easter simple crafts prince of peace

Read the tutorials for these three simple Easter crafts including these carrot vases, free printable carrot bunting, and bunny tail garland. Along with this read why I celebrate Easter and a story of my parents who has taught me Christ-like compassion. Decorating for the holidays is a normal tradition in my household. I get my enthusiasm for holiday decorating from my mother. Along with her festive decorating I also learned why we celebrate Easter through her example compassion.

Growing up my mother, with her easy-going happy southern California attitude, welcomed neighborhood children into our home everyday. Naturally, our home became a popular place. We would play in our nearly dirt backyard climbing the four large pine trees and looking over the roof tops.  My mother would utilize this plethora or small children by having us do chores around the house, collecting bags of pine needles from the backyard and would reward us with dried banana chips and Otter Pops. On particularly hot Vegas days we would put our sprinkler under the trampoline while we jumped and take turns spraying each other with the hose.

My parents created such an atmosphere of acceptance, love, and joy we had many children live with us from time to time. Even though we were never wealthy my parents gave of their time and money to help our friends who needed a safe and secure home. They would let these friends stay with us sometimes for years giving them a loving family environment, feeding, and clothing them. One friend even attended family reunions with us and was included in family Christmas card photos. Christ taught in Matth 25:38, ” When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?” My parents literally lived this principal. They are true examples of Christ-like compassion.

My parents have now become parents to many more beyond their four Earthly children. These friends still call my parents “Mom” and “Dad” often and attribute many happy childhood memories to them. What a beautiful example they have created for me and countless others of compassion. And what a beautiful gift they have given.

This Easter I celebrate the Prince of Peace and the life he lived. I celebrate the attributes of Christ that I have learned, like the examples of my parents, and I try to live. The week leading up to Easter, from April 9 through April 16, Mormon.org will be highlighting one of the eight Principles of Peace every day on their social media. You can visit mormon.org and learn more about the principles of peace and how they can help bring you closer to the Savior. For each principle, they are providing a scripture and three suggested activities to live those principles in your every day life.

Read below how to make the carrot painted vases, bunny tails garland, or printable carrot bunting below.

So with this same spirit of Christ I decorate my home to remember that the Prince of Peace, the most perfect example, rose again and was given new life. I’ve created these three simple decorating ideas and would love to share them with you today along with a free printable carrot banner. All of these crafts are inexpensive and take a few minutes to make.

CARROT VASES

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Vases of different shapes and sizes – I used six and found them at a thrift store for under a $1 a piece
  • Orange acrylic paint
  • White acrylic paint
  • medium paint brush
  • Real or Faux greenery – I purchased mine from
  • (OPTIONAL) Newspaper to put under the paint so you do not drip on your surface

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HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Mix about a quarter of white and orange paint together to create a lighter orange color.
  2. Take your vases and start painting the outline of the carrot using the mixed orange paint. easter simple carrot crafts
  3. Fill in the carrot with the mixed orange. Allow 10 min to dry.
  4. Next take the regular orange and use it to add a little contrast to the lighter orange by adding stripes along the carrot. Let dry for 10 min. easter simple carrot crafts
  5. Stick the greenery in the vases for the tops of the carrots and that’s it! So easy! Just make sure to wash out your paintbrush.

BUNNY TAIL BUNTING

WHAT YOU NEED

  • white ribbon – Mine was about six feet long but you can do longer or shorter depending on where you hang it
  • white cotton balls, felt balls, or pom pom balls
  • hot glue gun
  • hot glue

easter simple carrot crafts

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Plug in hot glue gun
  2. Lay the ribbon flat and place your cotton balls on the ribbon to determine your spacingeaster simple carrot crafts
  3. Next hot glue the pom pom balls on the ribbon.
  4. Hang!!

easter simple carrot crafts

FREE PRINTABLE CARROT BANNER

WHAT YOU NEED

  • Carrot banner file printed – get the file and instruction here or at the end of the post
  • white ribbon
  • glue gun
  • glue sticks
  • scissors

easter simple carrot crafts

HOW TO MAKE IT

  1. Heat up your hot glue gun
  2. Print out the carrot banner file twice to make a six foot banner. You can print on regular paper or cardstock. You can also have it printed at Staples or a local print shop.
  3. Cut out the triangles for the banners. easter simple carrot crafts
  4. Glue a strip of glue to the ribbon.
  5. Let dry and hang!easter simple carrot crafts

 

I hope as you decorate your homes you can enjoy these crafts and celebrate that Christ lives. He is the Prince of Peace. And I am grateful for examples of Christ in my life, like my parents, and the chance I have to celebrate Him. Happy Easter.

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