Easter crafts for kids!

We are all looking forward to the Easter holidays – but how do you keep the kids entertained? We have some simple and fun Easter craft projects to help keep them busy.

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With Easter on the horizon, the A-Plan team has been thinking of ways to keep the kids (or grandchildren!) entertained with some simple Easter craft projects.

From no-sew bunnies to delicious treats and papercraft with downloadable templates, follow us this week to get some crafty ideas.

No-sew Sock Bunnies

If you have a pile of odd socks, and younger children who you would prefer to keep away from scissors and sewing needles, this could be the perfect project. Baby socks make baby bunnies, big socks make big bunnies, while patterned socks are even more fun! If you use a darker colour sock, switch the black marker for a white fabric paint.

These are great to make as a ‘recycled’ gift for someone, whether on its own, or popped into a gift basket or mug. Or just make one to enjoy it’s company. A great little activity to do with a group of friends. Here’s how me made ours.

You will need:

  • Socks – any size, any colour
  • One cup, to hold the sock while you fill it with rice
  • A cup of uncooked rice
  • Elastic bands
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Black marker

How to make:

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Get everything ready to make your bunny.
Easter Crafts for Kids - A-Plan Insurance
Place a sock over a cup, and fill the inside with rice. Use as much or as little to make your bunny firm or squishy.
Easter Crafts for Kids - A-Plan Insurance
Use 3 elastic bands to tie the bunny in 3 places – the bobble tail, around the neck, and the top of the head.
Easter Crafts for Kids - A-Plan Insurance
Cut the fabric at the top in two halves to make the ears.
Easter Crafts for Kids - A-Plan Insurance
Add eyes and a nose with a marker pen, and decorate with a bow.

Paper Chicks

‘Easy Peasy and Fun’ created this cute little paper chick, which could be a great project for children who enjoy really focussing on a task, and you can trust or supervise using scissors and glue. Perfect for filling Easter baskets or decorating bonnets!

You will need:

  • Our handy template, download and print yours here.
  • Alternatively, you will need yellow and orange card, stick on eyes or white paper.
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Bunny Corner Bookmark

If you or your child are interested in trying origami, you may like to try these easter bunny bookmarks which sit on the corner of your page. These are a little more tricky than the chicks, so perfect if you would like something a little more challenging.

You will need:

  • ‘Origami’ paper – or simple pastel coloured paper, cut into a square
  • White paper
  • Black marker
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Wiggle eye stickers (or you can simply draw the eyes on)

Easy Easter Egg Nests (with Vegan option)

If you are planning a craft gathering to make your bunnies and chicks, then you’ll need some nibbles to go with it.

You will need just 3 ingredients:

  • 60g Rice Krispies – or Cornflakes!
  • 150g milk, white or dark chocolate
  • 36 Mini Eggs or 12 decorative toppers!

How to make:

  • Break the chocolate up into squares and place into a heat proof bowl.
  • Microwave or place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water for 10 seconds, stirring until it gently melts.
  • Take the bowl of chocolate off the heat and tip in your Rice Krispies and stir gently until they are all coated in chocolate.
  • Spoon into cupcake wrappers or on a flat, cool surface and place 3 Mini Eggs in the centre before the mixture cools. Wait until completely cool before eating (we know this is the hardest part!).

Vegan Easter Egg Nests

This recipe uses vegan chocolate and marzipan for the eggs!  

You will need:

  • 60g Rice Krispies – or Cornflakes!
  • 200g dark vegan chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon of golden syrup (optional)
  • Marzipan
  • Vegan food colouring (optional)

How to make:

  • Break the chocolate up into squares and place into a heat proof bowl.
  • Microwave or place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water for 10 seconds, stirring until it gently melts.
  • For extra sweetness, stir in one tablespoon of golden syrup
  • Take the bowl of chocolate off the heat and tip in your Rice Krispies and stir gently until they are all coated in chocolate.
  • Spoon into cupcake wrappers or on a flat, cool surface – if you want to add some eggs in the middle, leave a little dent in the centre of each nest.
  • Roll small pieces of marzipan into egg shaped pieces – you can use food colouring if you would like to make different coloured eggs. Place 3 eggs in the centre dent. Wait until completely cool before eating (we know this is the hardest part!).

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