In the lead up to Easter it’s pretty much a craft bonanza at our house. We have a few rules:
- It’s got to be kid-oriented and age appropriate (eg. no origami or glass blowing!) . This year my kids are 3 and 2 (and 10 weeks, but he doesn’t really count this year- sorry little man!).
- It should be an activity that the kids can do the majority of themselves so they can work on their fine motor skills, creativity and imagination. Some activities may require difficult scissor work, which may need adult help. The photos I’ve added in this post are the efforts that look most like what I expected! A lot of the craft we completed looked vastly different from one to the next, which is fine too. 🙂
- It should be inexpensive to do (eg. no fancy paint brushes, sequins or cartridge paper)
- The mess should be as minimal as possible (eg. paint is fine, but glitter is NOT IDEAL). I’m fine with mess as long as it’s not permanent!
- The art and craft activity should ideally use things I already have in the pantry or craft boxes
So here are some of the craft ideas we’ve completed so far…
Dyed Eggs: This one was pretty easy. Grab some eggs, boil them, then put them into food colouring with a drop of vinegar. We drew our initials and some patterns on the eggs with white crayon first to add extra effect. This was a more parent-oriented activity with the kids choosing the colours they wanted their eggs, and doing the crayon part. Obviously the hot water and food colouring was an adult responsibility. The more food colouring the more vibrant the eggs will be.
Here’s a link the might be helpful: https://www.mccormick.com/recipes/other/easter-eggs
Popstick Chicks: These were easy and fun! Glue, colourful feathers, popsticks, googly eyes, coloured paper and you’re done! My kids made many more that were less chicken-coloured, but this photo shows the more traditional ones!
Links here for more pop stick instructions:
Our Bunny Toilet roll Stamp was great because we got to use our endless supply of recyclables to create it. Plus, it didn’t require much paint. Hit the link for more instructions.
No explanation needed for this one! We’ve had a whole family of balloon bunnies in our lounge room this week!