This is part of what I was making today:
Can you tell what it is yet? It's easter themed......
..Its mini chick's easter nests!:
I had some plastic eggs (bought from Woolworth's a few years ago) so I made these little chicks some nests out of old book pages. The pages were coloured first by rubbing them over with an ink pad and then I snipped the pages with these fringing scissors (The Works, £3 a few years ago)
You can also use a shredder (this idea was spotted on a blog this morning) or simply cut them with ordinary scissors. They are only small so you don't need much.
At first, I tried colouring the chicks using alcohol inks the colours of the eggs but they looked strange! This little fella looks as though he's been rolling around in several of my ink pots:
(Apologies for the fact that he looks a bit too realistic! He is plastic, honest! )
As they didn't look right, I decided to keep them all yellow:
I think they are going to make a fun decoration for my children's activity table.
Personally, I like the picture of all that type at the top and am planning on framing that!
Enjoy your weekend and thanks for looking and for any comments,