3 Crafty Easter Ideas for the Kids

Easter will come a little earlier than usual this year, which may have caught a few of you off guard asking What are we going to do with the kids?!

So we’ve listed these fun and creative activities that you can all do together as a family at home.

Get crafting with the kids this Easter.
Get crafting with the kids this Easter.

Card-Making and Egg Painting

Kids are easily entertained with colour, cards, paints and crayons and a crafting session is the perfect way to start off the holidays. It’s simple, easy and it’s entirely up to you the amount of effort you put into each creation.

You will need:

  • A pack of coloured card or paper
  • Emptied eggs
  • Colouring pens/pencils
  • Coloured felt
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Stick-on eyes.

Let them be creative and decorate their own cards and eggs. You can nudge them in the right direction with your own paintings of eggs, bunnies and chicks.

To make it easier for young ones you can also go on the internet and print some pictures to colour in or cut out and stick on the cards.

 

We’re going on an Egg Hunt

Easter without chocolate eggs and a good old egg hunt is like Christmas without presents or tree; they are a must. Most shops are now fully stocked with Easter eggs ready for the end of the month.

You will need:

  • A few small sheets of paper
  • A pen
  • A packet of chocolate mini eggs (the ones in coloured foil, as they’re easier to find)
  • One medium-large Easter egg as the final prize.

Rather than just hiding them and having the kids tear the house apart in search of them, think of 10 different hiding places and at each hiding place leave a clue leading to the next egg.

The clues should be exciting but also educational by including age appropriate quizzes and conundrums. The final hunt for the big egg can be made a little different by drawing up a treasure map for the children to follow.

Be creative! It may take some time to draw up a map and think of some clues, but it’s an activity that will be great fun for you and the kids.

 

Enjoy Easter's hot cross buns that come a little earlier this year.  Flickr - Nick Saltmarsh
Enjoy Easter’s hot cross buns that come a little earlier this year. Flickr – Nick Saltmarsh

Baking buddies

What better way to bond with the kids than with some good old fashioned baking and cooking. Kids love making things and getting messy, and cooking is the perfect recipe for this. As Easter is a holiday full of traditions, the foods made are also traditional. These are a few suggestions that are easy to make and yummy to eat:

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns are a timeless Easter tradition and favourite. Requiring just a few ingredients they are great fun to make and are a must (whether making or simply eating) during Easter.

With your little helpers and all the right ingredients you and the kids will have a fun afternoon baking these yummy treats.

Chocolate Nests

The chocolate nest recipe is healthy, easy to follow and deliciously rewarding.  You can make plenty of these little chocolate nests to treat all their friends and even your own friends to show that you’re in the festive mood.

 

Have a creative and crafty Easter

There are plenty of arts and crafts activities that you can do with the kids from making collages and paper maches to decorating egg cups and making fluffy Easter chicks. It’s a great holiday, and with these activities in mind you’ll be sure to have your kids entertained throughout the holidays.