friday craft day: easter egg candy pouches

After a search around the island failed to turn up any plastic Easter eggs for our annual Easter egg hunt I knew it was time to come up with a plan B. When I stumbled across these cute paper candy pouches online one day I knew I’d found the perfect solution! Only problem? I don’t have access to a sewing machine & hand sewing enough pouches for four kiddos, well that just wasn’t going to happen.

 So here’s what I did:

1. Using Crystal Wilkerson’s Happy Spring kit I created some pattern paper & monogrammed egg shapes. I made four different sets, each in a different color and with a different monogram, so my kids will know what eggs are theirs during the Easter egg hunt.

2. I then cut out my pattern & monogrammed eggs with an equal number of plain white eggs.

3. Next I took a pattern paper or monogrammed egg for the front, paired it with a plain white egg for the back and began stapling along the edges to create our Easter egg pockets. I made sure to only staple 3/4 of the way around the egg.

 4. Then I filled the egg pocket with fun Easter treats. I used some fun spring colored treats {skittles, chicklets for the big kids & hawaiin fruit lifesavers.} You can use anything really, but treats that are a little on the flatter side will fit best in the pouches.

5. The last thing I did was finish stapling the edges of the eggs together and that’s it! Super easy! I have these cuties all ready and waiting for our Easter egg hunt Saturday morning!

Alivia kindly agreed to take our little egg pouches out in the yard for a quick test run before the real hunt & she thinks they’re going to work just fine! ;)
We’re all looking forward to lots of Easter fun and treats this weekend and I hope you are too!
Happy Easter everyone!
 I’ll see you back here in a week or so after a little blogging break while my kids and husband are off school. Stay tuned for a handful of pre-scheduled posts during my time off.
:)

I’m linking up with these fabulous blogs:
somewhat simple, house of hepworths, a bowl full of lemons,
 Tidy Mom, Whipperberry 


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