Eggcellent Easter craft ideas … that are easy to make
Easter and school holidays go hand-in-hand and that can often mean that you’re looking for ways to keep the kids amused while they wait for the big day to arrive. Whilst we love a bit of Easter craft, our skills are pretty basic so we’ve put together five of our favourite easy Easter craft ideas for you (and the kids) to try at home.
1. An Easter tree
Why should Christmas have a monopoly on the whole tree thing? An Easter tree can do double duty as a cute home decoration and a way to keep the kids amused for a couple of hours while they make it. All you need is some twigs (or branches if you want to go big) from the garden and string. You can use wooden eggs and paint them, or have the kids cut out cardboard eggs and decorate them.
2. Toilet paper puppets
Stockpile your empty toilet rolls so that you can make these cute little puppets. Some coloured paper, scissors, glue, and a marker pen will transform toilet rolls into chickens, bunnies, butterflies, flowers and more. Honestly, you’re only limited by your imagination.
3. Dip Dyed Easter eggs
Kids will love getting messy dip dying hard boiled eggs. You’ll need white vinegar and food colouring. Mix half a cup of water with 1 teaspoon of vinegar and food colouring to create a dip for your eggs. You can make whatever colours or combination of colours you prefer, adding more drops of food colouring will result in a more vivid colour. Simply dip the eggs into the mixture for about 1 minute and then let air dry. Experiment with different techniques such as solid colours, alternate colours, ombre, stripes.
4. Sharpie eggs
While dip dying eggs is fun, if you want to avoid the mess of food colouring, reach for a sharpie or permanent marker. Kids can draw faces or patterns on hard boiled eggs with little to no mess involved. Add some cardboard bunny ears and voila, you’ve got a cute-as Easter decoration.
5. Best dressed bunny
If you can fold paper you can make these adorable bunnies. Create the faces with cardboard and marker pens and then dress the bunnies with paper folded concertina-style – what could be easier?