For three cards, you will need the following items: one sheet of sticky back yellow felt and one sheet of sticky back white felt (8.5×11), white glue, small cotton balls, colored gel pens, a pencil, glitter, pastel card stock, scissors, decorative craft scissors (optional), and Easter cookie cutters. All of these items can be found in your local craft store.
Once you choose your cookie cutter, place it on the felt and trace around it with a pencil. Cut out the design but be careful not to take the backing off of the felt just yet. Use your white glue and glitter to accent the duck or chick. (A profile works best so you can accent the bill and wing. Eyes and a smile work well, too.) As you wait for the glue to dry, take out one sheet of card stock and fold it in half so there is enough room on the front to display your new little friend. (The seam should be a the top.) Use your favorite craft scissors to trim the bottom of the card, only the top flap though. Open the card and write in your favorite Biblical phrase or Easter wishes. I prefer to use lavender card stock with the yellow duck or chick and use a bright pink pen so Easter greetings stand out against the pastel background. Glitter pens work well, too. Accent it with the stickers. To make it more of a memorable card, use stickers that say “Easter 2009”. Finally, remove the paper backing from the cutout and adhere it to the front of the card. Accent the card with some hand drawn spring flowers or stickers, and there you are, a beautifully handcrafted Easter card for family or friends.
The above ‘recipe’ can also be used with white sticky back felt and you can make a family of bunnies from small cookie cutters. Use green card stock for the body of the card and arrange the bunnies sitting in a meadow. Use the gel pens to draw flowers or a sunny day. To make them silly bunnies, you can also use googly eyes.
Another kind of homemade Easter card is a favorite of my son. One year we made the most adorable bunny ears and made them into a card for his Grandmother. First you draw to big bent looking ovals on white card stock. These will be the bunny ears. The drawings should be no bigger than four inches each for a small card. Cut out the ears and put them aside. Take the another sheet of white card stock and fold it in half, crease at the top. Get your favorite picture of your son or daughter, preferable a headshot. (Make sure this is a copy of a picture because your will be cutting it!) For each ‘head’ in the card, you will want to make them a set of bunny ears described above. The more people, the smaller the ears need to be. Gather together your ‘ears’, white glue and small cotton balls. Tear up the cotton balls and glue them to the ears. Let dry. Trim around the ‘ears ‘ to make them more uniform. While they dry, gather your picture(s) and arrange them on the front of the card. Once your have the adorable ‘heads’ arranged in the center of the front of the card, then glue them in place. Get the ears and glue them above the ‘heads’ to make a new family of bunnies. Use gel pens to draw grass or a sunny day to decorate the remaining space on the front of the card. Put your favorite rhyme or “Have a Hoppy Easter” inside the card. Kids love making bunny ears in photos and this way they can do it and not get in trouble!