This craft is a fun project for any holiday or season and makes a fun and festive wall hanging. It’s a great project to do with kids of any age for Easter this year!Supplies
- Model Magic dough – you can buy it or make your own, I used this recipe.
- Spring or Easter shaped cookie cutters
- Drinking straw
- Craft paint and paintbrushes
- Glitter (optional)
- Dowel rod
- Baker’s twine or yarn
- Tarp (I use a garbage bag)
I got a variety of different spring and Easter shaped cookie cutters in different sizes, I used eggs, a bunny, a butterfly, and flowers. Model Magic dough works really well for this because it’s not too heavy when it dries. You can buy the Crayola brand or you can make your own. I split the recipe in half and still had a lot of dough. Make sure to roll out the dough evenly and thin. A few of my shapes were too thick and took a really long time to dry and then they ended up cracking when they finally did dry. The dough air dries but takes awhile, so you might want to prep this step ahead of time if you have impatient younger kids wanting to paint.
When your dough is still wet, take a drinking straw and poke a hole for hanging.
I picked a palette of spring colors to use for painting the ornaments.
My daughter insisted on using glitter but this step is definitely optional. She added it directly to the wet paint which works well to make it stick but still ends up with a big glittery mess. If you do use the glitter it might be a good idea to add a layer of Mod Podge over to top to seal them and hopefully keep the glitter in place!
Once we had painted them all we created our wall hanging. I used baker’s twine because I love the spring colors and the twist of white, but really any yarn or string will work.
Take a piece of twine and tie a knot on each end of your dowel rod, leaving some slack in the middle for hanging.
I stringed the twine through the hole and then tied it to the dowel rod. I used a variety of the different sizes and hung the strings at varying heights.