Easter is approaching fast and we all know that this brings us with lovely long weekends! For those of you with children thinking of ideas of what you can get them involved in this Easter, keep on reading to see some of our great Easter decoration ideas which are perfect for children of all ages!

 

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Easter cards

This one is perfect for your very young children! If your sending over Easter cards to grandparents and other family members this year why not try fingerprint bunnies and chicks! All you need is pink and yellow paint, a black marker and your kiddie’s thumbs and fingers! Cute huh?

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Painted egg boxes

If you have been nominated to hold the Easter Sunday dinner this year and want to have a fun treat for the kids, why not try these painted egg box goodie bags? Save up your empty egg cartons and then paint and decorate in colours of your choice. Now using fake hay, fill the boxes. You can then add chocolate or other sweet treats if your choice!

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Easter Jars

This one is quite a sweet as a gift for the school teachers, or even for their close school friends! If you have any old small jars from either food such as baby food, jams, spreads etc. Make sure you give them a good rinse out and then get them ready to decorate! Choose Easter themed ideas such as chicks, bunnies, eggs etc! Fill with chocolate and sweets of your choice!

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Home-made painted eggs

This is a tradition that’s a great table decoration for the Easter table and fun for the kids to get involved in.

What you’ll need:

  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Paper towels
  • A bowl large enough to submerge an egg
  • Tongs
  • Half cup of boiled water
  • 1 teaspoon of white vinegar
  • Liquid food colouring (around 20 drops of a colour of your choice)

Method:

  • Ensure your hard-boiled eggs are completely cooled
  • Cover the surfaces with paper towels to avoid staining
  • In the bowl combine the food colouring, water and vinegar
  • Using your tongs dunk the egg turning occasionally to transfer the colour to both sides, leave in the liquid for around 5 minutes. For a darker colour, leave for longer
  • Carefully remove the eggs with the tongs and leave to dry
  • Once dried you can then hand paint patterns of your choice using neat colouring and a thin clean paint brush!

 

Easter puddings

Check out some of these delicious recipes for some Easter dessert recipes and ideas for what to do with all that chocolate you’ll be receiving this year! They look mouthwatering…

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/easter-cake

https://www.jamieoliver.com/news-and-features/features/ways-to-use-up-leftover-chocolate/

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/videos/techniques/how-use-leftover-chocolate

 

Easter Wreaths

Check out some of these beautiful home-made wreaths we came across on Pinterest. Some of them look far too fancy and artistic for us to get the kids involved in! If your keen to do it yourself, buy yourself a normal green wreath and then go online and order yourself some yellow chicks, small eggs, colourful flowers and stick on with super glue. Great one for the less artistic and those with less time to play with! Take a look at the below link for some wreath-spiration!

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/explore/easter-wreaths/?lp=true

 

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Easter Bunting

If you want to go all out and decorate further, make some Easter bunting! You can do this easily with some thick coloured card, a hole punch and some string! Cut out triangular shapes ensuring they are the same size, whole punch a hole in each triangle, thread through your string and draw, write or decorate as you choose!

 

We hope you enjoyed reading our fun Easter creations. Do you have anything to add? If you try something out we would love to see the end result! Share your designs and ideas with us and include the method so others can try it too!

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