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EASTER TRADING HOURS

17 March 2016, by Forrest Chase

EASTER TRADING HOURS

Please be advised that we will be closed on Good Friday 25 March but will resume normal trading hours on Saturday 26 March and Sunday 27 March.

Easter Monday, 28 March we will be open 8am – 6pm however individual store trading hours may differ, please contact retailers directly to avoid disappointment.

Wishing you all a happy and safe Easter.

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DIY Clucky’s Wreath

17 March 2016, by Forrest Chase

Like an heirloom decoration that comes out each year, this friend-of-the-earth wreath will keep the little tackers occupied for long enough to stop asking about chocolate. Add some bright colour to your house to catch the Easter Bunny’s attention and ensure some extra treats this year.

Supplies

  • Free-range egg carton (happy hens make happy craft)
  • Scissors
  • Yellow poster board (or another colour for your flower centers)
  • Glue
  • Green construction paper
  • Paint – in two colours for the flowers
  • String (Hemp is perfect)
  • Hole punch
  • Metal skewer (like a cake tester)

Directions:

  1. Cut the carton so you have each egg holder as a separate piece – these are your flowers, eight in total for a bread and butter plate sized wreath.
  2. Carefully skewer the middle of each flower and wiggle it around – now you have your flower center (younger kids will need help with this.)
  3. Cut the petals and spread the flower by flattening slightly.
  4. Take your poster board and trace around a plate.
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  6. Freehand a larger circle outside this one, around 3cm out.
  7. Cut out the outside circle
  8. Make a hole in the middle of the inner circle to work your way to cutting out this one.
  9. Paint alternate flowers so you have three colours in total, including the carton colour if you like.
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  11. While the paint dries, draw some leaves around 5cm long, and cut them out.
  12. Next, plan your wreath in the dry.
  13. Glue your yellow poster board and start laying your foliage.
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  15. Cut around 20cm of string and wait for the glue to dry.
  16. Hole punch a a leaf, thread your string, tie a knot and you’ve got a super colourful decoration to catch the Easter Bunny’s eye.
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You’re sure to be rewarded with extra treats!

EASTER TRADING HOURS

Credit Heidi Atkins 2016.

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EB’s Little Helpers Kid’s Craft Activity

17 March 2016, by Forrest Chase

These cute little guys are perfect gifts to school friends or loved ones. Plus you get to eat chocolate for inspiration! What’s not to like about this? Grab some loo rolls from the recycling and get the decorative paints and ribbons standing by. No fiddly whiskers required, just staple in some shiny silvers. It’s not just Santa that has little helpers out on delivery day.

Supplies

  • Empty toilet rolls (one makes one bunny)
  • Paint and brushes
  • Buttons
  • Decorative ribbon
  • Chocolate Easter eggs, roughly 4cm in diameter, (it’ll need to fit in the top of the toilet roll/ bunny’s head.)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Stapler

Directions:

  1. Cut the toilet roll in half. One half will become the bunny’s body and the other the ears.
  2. Cut the ears out in proportion to the body.
  3. Decide what colour you’d like your body and ears (go multi colour for extra Easter cheer.)
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  5. Paint the body and ears and let them dry.
  6. Open an Easter egg and eat it for inspiration.
  7. Staple on your whiskers
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  9. Glue on the eyes and nose (use a glue gun if you have one, otherwise just arrange a good drying position – lying down and balanced so it can’t roll.)
  10. Add the decorative ribbon.
  11. Place an egg in the top of the bunny behind its ears and give it to someone you love, or save it for yourself.
  12. EB’s Little Helpers Kid’s Craft Activity

Credit Heidi Atkins 2016.

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Fluffy Thumpers DIY Easter Gifts

17 March 2016, by Forrest Chase

Soft cuddly numbers you’ll struggle to gift out, the Fluffy Thumper is one to snaffle up for yourself. These bunnies are good enough to hug, and are a gorgeous keepsake of your little ones, forever preserving their little faces and feet. You’ll giggle through construction as the kids squeal in glee with the ticklish painting of feet soles. This craft will make you grin every time. Win, win, thump, thump.

Supplies

  • Paint (skin friendly) and brushes
  • Cotton balls (one bag per bunny)
  • Scissors
  • Thick white card, (something to hold up the weight of the head and the bulk cotton balls. Think 2 x ovals, a head at 15cm x 20cm and body 20cm tall.)
  • White paper for the footprints – 4 per bunny
  • Towel and bowl of water to wash feet
  • A printed picture of your child’s face, roughly 15cm wide and 20cm tall.

Directions:

  1. If you’ve got kids under the age of four or carpet that you cherish, you’ll probably want to do this one outside. But first print out a picture of your child’s face.
  2. Stick the face onto the thick card and cut out leaving a 3cm barrier around the outside for glueing cotton balls.
  3. Cut out the body oval – around 20cm tall.
  4. Get the paint ready – perhaps two colours, one for the ears and one for the bunny paws.
  5. Let the kids paint their own feet or you can help them do it. This is probably the most delicious part: listening to their giggles, it’s a lovely cool ticklish sensation for them, no matter what age.
  6. Place the foot slowly down on the white paper being careful not to slide it out.
  7. Wash and dry feet.
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  9. Glue around the head border and start applying the cotton balls, using some pressure to stick them down.
  10. Glue the back of the bottom section of the head and stick onto the top of the body.
  11. Cover the body with glue and stick on your fluffy tummy.
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  13. When the paint’s dry, cut out the feet.
  14. Glue the back of the feet for the paws and stick onto the tummy.
  15. Glue the front bottom of the feet/ears and stick to the back of the top of the head.
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  17. Giggle each time you look at this gorgeous keepsake, one you might struggle to gift out.
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Credit Heidi Atkins 2016.

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