The Easter holidays are here, and that means we get to spend a little more time with our little ones. Although most of them have only gone back to school recently, we've missed them, and we can see that they need this break. It's been a stressful term for all of us, and with this two week break upon us, we want to make the most of it.
That's easy to do when the weather is good, but when it isn't, it can be hard to find things to do, especially these days with plenty of places still shut down thanks to restrictions. Where we would usually go to the cinema or a friends house on a rainy day, now we're sat staring at each other wondering what to do that hasn't already been done.
We're here to help. We've rounded up some of the most talented mum's and teacher's crafty Easter projects* to give you and your little one some ideas for those rainy Easter break afternoons. With something for all ages and craftiness levels, dig in to our master list below and discover what you'll create today!
*Most of these crafts incolve scissors or staplers and need parental supervision.
Krea's page is full of wonderful arts and crafts projects, but these simple spoon buddies are our favourite Easter craft! Super simple, all you need is...
- Wooden or plastic spoons
Pick out your spoon and decide whether you want to make a bunny or a chick.
Pick your colour and paint the spoon, using black marker once the paint has dried to make the eyes and nose markings.
If you're making a bunny, draw two long ovals on a sheet of paper and colour to match your bunny before cutting them out. If you're making a chick, draw a small diamond shape on paper, colour it to match your chick and cut it out. Fold it in half to form the beak.
Attach the two ovals/feathers to the side of the spoon opposite to where you have drawn the face. Attach the chick's beak to their face and voila!
This super cute account follows adorable Amara and her mum's craft adventures and shows you how to follow along.
This piece is not only a super fun activity for the kids, but also a really lovely keepsake to have.
- A cotton bud
- A paintbrush
Set down some newspaper on the floor - because this could get messy!
Lay your sheet of paper on top of the newspaper and coat your child's hand or foot in the desired colour.
Have them plant the hand or foot firmly down on the page in the desired location.
Allow the print to dry - and wash off hands and feet to prevent paint going everywhere!
Complete the project by painting on ears and attaching your cotton tail with glue or painting on a beak and feet, depending on what you've chosen to draw!
Tahnee's parenting blog featured this this super simple and fun hat and we're kicking ourselves for not thinking of it sooner!
- Large paper plate
Laying your paper plate out flat, lightly use the pencil to outline where your bunny ears will be and how large a hole you'll have to make to fit your head into the hat.
Cut out the outline, making sure to leave the ears.
Colour in your ears using whatever colour markers you like.
Bend the base of the ears forward over the rim of the cap to make them stand upright, but not so hard that they droop.
Place on your head and transform into an Easter bunny!
Jacinta's gorgeous page is a goldmine of ideas for fun things to pass the holidays. With every craft imaginable up there, it was hard to pick just one, but these guys made us laugh!
- Colour card paper
- Pom pom
- Googly eyes
- Empty loo roll
Lay your empty loo roll down on the landscape colour card and aline the top of the roll with the top of the card.
Mark with a pencil where the bottom of the loo roll is on the card.
Next, bring the loo roll to the edge of the sheet and roll the card around it to see how much is needed to cover it. Mark how much you need with a pencil.
Cut out the section of card that you need and wrap it around the loo roll, stapling the card to the loo roll at the top and bottom.
Next, using the same piece of card you just cut out from, make your bunny ears by cutting out two long, thin ovals.
To make your whiskers, cut six long skinny rectangles out of the same sheet, making them the same size and length.
Using glue, attach three whiskers to the loo roll, placing the bottom of them one on top of the other and fanning the other end outwards. Repeat the same on the opposite side, making sure that they are glued close together so that the pom pom can cover the part of the whiskers attached to the loo roll.
While allowing your whiskers glue to dry, glue your googly eyes on above them and attach the ears to the inside of the loo roll also using glue.
Finally, once your whiskers are dry, use glue to attach your pom pom in the middle of the two whisker sets to create a cut little bunny nose. Tada!
This last one is probably one of our favourites because it's a classic that's been going around since our days in school! The potato print is a go-to that slightly less messy than finger painting! Plus it creates these super cute designs too!
- Potato - sliced
- Tissue paper
This one needs a little parental help here! Cut your raw potato into large slices.
Like Shawna's video, carefully use a knife and apple corer to create different shapes and patterns in the potatoes raw exposed side.
Pat with a piece of tissue paper to take up any excess moisture.
Use paint to colour the raised pieces and make your fun and colourful Easter egg patterns on the paper!
Which ones will you and your gang try?