The Easter holidays are fast approaching, so what better time to share some of our favourite Easter crafts for you and your little ones? These simple crafts are great fun for all of the family and handy to have up your sleeve in case you need to come up with an unexpected rainy day activity.
Salt dough ornaments are a brilliant activity for any occasion and can be a great way to decorate your home! The dough itself is simple to make as all you need to do is mix 250g of plain flour with 125g of salt and about 120ml of water until it forms a ball. You can then roll this dough out and cut it into your desired shape - such as eggs or bunnies - before popping it in the oven at 150 celsius for around an hour, or until it’s solid. Once your ornaments are dry, you can decorate them with your choice of paints before sealing them with PVA glue. If you want to hang them around the house, be sure to add a hole for a ribbon before you bake them to make it easier!
Another classic Easter craft is egg painting, which is definitely a much-loved Easter tradition. Hard-boiled eggs make for a fun canvas for your creative endeavours, and spending an afternoon recreating your favourite characters in egg form can be a great way to get crafty with the kids. Why not arrange a fun family competition to see who can paint the best egg? Pinterest is full of eggcellent ideas for creative designs if you get stuck for inspiration.
Easter is often synonymous with sweet treats, and the abundance of goodies on the shelves at this time of year lends itself to some quality time in the kitchen baking up a storm! There are countless great Easter themed bakes, but chocolate nests are by far the easiest (and maybe the tastiest!). Simply melt some of your favourite chocolate to cover a cereal like shredded wheat, Rice Krispies or cornflakes and shape into cupcake cases before topping with chocolate eggs for an easy peasy Easter craft. Plus, you get a chocolatey treat to enjoy as an added bonus!