The Easter holidays are here and the kids are already complaining they are bored. Fear not, we have found some great Easter craft ideas to help keep them busy for a few hours!
So let’s hop to it!
BubbleBum’s Top 5 Eggcelent Easter Craft Ideas
1. Bunny Masks
You’ll need: Cardboard, Pencil, Cotton wool – torn up, Glue, Paintbrush, Sticky-backed pink felt (available from craft shops), Double-sided tape, Scalpel, A straw, Scissors and a Single hole punch.
How to: 1. Draw onto cardboard a bunny mask with extended sides and a bump for the nose. 2. Cut out, remove the eyes and stick on the pink felt in the centre of the ears. Cut the straw into half, then slice in half length-ways and cut four slits to near the end. 3. Paint on the glue and cover the mask with cotton wool. 4. Glue the “whiskers” into place on either side of the nose . 5. Then pierce tiny holes on either side of the mask and attach thin wool or string to each hole, so the mask can be tied at the back. 6. Finally, try the mask on and tie at the back. What a great Easter disguise!
2. Crazy Colored Eggs
You’ll need: Range of colored markers/sharpies/pens (pastel colors will work well) and Hard boiled eggs.
How to: Let the imagination run while and draw all sorts of crazy patterns and animals. There is no right or wrong!
Tip: Don’t use eggs straight from the fridge as the moisture prevents the marker/pen from sticking to the egg.
3. Hand-Made Easter Cards
You’ll need: Assortment of colored ribbons, White and colored paper/card , Glue, Scissors, and sellotape.
How to: 1. Choose the color of your Easter card (pastel colors work well) and fold the card in half. 2. Cut out an egg shape on one side of the card to make a “window”. 3. Choose your assorted ribbons and create a pattern/design across the egg shaped window, sticking the ribbons down with sellotape at the ends. 4. Using your glue, stick the white paper/card on top of your colored card to cover up the sellotape and messy ribbon ends. 5. Finally, write your Easter message inside your card and post or hand deliver to your loved ones. The perfect Easter gift for grandparents!
4. Easter Wooden Spoons
You’ll need: A few wooden spoons (old or new), Colored paints, Colored felt, Googly eyes and assorted colored feathers (you can purchase all of these from your local arts and crafts store), Glue, scissors and finally a black marker/pen.
How to:1. Decide on what you would like your spoon to be (Easter bunny, chick or a flower). 2. Paint your wooden spoon and wait for it to dry fully. 3. Using your glue, attach your googly eyes for a bunny or chick. 4. Using your colored felt, make ears, a chicks beak or flower petals/leaves and attach with glue. 5. Draw on whiskers, eyebrows and noses with your black marker/pen. 5. Now your decorative Easter wooden spoon is complete!
5. Easy Easter Bunting
You’ll need: String, Clothes Pegs, White and colored card, Colored markers/pens and glue.
How to: 1. Using your colored card, cut out same sized squares to form the background of your bunting. 2. Using white card or paper, draw an Easter design or write/draw large letters to make up a word or phrase e.g. “Happy Easter”and cut these so they are slightly smaller squares than the colored card for the bunting background. 3. Glue your design or letters onto the colored background squares. 4. Tie your string to kitchen cabinets or across the mantelpiece, then attach your bunting with the clothes pegs. 5. There you have it, easy Easter bunting!
Wishing everyone a wonderful Easter weekend!
P.S. Try not to eat too much chocolate!
NOTE: Some of the activities above require adult supervision and assistance.