Resurrection Eggs for Toddlers

Resurrection Eggs for Toddlers

I’ve been consistently doing preschool activities with my 2 1/2 year old for about a month now.  We’ve started easy, with a new letter of the alphabet each week, counting, shapes, colors…that sort of thing.  With Easter approaching this Sunday though, I was eager to find an activity for him to help his little mind begin to understand the importance of the day.  I was thrilled to find a few ideas out there geared specifically towards toddlers, and put my own spin on it of course.   What I love most about these Resurrection Eggs for Toddlers is that you can totally make them in just a few minutes, with plenty of time to begin discussing them this week!

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To make a set, you’ll need just a few things:

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I also added some number stickers to each egg {since we are working on counting and identifying numbers} and stored them in a cute little egg holder I found at Hobby Lobby last Easter for about $1 once it was on clearance!

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I created this simple printable to use.  All you have to do is cut each strip and place it in the appropriate egg with the coordinating item.  I adapted the printable from this source.  You could even go as far as to bookmark each scripture verse to share as a family.

Once each egg had the appropriate item and scripture inside, I added stickers numbered 1-6 and placed them in the egg holder.

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I’m so excited to share these with my little guy this week!

Happy Easter everyone!

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Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

DIY Easter Buckets

DIY Easter Buckets

With Easter just a few weekends away now, I was eager to get some cute new Easter Buckets made for the boys this year.  And, with my Cricut Explore, I knew exactly how I wanted to decorate them!

Use a Cricut Explore to create some awesome DIY Easter Buckets this year for your little ones! #Easter #EasterBuckets #Cricut #vinyl

Supplies needed:

metal buckets {found at Hobby Lobby}

adhesive vinyl

transfer tape

Cricut Explore Design-and-Cut System

coordinating ribbon & twine

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I started out by perusing the Cricut Design Space to find a font that I felt “fit” my boys.  I found this one called Varsity Letter, and loved it!

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I cut each boys’ name in different colors of vinyl, and used transfer tape to stick it to their bucket.

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The process was so easy, especially with the Cricut Transfer Tape {one of my all-time favorite Cricut products}.

Once the buckets had their names on them, I added just a few strands of coordinating ribbon and jute twine to the handles.

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I used some kraft paper “grass” to fill just the bottom of the buckets, because this Easter Bunny went a bit overboard filling the buckets with goodies already!

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Now, Henry is 10 months old and Jackson is 2 1/2.  In Henry’s bucket, I put some board books, a container of puffs, a few handmade teething rings {tutorial to come soon}, and a new sippy cup.  In Jackson’s bucket, I added a kite, a velcro catch game, watercolors, a coloring book, baseballs, and a new bathing suit.

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I’m so excited for the Easter bunny to visit our house now!
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Tulip & Grapevine Wreath

Tulip & Grapevine Wreath

One of my most favorite things to make are wreaths.  That’s why I can’t believe it’s been since Christmas that I’ve made one!  I take that back.  I guess I can believe it, because things have been busy around here.

Over the weekend I had a chance to make not one, but two brand new grapevine wreaths, and I’m so excited to share the first one with you all today.

This tulip & grapevine wreath is a perfect and fresh wreath to create this Spring from www.waittilyourfathergetshome.com #wreath #grapevine #tulips #spring

You only need a few things to make a tulip & grapevine wreath:

4-5 bunches of red tulips

grapevine wreath

wire cutters

red polka dot burlap ribbon

The BEST part about using a grapevine wreath?!  You can easily re-use them for each wreath you create.

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To make the wreath, I clipped each tulip from the bunch using my wire cutters.  Once a bunch was entirely clipped, I slid the tulips into the grapevine wreath, all going the same direction around the wreath.

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And to hang the wreath, I looped some cute red polka dot burlap ribbon around the top of the wreath and hung it over my pantry door.  There is a command hook stuck upside down on the inside of my pantry door {a trick I learned from my friend Jill from Create.Craft.Love}.

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I love it!  It adds the perfect pop of color in our kitchen.  Having a wreath hanging inside always makes me happy.

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Check back next week for another Spring inspired grapevine wreath.

