Saturday, April 3, 2010
Easter Sock Crafts
Adapted from Parents.com
Make Easter breakfast extra special with these charming bird and bunny cover-ups.
What you'll need: Baby socks (0-6 months), scissors, two contrasting colors of felt, tacky glue, two googly eyes, thread, hairspray, one 5-mm white pom-pom, three 1/2-inch white pom-poms.
Make it: Cut sock to 2 1/2 inches tall. Then cut the inner and outer ear pieces from felt using templates. Cut a 1/4-inch slit in the middle of the base of the outer ear, then glue inner ear just above cut. Place a dot of glue toward the base of the ear, pinch sides together, and hold until glue sticks. Glue ears to the top of the sock. Glue two googly eyes to the sock. Cut three 2-inch pieces of thread for the whiskers. Spray with hairspray to stiffen, and let dry. Gather the stiffened threads together in the center and attach with a dot of glue just below the eyes. While glue is wet, press small white pom-pom on top for the nose. To make paws, glue two 1/2-inch white pom-poms to the front bottom edge; glue one on the back for the tail.
What you'll need: Baby socks (0-6 months), scissors, eyes, orange felt, tacky glue, feathers, orange chenille stems.
Make it: Cut sock to 2 1/2 inches tall. Glue two googly eyes to the front of the sock. Cut a small triangle from orange felt and glue under the eyes for the beak. Glue several feathers to each side of the sock and trim to desired length. Cut six 3/4-inch pieces of chenille stem to make the feet. Twist three pieces together at one end and glue to the front of the sock. Repeat for the other foot.