So it’s the last day of ‘virtual’ school! Easter is on the way, but as lots of the places we would have been to and done Easter crafts are closing, here are a few craft ideas for you to do at home!
There are some that you can easily send to relatives and others to dress up your house ready for Easter. Hope you find something you like. We’d love to see your photos on the Doncaster Mumbler Chat Group here.
Milk Carton crafts
I’ve seen a lot of things being made from milk cartons such as animals or bird feeders! Cut out the shape using the handle as an elephants trunk and then use glue to stick coloured paper and create Elmer!
Image credit Family Days. Tried & Tested
Salt dough Easter Eggs
I saw this and thought it was a lovely idea. Hang them around the house as Easter decorations. See a simple salt dough recipe here, if you don’t have an Easter Egg cookie cutter you can do them any shape. Decorate as you wish, with paint and glitter galore!
We have made these fun daffodils a few times. All you need is some coloured card, some bun cases or egg carton and lollipop sticks from your craft box. Can be any flower, any colour, get the glitter out, personalise them!
Image credit Pinterest
Image credit Pinterest
Soooo simple…yellow paint on the back of a fork! Pop some googly eyes on and a cardboard beak and you’ve got a chick or create some colourful flowers. How cute are these!
Image Credit: Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons
Image Credit: Pinterest
Fold the paper (you’ll need a few different sizes for the effect) and snip…stick to some paper and draw on your antennaes. Fluff up the folded wings.
My children have bought a fair few of these home from school before and i’m sure we made some at playgroup. All you need are some balls of cotton wool. Draw a sheep on to cardboard or a paper plate. Stick on the balls of cotton wool, colour the ears and feet, plus stick on the eyes and mouth.
Draw a bird shape on cardboard and cut out. Stick the template onto another piece of cardboard and fill with PVA glue. Stick sees, lentils, grains of corn, pasta, rice (anything) on to decorate the bird and draw on the legs.
Stained Glass Eggs
Cut out an egg on black paper and cut out the patterns. Stick tissue paper onto the egg to decorate and place in the window, watching the light shine through.
Loo roll animals
You can make lots of animals with a simple loo roll! Rabbits, chickens, ladybirds, catarpillars and much more! Wrap the loo roll in crepe paper, or you could paint and stick on the attachments.
Easter Egg & Easter Bunny bunting
Create some bunting and decorate to string up at home!
Here ae some templates to use.
Remember that some of the brilliant local activity providers in Doncaster have some great virtual activities going on too.