Four Fave Easter Crafts for Kids
Keeping the kids occupied during their school holidays can be a never ending cycle of stress. If you're not struggling to find fun and engaging activities, you're spending a small fortune on clubs - or worse, cleaning up the arts and crafts aftermath!
We've compiled a list of our Four Fave Easter Crafts to keep the kids entertained without breaking the bank. Each activity incorporates items found in most households for ease, and comes with ideas for different materials to help you control the mess.
1. Prepare for your Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Egg Hunt is probably the best part of the Easter Holidays! Whether you're visiting a community easter egg hunt, searching in the garden or finding treats hidden in the house, there's something undeniably magical about gathering those chocolate goodies! Natalie Keeler at Giggly.co.uk has compiled a great list of ideas and downloadable PDFs of clues for your Easter Egg Hunt and more!
Tip: If you don't have a printer at home, you can print pages at your local library for pennies!
2. Easy Egg Carton Spring Chicks
If you want a slightly more challenging activity, these funky Egg Carton Spring Chicks are a fabulous way to challenge children to both follow instructions and let their imaginations run wild. The folks at Typically Simple have created a great step by step guide to help you set up a fun afternoon of crafts for the kids!
Tip: You don't have to stick to chicks. Get creative with bunny ears and cotton ball tails!
3. No Fuss Colouring
Free Colouring Pages are a staple go-to for keeping the kids engaged in creative learning. Check out these printable Easter Scenes! If you're feeling adventurous, you don't need to be restricted to colouring pencils! Encourage the children to get creative using colourful pom poms, paints, glitter, or whatever you might have in your arts and crafts arsenal.
4. Super Sponge Stamps
If you're after a more controlled way to play with paints, look no further! The Best Ideas for Kids' sponge stamping activity is definitely the way to go. Using sponges as opposed to paintbrushes is also a great way to help kids learn the concept of loading the correct amount of paint onto a tool!
Tip: If you don't want to sacrifice your sponges, vegetables work as a great substitute!
Wishing you a fun and Hoppy Easter from The Outdoor Classroom!