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EB’s Little Helpers Kid’s Craft Activity

17 March 2016, by Forrest Chase

These cute little guys are perfect gifts to school friends or loved ones. Plus you get to eat chocolate for inspiration! What’s not to like about this? Grab some loo rolls from the recycling and get the decorative paints and ribbons standing by. No fiddly whiskers required, just staple in some shiny silvers. It’s not just Santa that has little helpers out on delivery day.

Supplies

  • Empty toilet rolls (one makes one bunny)
  • Paint and brushes
  • Buttons
  • Decorative ribbon
  • Chocolate Easter eggs, roughly 4cm in diameter, (it’ll need to fit in the top of the toilet roll/ bunny’s head.)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Stapler

Directions:

  1. Cut the toilet roll in half. One half will become the bunny’s body and the other the ears.
  2. Cut the ears out in proportion to the body.
  3. Decide what colour you’d like your body and ears (go multi colour for extra Easter cheer.)
  4. EB’s Little Helpers Kid’s Craft Activity

  5. Paint the body and ears and let them dry.
  6. Open an Easter egg and eat it for inspiration.
  7. Staple on your whiskers
  8. EB’s Little Helpers Kid’s Craft Activity

  9. Glue on the eyes and nose (use a glue gun if you have one, otherwise just arrange a good drying position – lying down and balanced so it can’t roll.)
  10. Add the decorative ribbon.
  11. Place an egg in the top of the bunny behind its ears and give it to someone you love, or save it for yourself.
  12. EB’s Little Helpers Kid’s Craft Activity

Credit Heidi Atkins 2016.

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Fluffy Thumpers DIY Easter Gifts

17 March 2016, by Forrest Chase

Soft cuddly numbers you’ll struggle to gift out, the Fluffy Thumper is one to snaffle up for yourself. These bunnies are good enough to hug, and are a gorgeous keepsake of your little ones, forever preserving their little faces and feet. You’ll giggle through construction as the kids squeal in glee with the ticklish painting of feet soles. This craft will make you grin every time. Win, win, thump, thump.

Supplies

  • Paint (skin friendly) and brushes
  • Cotton balls (one bag per bunny)
  • Scissors
  • Thick white card, (something to hold up the weight of the head and the bulk cotton balls. Think 2 x ovals, a head at 15cm x 20cm and body 20cm tall.)
  • White paper for the footprints – 4 per bunny
  • Towel and bowl of water to wash feet
  • A printed picture of your child’s face, roughly 15cm wide and 20cm tall.

Directions:

  1. If you’ve got kids under the age of four or carpet that you cherish, you’ll probably want to do this one outside. But first print out a picture of your child’s face.
  2. Stick the face onto the thick card and cut out leaving a 3cm barrier around the outside for glueing cotton balls.
  3. Cut out the body oval – around 20cm tall.
  4. Get the paint ready – perhaps two colours, one for the ears and one for the bunny paws.
  5. Let the kids paint their own feet or you can help them do it. This is probably the most delicious part: listening to their giggles, it’s a lovely cool ticklish sensation for them, no matter what age.
  6. Place the foot slowly down on the white paper being careful not to slide it out.
  7. Wash and dry feet.
  8. Fluffy Thumpers DIY Easter Gifts

  9. Glue around the head border and start applying the cotton balls, using some pressure to stick them down.
  10. Glue the back of the bottom section of the head and stick onto the top of the body.
  11. Cover the body with glue and stick on your fluffy tummy.
  12. Fluffy Thumpers DIY Easter Gifts

  13. When the paint’s dry, cut out the feet.
  14. Glue the back of the feet for the paws and stick onto the tummy.
  15. Glue the front bottom of the feet/ears and stick to the back of the top of the head.
  16. Fluffy Thumpers DIY Easter Gifts

  17. Giggle each time you look at this gorgeous keepsake, one you might struggle to gift out.
  18. Fluffy Thumpers DIY Easter Gifts

Credit Heidi Atkins 2016.

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BED BATH N’ TABLE PRESENT EASTER COLLECTION

08 March 2016, by Forrest Chase

Bed Bath n' Table Easter Collection

With a focus on decorating and entertaining, the latest Easter collection from Bed Bath N’ Table offers adistinct style to celebrate the season ahead.


Bed Bath n' Table Easter Collection

An enchanting collection of bunnies, eggs, and decorative pieces add a sense of occasion to the home, whileeverything from Easter themed dinnerware and servingware to egg cups and holders make a wonderfuladdition to the table.


Bed Bath n' Table Easter Collection

White and pastel hues are key colours for Easter, with accents of copper, gold and silver adding a moderntouch.

New additions to the collection see bunnies and eggs reimagined in metallic and sparkling, bejewelledfinishes; while an expanded range of tableware introduces melamine and a new range of coordinatedceramic dining to the collection.


Bed Bath n' Table Easter Collection

The range of moss rabbits and fabric bunnies continue to be standouts, as well as the ever-popular range oftea towels which are designed in-house exclusively for Bed Bath N’ Table.


Bed Bath n' Table Easter Collection

Bed Bath n' Table Easter Collection

The collection is in-store now at Forrest Chase.

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Cue Winter 16 collection

23 February 2016, by Forrest Chase

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The Cue Winter.16 collection is not so much of a statement, but more of a clue to the exact embodiment of youth culture: finding new life in forms of expression. Classic styles appear – the fifties coat, the sixties mini skirt, the seventies trouser – pieces that denote particular moments in time, but are by no means self-consciously retro and more in sync with what is happening on the street right now. The edge is strictly modern, with not a drip of nostalgia present.


cue winter 16 campaign

cue winter 16 campaign

cue winter 16 campaign

cue winter 16 campaign

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