Why not join the Easter egg hunt fun, with a map full of clues to where the chocolate eggs are hidden? Let’s face it; we would all love to know.
This week’s craft is an Easter egg hunt map with our HTV, which is an eggciting project to make at home. I had to, of course, hide some eggs and test the map out. Marnie and I had an eggcellent time hunting for them… and eating them! If you haven’t already, definitely check out our Instagram ‘Easter’ story highlights where you can see how it went.
The colourful map is perfect for children to recognise different areas in your garden or you could even create a room setting. Crosses can be added to mark where you will hide the eggs in vinyl or you can add them in felt so they can be moved around.
Here are some clues on how I made my map…
All you need is:
- Happy flex:
- Pastel green
- Pastel blue
- Light orange
- Happy glitter:
- Light gold
- Felt (Green and blue)
- Iron (150 degrees/ 2 dot setting)
- Greaseproof paper
- Glue gun or needle and thread
First up draw all your shapes onto the back of the vinyl this could include any main features in your garden. Our example includes trees, a swing, shed, flower patch, pot, bench and vegetable patch. These were all basic shapes including circles and rectangles.
Cut all the shapes out ready. Then get the blue felt and measure where you want it to end on the green felt for the sky. I used around 5cm of the blue and stuck this to the top of the green felt with a glue gun or it could be sewn down.
I then added the first layers of vinyl shapes to the felt and added greaseproof paper on top. With an iron on 150 degrees, which is the 2-dot setting, I pressed the shapes for 10 seconds each. Avoid moving the iron around too much as this could move the design slightly.
I then peeled the top plastic carrier off the top of each vinyl shape. The rest of the layers can then be added using the same process- pressing with an iron with grease-proof paper on top and then peeling the plastic off each shape.
Lastly, I added the glitter crosses for where the eggs will be hidden. I added one line of the cross first, pressed this with an iron with greaseproof paper on top. Then peeled the plastic off and added the next line across using the same process. Eggs marks the spot!
Now it’s time to hide the eggs and let the hunt begin!
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