Some of the best and fun crafts can be made by recycling old packaging – toilet rolls, yoghurt pots, egg boxes…who hasn’t made something out of one of these pieces of ‘rubbish’ in the past?!
I was asked if I would try out a Easter lamb craft using the packaging from a Cadbury Dairy Milk Egg ‘n’ Spoon, and after eating our way through the chocolate eggs inside (of course!) I got to work creating this super cute Easter lamb – he’s just so FLUFFY!!
He’s actually pretty easy to make, and inspired by the instructions that were sent to me (I tweaked how to make him because I wanted him to be super fluffy!) here is how you can make your very own Easter Lamb using recycled packaging!
You will need…
- 1 box of Cadbury Dairy Milk Egg ‘n’ Spoon including the spoons
- a sheet of newspaper
- white acrylic paint
- paint brush
- scissors or craft knife
- cotton wool balls
- pair of googly eyes
- washi tape
- pva glue
- hot glue
The first thing you’re going to want to do is scoff the chocolate eggs share the eggs between four…then wash the spoons because you’re going to need them!
The bit of the box that holds the spoons is going to become the head of your lamb, so, carefully, with a sharp pair or scissors or a craft knife cut around the base as shown in the photograph below.
You can snap the spoons in just the right place – these are going to become the lamb’s ears. If you’re struggling, just cut them with scissors instead.
Using about half of the newspaper sheet, roll it into a rough ball shape and sellotape down to the flat top of the box.
Roll a smaller ball and stuff it inside the ‘head’ and then poke the spoon ‘ears’ in. Fix securely as you can with lots of sellotape.
Paint the whole box with white acrylic paint and the head and ears too. Leave to dry – a few hours should do it.
Using washi tape in your colour/pattern choice, cover the head and ears. Also cover the ‘feet’ at the bottom of the box. If you don’t have washi tape you could use coloured tissue paper, glued on with pva glue, or even paint it in your desired colour.
Using hot glue attached the head to the front of the box. If you don’t have hot glue, super glue would also work. You need to make sure the head is securely attached.
Now time to fluff up your lamb!! Slather lots of pva glue all over the body and start attaching cotton wall balls all over until he/she is completely covered. You could halve the cotton wool if you want a less fluffy lamb, but why would you want that?!
Finally, fix the googly eyes on either side of the head and your Easter Lamb is all done! If you don’t have googly eyes, you could paint them on instead.
Really easy when you know how right?! I’ve got another box that I hope to turn into a companion for Leonard the Lamb – I’m going to call her Lucille *^_^*