Easter Crafting with the kids

If it’s pouring outside, sometimes you just want to stay in.  The only problem with indoors is keeping the kids occupied!  So this week we’ve compiled a list of Easter themed things to make with the kids when the rain just won’t let up.

Jelly Bean tree

Difficulty rating: easy – although parental supervision is needed with a glue gun

What you’ll need: twigs, glue gun, jellybeans

Tutorial & Credit: from Crafty Sisters


Spring Macarons

Difficulty rating: medium to difficult.  Patience required!

What you’ll need:

Macarons

  • 1¾ cups confectioners sugar
  • 1⅓ cups almond flour (I like Bob’s Red Mill) or ground almonds
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 4 egg whites
  • ¼ cup superfine sugar
  • *gel food coloring if desired
  • **piping bag fitted with a #806 Ateco tip or equivalent

Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream

  • 5 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 14 oz unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions & Credit: from What should I make for

 


Egg Dying & Decorating

Difficulty rating: easy

What you’ll need:

  • 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
  • 1 cup of hot water in a heatproof bowl
  • eggs – hard boiled or blown out (see below)
  • liquid food colouring

Tutorial & Credit: from Martha Stewart

Blowing eggs: ‘To empty a raw egg, begin by using the tip of a sharp utility knife to pierce both ends of the egg; turn the knife in one of the holes to widen it slightly. Then, poke a straightened paper clip through the larger hole to pierce and “stir” the yolk. Hold the egg, larger hole down, over a bowl, and then blow the contents out with a rubber ear syringe (available at drugstores).’ Martha Stewart

You can download a full guide to all things egg decorating from Martha Stewart here

 


Pom Pom Easter chicks

Difficulty rating: easy

What you’ll need:

Tutorial & Credit: from www.blog.consumercrafts.com

 


PomPom Easter Bunny Bunting

Difficulty rating: easy

What you’ll need:

  • Wool – for hanging and pompom
  • Pom Pom Maker Set (see here for an excellent guide on how to make one from Red Ted Art)
  • Scissors
  • Bunny Template here from Clean and Scentsible

Tutorial & Credit: from  www.cleanandscentsible.com

 


Baking Soda Easter Eggs

Difficulty rating: easy/ medium

What you’ll need:

Tutorial & Credit: from www.thediydreamer.com

 


Easter Place Cards

Difficulty rating: easy/ medium

What you’ll need:

Tutorial & Credit: from www.thediydreamer.com

 


String Eggs

Difficulty rating: easy/ medium

What you’ll need:

Tutorial & Credit: from www.craftwhack.com

 


Jelly Easter Eggs

Difficulty rating: easy/ medium

What you’ll need:

  • Egg moulds
  • A few packs of jelly; in different colours
  • Some natural yogurt
  • Some vanilla sugar
  • Pinch chia seeds (optional)
  • Sachet of gelatine

Tutorial & Credit: from www.barktime.co.uk


 

Milk Carton Baskets

Difficulty rating: medium/ hard

What you’ll need:

  • 1l tetra pack milk/ juice carton
  • paper & scissors
  • wool
  • Pom Pom Maker Set (see here for an excellent guide on how to make one from Red Ted Art)
  • Acrylic paint
  • stapler

Tutorial & Credit: from www.schaeresteipapier.ch

 


Easter Baskets

Difficulty rating: easy/ medium

What you’ll need:

Tutorial & Credit: from www.redtedart.com

 


Pipe Cleaner puppets

Difficulty rating: easy/ medium

What you’ll need:

Tutorial & Credit: from www.woojr.com

 


 

Paint Sample Bunny Garland

Difficulty rating: easy

What you’ll need:

  • paint cards
  • bunny template here 

Tutorial & Credit: from www.punkyjunky.blogspot.co.uk


Bunny Wreath

 

Difficulty rating: easymedium

What you’ll need:

Tutorial & Credit: from www.goodhousekeeping.com


 

Paper Chicks

Difficulty rating: medium

What you’ll need:

Tutorial & Credit: from www.redtedart.com


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