DIY Frosty the Snowman Tissue Box Cover

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8 years ago, I remember this…

My daughter, who was almost 2 years old at the time, would grab my hands and spin around “ring around the rosie” style to the following…

“Frosty the snowman was a jolly happy soul with a corncob pipe and a button nose and 2 eyes made out of coal…”

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I was also 35 weeks pregnant with twins. Imagine a toddler and expecting twins all around Christmas time. It was a memorable December. Someone pass me a tissue because I’m getting teary eyed just thinking about it.

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In addition to needing tissues for my tears, my entire family has also needed a lot of tissues recently. Cough and cold season made an appearance in our household. We were in need of several boxes of Kleenex tissues. Kleenex facial tissue is our preferred brand.

So, I went to Target to purchase several boxes of Kleenex facial tissue using this $1 off 4 or 6 pack Kleenex facial tissue coupon (coupon available while supplies last).

During the past several weeks, my kids, husband and I have had a cold. One person gets it and then another catches it. You know how it goes.

A cough and cold is tough on the kids. Runny noses are the worst. My kids use a lot of tissues during this time. They like knowing there is a box of Kleenex facial tissues next to them. That’s why we always have a tissue box nearby when they are sick – you’ll find one next to their beds, in the bathroom, in the family room, and even next to them on the kitchen table.

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We’ve used so much Kleenex tissues, we had a supply of empty tissue boxes. I asked my kids for ideas for a tissue box craft project. They came up with a brilliant idea – turn an empty tissue box into a bank.

Since I’ve been feeling nostalgic about Frosty, the kids and I decided to create a Frosty the Snowman Tissue Box Cover. Your kids can use this as a bank or storage if the box is empty OR use as a tissue box cover.

The materials we used to make this Frosty the Snowman Tissue Box Cover were blue felt, white felt, black felt, red felt, stiffened glittery black felt, pink felt, my Frost the Snowman face template, pencil, silver Sharpie marker, scissors, ruler, hot glue gun and hot glue gun sticks.

Download our Frosty the Snowman template HERE.

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I cut out two rectangle pieces of blue felt measuring 5 1/8 inches by 9 1/2 inches.

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I glued one rectangle blue felt piece with the other with an overlap of about 1/2 inch. I wrapped the blue felt around the tissue box snug. I attached one end to the other using glue.

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NOTE: This tissue box cover was not glued onto the tissue box. It’s meant to slide on and off a box so that it’s reusable.

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I printed and cut out my Frosty the Snowman template. I used the template as a guide. Download our Frosty the Snowman template HERE.

I traced my template pieces on felt using either a pencil or a silver Sharpie marker. The pencil lines are tough to see on the dark felt colors so I used a silver Sharpie marker.

  • I used white felt for the head and outer eyes.
  • I used black felt for the pupils and mouth.
  • I used red felt for the nose.
  • I used pink felt for the flower and blue felt for the middle of the flower.
  • I used glittery black stiffened felt for the hat.

I cut out all my felt pieces.

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My kids helped me glue the Frosty pieces together and then glued him onto the blue felt tissue box cover.

Watch the short video below to see Frosty put together. If you can not play the video in this blog post, then watch it HERE.

For added fun, the kids also attached snowflake stickers on the other sides of the tissue box cover.

Our Frosty the Snowman Tissue Box Cover is adorable. Frosty the Snowman is such a happy and lovable character. He’ll be great to have around to bring cheer when you’re sick and in need of a tissue.

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You can purchase Kleenex facial tissues by going to Target and using this $1 off 4 or 6 pack Kleenex facial tissue coupon (coupon is available while supplies last).

Do your kids love Frosty the Snowman? Have you made any tissue box crafts?

Happy Crafting!

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DIY Tissue Paper Stained Glass Turkeys (Kids Craft)

The kids and I made a simple Thanksgiving craft – tissue paper Stained Glass Turkeys. Their autumn colored feathers look pretty when the sun shines through them. The turkeys are adorable with the addition of googly eyes, beaks and wattles.

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This is our second time making a stained glass craft project. Earlier this year, we made Stained Glass Butterflies. For Thanksgiving, we decided to make turkeys. It was a fun and easy.

The materials we used to make our Stained Glass Turkeys were brown cardstock paper, red cardstock paper, yellow cardstock paper, colored tissue papers (fall colors such as red, orange and yellow), clear contact paper, googly/wiggle eyes, scissors, glue, pencil and turkey templates.

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I cut the fall colored tissue paper into several pieces. I also cut out turkey templates – the turkey and tail feathers outline. You could make your own template or use mine. Download my Turkey Template HERE.

TIP: The tissue paper pieces, the templates, the tail feathers outlines, turkey bodies, beaks and wattles were cut before I made this with my kids. My kids only had to decorate the turkeys.

