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Best craft activities to do this Easter
With schools breaking up in less than a week for the long Easter break, you may be wondering what you can do to keep the little ones entertained for more than two (long) weeks at home. Take a look at some of our ideas, which once complete, could be framed and displayed around your home!
Crafty Egg Cups
Purchase some plain wooden or porcelain egg cups, bring out the paint and watch the little ones have fun decorating. You can even hard-boil an egg and get to work on creating cute characters to sit in the cups.
Paper Strip Picture Art
Get your hands on some coloured card, think pastels, and Easter colours. Then cut out strips, arrange in an oval-egg shape to create a multi-layer illusion of different colours and styles.
Have some fun in the kitchen this Easter, from baking Easter cakes to getting arty with dishing up your favourite foods. Entertain your little ones by getting them involved in cooking and plating up fun characters. Just look at this little guy:
What about decorating your very own Easter egg? Sure, you can buy ready-made decorated eggs from the shops, but it’s much more fun getting your hands dirty making something special, and making memories too. They can look great, more authentic, and you can have a lot of fun. Simply purchase a plain egg then take your pick on toppings!
Collect spare buttons from clothing, old and new, to create a colourful collage. Simply draw an egg shape onto a piece of card, arrange your buttons by colour to decorate the egg, and then using a glue gun or some PVA, stick them down!
A trusty old traditional favourite for Easter time is the Easter Bonnet make. It’s so simple to achieve, yet so fun. Simply grab a cowboy style hat from your local art supply store, and decorate it. Start with securing the latest spring blooms – ranging from daffodils, daisies, tulips, or bluebells – on the rim of the hat, tying a lilac or yellow (spring-ish) ribbon around the brim of the hat. Then, the rest is up to you! Choose decorative chicks, mini-eggs, straw, create a chick hatching scene.
This is a fairly obvious one for over the holidays, but there is nothing quite like an Easter egg hunt around the home, it’s fun, cheap, and keeps the little ones occupied for a good few hours.
Everyone loves a treat, but at Easter, the chocolate can sometimes be never-ending. So why not design an egg hunt with different craft elements to be found along the trail mixed in with traditional chocolate eggs. This will change things up a bit as it won’t just be chocolate to be found.