Well, after all the fun surrounding the snow and the sledging and the days off school and Britain virtually hitting standstill – I am now ready to fully celebrate Spring and defrost slightly!
Whilst we were hibernating from the snow, Orla and I decided to have some messy play fun whilst Archie was napping but we also wanted to make something Spring like! Easter always puts a spring in my crafty step and when Easter comes along – I feel like we’ve properly hit the Spring good time and that a little sun is on its way and so we decided to make a Cotton Wool Ball Easter Egg. You could make lots of these and tie them up and use as bunting or like us, you can simply enjoy making mess and squidging the cotton wool balls in the paint and gooey mixture!
By the time we’d finished our little make – Archie woke up and he and Orla had lots of fun in the sink washing up the floury slime mess! I think this was almost as much fun as the craft!
If you’d like to make a Squidgy Easter Egg, here’s a little video. Instructions are also below….
1. Fill 4 bowls with a few scoops of flour and mix a few spoonfuls of water until you get a gooey consistency.
2. Add a different coloured paint to your flour and mix well. You can add some optional glitter or glitter paint for extra sparkle!
3. Add your cotton wool balls and cover them completely with your gooey mixture.
4. Leave them to dry completely on a piece of paper.
5. Cut out an Easter Egg shape on white card.
6. Glue the cotton wool balls (which will have dried firm).
Another fun activity to try is also to not stick the cotton wool balls down and take a spoon and bash them to make them squishy again! Fun but messy!