Saturday, 8 April 2017

Easter crafting

Our little boy's school broke up for the Easter holidays today which has meant that we've been starting to get excited about all the possible Easter crafting we can do over the next two weeks. We love crafting together throughout the year, but Christmas and Easter crafting always feels particularly special as we create memories and develop our own little family traditions.

We opened the 'Easter box' a couple of weeks ago and R just loved unpacking it and decorating the house with treasures from previous years.

Collage of Easter crafts

We then sat down together and browsed Pinterest, looking for ideas and projects to make this year. I helped R create his first Pinterest board filled with Easter craft ideas that he'd like to tackle over the holidays. There are so many Easter craft ideas online, many using resources that you likely to have around the house already.

One of the projects we found involved split pins - a very favourite resource in our house. Straightaway, R made an egg which opens to reveal a chick poking out. He was so pleased with the result that he took it into school the next day. His teacher liked the idea too and let the rest of the class make their own versions that afternoon!

Easter craft - chick popping out of egg

Another project we've been working on has been Easter hanging decorations using air-drying clay. We started by rolling out the clay and using Easter/Spring themed biscuit cutters to create the shapes.

The shapes dried overnight and were ready to paint after school the next day. We used an inexpensive set of acrylic paints that I picked up online. I find that acrylics give a really bright colour, cover the clay well and wash off hands easily!

Child painting a flat clay chick
Painted Easter clay decorations

Once dry, we threaded cotton yarn through the holes we had made on each shape and then all that remained was to pack them up ready to be gifted to teachers and family.

To accompany the gifts I used scrap sock yarn to crochet mini eggs as toppers for gift tags.

Crochet egg topper on a gift tag

We have had such fun together making the decorations and we hope the recipients will enjoy them too!

I hope that I might have inspired you to have a go at some Easter/Spring crafts with a little one in your family over the school holidays - I'd love to hear what you make! x


  1. Fabulous! Really inspirational ideas! Thank you.

    1. Thanks Kate,,,look forward to seeing B's Easter creations!! xx

  2. I am inspired! I never would have thought of using cookie cutters for air dry clay, I am definitely going to do this with my kids this week! Thank you 😊

    1. I'm so pleased! I've also backed clay shapes with self adhesive magnetic sheets and they've made great fridge magnets xx