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easter

21/03/2018
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Sock Bunnies – Easter Crafts

Transform your old socks into these cute decorative bunnies. A fantastic craft idea for your kids this Easter! You will need the following: Socks Fabric scissors Dried rice or lentils Thin ribbon, thread or elastic bands Scraps of felt  Felt tip pens Googly eyes Glue Follow these simple steps to bring your sock bunnies to life: Fill the end third of a sock with rice or lentils and then tie or wrap an elastic band around this section of the sock to make a body. Fill the sock with more... Read More

21/03/2018
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Woven Easter Egg Baskets – Easter Crafts

These simple woven Easter Egg Baskets are perfect as a festive Easter decoration or can be used to collect eggs on an exciting Easter Egg Hunt! You will need the following: A4 coloured paper (at least 2 colours) Ruler Pencil Scissors Glue stick To make the baskets, follow these easy steps: Cut lots of strips from the A4 paper, roughly 2cm wide. Lay five, same coloured strips in a row on a flat surface. Take five strips of different coloured paper. Weave the first strip over and under the original... Read More

21/03/2018
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Bunny Skittles Game – Easter Crafts

Create some festive fun this Easter with these easy-to-make DIY Bunny Skittles! You will need the following: 10 cardboard tubes White and brown paint Pink and brown card 10 cotton wool balls Polystyrene ball PVA glue Scissors To create this fun Easter game, follow these 4 simple steps: Paint five of the tubes with white paint and the other five tubes with brown paint. Set aside to dry. Draw an oval ear shape onto card and cut it out. Use this as a template to cut out 10 ears from... Read More

06/04/2017
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Easter Fishing Game

An Easter twist to a traditional ‘hook-a-duck’ game that encourages creativity, numerical skills and dexterity. All you need is the following: A Paper Plate Scissors Coloured Card Felt Pens Patterned Paper/Gift Wrap Paper Clips Wooden Skewers or Lolly Sticks Sellotape Thread To make the Easter fishing game Draw chicks bodies and egg shapes (like in the featured image) onto coloured card and cut out. Glue cut out wings and beaks to the chicks. Glue strips of pattered paper to decorate the eggs or draw patterns with felt pens. Write or print out... Read More

06/04/2017
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Colourful Easter Wreath

Enjoy putting together this easy to make decorative Easter wreath. Children will enjoy decorating each individual egg using whatever they desire. All you need is the following: Paper Plate Coloured Card Glitter Card Easter-themed Shapes, Sequins, Plastic Jewels etc. Any Additional Decorations Hole Punch Thin Ribbon Scissors Pencil Glue/Glue Dots/Glue Gun To make an Easter Wreath Use scissors to cut out the centre of the paper plate. The leftover ring of card will become the wreath. Take a selection of coloured and glitter card and cut the card into egg... Read More

29/02/2016
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What is Easter and How is it Celebrated?

Easter is thought to be the most important festival in the Christian calendar, and is at the centre of Christianity. Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Christ. After Jesus died on the cross, his body was placed in a tomb, formed from a hollow in a cave. After three days, he rose from the dead and spent time with his disciples. The Easter story isn’t only about one day, Easter Sunday, but includes the whole week before. This is known as Holy Week. What is Holy Week? Palm... Read More

25/02/2016
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5 Easter Craft Activities for Children

This year, Easter Sunday falls on March 27th 2016, and it’s a great time of year for children to get involved in some fun, yet simple Easter craft activities. Symbols of the season include eggs, bunnies and baby chicks so use these with the soft pastel colours popular at this time of year, to create some fantastic art and craft projects in your early years setting. Easter Art and Craft Ideas Decorate an Easter Egg Easter egg decorating is a popular classroom activity that allows early years children to use their... Read More

04/03/2014

Chick Finger Puppets – Easter Craft Ideas

To make this very simple Chick Finger Puppets you will need: Yellow or orange paper Mug Feathers Wiggly eyes Pencil Scissors Glue Sticky tape Draw around a mug twice to make two circles – ours measured 7cm in diameter. Cut the circles out and glue together leaving a space for a finger. Cut out a diamond shape for a beak and glue onto one of the circles along with some wiggly eyes. To finish, tape some feathers behind the head.  

04/03/2014

Easter Egg Crown – Easter Craft Ideas

To create this easy to make Easter Egg Crown you will need: Large sheet of white card Tape measure Coloured card Corrugated card Patterned papers Pencil Scissors Stapler Glue Measure the child’s head circumference. Add 4cm to this figure and note it down. Take a large sheet of white card. Cut out a 5cm (2”) wide band of card – it should be as long as the measurement noted down earlier. Place the band of card around the child’s head. Adjust the size to get a comfortable fit. Remove the... Read More

04/03/2014

Chicks in Egg Garland – Easter Craft Ideas

To create this Chicks in Egg Garland you will need: Pencils Scissors Sticky Tape Glue Thin ribbon Wiggly eyes Sparkly stickers/sequins Chicks in Garland Template Copy the head and body templates provided onto yellow card and cut them out. Then copy the eggshell shape onto different coloured card and cut out. Glue the head shape onto the body and glue the body onto the back of the coloured eggshell. Add wiggly eyes and an orange beak to the head and stick some sparkly shapes or sequins to the eggshells. Tie... Read More