Celebrate spring with a colorful, festive party for kids

The flower technique for the eggs can be used on metal buckets, togive them a retro, '50s-inspired look. We used lightweight metalbuckets ― available at most paint stores ― but anybucket with a smooth surface will work. The flowers can be peeledoff so you can reuse the buckets if you want.

Step-by-step

1. Using a flower-shaped punch and text-weight colored paper,create a pile of flowers in a variety of bright spring colors.

2. Mix up a glue-and-water solution ― approximately 1 partglue to 2 parts water.

3. Pick up a paper flower and dunk it into the glue solution,making sure that the entire flower is saturated with the mixture.Immediately press the flower onto a metal bucket. Repeat to coverbucket as desired. Don't worry about drips ― the glue mixturewill dry clear.

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