Easter egg crafts

There’s no Easter without eggs. Egg painting, egg making, blowing out eggs, eating eggs, sticking egg, decorating with eggs and so on.

Here are a few things we’ve been doing with eggs lately.

Decor tape eggs

Just draw an egg and supply your little one with some decor tape or washi tape. Be prepared: tape will be everywhere. In hair, on clothes and some on your drawn egg, too. If you want to save a pretty decor tape, do NOT give it into the hands of a 3 year old (or below).

A lot of cutting is involved, which is great practice for little hands.
If you put it around the house all your guests can admire the final product.

 

Dot marker eggs

The original plan was to follow some patterns (ABAB or ABBABB), but it didn’t work that way. I plan something and E. thinks differently. So we went with the flow. Some hand painting, making fingerprints, drawing lines, colouring freely etc.

You can print or draw and egg shape and provide your child with dot-markers

Pom-pom painting 

This is a variation of the dot marker painting. If you don’t have dot markers use pom-pom and clothes pegs.

First, E. started to use the colours one by one (although she was drawing with the pom-poms like with a paintbrush; she refused to make dots like with the dot marker)

Then colour mixing kicked it

I was crazy enough to let her sprinkle a little glitter over the wet, painted eggs (well, never again, it’s more than MESSY). I must admit she helped me happily with the cleaning up.

 

After they have dried I cut them out, added a ribbon and stuck the on the door frame in our living-room.

Of course, we had some traditional egg painting (with blown out eggs and acrylic paint, which E. calls “the big girl paint”). On Sunday during church time, children could paint eggs. There and then we tried wax crayon drawing and painting on eggs for the first time which is beautiful. I have a plan for next year’s egg painting.

According to the Hungarian tradition, we also decorated a bunch of pussy willow (which we simply call catkins) with eggs and other ornaments.

I hope you’ve had an EGG-cellent Easter!

 

Easter Bunny and chick craft

This year I have hardly any time to prepare with Easter activities. My main focus was to find fun crafts that are easy to prepare and I can find the necessary supplies here at home. (okay, okay, I did a little shopping for eggs and other decorations.)

Pussy/goat willow (Barka in Hungarian) Easter Bunny 

I bought some branches of pussy or goat willow. Honestly, I hate the English name of this beautiful plant, so we just call it catkin, the name referring to this kind of flower.

Anyway, I picked the catkins off the branch, placed them in bowl. I printed a bunny (more precisely 2 types of rabbit colouring pages) from the net and stuck it on card stock. I also added some glue and the fun could begin.

My daughter’s idea of fun was different. After having stuck 8-10 catkins on the body of the bunny she told me: – Let’s do it tomorrow.

Then she left. She tried it with Daddy the next day and they finished the rabbits more or less. The heads were missing.

 

 

We are almost there

So on the third day we managed to finish the whole rabbit.

 

Split pea chick (Sárgaborsó csibe in Hungarian)

On our usually grocery shopping I picked up a bag of split peas forgetting that E. won’t eat it, so I used some of the split peas in our craft. Again, I just printed a chick from the net served E. with the split peas (raw) and glue.

After applying the glue all over the chick she enjoyed throwing the split peas on the chick, then pouring the excess back into the bowl.

The final art pieces have been stuck on our living-room door.

I took the ideas (Catkin Bunny, I couldn’t find the Split Pea Chick idea again) from Pinterest collections on Easter crafts.

HOPPY EASTER, EVERYONE!

Easter 2014 – a very belated post

I was going through my blog and I was shocked to see I’d forgotten to write a summary of our Easter last year. I posted a lot of ideas and activities on my Facebook page, but no summary here whatsoever. I need to make up for this shortcoming.

A quick post in pictures…

Inexpensive Easter gift tags. After having taken them out of their basic sheet I photocopied them and stick a picture in each place. E. had to match them.

 

Washi tape/Decor tape eggs – I covered some egg-shape cutouts with colourful washi tapes and decor tapes. Then I laminated them and halved them in different ways. Also, I wrote numbers on them from 1-10. She loved this activity and I’m sure we’ll do it this year too.

 

Easter basket – details in the pic
We painted some foam eggs. Additional fun with some beads and feathers.

Concentration on full blast

 

 

Easter gift hunt in the playground nearby

Five minutes before my husband and daughter, I went to the playground and spread some gifts in the grass (as we have no garden this seemed to be the best solution for making an egg hunt happen)

Then they came and E. went for a hunt.

Ready for the hunt with the home-made basket

 

A magnetic drawing board

 

Spot’s First Easter

 

Stickers

 

Opening an Easter (surprise) egg
Let’s not forget about the Hungarian tradition: Easter sprinkling
All the gifts E. hunted and got from the grandparents last Easter

I hope this little retrospection will give you some ideas for this Easter. For me it was great pleasure to look back on what happened a year ago. I’ll be back with more activities we’re doing for this Easter.