Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Fun Family Easter Crafts & Baking Ideas


With Easter fast approaching you may be considering your options for activities to keep your wee bunnies occupied during the school holidays, or just looking for fun things to do with them to mark the occasion.
I've been hopping round the blogosphere to find some fun and fabulous Easter inspired crafts, bakes, recipes and activities to share with you, and so with the help of my wonderful fellow bloggers, I present to you - MAMA OWL'S EASTER BASKET OF AWESOME.

Making & baking doesn't have to cost the Earth. Last year I visited a local pound shop and found some great and cheap Easter crafts and activities. I bought little plastic eggs of all different colours and we have our own egg hunt in the garden (different colours for each kid = no arguments as to who has the most!), and some great wicker baskets that I bought from eBay for next to nothing which are filled up with their Easter goodies, and then used to collect the eggs in the hunt.
Fun Family Easter Crafts & Baking Ideas
We made our little Easter nests with mashed up shredded wheat, some melted chocolate and bit of golden syrup, topped off with some mini eggs & chilled in the fridge until set.

Some fun & easy ideas for Easter crafts are oval card cut-outs that you can stick brightly coloured sweetie wrappers and tissue paper on to to decorate it.
easter hand print lambs crafts
Another idea which also makes a lovely keepsake is hand print lambs - draw around your little one's hand on black sugar paper or card, turn it upside down and glue on some cotton wool balls, and finally draw on a little face on the thumb to finish it off.

You might also consider making a cake to enjoy on Easter Sunday after your meal. Last year we made a delicious carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, decorated with vanilla butter biscuits cut in to Easter themed shapes (the children made these) with a handful of mini eggs & chocolate beans on top.

easter carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

The children decorated the rest of the biscuits with chocolate beans, coloured sprinkles, edible glitter and smarties using glacé icing to stick them on with.

Also at the pound shop, we found these great plastic eggs for us to paint. Luckily the weather was just right for sitting out in the garden to decorate them, but you can also cover your dining table or the floor with some newspaper to keep mess to a minimum. An alternative to plastic eggs is the art of Austrian Egg Blowing as explained over at Red Ted Art which we did a couple of years ago with great results.

easter egg decorating

Domestic Goddesque has shared some brilliant posts for easy Easter craft, including this super cute tutorial on how to make a rabbit wreath for Easter, as well as some fab ideas for making Easter bonnets and a how-to for making Easter chicks out of plastic eggs.

Jennifer from Jennifer's Little World guest posted at MumofThree World and shared this brilliant craft post, some simple but effective spring flowers that your little ones will love to make.

Enjoy, and please share pictures and links to your creations (just pop a comment in the box below and I will hop by and see! I promise I won't make any more bunny or hopping references).

What are your plans for Easter this year? Do you have any special family traditions or meals?

2 comments:

SarahMummy said...

Thanks for sharing our, OK, Jennifer's idea! You've got some brilliant ideas - love the Easter biscuits decorating the carrot cake :)

Mama Owl said...

You're very welcome, it's a great idea for Easter craft, I'll be giving it a go with my littles! Thanks for sharing it with me :)

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