Easter is fast approaching and if like many parents “crafts” are not your forte then we are here to help. Always remember that the finished product is not the important thing, whether your child has fun is the important thing! Here are a few simple ideas you can do with your child.
Paper Plate Easter Chick
Using a yellow plate and orange paper your chick can be as creative as you want. You may need to do the cutting for younger children. Add a few yellow feathers and you can make an adorable fluffy chick.
Who doesn’t have odd kids socks? Fill with dried beans, tie off the top with a rubber band. Cut the top into ear shapes (cut a “v” with rounded tops), tie a bow around the neck. You can use buttons or “googly eyes” for the face but we opted to paint the features and tail because we have young children around.
Hanging Easter Eggs
Use almost any card and paper you already have, or let your child chose. You just need to cut out the egg shape in the base colour (or even just draw it and let older children cut it themselves) and then they can decorate however they like. For something different you could use buttons or ribbons.
Whether you make a basket (like the paper plate one pictured), use a plain basket and decorate it or simply buy the nice coloured ones (so many available now from supermarkets or even the reject shop) your child will love shredding paper to line the basket and carefully placing their treasures inside.
Egg Carton Chicks
An old egg carton, eggs (I recommend hard-boiling them first), some feathers and paint and the colour combinations are endless!
Easter Sun Catchers
Using contact and tissue paper you can make these sun catchers any shape you want, just lay out the contact sticky side up, let your children decorate with the tissue paper and then lay more contact over the top. Then simply cut into the desired shape, cut a hole with a hole punch and then hang with a ribbon.
We would love to hear your favourite Easter craft ideas!