Easter is fast approaching and that of course means loads of easter egg crafts! Here’s a couple great easter craft ideas…if we do say so ourselves.
First up is:
The Boiled Egg Art
For this craft idea you will need:
- Boiled Eggs
This is quite easy and you can really let your kids be creative and do whatever they like. So boil the eggs and then you and your kids can have hours of fun decorating the boiled eggs. You could even have a little competition with the kids and the winner could get a mini easter treat.
To clean up after this activity you will probably need some wipes and a dust pan and brush. Wipes will be great to clean the kids hands and any paint that is on the table, to try and stop paint getting everywhere put down some newspaper on the table. Then use the dustpan and brush to clean up and glitter and sequins that are on the floor.
The Papermache Egg
For this you will need:
- Kids safe PVA Glue
- Decorative Things - Glitter/Stickers
This is a little bit more complicated than the first craft idea. But for this one you will want to blow up a couple of balloons. You will probably only need one per child as they will take a while to dry. You then need to mix water and PVA glue together, about half and half. Tear the newspaper into strips about and inch wide and then dunk it into the water and glue mixture. Stick the strips onto the balloon. It will probably take two or three layers for it to be thick enough. Leave the balloons to dry, when they are dry you can take a pin and pop the balloon inside. Once you have your papermache egg you can paint and decorate them how you like. To make the eggs even more special you can cut the top off and film them with mini easter eggs and toys for the children and then they have a place to store all of the eggs they have received.
The clean up for this activity will be similar to the previous one where you will need wipes for the table you have been working on and the kids hands and if you have used glitter and sequins you will need to dust them up. Finally just throw out the spare glue and newspaper.
So they are some fun crafts for you and your kids this easter season. They are a great way to keep the kids occupied while they are off school for easter break.