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.
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!
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!
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.
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