Egg Carton Chicken (filled with chocolate eggs)

Egg Carton Chicky - materials you need

Today, Bec, mum of 3, is sharing a cute Easter gift idea to make with kids using a recycled egg carton. Materials Egg carton Paint (or you can use texta) Stapler Felt scraps (if you don't have felt scraps, you can use cardboard) Craft glue Permanent Marker Solid eggs (to fill) What to do 1. Cut two cups from the egg carton. Be sure to cut deep up into the V on one side as this will make the tail on the base cup. (See picture … [Read more...]

Easter Craft: Decorate Eggs With Permanent Marker

Decorate Eggs with Permanent Marker

Permanent Marker I sometimes decorate hard boiled eggs with faces for the children's lunch box. Around Easter, it's fun to decorate eggs as an activity by using permanent markers or even regular textas.  It's easy and relative mess free. Materials Permanent Marker or crayons Boiled eggs Instructions 1. Decorate the egg however you like! –> Tip! Egg & Spoon Game! Play an egg and spoon race with the colourful eggs in the … [Read more...]

Decorating Eggs: With a Temporary Tattoo

Easter: Decorating eggs - use a temporary tattoo

I did this with my children last year and they loved it! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.  Easter is a little while away, but I wanted to share this idea now because it's an easy way to decorate eggs around Easter time (or any time really) and the end result is fan-tastic!  I usually look out for a packet of temporary tattoos in my everyday travels and stick them in the cupboard ready for an opportune moment closer to Easter. It's about … [Read more...]

Easter Chicky Jars

Easter Craft -- Chicky Jars

I'm into easy, I'm into quick, and this Easter activity satisfies both of these requirements.  I made cute mini Chicky Jars to gift to my children this Easter. The good thing about them, is they look cute...AND they are small, so the amount of chocolate is portioned nicely. My children are at the age now where they can use these little jars (when all the chocolate is gone) in their room for things like shell collections, trinkets and pocket … [Read more...]

Easter Cupcake Case Nest

easter craft -- cup cake case nests

The easiest, quickest, cutest, mess-free Easter craft/gift.  I spotted cupcake cases when I was at the shops and thought they would make perfect nests for Easter chicks.   It's fun and easy for kids to assemble, or they can be given as gifts. Materials I found all of the materials for this craft at a discount store.  Most supermarkets, and craft stores like Spotlight, will have them too. Cupcake cases Shredded paper (variation: crepe … [Read more...]

Easter Craft: Lollipop Bunnies

easter lollipop bunny

Guest Post from Kristie Kristie is a mum who loves making treats and she is sharing how to make cute Bunny Lollipops, perfect for Easter craft. What you need Lollipops (sphere shape) Foam Eggs Balls (bags available from discount stores or craft shops) Double-sided Tape Pom Poms (For tail) Pipe Cleaner (Cut each into 3 equal pieces) Cardboard (cut out in small squares for the feet) Permanent Marker (To draw … [Read more...]

Easter Egg Foil Collage

easter egg foil collage

Quick tip: save the foil from chocolate Easter Eggs and incorporate into a collage, drawing or a tree butterfly feature. More Drawing Post Ideas Decorate a rock with pencil Draw on a piece of wood Make your own paper dolls More Easter Posts Easter Craft and Activities … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Give Easter Eggs

Easter eggs

Whether you're doing a Easter Egg Hunt or just giving eggs as a gift, it's fun to make them look pretty in all their shiny foil glory. 1. Little Jar I purchased this little jar from a discount store for a few dollars.  This one is glass, but you can get small plastic jars too.  Tip: To make the jar Easter themed, stick a chicky on top! 2. Organza Bag You can purchase small organza bags from discount and departments stores in … [Read more...]

Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt

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A glow in the dark Easter egg hunt: How brilliant is that!? I saw the idea here and it looked easy to organise, so tonight we did a glow in the dark Easter Egg Hunt Road test. SO. MUCH. FUN! Materials Plastic Easter Eggs Glow bangles Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt I gave each of my kids a bangle to hold (this helped them to see where they were going for the hunt) and put them in a room while I hid the eggs. I hid the eggs in all … [Read more...]

Easter Egg Foil Butterfly

Easeter Egg Foil Butterfly

Solid chocolate eggs are a wonderful treat around Easter time. I love the colours in the foil wrappers too.  You can save the wrappers and use them in a collage or to make a butterfly to hang in an outdoor tree. This craft is outdoor friendly as it doesn't matter if the materials get wet. Materials String Laminate sheet Easter Egg Foil Laminator 1. Arrange the foil inside a laminate sheet. 2. Laminate. 3. Draw a butterfly … [Read more...]

Easter Craft: Egg Carton Chicky

Easter Craft: Egg Carton Easter Egg Chicky

This Easter Egg Carton Chicky is easy and cheap to make, relatively mess free and so cute! Materials Egg Carton Yellow, Orange and Black Texter Scissors Feather Instructions You can find the instruction on this video, presented by my daughter, Flossie (no that is not her real name).   1. Cut around one egg space in the bottom of the egg carton. 2. Trim the bottom so the chick will sit evenly. 3. Colour the … [Read more...]

Decorate Easter Egg: Wool Egg

Decorating Easter Eggs -- Wool Easter Egg

This Wool Easter Egg looks adorable and homey! It's quite easy to make; the only tricky part is keeping the wool on the glue as you wind it around the egg. For younger children, I would do the wool part, and allow it to dry before giving it to the child to decorate. I used a foam egg because it's light and sits up well but decorating a hard boiled egg with wool works too. Materials Foam Egg Wool (your choice of colour). I used pastel … [Read more...]

Easter Crafts, Food & Activities

easter egg chocolate centrepiece

Here are six Easter Crafts you and your children may enjoy this week.  1. Easter Story I'm telling my children the Easter story in 12 parts in the lead up to Easter.  My kids love opening our homemade eggs everyday and reading the daily story in the Easter Advent Calendar printout. {Easter Advent Calendar} 2. Easter Egg Wand This is a an easy craft that has the potential for imaginative play. Materials: Kebab stick (or paddle pop for … [Read more...]

Decorating Easter Eggs

Decorating Easter Eggs -- hard boiled eggs

Decorate Easter Egg: Food Colouring Place a hard-boiled egg in a cup filled with water, 1 teaspoon of vinegar and food colouring of choice. Leave the eggs in the water for at least an hour. Carefully lift the egg out of the water with a spoon to avoid cracking. Tip: Wrap a rubber band around the boiled egg before placing it in the dyed water for an interesting pattern. Decorate Easter Egg: Colour Fuss free option Decorate … [Read more...]