To make the tail feathers outline, I folded my brown cardstock paper in half. The paper I used was a 12×12. You could use a 8.5×11. I placed the template on the folded paper. The dotted lines of the template go on the fold.

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I traced the template onto the paper. I cut out the pattern. I then cut into this pattern piece to create the outline. You could make the outline as thick or thin as you like. See photo below for a visual step-by-step. I unfolded the paper.

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I then placed the tail feathers outline on the sticky side of a piece of contact paper. My kids decorated their turkeys by placing pieces of tissue paper within the turkey feathers outline.

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I placed another piece of contact paper (sticky side down) on top of the finished turkey. I smoothed it out.

I turned it over so I could see the outline.

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I cut the excess contact paper.

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My kids glued the turkey’s body in the middle of the feathers.

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They then glued the googly eyes, wattle and beak. Our cute turkeys are done.

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They look beautiful on our window. Look at the glorious fall colors shining through the tissue paper feathers of the turkey.

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Have you made any tissue paper stained glass crafts? Have you made any Thanksgiving turkey crafts?

Happy Crafting!

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DIY Glitter Spider Webs

This is an easy Halloween craft you can make on your own or with your kids – DIY Glitter Spider Webs. I know spider webs aren’t typically cute, sparkly or pretty, but that is the look I wanted. Remember, we love fun and cute Halloween decorations in our house. These glittery spider webs look fantastic hanging in our foyer.

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Even the spiders are cute. I originally bought plastic spiders to place on the webs but my kids thought they were a bit spooky. Luckily, I found these cute spiders at Michaels. They are felt sticker spiders that also have rhinestones on them. Bonus – extra sparkle.

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The materials I used to make these Glitter Spider Webs were Elmer’s glue, purple glitter, parchment paper or wax paper, purple ribbon and felt spider stickers. I used parchment paper because that’s what I had at the time. You could use wax paper.

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I first created my spider web using glue. See photo below for a visual step-by-step.

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I sprinkled glitter – a generous amount -  on the glue web. Notice in the left part of the photo below, how the spider web is fully covered. I mean you can’t even see the white glue. I wanted these spider webs to be very glittery. I dumped the extra glitter onto a paper towel.

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TIP:  I folded the paper towel and then put the extra glitter back into the glitter container. I didn’t want to waste any glitter.

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I let the spider web dry for at least 24 hours. This step is important. The glue needs to be completely dry.

I slowly and carefully removed the spider web off of the parchment paper.

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I attached the cute spider onto the web. The back of the spiders had an adhesive dot already attached. This made it easy to attach to the glitter spider web.

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I used ribbon to hang the spider webs.

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What do you think? These Glitter Spider Webs look great as Halloween decorations.

Have you made any Halloween crafts?

Happy Crafting!

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Halloween Monster Paper Lanterns (Kids Craft)

I am excited to share this cute and easy Halloween kids craft with you. I had just as much fun making them as my kids did. In our house, we are all about cute Halloween decorations instead of scary ones. So our first craft project of the Halloween season are these adorable Monster Paper Lanterns.

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I mean it when I say this is an easy craft project. Kids can make it with little to no assistance. You may already be familiar with making paper lanterns. This is just decorating it to look like cute monsters.

The materials we used to make these Halloween Monster Paper Lanterns were papers in Halloween colors, white cardstock paper, scissors, pencil, ruler, glue, ribbon and goggly/wiggle eyes. The goggly eyes are in a variety of sizes. The papers we used I cut into 6 inch squares.

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First, I folded a 6 inch square piece of paper in half.

I then made a fold about 1/2 an inch at the top. I did this to have a mark for where to stop when I do my cutting.

I also measured and marked every 1/2 inch along the fold using a ruler and pencil. This step is an optional step. My oldest daughter cut her paper lantern without any marks.

My kids and I then cut lines with scissors until the folded mark at the top. As I said above, my oldest daughter cut without needing any pencil marks. My younger daughter wanted the marked lines as a guide. My son didn’t want to cut at all. He just wanted to decorate the paper lanterns which was fine with me.

(See the picture below for visual step by step.)

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We wrapped the paper around and secured with glue at both ends.

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Now the fun part begins – decorating the paper lanterns to look like monsters. We glued on wiggle eyes. You can do one to however many.

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I cut out teeth using white cardstock paper. We glued on the teeth.

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Here are some of my kids creations. They are all different. Some have two eyes, different sized eyes, or eyes lined up vertically. There’s no wrong way to decorate these monster paper lanterns.

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Aren’t these Monster Paper Lanterns fun? They are now part of our collection of kid friendly décor we hang on our kitchen chandelier.