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Mini Hair Bow Tutorial

Mini Hair Bow Tutorial

Before the New Year, I shared my tutorial for easy mini hair bows over at Smart School House.  In case you missed it, here it is again!  

These bows make the perfect gift for any little girl in your life and would be super cute in an Easter basket or as part of a fun birthday gift as well.

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Now, if you’re a Wait Til Your Father Gets Home regular, you know that I really have no reason to be making mini hair bows.  Two boys=no need for bows in this household.  But, I do have a sweet niece and a couple other little ladies in my life that I’ve recently showered with these tiny little gifts.  And now, with baby bean number three baking away in my belly, perhaps, some mini hair bows will be needed in the future.  We won’t know until August though whether we will be welcoming hair bows into our house or not!

To make a couple of your own, you’ll need:

rubber shelf liner

3/8 inch wide ribbon

small alligator clips

white felt

hot glue gun/glue sticks

scissors

lighter

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Pictured above is what you’ll need per mini hair bow:

3- 3 inch pieces of ribbon

1 alligator clip

small pieces of shelf liner and felt {should be the same size as your clip}

To make each bow, you’ll do the following:

1.  Tie one piece of ribbon with a single knot in the center of the ribbon.

2.  Use a lighter to seal the ends of each piece of ribbon to avoid any fraying.

3.  Hot glue the remaining two pieces of ribbon into individual loops, then flatten each loop and add a dab of hot glue in the center of the loop.  To assemble the bow, you’ll criss-cross the flattened loops and secure them with a dab of hot glue.  Place the knotted ribbon over the two flattened ribbons, hot glue the knot to the front of the bow, then wrap the leftover pieces around the back, secure with hot glue and cut.

4.  Now that your bow is prepared, you’ll want to prep the alligator clip.  Using the same ribbon, still on the spool, seal the end of the ribbon with the lighter and then hot glue it to the back of the alligator clip, about 1/4 of the way from the end you pinch to open it up.

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5.  Carefully using the hot glue, line the actual alligator clamp, the top of the clip and a bit of the top inside of the clip with your ribbon.  Cut the ribbon so that it covers about halfway on the inside top of the clip and seal the end with the lighter before gluing it.

6.  Hot glue the piece of felt to the top inside of the clip, then glue the rubber shelf liner piece to the felt.  Using the rubber liner will decrease the clip pulling or pinching any of that fine baby hair on your little lady’s head!

7.  Once the clip is lined, you’re ready to hot glue the bow to the top of the clip!

I like to give these as gifts in sets of 3.  Clip them onto a pretty note card decorated with washi tape, and you’re good to go!

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Who would you make a mini hair bow for this year?!

For more awesome and easy Easter basket ideas, make sure to check out this list of over twenty eight crafty and cute ideas you could use this year!

28 Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.

Get Crafty This Spring

With the first day of Spring come and gone {and hopefully some warmer temps in your neck of the woods}, I was eager to feature some crafty ideas for all of us to try this Spring.  You all did not disappoint!

Here are 13 fantastic Spring inspired crafts to get us into a Springtime mood!

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*As always, please click through and pin from the original source!*

You can find ALL of these projects pinned on The Creative Connection Pinterest Board as well!

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Paper Flower Spring Centerpiece

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Painted Spring Garland

flower sign

Framed Burlap & Paper Spring Sign

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Picket Fence Chalkboard Countdown

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Flower Suckers

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Red & Yellow Table Runner

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Simply White Mantel

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Easy Spring Wreath

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Easy Yarn Pom Pom Bouquet

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Layered Paper Spring Banner

no sew spring banner

Mini Burlap Spring Banner

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Spring Wreath

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Embroidered Spring Banner

I’m so excited to start freshening up the decor in my home with some Spring inspired fabrics and colors.

What are you most looking forward to as the weather gets warmer and the days get longer?!

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About Meredith Hazel

Meredith is a stay at home mom and has been blogging since 2012. She started Wait 'Til Your Father Gets Home as a creative outlet in between nap times for her little one. Wait 'Til Your Father gets home is a combination of crafting tutorials, DIY projects, recipes and, sharing some of life's journey along the way.