It can be a little difficult, coming up with craft ideas to keep the kids entertained. Lockdown has meant they’ve already spent so much time at home, so it’s understandable that you may be running out of ideas and they may be getting a little bored. Luckily, the various holidays and celebrations throughout the year give you a list of changing themes to base new ideas on - and that’s no different for Easter. Here are 5 Easter craft ideas to keep the kids entertained during the Easter period.
#1: Have a socially-distanced scavenger hunt this Easter
Whether you’re looking for a social-distanced Easter activity for your local community or just want an activity that doesn’t involve lots of chocolate, why not organise an Easter hunt? You’ll find some pretty designs to colour in over on the Hobbycraft website. Simply get the kids to colour them in and then place them in a window. You can then take the children on a walk with their downloaded scavenger hunt checklist, to find them all.
#2: Bunnies and chicks - the staple of Easter craft ideas!
Taking inspiration from the bumper crop of 40+ Easter ideas over on One Little Project at a Time’s website, why not create your own bunnies and chicks! As mentioned in their blog post, you can make with anything - from lollipop sticks through to egg boxes. Why not get your kids to pick one of the options and have a go at making these Easter-associated animals. I personally think the pom pom sheep and bunnies are adorable!
#3: Indoor Easter egg hunt
Although it’s not strictly an Easter craft idea, all kids love a good Easter egg hunt. As Good Housekeeping shared in this article, it’s just one of 17 activities you can do indoors. And if you want to turn it into an Easter craft idea, you could get the kids to decorate the eggs before you hide them. You can use normal eggs (as per this article on the Good Food website) or opt for making your own chocolate Easter eggs with a balloon as your mould (as per this article on Love Food’s website).
#4: Easter-themed handprint cards
Of course, you can’t have a craft idea blog post, without mentioning a handprint activity or two! The Bunny handprint card, over on The Best Ideas For Kids website is gorgeous. I also love the Easter Straw Painted Baby Chick Handprint Craft, on Messy Little Monster’s Website - and they also have 9 additional handprint craft to try too!
#5: Handprint chick puppets
Finally, check out these adorable handprint chick puppets, on the Kids Craft Room website. What I love about them is they’re a great craft idea that uses equipment that you probably already have within your crafting kits.
And talking of handprint crafts, why not keep your child entertained for 10 minutes with our very own handprint keepsake printable. It’s a fun activity for them and it also enables them to create a unique gift for you for Mother’s Day! You can download your copy here: https://www.bellaandbow.co.uk/pages/free-handprint-keepsake-printable