Egg-cellent ideas!

5-minute Easter bonnets, no-fuss egg painting and cotton wool pals are among these Easter crafts.

Image and words: Sara Conway

1 Easter bonnet: a paper plate becomes a beautiful bonnet.

You’ll need: paper plate, assorted paper, two straws (optional)

  1. If you’re painting the plate, get your kids to do it now and leave it to dry.
  2. You need to do the next bit, but once this is done you can leave them to decorate it …
  3. Cut a spiral from the edge of the paper plate into the middle
  4. If you have two straws, you can use them to prop up the middle of the plate (hat). Just tape them to the brim and direct them inwards so they meet in the centre.
  5. Now your child can decorate the hat with stickers and paper eggs, chicks and flowers.

There you have it – a cheap (cheep!) and quick way to make a bonnet.

2 Cotton wool animals: cotton wool balls make cuddly Easter friends!

You’ll need: cotton wool balls, coloured paper, yellow paint, googly eyes

  1. If you’re making chicks, your children paint the cotton wool balls yellow and leave them to dry.
  2. Now they draw and snip out animal features to stick on the balls.
  3. Try pink ears, nose and feet for the rabbit
  4. An orange beak, wings and feet for the chick
  5. A black head and legs for the sheep
  6. Finally, get your child to stick the animal features onto the cotton balls.

These fluffy friends are perfect to play with, or you can add them to an Easter bonnet. We bought the one in the picture from Poundland for £1.

3 No-fuss egg painting: eating the eggs first means you don’t have to mess around blowing shells!

You’ll need: eggs, paints and (optional) googly eyes & Play-Doh

  1. First boil the eggs, cut off the tops and eat them with soldiers.
  2. Now rinse the shells, flip them over and stand them in an eggcup or in Play-Doh.
  3. Let your child loose with their paints. We painted patterns and faces. We also filled one with Play-Doh to make crazy hair.

An eggs-cellent lunch and activity in one!

TWO MORE QUICK AND EASY IDEAS….

4 Fluffy frame

Stick a photo of your child’s face in a drawing of a rabbit. They can cover it with cotton wool balls to make it fluffy.

5 Handprint chick

Your child makes a yellow handprint, then turns it into a chick by adding an orange card beak and drawing legs. If you’ve got feathers, stick those on, too.

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