So now that we’ve finally got a grip on when Easter is taking place this year, it’s time to get prepared, because as soon as the kids are off school, it’s up to the Master Entertainer (AKA mum) to make sure they’re occupied!
And because we don’t want you stressing, here are some lovely craft ideas to keep your little ones busy as bees all through the break:
1. Bunny Flower Pot Face
This adorable Easter decoration is super easy for kids to make and looks great! All you need is a plastic two-litre bottle, some scissors, paints, glue and decorations. Simply draw the bunny outline from the bottom up, cut it out, pop some drainage holes in the base and get the kids to paint and decorate it. Then plop! In goes your prettiest springtime flowerpot. And the best part is you can store it away and take it out every Easter!
2. Easter Chicks
These little guys are adorable! To make them, all you need are eggs, paint, feathers and egg cartons. Firstly (mums) hard boil the eggs. Then the kids (or mum) cut out the separate chick ‘bottoms’ from the egg cartons and paint them. When the eggs are cool and have been painted, pop them into their bottoms and add some eyes, a beak and of course some plumage as a final feathery flourish.
3. Easter Puppets
The wooden spoon, once synonymous with ticked-off Irish Mammies, has a newer, much nicer purpose – Easter puppets. Imagination is key here. What do the kids what to make? Bunnies? Chicks? Mice? It’s up to them. Stock up on paints, spoons, googly eyes, pom poms and feathers, and in no time at all the kids will have some new friends to play with, keeping them occupied for hours.
4. Easter Nests
Not only are these fun to make and super cute, but they taste delish. Yep, the only thing kids love more than crafts are crafts they can eat! These are just like Rice Krispies buns, except the cereal is swapped for Shredded Wheat. Just melt the chocolate, coat over smashed Shredded Wheat, place in bun cases, dot with some Mini Eggs and leave to harden.
5. Bunny Hand Prints
These are perfect for smaller kids who can't get to grips with more finicky crafts just yet. They simply coat their hands in paint, part their fingers to make a ‘V’ and press down on some coloured paper. Then it’s up to the kids to add their bunny’s 'personality' with paint and markers.
For more fantastic Easter craft ideas visit the Tesco Go Create Hub
. You’ll find plenty of fun ways to keep the kids busy and happy throughout the Easter holidays. Plus, for a chance to WIN a €100 Tesco voucher daily, share your Easter creations with them on Facebook
The Tesco Go Create competition starts on the 18th March and ends on April 3rd.
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