Don’t know about you but I found explaining the significance of the Easter Bunny and Easter eggs a bit challenging when my kids were little. Mainly because it isn’t spring here… obviously makes complete sense in the northern hemisphere! Luckily for me, my boys love chickens and eggs so they were happy enough to go on an egg hunt. And of course now, it’s all about the chocolate!
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And remember to recycle your chocolate foil wrappers – but they need to be scrunched up into a golf ball size before going in the yellow recycling bin!
Here are 12 Easter craft ideas, most should be suitable from toddlers upwards – some more messy than others! Our go to is the Easter bunny stamp (no. 1). And the melted crayon eggs are lots of fun (no. 5).
- Easter bunny and eggs toilet paper roll stamps
- Painted fork chick
- Paper plate baby chick
- Shaving cream painted Easter eggs
- Melted crayon Easter eggs
- Tissue paper Easter eggs
- Easter egg flower bouquet
- Tissue paper baby chicks
- Paper plate Easter chicks
- Easter bunny paper plate
- Easter egg potato stamping
- Easter bunny hand print
Looking for something cute and different to eat at Easter? Here is some inspiration.
- Easter bunny pancakes
- Chocolate Easter nests
- Easter bunny bread rolls
- Easter bunny fairy bread
- Easter bunny milkshake
- Easter egg fudge
- Easter meringue nests
- Cheesecake filled Easter eggs
- Cinnamon sugar Easter bunnies
- Easter bunny breakfast
- Easter biscuits
- Easter Bunny Rice Cakes
Easter Egg Hunt
Now first things first…. we’ve got a tradition of laying out some Easter Bunny footprints leading up to where “he’s” hidden the eggs. And the kids just LOVE seeing the footprints when they wake up!
Simply cut out some footprints on cardboard (one big circle with three little circles) and then sprinkle some flour or icing sugar in the holes to leave a footprint. You can also make them with chalk.
Now aside from the traditional looking for chocolate eggs in the garden, there are a host of other egg-cellent things you can do for your Easter egg hunt with kids. We usually do our egg hunt with plastic eggs filled with a host of things – our kids aren’t big on chocolate and I would prefer to minimise sugar meltdowns.
Here are some non-chocolate egg filler suggestions:
- Edible fillers – tiny teddies, dried fruit, berries, popcorn, grapes
- Stickers, temporary tattoos, stamps
- Magnets, whistle
- Bouncy balls, squeeze balls
- Mini plastic toys, like dinosaurs, Lego people, insects, parachute men
- Jewelry, hair clips
- Little chicks, finger puppets
- Mini pencils, chalk, crayons, erasers