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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Let's Make a Easter Chick Nest with GlueArts!

A quick stroll through your local craft store should net you some easter eggs, flowers, moss and maybe even a small egg carton too!

The trick is...how to take all those items and make something you'll be happy to set out or even give as a gift. 

Designer Linda Albrecht has just the idea and crafts for you today!

"Egg Carton Chick Nest" 
GlueArts Designer: Linda Albrecht

Supplies:
Other:
patterned paper for butterfly- Pink Paislee
chipboard butterfly die cut- Accucut
paper egg carton (4 sections)
3 plastic or paper mache eggs
green moss
orange felt
black rhinestones
yellow feathers
artificial flower and greens
clear glitter
acrylic paints



Instructions:


1. Cut off 4 sections from a paper egg carton and paint with acrylic paint. Paint eggs yellow if needed and splatter with black paint.


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2. Once eggs are dry, cut triangles for beaks and adhere to front of egg with a Mini Extreme Adhesive Square. Apply black rhinestones for eyes and apply pieces of yellow feathers for wings on sides of egg.

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3. Stuff egg cups with pieces of green moss... if needed add a few Adhesive Squares to inside of cups to hold moss in place.


4. Apply Perma Tac Adhesive to entire surface of chipboard with Glue Glider Pro. I like to ru my adhesive slightly past the edge so that I can rub it around to the back of the chipboard. The edges of the paper will be nice and stuck plus the extra adhesive around the sides collects glitter when you glitter the front of the patterned paper and just seems to finish off a 3D embellishment.

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5. Apply patterned paper piece to chipboard then lightly sand the outside edges. Apply clear glitter to the front of the butterfly making sure to push the butterfly into the excess glitter to coat the side edges.

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6. Add a few sprigs of artificial greenery to the front right egg cup using Mini Adhesive Squares at the end. 

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7. Help the child with hot glue gun by adding a small amount to the rim of the cup with the greenery so that the butterfly can be glued in place. Do the same for paper flower.

8. Place egg chicks on top of the moss into the 3 remaining cups of the egg carton.

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How sweet is that? This can be made just as Linda shows or bright and colorful....you create it...and GlueArts  will adhere it! 


We'd like to help you make some "Kid Approved" crafts and give you a chance to win! Post a comment and let us know what your planning for your spring break or kids crafts! We'll enter you to win our Glue Glider PRO+,  Adhesive Squares and our Raisen's! (our amazing dimensional adhesive squares)



Simply post a comment and we'll select one random winner that we'll announce right here next Monday! It's just that easy! Looking for GlueArts Adhesives...shop online from the convenience of your home on our safe and easy to navigate GlueArts website!! 

26 comments:

  1. These little chicks are so cute! Love this week and all theae fun kid projects!

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  2. How cute! What a fun project.

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  3. This is adorable and great idea to do with my grandchildren.

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  4. I adore the chicks! My kiddos wanted to make chicks out of eggs, and this is the best idea I have seen so far! Brilliant!

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  5. Great little chickies... and the blue egg carton is adorable. Actually, this would be a good one to do with my seven year old, who LOVES coloring eggs and doing crafts..

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  6. Cute chick nest and nice tutorial, thank you for sharing.

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  7. THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE the CUTIE little eggs!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  8. This is absolutely gorgeous, and I love, that it´s something, the kids can do them self too almost without help. A really lovely idea and soooo cute.

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  9. I'm going to be making some Easter baskets with the template I bought.

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  10. Now I know that I'm going to make those cute eggs. I can even add some feet. The kids will love them.

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  11. We are going to spend a day during Easter vacation in LA. We haven't been to some of the museums in several years.

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  12. What a sweet Easter project! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  13. Such cute lil' chickies! Thanx 4 the chance 2 win some Glue Arts yumminess;) ~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. Adorable!!! Definitely something I will try with my daughter for Easter decorating!

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  15. This is so adorable! I don't have little kids anymore so I have to wait for grandkids :)

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  16. What a cute little project! I plan on having a garage sale during spring break and scrapping. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. Cute! Maybe make something with cupcakes.

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  18. How cute are the little chick-a-dees

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  19. Oh my goodness!!! That is just adorable. Thanks for the great tutorial. I definitely want to make one of these.
    Thanks Glue Arts!
    xoxo, Christine

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  20. Super cuteness! Thanks CallyAnn

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