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I will use this installment in the Pack-O-Fun Series to celebrate Easter. This year Easter falls on April Fools Day. I sure hope the Easter Bunny doesn’t play any funny business – were looking forward to our baskets and annual Easter egg hunt. this year we plan on modeling the Pak-O-Fun example for creating “Dressed Up Easter Eggs”

We have our construction paper ready, along with our scissors and tape. I will post an update to share the outcomes. Happy Easter!

 

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Previous shares in the Pack-O-Fun Series:

Paper Plate Ferris Wheel

Pack-O-Fun

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We found these red paper berry baskets at the after Christmas clearance sale. As soon as we spotted them we knew they would be perfect for hand-drawn Valentine’s Day gift baskets. We drew on them with white gel pens, filled them with treats and gave them to teachers and neighbors.

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After creating our painted fireworksorigami 4th of July themed boats, and crafty sea monsters we decided to put it all together and make a 4th of July Diorama.

4th of July Scene

We used a black tri-fold school presentation board to create it into a night scene. We taped our painted fireworks to the sky area, used blue felt scraps to make our ocean scene and placed our origami boats and sea monsters on top of the water area. Note the monsters are attacking and eating the boats! We finished it off by creating a 4th of July canvas and felt banner.  And a final touch of silver, glitter, star stickers everywhere.

 

HAPPY 4th OF JULY! Be safe.

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After creating our painted fireworks and origami 4th of July themed boats, we hated to waste the leftovers so we painted the outside of the TP rolls we had used as brushes. We cut up an old pillow case into 8 x 8 inch squares, filled the center with cotton batting, wrapped a rubber band around the outside making a ghost like shape. Then we painted the ‘head’ and added facial features. We tucked the ‘heads’ into the top of the TP tube and glued it in place.

 

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We called them sea monsters over octopus because they had many more tentacle legs then eight! Some had two eyes and some, like this one shown in the picture was a cyclops.

 

This 4th of July we were inspired to make red, white and blue origami boats. We struggled a bit with the instructions in the book we had at home so we found great assistance in this You Tube Video:

 

In addition to the boats created in this video, we added tooth picks, washi tape flags and string to give our boats more of an ocean liner feel. Here are our 4th of July boats:

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