The asklaver shop on etsy will make you a cut paper family portrait from a photo you provide.
Green is springier but they have this felt floral wristlet in ink, too.
A blind wine-tasting kit made out of felt.
Modern Parents, Messy Kids provides a terrific paper-crane-making tutorial so that you and your kids can take part in a fundraising project for Japan by Students Rebuild. For every paper crane submitted by children, the Bezos Family Foundation will contribute $2.00 to Architecture for Humanity's reconstruction efforts in Japan, up to a total of $200,000. After they reach their goal of collecting 100,000 paper cranes, they will be woven into an art installation.
Or you could just do this on a smaller scale yourself, with your child's school.
This is pretty much the neatest thing ever. You can customize the message in this golden ticket scratch card. How about "We're going to Disneyland!" (Or, if the recipient is me, Paris or Prague.) Or "Look in the driveway." (You know, for a new car.) I was going to suggest "Will you marry me?" but do you think that might be a bit vain on the part of the asker -- or just cute?
Sylvie and I were in the dollar store this morning, where we picked up Easter grass and these adorable felt flowers on wire stems. I think they were $1.25 for five flowers. When we got home we spent five minutes making this flower crown. We cut a piece of green construction paper in half, taped two ends together, wrapped it around Sylvie's head and then taped it to fit. We removed it and used a glue stick to attach the grass. The wire stems of the felt flowers are taped inside the crown. Easy peasy, if a little messy-looking. (We had to take the photos in the bathroom because she wanted to look in the mirror.)
I also came up with a simpler one using a Goody headband we already had. For this, I had to bend the stems of the flowers to make them a bit shorter. Sylvie put the headband on first and then I simply tucked the flowers inside it.
As always, click on any photo for a closer look.
These paper replicas of artist Chloe Fleury's favourite San Francisco neighbourhoods look so deceptively simple, I'm imaging I could toss a couple off for the walls of the playroom.
A brilliant, beautiful, cheap and EASY Easter craft from Modern Parents, Messy Kids.