We are flying high with today’s post. Literally, we are as high as a kite in the sky! We love our newest DIY Kite Easter Eggs, and they were inspired by an I See Me! book, My Little Book of Blessings. We have always loved I See Me! products, and they remain one of our favorite newborn gifts. Recently we opened up the blessings book and found the graphics to be magical, and the words to be meaningful. A book that teaches children the golden rule, the importance of friendship and how to lend a helping hand is a book we want on our bookshelves. Plus, every page is customized with a child’s name, and a special note and photo on the front and back pages.
The page about friendship has kite illustrations, and thus our DIY easter eggs were born. Please keep reading for a tutorial on the eggs, as well as a giveaway for a I See Me! book of your choice, just in time for Easter. The books are amazing, and the gift of reading is priceless.
- White wood or paper mache eggs
- Sharpie markers
- embroidery string
- hot glue gun and hot glue, Michaels
- card stock paper, Astrobrights
Draw the kite designs with a pencil. If you mess up, you can erase it. We used free-hand to draw our designs.
Outline the egg with a thin black Sharpie marker. Once the design is outlined, erase any pencil marks that remain on the egg.
Begin to color inside the lines with Sharpie colorful markers. Continue until all kites are brightly colored.
To begin to make the kite tails, cut strands of embroidery string and cut mini bows from the card stock. You can find a template for mini bows online.
Add glue to one side of the bow, and quickly place the string in the middle, and then cover with another bow.
Once all the bows are in place, dab a tiny amount of glue to the bottom of the kite, and press the end of the string down on the glue.
Now, it’s giveaway time. Entry info below. Please make sure to leave your Instagram account name, because we will check the winner’s account. Good luck! The giveaway ends March 10, 2016.
We received a product from I See Me! in conjunction with this post, but we would love I See Me! even if we didn’t. Thanks for supporting the companies that support our blog.