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Have you made any Halloween projects with you kids?

Happy Crafting!

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First Day of School: DIY School Year Journal and Picture Idea

We always take pictures of the kids on the first day of school. It’s now a tradition. It’s fun to look back on the yearly photos to see how much they’ve grown. Two years ago, we added the kids holding paper signs stating their grade to our photos. This year I thought it would be fun to create a sign that could also double as a school year journal.

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I made a journal for each of my kids. They could write about their days during the school year in this special journal.

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Although I designed and made the cover, the inside is for them to personalize. They could write, draw pictures and attach photos. It’s all about their memories and their year as a 2nd grader and 4th grader.

Here’s how I made my kids’ school year journal:

The material I used to make a School Year Book Journal are a journal, letter stickers, number template, scrapbook paper, cardstock paper, washi tape, scissors, ruler, Mod Podge and foam brush. All materials, except ruler and scissors, are from Michaels.

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The book journal I decorated is actually a sketchbook.

I first cut white card stock paper to fit on the front of my book  cover.

I created a colorful border using washi tape. I used four different colors in a chevron pattern.

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Next I used a number template I created to trace and cut from a fun scrapbook paper pattern.

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I glued the number onto the cardstock.

I used black letter stickers to spell out Grade and placed below the number.

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I attached the decorated cardstock to the front cover of the book using Mod Podge. I waited 20 minutes for it to dry.

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I then applied a light coat of Mod Podge on top.

My kids are excited to start writing in their School Year Journals. I think using the journal as a prop for the First Day of School picture looks great.

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Do you have any Back To School / First Day of School traditions? Do you take First Day of School pictures of your kids? Do they keep journals?

Find more back to school ideas in Michaels Back To School Lookbook.

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Stained Glass Butterflies (Kids Craft)

Here’s a simple kids craft that looks amazing with a little sunshine – Stained Glass Butterflies. My kids and I had fun making these stunning and colorful butterflies.

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I’ve seen tissue paper stained glass projects before but didn’t realize how pretty they look in person. Since I recently made a Butterfly Tree, I decided to make our colorful tissue paper stained glass project into butterfly shapes.

The materials we used to make Stained Glass Butterflies were dark cardstock paper, colored tissue papers, contact paper, scissors, pencil and butterfly template.

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I first cut different colored tissue paper into several pieces.

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TIP: The template and the dark cardstock outlines for the butterflies were made ahead of time. My kids only had to decorate the butterflies which is the fun part for them.

I took my butterfly template and folded it in half. I then folded my dark cardstock paper in half.

I placed the folded template on top of the folded paper.

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I traced and cut out the butterfly.

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We then placed the butterfly on the sticky side of a piece of contact paper. Note: We also cut out a middle for the butterfly.

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Now the fun part – My kids decorated their butterfly by placing pieces of tissue paper within the butterfly outline.

(Optional step) We placed another butterfly outline on top.

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We placed contact paper (sticky side down) on top of the finished butterfly. We smoothed it out. We cut the excess contact paper so all we had was the butterfly shape.

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We hung them up on our window using tape.

Look how gorgeous the butterflies look with the sun shining through them.

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Seriously – they are beautiful.

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Have you made any tissue paper stained glass crafts?

Happy Crafting!

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12 Easter Craft Ideas for Kids

If you’re looking for crafts to do with your kids or for your kids, then check out the list below. I’m sharing 12 fun Easter craft ideas for kids.

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1. Easter Bunny Bottles

2. Envelope Bunnies

3. Brown Bag Bunny

4. Paper Plate Bunny Craft

5. Paper Plate Footprint Bunny

6. Easter Egg Maracas

7. Mini Chick and Bunny Party Cups

8. Easter Chick Card

9. Paper Easter Bunny, Chick, Carrot Cones

10. Spring Flower Peg Craft

11. Stained Glass Easter Eggs

12. Easter Tissue Paper Cross

Have you made any Easter or Spring Crafts with your kids?

Happy Crafting!

Also read about 20 Creative Easter Egg Decorating Ideas.

Find other Spring and Easter ideas HERE.

DIY: Mini Party Cup Chick and Bunny Craft

I recently made an adorable, fun and easy Easter craft project with my kids. There is something cute about chicks and bunnies using googly eye (wiggle eyes). Maybe, that’s why I keep making similar projects like last year’s Paper Chick, Bunny and Carrot Cones. This year we made Mini Chick and Bunny Party Cups.

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This kid friendly Easter craft project was inspired by an egg carton chick. It reminded me of our Halloween egg carton bats. Although the egg cartons worked great for our Halloween bats, I had an issue figuring out how to cut my egg cartons for the chicks.

