfect for children and adults with limited attention spans - like me ; )