As the realization of quarantine approached, I asked my husband to make a quick visit to the craft store. I thought a couple craft kits and extra supplies would be a bonus. He surprised us by bringing home BAGS of crafts. A few of these were Easter craft kits that made up to a dozen items. Since our kids didn’t need to make 12 of the same thing (and most likely wouldn’t), we decided to share the fun. This week we put together several smaller kits and dropped off surprise Easter craft gift bags on our neighbors’ porches.
Assembling the Gift Bags
The idea is simple – we separated out supplies for individual crafts into plastic sandwich bags. I scanned in the instructions and completed project image so I could print a copy for each group.
I had pink and green gift bags leftover from our son’s Minecraft birthday party several years ago. They worked perfectly to hold up to 4 crafts depending on the number of children in a family.
Easter Bunny Gift Tags
Each of the bags we finished off with a personalized Easter Bunny gift tag attached with ribbon. We simply folded over the top of the bag and punched a hole to loop the ribbon through.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to create and cut the Easter Bunny tags. Our kids handwrote their names at the bottom in purple marker before we tied them on.
Taking gifts to friends around our neighborhood was an activity in and of itself. We took a couple at a time. Walking and/or biking to reach our destination and dropping them off at front porches.
It was cute to see the “sled” at the front of our daughter’s Frozen bike turned into a basket to transport the Easter craft gift bags. A new way to spread a little ‘magic’ around the neighborhood and we hope we brought some joy to our friends during this challenging time.