Easter weekend is coming up, and with a long bank holiday with little ones to entertain and no guarantees for spring-like weather, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite Easter activities to do at home.
Washi Tape Easter Eggs Any excuse to get the Washi tape out! This is is a great mess-free version of egg painting. It’s easy – grab some fab tape, cut into different shapes, stick on eggs. The look fabulous. Get creative – hole punches for spots, pinking shears for jagged edges. Then stand back and marvel at your creations! Via Lovely Indeed.
10 Free Printables I mentioned earlier this week how much we love printables here at BG and this is a great round-up. It has everything from Miffy-inspired garlands to stickers to an origami bunny. I’m loving the egg people and the collection from Tiny Me. Bookmarked. Via Babble.
Bunny Masks These are a brilliant quick win and I can quite see our breakfast table set up with decorated eggs and masks for everyone. Simple, effective and sure to delight little ones. Perfect for colouring and decorating action too. Via Swoon Studio.
Crepe Paper Surprise Bunny Fab alternatives to Chocolate Easter gifts (watch out for our post on that later today). Create crepe paper bunnies, fill with trinkets and then gift out. The kids unravel wound crepe paper strips to reveal little trinkets and presents. They do look too beautiful to unwind though! Via Martha Stewart.
Easter Bunny garland printable Another printable we could not resist because it’s simple and perfect for decorating your home or garden, weather permitting! These will also look fab as stand-alone decorations. Via Happy Thought.
Thumbprint eggs Don’t these look great? Another simple one. Boil your eggs, get some paint, do a thumbprint, then add the details. If the family are over for lunch, you need to do them all as thumbprints. If you’re planning on eating the eggs, make sure you don’t use anything toxic to paint with. I know, stating the obvious! Via Spoonful.
Easter puzzles Two classic activities – a word search and a maze puzzle. Although Lola’s too little for the word search proper, she loves finding letters so this will keep her entertained for sure. You’ll also find colouring in pages. Via Mr Printables.
Paper plate baby chick Now this one is right up our street, normally we paint plates and makes suns and tortoises, but these chicks look great, are easy to do and made from craft box staples! Love. Via Simple As That.
Knitted rabbits pattern If you’re a knitter, this one’s for you. Knit these bunnies and then felt them to make a great gift. I am not a knitter (although one day I will make this blanket) but these do look simple enough and they are just timeless. Via Mollie Makes.
‘Recipes’ for naturally dyed Easter eggs You will find a comprehensive list of natural dye recipes here, which you can obviously use to dye eggs, but also use elsewhere in the kitchen. Ingredients include beetroot, spinach and turmeric. The eggs look fabulous and I really want to dye my eggs now! Via Kaley Ann Lifestyle Photography.
Bunny hand puppet Another simple project that the kids will love. These bunnies are made from natural wool felt with popping accent colours. The full instructions are available to make in batches of eight. Love them. Via The Purl Bee.