These are our Easter baking and craft activities from last year.
The painting activity was aimed at my then big 2 year old and just turned 2 year old mindee, it was successful and they were capable of the activity (with supervision of course). Our then 7 year old also enjoyed coming home and doing both painting activities independently. So this worked well for toddlers and tweens.
For the baking I made hot cross buns with the toddlers, and we had separate batches of these as theirs weren’t quite as pretty as these! The chocolate bundt cake was my own creation as I hadn’t made one before. I did have a little helper to decorate the top with the eggs though!
Finlay and Daisy got blank mini canvas bags from Hobbycraft to decorate and use for Easter Egg hunting. They also have to decorate eggs every year at school, so the finished works of their egg art are also pictured here. A friendship ring (part of the school ethos) and the Hungry Caterpillar life cycle were their entries. We particularly loved the hungry caterpillar and they both were fortunate to win prizes for their efforts.
Above are my Easter intentions for this year. As always I’m sure we won’t get around to doing them all, but will certainly cross a few off our Pinterest to do list!
A few things for the tweens
Clay daffs – great way to use up some spare air-dry clay and make some grandparent Easter gifts.
Stained glass windows – perfect craft activity for Easter weekend for the children to relate Easter to the bible and not just to chocolate!
Pom Pom animals – we have a huge bag of leftover wool and this is a perfect way to keep Daisy busy.
Mache hollow eggs from Hobbycraft to decorate.
Easter Hole punches again from Hobbycraft to make confetti with pastel paper and card.
Cress egg heads – We love to make these each year and then use the results in egg & cress sandwiches!
Painting with a potato masher – as easy as it looks 🎨
Plastic egg toss – looks great fun and a good use of all our plastic refillable eggs. Good for hand eye coordination at this age!
Hobbycraft cowboy Easter Bonnet for nursery Bonnet making
Easter sensory trays for Toddlers & Babies.
Chocolate cake – a different version of my usual Easter chocolate offering
Pancake 🐇 – very cute for Easter breakfast complete with blueberries, bananas and Greek yoghurt!
I will I’m sure have lots of handy helpers on the baking front.
We will share with you in the next few weeks some of our creations – good or bad – and we’d love to hear about your Easter Ideas too!
For all you Star Wars fans…
2 cups of plain flour
2 cups of warm water
1 cup of salt
2 Tbsp of vegetable oil
1 Tbsp of cream of tartar
Put all the ingredients in a saucepan and cook on a slight heat whilst stirring until all the mixture comes together to form a play dough consistency and scrape excess mixture from around the pan into the mixture. Pop in any added extra colouring /scents into the mixture and then empty dough out on to a board and knead for a few mins until smooth.
Optional to add -glycerin (a few drops for sheen), food colouring 🎨 (cocoa powder=brown), essential oils or herbs 🌿
This recipe does contain salt so please monitor little ones to make sure none is consumed, and wash their hands after use. It’s really not tasty so mine have never been interested in eating the dough!
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