I was inspired by Sarah to attempt some of the crafts from the April issue of Martha Stewart Living. I don't have any white, yellow or pink pom-poms, styrofoam eggs or perle cotton in my craft stash, so it had to be the Pipe Cleaner Baskets. And of course, the colors of pipe cleaners I have are more neon than Easter pastel and I only had five stems in each color. What to do, what to do? Mix and match naturally!
I didn't glue on a base as Martha's instructions suggest. Just flattened out the bottom a bit. Honestly, I didn't have enough pipe cleaners or patience to glue on a base. Besides, my dear 4 1/2 year old son was having a lovely time cutting the remaining pipe cleaners into itty, bitty pieces! I don't know what he thought he was going to make, but his project was abandoned when Curious George came on PBS.
The Peter Rabbit softie in the photo was thrifted yesterday at the Goodwill Clearance Center (can't keep myself away) for all of thirty cents! I bought it primarily because my MIL has one that all the grandkids love. Nathan saw it and asked if he could have it. How could I say no? So, Peter Rabbit went to lunch with us at Burger King and went shopping at Walmart. Not sure why Nathan's become so attached to Peter so quickly, but it is very cute.