Usually the entire family takes part in the preparation for the Easter holiday. Of course, most of the pre-holiday hassle falls on the shoulders of the older generation. But children can help create a festive mood - for example, makecrafts for Easter .

The most common crafts for Easter   - these are Easter eggs and stands for them, baskets and boxes for Easter eggs, toys in the form of animals (chickens, chickens, rabbits), appliqués and postcards.

Perhaps, it is the Easter eggs that beat all records of popularity among Easter hand-made articles. But the usual chicken eggs, painted by hand, "live" not for long: they are eaten during a meal. But after all, I want so much to make crafts for Easter as long as possible pleasing to the eye!Can I make more "durable" eggs?

Of course, you can! Often in the additions of ordinary Easter eggs and Easter eggs make Easter eggs from improvised materials and decorate them - painted, papered or even braided with beads. We suggest you learn how to doeaster eggs made of foam rubber, decorated with paper "scales" .

Make such crafts for Easter is very simple, and even a child can cope with the task. You will need onlya few minutes of time and very few materials. but the result will be quite worthy. Sometimes the simplest crafts are the most beautiful.

To do this, you will need:

  • foam egg
  • dense color, or rather decorative paper
  • hole punch with a cutting of 1.5 cm
  • pins (not English!)
  • glue

Large punch punches and decorative paper are sold inshops for scrapbooking. they can also be ordered via the Internet. But if you don't have a hole punch, cut circles out of paper by hand — then the production of the crafts will take a little more time.

So, make circles of paper with a punch or cut out by hand, and then start decorating our egg.First Circle   pin four pins to the very top of the foam rubber egg.

The next circle   it is necessary to attach an overlap, with one pin (it should be stuck near the edge of the mug). It should not overlap much the previous one - it is necessary to impose it so that it just closes one of the pins to which the first circle was attached.

The third circle   It is necessary to pin to the right of the first, so that it slightly covers the first two circles. Pin it with one pin at the point where it intersects with the second circle. Three circles should be arranged as shown by the diagram on the left.

Continue pinning the circles around the first so thateach of them slightly overlaps the previous and the first circle. It turns out that each circle is pinned with two pins, right and left, at the intersection with the neighboring circles.

When you finish making the first row, "go down" and continue to pin the circles in rows, as shown in the photo to the right. Each next row is lapped over the previous one so as to overlap the pins that pinned the previous mugs.Number of circles in each row   until the middle of the egg will increase, and then - decrease.

The last circle of paper   You need to glue to the bottom of the egg to close the pins with which you have attached the last row. All! Easter puzzle is ready!