Easter, I believe, is one of the most festive holidays there is. Together with the changing season where the world wakes up from its long winter slumber and where the flowers begin to bloom and the air feels just right, Easter, and Spring in general, inspires people to celebrate new life. More so, it is a significant feast for us in the Boreyko home because of our belief in our Lord and Savior.
I also think that this season is the perfect excuse to squeeze our creative juices together with our kids. Below are some of the fun craft activities that you and your children can enjoy making to celebrate Easter:
1. Decorate Easter Eggs
Easter is never complete without eggs and the best part about this is that the possibilities are endless when it comes to decorating them. You can try embellishing eggs with laces, adding neon glitter, painting them with bunnies, carrots or chicks, making them look like chickens using colored paper, using gold or silver leaf, and even adorning eggs with beads.
2. Make Easter Baskets
Why settle for plain old baskets when you can enlist your kids’ help to make special Easter baskets? You can use paper cups that you can decorate with fringed green paper to look like grass. Just put in a chocolate bunny or marshmallow Peeps in the shape of bunnies or chicks together with tiny chocolate eggs and you’re good to go.
3. Make Bunny Boxes or Envelopes
You can take this idea a step further by making Easter gift baskets that your kids will enjoy. Use a woven basket and decorate it with bows. Put in a handful of treats like story books, crayons, a bunny or a chick plush toy, and sweets like jelly beans and chocolate eggs.
If you are hosting a gathering for Easter, you can make loot bags shaped like bunnies in the form of boxes or envelopes. You can fill these up with sweets and even a personal message from you and your family to make it extra special.
4. Create Bunny Ears
Give your little hopping bunnies their own ears. Make a pair of felt bunny ears and attach these to a headband and watch your kids transform into bouncing bundles of energy.
5. Make Flower Shoes
This will be a great addition to little girls’ Easter baskets. Simply cut out paper flowers using crepe paper and stick them on slippers of shoes.
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Easter represents many things for people like new beginnings. True enough, along with the coming of Spring, this holiday inspires people to renew their faith and to celebrate life like never before. I hope you and your family have fun this season!