Easter is a wonderfully enchanting time of year for children and since it coincides with the school holidays, what better way to help children embrace the Easter magic than to keep them entertained with some exciting art and craft activities!
Whether you’re holidaying at home, wanting to make some egg-stra special gifts for friends and family, or tightening the purse strings this Easter long weekend, this list of awesomely creative and fun activities is a great way to get kids excited while bringing the whole family together. Happy Easter!
1. Make Your Own Decorative Easter Eggs
Get crafty kids painting and decorating their very own Easter Eggs! ‘Home Stories A to Z‘ have compiled 25 awesomely unique Easter Egg ideas along with corresponding tutorials that will get the family creativity flowing. Children can personalise their very own Easter Eggs to give as gifts to Mums, Dads, Brothers, or Sisters!
2. Have a Family Easter Hat Parade
Every year, kids get super excited about making their very own Easter bonnets and showing them off to their buddies and family members – so this year, why not host your very own, intimate Easter hat parade! Kids can rifle through the arts and crafts box, Mum can dig out the scissors and Dad can form a collection of recycling items that will make the perfect bunny ears! Once everyone has made their own bonnet, you can take it in turns to show them off on a catwalk made out of laid out bed sheets – the winner gets a chocolate egg!
For inspiration, check out these awesome ‘17 Easter Bonnet Ideas‘ from Mum’s Grapevine.
3. Have an Egg and Spoon Race
This one is a great idea for families with a competitive streak! If you can sacrifice a wooden spoon or two, get the kids decorating them with any paint you can find in your craft box. Then decorate some eggs to match! Watch the kids race Dad to the bottom of the garden as they try not to drop their eggs – splat!
For creative ideas, check out Uncommon Designs here!
4. Bake Easter Egg Cookies
Baking is something kids love to get involved in – especially when the end result is sugary and sweet! These Easter cookies look the bees knees and it’s guaranteed the little ones will think so too. So grab them a chair, give them a wooden spoon and let them get messy in the kitchen as they whip you up an Easter storm!
This cookie recipe from Kidspot uses basic baking ingredients that you should be able to dig out of your pantry without having to visit the supermarket. Happy decorating!
5. Make Easter Popcorn
You had us at popcorn! This Easter popcorn recipe from The Organised Housewife looks so delicious and is guaranteed to put a smile on little faces. With white chocolate, sprinkles and M&Ms, this is a treat they’ll be Facetiming their friends about!
6. Make Toilet Paper Roll Bunnies
Toilet roll tubes are a given in any family’s recycling bin so we’ve no doubt you’ll have one or two of these versatile little items laying around at home! These cute Toilet Paper Roll Bunnies from The Best Ideas for Kids make adorable Easter decorations or can double up as Easter treat holders if you pop a bottom on them!
7. Organise Your Own Easter Egg Hunt
An Easter egg hunt at home can be as simple or as complex as your energy levels will allow! Whether you’re simply scattering chocolatey treats around your garden for toddlers to stumble across or creating a scavenger hunt that even adults will find challenging, this is one activity that promises to set the scene for an exciting Easter weekend!
Check out these cool Easter Egg Hunt Tips and Ideas from The Organised Housewife and start planning your Easter weekend Eggstravaganza!
8. Make Your Own Easter Bunny Basket
If you’re planning an Easter egg hunt in your backyard, then why not go the whole hog and have the kids making their own Easter baskets beforehand? These cute little bunny baskets from Mermablog are made from household basics and will keep the kids entertained for hours!
9. Make Clothes Peg Bunnies
Clothes pegs can be found in the laundry cupboard or on the washing line of most households so if you have a few to spare, let the kids go wild creating their own clothes peg Easter bunnies! These Clothespin Bunnies by One Little Project are awesomely simple yet heaps of fun and will keep the kids busy while you have a much deserved coffee break!
10. Make Easter Chocolate Nests
For budding chefs and ‘mummy’s helpers’, these little Chocolate Nests are a great first recipe to try out! They’re quick, simple and there’s no baking required, making them perfect for kids who are gaining some independence in the kitchen!
Written By: MANDY EKMAN
Content Producer & Social Media Manager
Mandy started her media career at a digital media agency in London, before relocating to Sydney in 2008. Over the past 11 years, Mandy has gained a wide range of experience across bought, owned and earned digital media channels and after moving to the Central Coast with her husband and three kids in 2017, is really excited to be part of the Playing in Puddles team.