The grocery store eggs I normally purchase come in egg cartons which are shaped in a way where I would not be able to get a nice clean cut of one individual cup. The egg carton cup would have been too short after cutting. I did not have this problem with our egg carton bats because they use 3 cups and are cut with wings.

So instead of using egg cartons, I came up with the idea to use mini party cups. You can purchase mini party/nut cups at a craft store or party supply store in their baking section. Mine came in a pack of 36 cups. They measure 1.25 diameters.

You know how one idea leads to another. Well, I remembered our Thanksgiving Turkey Cups. You could also flip the cups and use them to hold goodies. That would be fun for a kid’s Easter party.

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The materials I used to create this super cute Mini Party Cup Chick and Bunny Craft are Wilton White Mini Party Cups, scrapbook paper, cardstock paper, googly (wiggle) eyes, scissors, yellow marker, hole puncher, fine tip back marker and glue.

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For the chicks, we cut out wings, a beak and feet from orange with white polka dot paper.

For the bunnies, we cut out ears and feet from pretty plaid paper. I used a hole puncher on pink cardstock paper to make the noses.

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For the chicks, we colored the mini cup with a yellow marker. You could also try yellow paint.

For the bunnies, we left the cups as is because the bunnies are white.

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We glued on the googly eyes and beak on the chicks. For the wings, we folded a small part of the wings and glued it to the sides.

We glued on the googly eyes and pink nose on the bunnies. I drew whiskers using a fine black sharpie. We glued the ears to the back.

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To glue the feet for both the chick and bunny, we glued them on the inside of the cup and then bent them out.

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If you’re making these as mini cups to hold goodies, then glue the ears and feet on the other ends. You know what I mean.

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Will you be making any springtime or Easter crafts with your kids?

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DIY: Valentine Paper Roll Owls

My 9 year old daughter inspired this sweet project. The other day she came home with a cute paper roll owl she made at school. I told her I loved it. My daughter suggested we make more but with a Valentine’s Day theme – “you know with hearts and we can hang it on our kitchen light.” My first thought – that’s brilliant.

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My second thought was how awesome it is to have a creative daughter.  I appreciate it because I love making creative crafts just like her.

So, off I went to Michaels craft store to find Valentine’s Day themed paper.

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The materials I used to make these Valentine’s Day Paper Roll Owls are toilet paper rolls, Valentine’s Day themed scrapbook paper, red cardstock paper, orange cardstock paper, googly (wiggle) eyes, pencil, scissors, glue, paint brush, circle puncher, heart stickers and ribbon.

My daughter helped me make these cute owls.

First, I cut scrapbook paper to fit the paper roll. I glued the paper onto the paper roll. I used Mod Podge as my glue.

I found it easy to apply the glue using a paintbrush and hold the paper roll by putting a few fingers inside it.

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To make the ears, push down slowly on one end of of the roll (see picture above). Repeat on other side.

I made the eyes by using googly eyes (size 14mm) and gluing onto red paper cut into circles. I cut a beak using orange paper. I glued the eyes and beak on.

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I then made the wings. I cut out heart shaped wings and glue to the sides of the owl.

I attached ribbon to the top so we could hang our pretty Valentine owls on our kitchen chandelier.

I also placed one heart sticker on each owl to give them some extra love.

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What do think of our Valentine Owls? I think they are adorable. Let’s give my sweet daughter a big cheer. She is thrilled to have her idea featured on here.

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DIY: Paper Easter Bunny, Chick, Carrot Cones

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Here’s an adorable Easter craft project to put together. I’ve made some cute Easter and Bunny projects in the past and this one is no exception. Create a Bunny, Chick and/or Carrot Cones made out of paper.

Display them as decorations. Use them to hold Easter treats. Make them with kids.

Whatever you decide…it’s easy to create.

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The materials to make these Easter cones are scrapbook paper, googly eyes, cotton balls, scissors, glue stick, hole puncher, ribbon and a cone template.

Trace and cut out a cone template. (Find our cone template at the end of this post).

Trace cone template onto paper. I used scrapbook paper. Cut out the template. Form a cone shape with it and secure with glue. Note: The pink paper I used for the bunny was a thick cardstock. I had to press and hold the glued area until it was secure. The thinner the paper the easier and quicker it will secure using a glue stick.

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Bunny: I used pink paper. Decorate the bunny using googly eyes, cotton ball for nose and cut out white strips for whiskers. Cut out bunny ears and glue to back side of cone.

Chick: I used a patterned yellow paper. Decorate chick using googly eyes and cut out an orange beak.

Carrot: I used a patterned orange paper. Cut out a green stem and glue to back side of cone.

I attached ribbon to the cones. I also filled the cones with matching colored grass.

Sweet and simple.

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Download the Cone Template HERE.

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