Easter is the perfect time for crafts and even better if you’re not naturally crafty, with most crafts being focused around fluffy things you can buy in the shops. Here are our favourites.
These are super cute and simple to make. You’ll need
- White card
- Coloured card
- Pipe cleaners
- Wobbly eyes
- Small fluffy ball (same colour as your pipe cleaners)
- Bag of cotton wool balls
First, draw out two circles on the white card then cut a small strip off the top to give you a flat edge.
Tape the two flat edges together leaving a strip about a centimetre deep at the top creating a card that will open
Next, draw and cut out two ear shapes from the white card and two small inner ear shapes from the coloured card.
Stick the inner ears onto the white ear pieces and stick onto the top of the flap.
Now, cover the whole of the card except the ears in glue and stick on the cotton wool balls until the whole thing is covered.
Add glue to the white part of the ears and outline them with cotton wool balls. You may need to split them in two if they’re too big.
Then get your pipe cleaners and lay three together, twisting them together in the middle to make the whiskers. Stick to the middle of the bunny face.
Add the small fluffy ball as the nose and fit on two wobbly eyes.
All that’s left to do now is to write your Easter message inside your card.
Easy painted eggs
There are two ways of doing this. The first is to use a needle to carefully prick two holes in a real egg, one at the top, one at the bottom, blow out the contents and then paint it. The second, is to visit your local craft shop or supermarket and buy a box of fake eggs 😊.
Either way, painting eggs is an Easter tradition. One super cool way to decorate them is to get a bowl of warm water and drop drops of nail varnish into it. Then, dip the egg into the nail varnish and pull it out. Amazing marbled eggs.
For younger kids, stick to poster paint that’s washable and get creative.
Who said you can only have a tree at Christmas? Not anymore! Easter trees are a great way to create theatre at home. You can hang all the eggs you decorate and they’re an even better place for the Easter Bunny to leave their eggs.
You can purchase Easter trees, eBay is a good place to start, or simply use a large branch from a tree in the garden and secure it in a large pot. Fill the pot with stones, sand or rocks to wedge the branch in.
Then hang eggs, chicks, bunnies and chocolate treats from the branches. Your Easter tree is a lovely way to add colour in the home.