When holidays come around, it’s easy to get overwhelmed planning meals and figuring out activities to keep the kids entertained while still allowing you some down time. Here are some easy to follow Easter crafts and activities that are sure to keep you sane and the kids entertained!
Cotton Ball Chick:
These fluffy friends are sure to be a hit with the pre-kindergarten crowd. All you need is,
Orange pipe cleaners
Empty egg cartons
Triangles of orange felt
Have this craft ready in advance by making individual baggies of all the supplies for each child. What you’ll need to do in advance is color the cotton balls yellow, cut out tiny beaks from the orange felt, and cut up egg cartons into their individual cups. Check out the blog for the rest of the tutorial: http://athomewithginac.blogspot.ie/2012/04/cotton-ball-chicks.html
Bunny Cup Craft:
This friendly little bunny cup would make a great addition to any Easter table! All you need is,
white paper or plastic cup
white craft foam
pink craft foam
white pipe cleaner
If you want to make the craft move along quicker, have the ear pieces, pipe cleaners, and triangle nose cut out in advance. That will keep the assembly to simply gluing on Easter day. Take a look at the whole tutorial here: http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/986513/animal-themed-easter-crafts-for-kids
Salt Dough Easter Eggs
If you have kids that are old enough to be a little more hands on, follow this easy recipe for salt dough to make colorful Easter egg decorations to send home with all of your guests!
- 1 сup flour
- 1/2 сup sаlt
- 1/2 сup wаtеr
Stir togеthеr аll thrее ingrеdiеnts until а dough forms and then knеаd thе dough а сouplе timеs to mаkе it smooth. Then bake the eggs at 250 for 2 hours.
Once the eggs are baked, have fun painting them all different colors and patterns with the kids. Check out the full tutorial here: http://annathingsandthoughts.blogspot.com/2014/02/diy-salt-dough-eggs-cute-way-to-keep.html
Use any of these craft ideas to get in the Easter spirit and add a little springy color to the house. The kids are sure to have fun being a part of the preparation this year!