Easter Egg Tree
An Easter egg tree is a wonderful way to display all of the Easter eggs you and your children decorate together. Have your kids hunt for just the right branch, "plant" it in a brightly decorated canister and hang their eggs proudly!
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Ages: Adults and Kids 6 and Up
Duration: Over One Hour
TOOLS AND TEMPLATES
for egg tree strip template
for egg tree base diagram
WHAT YOU NEED
1 empty 48.7 oz NESTLÉ
1 bag of Gummy SWEETARTS
1 bag of SWEETARTS Jelly Beans
1 Mini Chewy SWEETARTS Dispenser
1 box each of NESTLÉ CRUNCH
1 bag of NestEggs, available in NESTLÉ CRUNCH
, Creamy Caramel, Peanut Butter, Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate
17" x 11 1/2" wide sheet each of construction paper in pastel colors
Craft glue stick
Clear contact paper
Craft glue gun or Quick Dry "Tacky" Glue
Styrofoam floral block
Colorful Easter grass
1 pair safety scissors
1/8" ribbon, spools of blue, yellow and pink
6 to 8, 3" Styrofoam eggs
6 uncooked eggs
1 large-eye embroidery needle
1 Easter egg dye kit
HOW TO DO IT
Easter Egg Tree
Wash and dry a 48.7 oz NESQUIK canister.
Print out the egg tree strip template and egg tree base diagram.
Cut the zigzag strips for canister out of purple construction paper.
Each strip needs to be 19.5" long, so cut 2 that measure 9 3/4" long.
Cut a pink strip 1" x 19.5", a yellow strip, 1 3/4" x 19", and a blue strip, 1 3/4" x 19.5".
With a glue stick, glue the strips around the NESQUIK canister (see diagram for placement).
Cut a piece of clear contact paper, 6 3/4" high x 19 .5" wide and wrap around the entire canister.
With a craft glue gun or Quick Dry "Tacky" Glue, glue Gummy SWEETARTS Bunnies, SWEETARTS Jelly Beans, Mini Chewy SWEETARTS, and SPREE Eggs around the canister.
Collect several branches from your backyard or neighborhood area.
Cut a piece of floral block down to a 6 1/4" cube, so that it fits snugly inside the canister.
Stick the branches into the floral block, arranging them evenly inside the canister.
Hang decorated eggs on the branches (see below).
Cut 3 strips of 1/8" wide ribbon, 7 1/4" in length. One blue, one pink and one yellow.
Wrap each ribbon vertically around the Styrofoam egg, glue to hold it in place. Evenly space out each of the 3 ribbons.
Cut 1 strip of blue or pink ribbon 8" in length.
Make a loop out of the ribbon and glue it to the top of the egg.
Use SWEETARTS Jelly Beans SPREE Eggs to decorate the Styrofoam egg between the spaces of ribbon.
Hanging Creme Eggs
Cut 4, 6" strips of 1/8" wide ribbon. Two yellow, two pink.
Wrap each ribbon vertically around the NESTLÉ CRUNCH Crème Eggs, using glue to hold it in place. Evenly space each of the 4 ribbons around the Crème Egg.
Cut 1 strip of yellow ribbon 6" in length.
Make a loop out of the ribbon and hot glue it to the top of the egg.
For the NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER Crème Eggs, use blue and pink ribbon.
(PARENTS ONLY) Use a large-eye embroidery needle to poke a hole in the narrow end of the egg. Make a larger hole in the other end.
Blow into 1 end of the egg, over a small bowl, until the inside of the egg or yolk is completely removed.
To ensure it's completely clean, run water through the hollow egg to rinse out.
Use food coloring (see tips for simple recipe) or an Easter egg dye kit to dye eggs to desired color.
Cut one 1/8" wide ribbon, to 9" in length. Use either yellow, pink or blue ribbon.
Use a large-eye embroidery needle to thread the ribbon through the hollow egg. Tape it with cellophane tape at the bottom.
Tie a ribbon loop at the top of the egg for hanging.
Food coloring dye: 1/2 to 2/3 full of water, 1 tsp of vinegar (for every 1 cup of water). Add drops of food color until you're happy with the hue.
The Easter egg tree can be redecorated for every holiday. For example: hang little flags and stars on the limbs and add red, white and blue stripes to the canister for the Fourth of July.
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