Easter craft projects for kids


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Easter craft projects for kids

With the Easter holidays approaching, it's time to start planning activities that will keep your kids busy.

With the Easter holidays approaching, it's time to start planning activities that are certain to keep your kids busy and their minds active. From traditional dyed eggs to origami bunnies, here's a list of craft ideas that can guarantee a happy, colourful and entertaining Easter for your kids.

A bunny ear crown is almost as fun to make as it is to wear! All you need is some white cotton balls, pink pom poms and cardboard.

Bunny ear crown

A bunny ear crown is almost as fun to make as it is to wear! All you need is some white cotton balls, pink pom poms and cardboard, as well as some scissors and glue. With the cardboard, cut out a rectangular strip that will fit around your child's head, followed by two separate rabbit ear shaped pieces. Once everything's been cut out, let your kids decorate the ears with the cotton balls, pom poms and glue. The pink pom poms should form the inside of the ear while the white cotton balls should line the outer part to make it look like authentic Easter bunny ears. Once that's done, glue the ears to the rectangular strip of cardboard and staple or glue the cardboard together to fit your child's headi.

Egg carton chicks can be used as toys or simply as Easter decorations.

Egg carton chick

Egg carton chicks can be used as toys or simply as Easter decorations. To get started, you'll need an egg carton, yellow paint and a paintbrush, yellow feathers, orange pipe-cleaners and cardboard, plastic wiggle eyes and glue. First, cut the egg carton into individual units, turn upside down, paint yellow and leave to dry. Then, prepare the chick's feet by looping the pipe-cleaners into three little loops and glue them to the underside of the carton so that they look like feet. Then, stick the yellow feathers on the top and sides of each carton unit. Glue on the eyes and draw or stick on a beak made of orange cardboardii.

Decorated cutlery will make a nice addition to your Easter table and your kids will love eating with it too!

Decorated Easter cutlery

Decorated cutlery will make a nice addition to your Easter table and your kids will love eating with it too! For this project, you'll need disposable wooden cutlery, double-sided sticky tape, coloured markers and coloured cardboard. Start off by cutting out two rabbit ears from the coloured cardboard and using the double-sided tape, attach it to the back of the chosen utensil. Let your child colour in the front of the utensil and draw on the bunny's face with a black pen after. With the other cutlery, let them draw an Easter egg on the tip of the front of the utensiliii. Voila!

Painting, dyeing and using wax to decorate your Easter eggs is a fun Easter tradition for the whole family.

Traditional Easter eggs

Decorating Easter eggs is a time-honoured tradition worldwide! Whether you're dyeing them with diluted food colouring, painting them or using wax to create shapes and patterns, it's fun for both adults and children! Before decorating the eggs, make sure that the inside of the egg is completely empty by making a small hole in both sides of the egg and letting the contents run through into a bowl. Use a skewer to break up the yolk inside so it'll come out more easily and then blow through one of the holes to get rid of anything remaining. Placing a finger over one hole, hold the egg under a tap to let in some water and swill it around to make sure the egg is thoroughly cleaniv. Leave to dry and then get cracking on your decorations!

Once your family has finished decorating the eggs, place them in a basket or a glass vase to use as a centrepiece for your dining table. You can also plan an Easter egg hunt using the decorated eggs by placing them in various locations in your garden and house, awarding the one who finds the most an Easter chocolate prize. An egg and spoon race in the backyard is another fun way to keep your kids entertained with their friends at Eastertime.


iKidspot, Bunny ears crown, viewed 10 February 2014,
http://www.kidspot.com.au/Easter-Crafts-Bunny-ears-crown+1867+162+article.htm

iiFree Kids Crafts, Egg Carton Chick, viewed 10 February 2014,
http://www.freekidscrafts.com/egg-carton-chick/

iiiGraham B, 'Cute Easter cutlery', Kidspot, viewed 10 February 2014,
http://www.kidspot.com.au/Easter-Crafts-Cute-Easter-cutlery+6826+162+article.htm

ivGraham B, 'How to blow an egg to make Easter eggs', Kidspot, viewed 10 February 2014,
http://www.kidspot.com.au/Easter-Crafts-How-to-blow-an-egg-to-make-Easter-eggs+4784+162+article.htm