Easter Fun

23 Mar

Easter is a time of renewal and new beginnings.  It’s a time that hints of spring and all the promise of re-birth.  Get the supplies together and spend some time with your family and try some of these fun projects to make this Easter more memorable!

So Easy! – Chicks in a Nest CupcakesEaster-Cupcakes-Coconut-Jordan-Almonds

Bake any flavor cupcakes according to package directions and let cool.  Lightly toast coconut for the ‘nest’.  (Spread shredded coconut on a baking pan and put in a 350 degree pre-heated oven for no more than 5-10 minutes, stirring every few minutes for even toasting.  Sweetened coconut will toast faster due to the higher sugar content.)

Now the fun begins!  Using food safe decorating pens, you can draw eyes and a triangle shaped beak on Jordan almonds.  Families with nut allergies can use Cadbury mini eggs or candy coated malted milk balls to make their chicks.  Generously frost the cupcakes and roll them in the toasted coconut to make the nest. Press three ‘chicks’ in each toasted coconut nests and enjoy!

Easter Colorincoloring Easter pictureg Pages

Fast and free printable Easter coloring pages – Here are some of my favorite sites to print Easter coloring pages.  Print as many pages as you need – whatever pictures you kids like.

http://www.easter-coloring.com

http://www.coloring-book.info/coloring/coloring_page.php?id=27

http://twistynoodle.com/coloring-pages/holiday/easter

Polka-Dot Easter Bucket

This project can be used for Easter, or just a fun project that can be used for spring or summer accents.  The fun polka dots lend themselves to all sorts of décor, and can be tailored for any occasion or use.  I like this for a basket to use in an Easter egg hunt, to display candies in, or to hold silverware wrapped in napkins for a fun deck party.  The endless sizes of buckets and colors that can be used make this a very versatile project.

Materials Needed:Polka-Dot-Easter-Bucket

galvanized bucket

white glossy spray paint

round foam brush

craft paint

Directions:

Spray entire bucket white; this will take several coats. Let paint dry in between coats.

Add colorful polka dots by choosing a paint color and dip round foam brush into craft paint.  Push round brush straight down onto surface of the bucket.  Allow to dry over night before using.

Color Easter Eggs:

I know this isn’t a totally radical idea, but the options for coloring eggs today are as varied as the chickens that lay them.

Here are some of the favorite options that I’ve seen:

  • Kids’ Craft: Dyed Easter Egg Animals

http://www.hgtv.com/handmade/kids-craft-dyed-easter-egg-animals/index.html?soc=hgtvcom6327524

  • GlittGlittered Sticker Eggsered Sticker Eggs

This is an awesome alternative to dying eggs – no muss, no fuss – and has beautiful results.  You can find glittered stickers at and major craft store like Michaels or Jo-Ann etc. or at any scrapbooking section of a department store like Target or Wal-Mart.

  • Tissue Paper Eggs

Materials Needed:

Tissue paper
Crafter’s punch – flower shapedTissue Paper Eggs
Tweezers, optional
Decoupage gel
Paintbrush

Directions:

1. Fold tissue paper four times and punch tissue paper with crafter’s punch.  Separate layers of flower with tweezers or fingers.

2. Paint a thin layer of decoupage gel onto egg.

3. Pick up punched-out shape with paintbrush. Starting from the middle of the punch-out and working outward, gloss over punch-out using paintbrush with thin layer of decoupage gel.

4. Place egg on drying rack and allow to dry completely.

Easter Bunny Mask

This is a classic Easter project for the pre-school, early elementary school age groups.

Materials Needed:easter bunny mask

small paper plate

pink card

scissors

elastic

craft glue

white card

large fawn colored pompom

3 x white chenille sticks (pipe cleaners)

pink paint pen

Directions:

1. Put plate up to face and mark holes for eyes and holes at the sides for the elastic. Cut out eye holes and little holes. (if you are too little for scissors an adult can help you with this). Thread and tie the elastic.

2. Cut out ears from the white card and glue to the top of the mask. Cut smaller ears from pink card and glue in the center of the white ears.

3. Twist the three chenille sticks together in the center and glue to the mask for whiskers. Glue the pompom nose on top. Draw a mouth using the pink paint pen. Now have fun wearing your mask.

Easter Bunny Ears

easter bunny earsMaterials Needed:

Construction paper in white and pink

Scissors

Glue

Stapler

Directions:

  1. Use white and pink construction paper to cut out bunny-ear shapes: two white and two pink, the pink being slightly smaller.
  2. Glue the pink ears onto the white ears.
  3. Glue the ears onto a long strip of construction paper, measure to fit your child’s head, and staple the ends together to form a headband.

Please share your favorite Easter projects or decorating ideas with us by commenting on this post.

Anne-Marie Dunn is the owner of www.BaptismalGownsPlus.com
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4 Responses to “Easter Fun”

  1. Barbara March 24, 2013 at 8:21 am #

    You have inspired us to have an Easter Egg hunt today – even in the 40 degree weather Easter is next week. We will try the Bunny Mask later as well – using straws for the whiskers – we have everything in the house except pipe cleaners.

  2. Nancy March 24, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    I love the chicks in the nest. I know my daughters will be making those later this week! Thank you for the inspiration.

  3. Dawn Gorneault March 24, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    Love the bucket idea, may not use for easter, but will make great bases for centerpieces for my daughters sweet 16.. A pink bucket with black and white polka dots.

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