Keeping the Chicks Chirpy with Easter Crafts

March 14, 2016 / Inspire

Its Easter time and the children are off school so now the challenge is to keep them entertained!

If you work it may be your family or friends helping out with the childcare so you need lots of fun filled ideas. With the weather warming up trips to the park, local beach or farm are always a hit and can break up a day in the house.

If you decide to stay in this Easter we have pulled together a few Easter activities we think your little bunnies will love (and they won’t break the bank either)

Easter Card making –What’s the best way to send a letter to the Easter Bunny? Hare mail!

Making Easter Cards with the children is loads of fun and also the kids will love popping them in an envelope and posting to relatives or friends Why not decorate them with some fun Easter Stickers

Use a craft kit like the one above and create egg-cellent Easter cards and pictures. Try using cotton wool balls for frolicking lambs or bunny’s tails!

Easter Egg Hunt – You don’t need to spend a fortune simply get some little plastic eggs (check your local Ryman store for availability) and a bag of chocolate eggs to put in each one. Hide around the garden (if the weather is up to it) or the house. You don’t need special baskets to collect the eggs if you haven’t got them – use the buckets from last summer’s holiday or even decorate paper bags with Easter designs and use those! Believe us, this will keep little ones of all ages entertained for hours!

Painting Eggs – First buy or collect (if you have your own chucks) half a dozen eggs. Fill a saucepan with water add the eggs then bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and then cook for around 12 minutes. Drain and place eggs in a bowl of cold water for 5 minutes. Then the fun can start…get the kids in some old clothes, grab the paints and let their creative spirits run wild.

If you don’t want too much mess try these amazing instant drying paint brushes – saying “Yes!” to painting with the children just got easier!

Finger Paints -If you have younger children or toddlers then finger painting is a brilliant way for them to explore textures and colour while creating a masterpiece.

Why not encourage them to design chicks or bunnies, when they are dry add extras like pom-pom’s for bunnies tails or feathers for the chicks.

Easter Cup Cakes – It’s probably NOT going to be Great British Bake Off standard but getting the kids stuck into some kitchen activity is a great Easter novelty they will love. Cook up a batch of cupcakes for them to decorate or if you are feeling less adventurous simply mix melted chocolate with cornflakes or shredded wheat for a nest effect and add some choccy eggs as decoration. Yum!

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