Children as young as three can help to make these adorable little Easter buckets. Filled up with chocolate eggs, they make great Easter gifts for friends and family. Four-year-old Arky loved the painting and stickering, but his favourite part of this craft was counting the chocolate eggs into the buckets!
You will need
• paper cups
• non-toxic acrylic paint
• paint brush
• coloured cardboard
• hole punch
• split pins
• spot stickers
1. After taking all the appropriate precautions that one needs to take before exposing a small child to paint (smock, newspaper, drop sheets etc), squirt out a good glob of the stuff and start painting the outside of the paper cups.
2. Once the cups are dry, start sticking the spot stickers all over the outside of the cups. If you're concerned with aesthetics, you may wish to provide some direction here to ensure that all the stickers aren't grouped together in a big clump!
3. While little hands are busy stickering, big hands can cut some strips of coloured cardboard to make handles.
4. Use a hole punch to put holes in each end of the handles, and on either side of the paper cups. Then attach the handles to the cups using split pins.
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Four-year-old Arky loved the painting and stickering, but his favourite part of this craft was counting the chocolate eggs into the buckets!