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  • Writer's pictureCaroline Dill

Fun and Affordable Easter Crafts for Kids

I keep seeing Easter craft kits in the shops and while these can be great, there's really no need to spend ££££ on craft kits. You will likely already have most of the items for the following crafts. All I purchased was some glitter tape and a few pom poms, but on reflection I could have got away with some cotton wool balls instead of the pom poms. Here are a few ideas to keep the kids occupied if you're home in the Easter holidays.

Cardboard Eggs

I found this glitter tape for 49p in Home Bargains. It's selling on Amazon for £3.25! My daughter loves glitter tape and it's much less messy than actual glitter so I snapped it up. For the craft, I simply cut out some card egg shapes using card from our recycling. My daughter then spend ages designing her eggs with tape and pens. This is a nice easy one with little mess.

Salt Dough Decorations

We usually make salt dough Christmas decorations, so I thought why not Easter ones too. We had a bunny and a chick cutter so it was an easy one to do. Salt dough is so cheap and easy to make. Find the recipe below. Once they've been baked and have cooled off, they're easy to paint with any craft paint you have.

How to make salt dough:

Makes 1 ball

Prep 10 mins

Cook 3 hours

  • 1 cupful of plain flour (about 250g)

  • Half a cupful of table salt (about 125g)

  • Half a cupful of water (about 125ml)

  1. Preheat the oven to it's lowest setting (I found around 100 degrees worked well)

  2. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. Add the water and stir until it comes together into a ball.

  3. Transfer the dough to a floured work surface and cut the shapes.

  4. Bake for around 3 hours.

Easter Card

I made these cards with my daughters Rainbows and Brownies group. They really enjoyed the challenge of painting the chicks with a fork rather than a brush! The fork creates some nice texture. Before the chick dries they need to stick on feathers, eyes and a bit of orange card for its beak. Lastly draw on some legs.

Framed Bunny

This was another one I enjoyed making with the Rainbows and Brownies group. You just need an oval piece of cardboard. The noses were made from small seed planters that I had in the shed. They're really cheap to buy if you don't have any. We used double sided tape to fix the noses and ears on. Then they can decorate them however they like. Once they're done they can be hung up with string.

Paper Plate Bunny Bag

This is a nice one that they can use to collect their Easter Egg hunt eggs in! You just need 2 paper plates. One needs to be cut in the shape of bunny ears, and they can be stuck together with glue or double sided tape. They thread some wool or string though to make it into a bag. They can decorate the bunnies with pens and cotton wool or a pom pom for the nose.

Happy Easter crafting!

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