Looking for an alternative to chocolate eggs to gift to kids this Easter? Put together an Easter crafting kit for them instead!
I’ve been pinning to my Easter DIY Crafts and Recipes Board, and while searching for Easter crafts I found a few altered egg-box ideas, including THIS ONE turned into a sewing kit, THIS ONE with sweet treats inside, and THIS ONE with toy animals. As I wanted to make one for my daughter, and she is greatly into crafting (I wonder where she gets that from?) I decided to turn mine into an Easter crafting kit.
To make one of your own…
Step 1: Start with an egg-box:
Step 2: Paint the inside with craft paint (I used Martha Stewart’s Beach Glass Satin Paint):
Step 3: Then paint the outside (you can do this while the inside is still drying):
Step 4: On any areas where there was printed detail on the egg-box, paint another coat or two of paint until it’s no longer visible.
Step 5: Once the paint is all dry, stick some glue-dots over the top and sides of the lid:
Step 6: Shake some glitter over the glue-dots, pressing it down to make sure it gets good and stuck, then tip off the excess (I used American Crafts ‘Tangerine’ Fine Glitter):
Step 7: Fix any broken areas of the egg-box – the tip of the latch on mine had broken off:
So I covered it up by sticking a flower-shaped button on with Glossy Accents:
The outside of the box is now looking very cute:
Step 8: Gather the contents you are gifting in your box. I bought some ribbon, coloured chicks, stickers, and wooden egg decorations from Hobbycraft:
Step 9: Download and print off the ‘Your Easter Crafting Kit’ free printable HERE (it prints the image in two different colours, tangerine and aqua). Stick it into the inside of the egg-box lid, then fill the box with the crafty goodies:
If you are using stickers inside you’ll need to cut them out so they fit in the carton – make sure you round the edges as you cut rather than leaving sharp corners:
Step 10: Once you’ve filled the box, place some tissue paper on top of the contents (so they don’t shake and get all mixed up), then tie a piece of ribbon around the box to finish it off:
Gift it to a crafty kid this Easter! Now I just need to make one for my son too, I need to find some cars or something to put inside!
I’ve been busy with lots of Easter crafting, so I’ll show you some more soon.
Have a great day,