Easy Easter Crafts
Easter is nearly upon us and it’s likely the kids will be at home and need entertaining! Crafts are usually fun with little expense and therefore a great way to keep the kids busy come rain or shine – these ideas should help your little ones catch the creative bug.
Instead of buying baskets let the kids make them and recycle your milk cartons at the same time! After cleaning your cartons carefully, cut them just below the handle to create your basket and use a strip of card attached with glue or staples to make a handle. Cover the entire thing in felt so it’s smooth and decorate with whatever you have to hand – you can fill them with shredded paper and use them for your egg hunt!
Very simple to make and a lovely idea for the windowsill, these flowers won’t wilt or need watering! Use yellow card to cut out a flower shape and cut out a strip of card to roll and attach as the flowers centre. To make the stem you can use lollipop sticks or straws – Voila!
Add a special touch to Easter cards this year by making ones that move! You will only require card, pens and a few paper fasteners for this one so it’s very cheap indeed. Cut out a circle and use this as the chick’s body then get the kids to draw around their hands and cut them out to use as the wings. Attach these to the chick’s body with the fasteners and decorate. Your family will love to receive these home made cards!
Slightly different to a bonnet this Easter hat is simple and very quick to make. Get a paper plate and cut a slit through the centre leaving about an inch either side. Repeat again but across the centre in a different direction and then repeat once or twice more. Fold the triangular shaped pieces upwards and decorate with pens, paint, glitter and Easter themed drawings and stickers. Once they are dry you can have a parade!
Role play and disguises are always great fun and these animal themed masks should be fantastic for all the family. Simply decorate paper plates as chicks and bunnies and then cut out holes for the kids to see through. Add some ribbon to both sides and
Do you have any craft ideas for Easter?