Sunday, April 12, 2009

Hoppy Easter!

HoppyEaster

I hope everyone has a very Hoppy Easter!

By now, I hope everyone has received their mail. If you are out of the US you might get it later :-/ What I sent was a very simple craft that I had been wanting to make for quite a while. Instead of sending just paper (which is what I made)- I decided to go with an Easter theme. So I whipped out the scissors, puffy paint, acrylics and my creativity. I think they turned out pretty good, though some might argue that a third grader could have made them... and that is probably true. But nonetheless, I had fun making paper!

My pictures aren't that great and I didn't get as many of the process as I should have... but please enjoy:

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I even had a couple eggs left, so I signed up on Postcrossing.com.

In short: the objective of Postcrossing is to allow people to exchange postcards via mail (real mail, not email) with random postcrossers from around the world. Oh, and it is absolutely free, meaning, if you send a postcard, you will receive one back from another random user (and sometimes, another one from the person you wrote to).


Through that website I sent postcards to Norway, Germany, Taiwan, Canada and Finland! I'm hoping to get some postcards in return! You know I'll be posting them here ;-)

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In retrospect, I should have incorporated the Easter themed postcards with The Eggsperiment. If I do this again I will embed some wildflower seeds (probably to US people only) into the paper. That way when the cards are received they can be torn up and planted!

For anyone interested in paper making here are some links on how to do it. There are different ways of doing it. Different ways may work better for you. I myself, googled and read a few different methods for papermaking and then did it my own way ;-)
One method.
Another method.
A video of how to do it.

4 comments:

  1. Happy Easter!!!!

    Pssst.. we didn't check the mail yesterday. So if I owe you a thank you, I'll be back later. :P

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  2. The doodle looks good here. I trust you had a very "Hoppy Easter."

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  3. I know, I know, I'm really late getting here to comment, but I got mine before Easter. Actually, it almost 11pm and we were just starting our drive to visit family out of state for the weekend, and checked the mail on our way out the driveway. The only thing in the box was your Easter egg and I had to grin, haha! I love it! Thanks. <3

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  4. NICE JOB ERIKA!

    you are talented.

    I just got my pink egg today here in Canada, TY!

    What day did you send it?

    I'm curious to know how long it takes, for "if" I send you something in return...

    I didn't get a return address though :/

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