Easter has always been a traditional time for family sharing and caring and after a disconnected 2020 where so many families were fragmented, more than ever it gives us time to build connections and possibly be engaged in more Easter fun than ever before. Kids love Easter, it must be one of their most favourite times of the year and along with Easter egg hunts, egg and spoon races and a breakfast, lunch and dinner consisting entirely of chocolate, they love to get creative! Fill your home with hand painted eggs, cotton wool sheep and hang carrots of all shapes and sizes, there is no better feeling for a kid than to see their precious artworks on display.
Here are some great ideas how you can decorate for Easter and a bonus is they will keep the kids occupied for hours!
A timeless classic of an activity that can be done with all age groups. Then you can all have omelettes for dinner.
You will need: eggs, a bowl, kitchen towel, paints and decorative material, string, a pin and a long needle.
- First, wash the eggs and towel dry them.
- Using a sharp upholstery pin or needle, pierce a hole in the top and bottom of the egg.
- Now, place the egg over a bowl and your mouth over the top hole and BLOW.
- All the egg will come squishing out of the bottom into the bowl.
- When it’s completely empty, wipe off any residue and decorate with anything from paint to glitter, to stickers and more.
- Thread some cotton or string through the egg and voila –– you’ve got some Easter decor!
Cotton Wool Sheep
A genius way to use up surplus cotton wool supplies and create some artwork.
You will need: cotton wool, cardboard, coloured card, cardboard cups, sheep shape cutter or template, scissors, glue, a pen and some decorative material.
- Using a stencil or freehand, draw a sheep shape onto some cardboard.
- Take cotton wool and glue it all over the body of the sheep, leaving the head and legs free.
- Colour the head in or use black card to make the head and stick on some googly eyes.
- For the legs, you can use sticks, straws or cut a triangle out of the paper cup and stick the body onto the cup.
- You can decorate your sheep adding ears, ribbons or maybe an Easter bonnet.
Paper Flower Pots or Bouquets
This will last much longer than real flowers.
You will need: a variety of paper and cardstock, flower petal templates, scissors, glue and something to make a stem from (straw, stick, kebab skewer, pipe cleaner, re cycled plastic or ceramic pots etc.).
- Collect a selection of coloured paper and cardstock. It can be new or offcuts.
- Use a 5, 6, 8 or 10 petal template that can be found and printed online.
- Cut out the petal shapes and stick together as a flower using different patterns.
- Take a circle of coloured paper and stick in the middle of the flower to make the pollen or google eyes and stickers or any other accessories to make faces.
- Using a kebab stick, straw, stick from the garden or rolled up paper, attach to the flower to make the stem.
- Make lots in a variety of colours and patterns and create either a glorious bouquet or add leaves and plant your flower into some soil in a decorated pot for the perfect Easter gift for Mum!
You will need: yogurt pots or cardboards as tubes, orange and green coloured papers or card, white paint or tissue paper, google eyes, coloured pens, a stapler, scissors and glue.
- Use the yogurt pots or card tubes for the head and body, these can either be painted white or covered in white tissue paper, let the paint dry and then stick both tubes together.
- In the meantime, cut out ear-shaped sections of white card-stock and decorate smaller sections of the ears with coloured pens. Stick the ears to the top tube.
- Cut strips of green and orange paper and fold into the shapes of carrots and staple or glue the tops together before attaching to the bottom tube.
- Paint nose, whisker and mouth details onto your tube or pot.
- Another option is to decorate or draw cloths onto the body of the bunnies with flowers or stick fresh flowers onto the ears, be creative!
Cotton Bunny Faces
You will need: coloured papers or card, cotton wool balls, felt pipe cleaners, google eyes, small pom poms or buttons, scissors and glue.
- Draw out the outline of your bunny face or use a printable bunny template to print onto coloured paper. Cut out the template and start to create!
- Stick small cotton wool balls around the edge of the template and you can either fully complete the fluffy face or another fun version is to stick a picture of one of your kids faces into the centre to create their very own Easter bunny.
- Stick on the google eyes, pom pom or small buttons for the nose and twist the pipe cleaners into different shapes to create individual whiskers and smiles.
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See what’s around the house for resources and just use your imagination and have fun!
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