For the first half of the Easter break we will still be in lockdown, so we have gathered together some great, simple craft ideas to keep the kids entertained and busy. These activities also result in lovely items to decorate the home with, helping you all celebrate Easter while staying safe at home.
You can pick up polystyrene eggs from craft shops if you don’t fancy using real ones! Here are some ideas for decoration:
- Use watercolour paints
- Cover with polka dots
- Stick on feathers, glitter or buttons
- Paint letters on to spell out your family’s names
- Paint flowers, bunnies or chicks on them
- Or you could even paint them yellow and decorate with emoji faces!
Some easy, fun baking ideas
Shredded wheat chocolate Easter nests. Kids go mad for these! You can also put mini eggs or plastic chicks on top of them. Recipe here.
Easy Easter biscuits. A bunny or chick cutter can be picked up easily at this time of year and if you use this (tried and tested by us!) recipe, then top with icing afterwards, you can’t go wrong.
Simple crafting ideas
Yellow handprint chicks. The kids will love having their hands painted yellow, then making handprints on paper. After leaving to dry, cut them out and draw orange chick beaks and eyes on them (the fingers on the handprint are the feathers!) and stick them up around the house.
Paper plate bunnies. Plain paper plates can be brought from shops like Hobbycraft very cheaply, and decorated with drawn-on bunny noses and whiskers. Cut out ears from card to stick on top.
Paper cup bunnies. Using paper cups, stick on eyes, feet (on the bottom), and ears poking out of the top, and the kids can use the cups for an Easter hunt around the house, putting their treats in as they go.
Decorate a paper egg. Cut large egg shapes out of paper and let the kids get creative decorating them using patterns, shapes, feathers, glitter, or anything they like!
Make an Easter wreath. Ask the kids to decorate several card egg shapes, then stick them together in a circle and tie it to your door with a ribbon.
Toilet roll bunnies. Use a toilet roll for each bunny, and cover it with glued-on cotton wool, plus add the eyes, teeth and ears made out of paper or card.