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Easter paper decoration for hanging - handicrafts with children Day 1

by Susanne Meixner on April 06, 2020

Hi everyone,

Easter is just around the corner and all schools and kindergartens are currently closed. If you are one of those parents who are looking for something to do for their children, then you have come to the right place. So that the little ones don't get bored at home and they can enjoy Easter to the fullest, I will publish short handicraft instructions every day for the next two weeks, which children can do together with their parents 😊.

Today I want to show you how you can make this cute Easter decoration out of paper:

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You can hang them on your door, the window or the Easter bush, for example. We only need a few materials that you will have safely at home. Let's get started right away! In the video below I will explain how to do it and prepare everything in simple steps:



Materials
All you need to do is:

  • A piece of colorful Din A4 motif cardboard (cardboard in the photo example: Marpa Jansen Vario-Karton Spring)
  • One piece white A4 paper box*
  • Craft Glue* or paper glue*
  • A hanging strap (e.g. Twist cord white*)
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  • A Triangle ruler*
  • A pencil and colored pencils*
  • Two clothespins
  • And a Tax* to measure your circles. The cup should be round and wider at the top than at the bottom.

    Step-by-step instructions
    I will now show you step by step how you can make the Easter decorations. We start with our motif cardboard. We measure 6 cm from the short side with our ruler and draw a pencil line. At this line we cut out the paper with our scissors. Then place the paper strip as a template on your colorful cardboard and draw another pencil line along the edge. At the line we cut the cardboard again. We do the whole thing again so that we have three strips of paper of the same size. We take the first strip and draw an auxiliary line with our set square and pencil at a distance of one cm.

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    Then we fold the carton back along the line. Then we turn the paper over and fold the cardboard in the opposite direction. We now repeat this until we have reached the other end of the paper strip and our paper looks like an accordion. We then do the same with our other two strips of paper.

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    Next you need your glue. We take one of the folded paper strips and put glue on the top end of the paper and glue one end of the second paper strip on. Please make sure that the up and down movement of the folding is maintained.

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    Hold the two ends together until the glue has dried or use two pegs to hold the paper together. We now do the same thing again with our third paper strip. Now we have a very long strip of folded paper.

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    We'll glue these together in a circle. To do this, put glue on the end piece of your strip again and stick the other end piece of the cardboard on it. Take two clothespins again and let them dry well.

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    While the glue dries we prepare our Easter bunny. Put your cup on the white cardboard and trace the circle with a pencil. Then cut out the circle with scissors.

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    On this circle we draw the face of the Easter bunny with our pencils. With a black pencil we paint two eyes and a nose with a mouth. Then we take a pink or orange pencil and paint on the cheeks of our Easter bunny. What is still missing from our rabbit? Right: two ears! Use your pencil to draw two large ears on your white cardboard and then cut them out with your scissors. Then take your orange pencil and color your rabbit ears in the middle. So, the ears are ready! Now we can glue them to our rabbit face. Take your glue and put a small blob on the underside of your first rabbit's ear. Glue the ear to the back of your bunny face and secure it with the clothespin. We now do the same with our second rabbit ear. While the ears dry we continue with the round fan. 

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    Take your cup and turn it over. Put them on your white cardboard box, trace the circle with the pencil and then cut it out. Now put glue on the outer edge of the circle. You can use a lot of glue here so that our fan holds. Then we take our fan circle that we glued together earlier and press the paper down in the middle. It's not that easy at all, please let your mother or father help you here.

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    We now place the flat paper fan in the middle of our white circle with glue. Put something heavy on top until the glue is completely dry. I just use a notepad for that. Please make sure to let the glue dry long enough before removing the item to weigh it down. If the glue is not yet dry, the fan jumps back to its original shape.

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    Now we take our motif cardboard and put the cup back on again. Then we trace the edge again with a pencil, cut out the cardboard and get a second circle. If you can already write, then write happy Easter on the bottom or let your parents help you. Then we put glue on the back of the circle and stick it in the middle of the front of our round fan as before. We are now complaining with a block or book until the glue has dried.

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    So we're almost done! Now we glue on our Easter bunny, which should now be completely dry, in the middle.

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    Now all we have to do is make a hole for the tape in the top of our compartments. Simply cut a very small slit in your compartments with your scissors:

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    Now we thread the tape through and tie it with a knot.

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    Great we're done! I hope you had fun crafting! If you liked the tutorial, I would be happy if you think so Youtube channel subscribe and share your finished result on Instagram with me #suzupapersDIY. In the next blog post we will make beautiful paper butterflies together (here. go to the video). I would be very happy to see you again!

    See you soon! Your

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