Saturday, March 26, 2011

Homemade Easter Grass

Growing up, my mom never wanted to use Christmas tinsel or Easter grass because we would continuously find the plastic strands months after their respected holiday. With Easter coming up, I find myself facing the reality that I too do not want to find plastic strands for the next few months, so I have decided to adopt a new solution: homemade Easter grass. All you need is a few pieces of green or pastel colored construction paper, some scissors and a pen (or something with a comparable shape).

The steps are simple and are as follows:
First, cut the construction paper into strips. You can make these strips at varying lengths and widths to add contrast to your "grass".  Once your strips are cut, take a strip and curl it around the pen. You want your curls to be tighter rather than looser because they will naturally loosen up on their own. Slide the curl off of the pen and stretch to create its shape. Then, just repeat with the rest of the strips! You will learn how curling the strips at different angles and tightness will alter the shape of the finished spirals. Play around with these different angles, along with different colors and sizes to produce the most diverse grass. This one is easy and will save you a lot of hassle, so try it on your own :)

Don't worry, I have a lot more challenging and fun Easter posts to come, so be sure to check back! 

1 comment:

  1. I also found using colored paper in a paper shredder makes good Easter grass!


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