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I wanted to make something different but related as well…so I made handmade paper and made some pretty embellishments for Easter cards!

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We made colorful paper out of used and old tissue paper and gift wrap. We literally shredded to small bits and pieces and blended each color separate. I had a handmade paper kit since my visit to Country Living Fair at the Historic center in Ohio in 2010, so this saved me a trip to get screens and glues to make the molds.

I decide to make embellishments with the papers we made because they did not come out smooth enough to put through a printer so I improvised and used regular cardstock for the card base.

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The kids absolutely loved the messy process. Its a lot of work and it’s messy but so is painting and stuffing eggs, hiding them and than hunting for them!

It’s a fun, educational and an extremely creative activity to do in general let alone with children, they truly understood the concept of saving trees by not buying paper to make embellishments but rather reuse what we already had.

It all started here!

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I would love to learn about your Easter activities so leave a comment with feedback, or if you have any questions ask me, I’ll be happy to help you!

Gracias

Mayra B.