While you may not traditionally decorate your home for Easter weekend, craft projects can help keep children entertained and mean they can proudly display their artwork. This Easter wreath project is simple enough for children of all ages, and you can make more challenging designs with older children.
For a basic Easter wreath, all you need is some colourful paper and pens. However, it’s a great opportunity to dig out different art supplies and get creative too.
5. Decorate eggs
Painting eggs is a traditional Easter craft. Many schools still ask children to bring in their masterpieces to show off or to roll down a hill to see which egg can go furthest without breaking.
To start, you’ll need to hard boil some eggs that’ll act as your canvas. Once they’ve cooled, get out any paint and art supplies you have and let your, and your children’s, imagination turn them into works of art.
If you need some inspiration for your decorated eggs there are hundreds of ideas available online, from traditional designs to those that use witty puns.
6. Use your egg box to create mini bunnies
Don’t throw away your egg boxes from the above activity – this video shows how you can turn them into cute Easter bunnies.
This simple art project is suitable for young children to follow and could provide ideas for other ways you can turn empty egg boxes into something new. Once you’ve finished and the paint has dried, you can fill them up with sweets and mini eggs to display or use as part of your Easter egg hunt.
7. Plan an Easter movie night
A cosy evening watching films can be the perfect way to enjoy time as a family. While you can put on any family favourite film, some options have an Easter twist.
Coming-of-age story Hop follows the Easter bunny’s son who would rather drum in a band than follow in his father’s footsteps.
Other great options include Peter Rabbit, Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo, and Rise of the Guardians. Or, for a slightly less traditional Easter film, Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is an action-packed adventure as the titular characters search for a mysterious creature.