- What crafts can I make for Easter?
- What can I make with paper for Easter?
- What are some Easter activities?
- How do you make a craft egg?
Ok, we get it. You’ve only just recovered from making that costume your child insisted on for World Book Day! Let’s face it, despite the obvious hair-sourcing problem, Chewbacca is technically a film rather than a book character anyway!
As a parent, there are numerous stress-inducing events in the school term like this. The last thing we want you to worry about is coming up with something creative in the holidays. A time when you should be putting your feet up instead of trying to think of something that rhymes with garage for your Easter egg hunt! Grab a cuppa, ⛾ sit down and look at our ideas. It’ll only take a few minutes and could save you a massive headache!
What crafts can I make for Easter?
All children are different but one thing we can say is that one-on-one attention is something all children crave. It’s also therapeutic for the parent to take a bit of time out of their day to spend with their child. What better way to do this than by doing Easter arts and crafts together? Need convincing? Here are some benefits:
- Improves mental health and helps your relationship
- A good way to get your child (or you!) off TikTok!
- Provides variety to other non-digital activities like board games
- Encourages creativity, which is often limited in a school environment
- Teaches your child a new skill like drawing. 🖉
Now for the ideas!
If your child is into cooking, try some of these activities:
These cute bunny cupcakes will be a hit with any aspiring baker! 🐇
Preparation: 40 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Level of difficulty: Fairly easy
Easter egg brownies
No one can resist a brownie, right? Or Easter eggs. Combine them and voila: Easter egg brownies!
Preparation: 30 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Level of difficulty: Easy
These aesthetically-pleasing nest cakes have Easter written all over them!
Preparation: 15 minutes
Time to cool: 2 hours
Level of difficulty: Easy
If your child is more into dressing up, why not go for an Easter bonnet? 👒 If you need inspiration, or just want to avoid scrambling around your house for hat accessories, check out Hobbycraft. They have made this easier than ever with everything you could possibly need just a click away. No doubt your child will love the freedom of selecting what is going to make their bonnet unique to them as well. We think this activity is a great form of open-ended play.
Potato stamp egg. 🥔 We know, it’s very old school, but this is a tried and tested way of inspiring your child to be creative. All you need is a potato, colourful paints, some paper and a knife. Adult supervision is needed for this activity with little ones! Another great one for open-ended play! For simple instructions and some handy hints, look here.
What can I make with paper for Easter?
There’s so much you can make with paper. Here are a few simple ideas to try:
What you need
Level of difficulty
Colourful suncatchers will really brighten up your day!
Brightly coloured tissue paper, scissors, ribbon, sticky tape
Easter colouring pages to make cards or pictures
A printer, some colouring pens or crayons
Inflatable blow-up origami bunny! We can hardly contain our excitement!
Paper, some pens to decorate it afterwards and some of your breath!
Difficult for younger children but should keep older children busy for a while!
What are some Easter activities?
After you’ve done a few Easter arts and crafts, why not get outside for a bit of fresh air? An Easter egg hunt is a fun way to spend time with the kids. If your creativity is lacking at the moment, here are some ready-made clues that work in any home. 🏠
The main thing is to make sure you have age-appropriate and exciting Easter arts and crafts, and that counts the Easter egg hunts too! Check out our top tips to make yours successful:
- Keep it simple with younger children. Finding eggs in the garden is enough
- If you have more than one child, colour-coordinate the eggs so your eldest doesn’t nab them all and leave your youngest in tears
- Make tricky clues for teens! They’ll want to solve them and show that they’re smarter than you think!
- Shop for some easter egg hunt accessories. Making it look good is half the battle.
- Vary the treasure. Sometimes extra time on the tablet or getting out of a chore that week will interest your child more than a mini-egg! It will also keep the sugar-high more under control!
If you’ve already done this or want some more ideas, there are loads of Easter learning activities and in the great outdoors and cheap Easter activities to try! 💪
How do you make a craft egg?
No Easter arts and crafts are complete without a craft egg. There are various levels of difficulty and material you can use. Have a look and decide which is best for your gang.
One way is to use real eggs which you can blow and then decorate. Look at the method and step-by-step instructions.
Another way is to use paper: Here’s a free template and some easy steps.
Whatever you do for Easter, we hope some of these ideas make it easier for you to enjoy the weekend as much as your child does! 👍