Every Easter Sunday, at the crack of dawn, or even before that, Uncle Andrew and I would wake up our parents and get them to check if the Easter Bunny had visited us. During this time, we would sit patiently at the top of the stairs, jockeying for position and straining our necks in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the Easter Bunnies tail. Never did catch sight of him but I remember when he dropped all his eggs on the floor. Good thing that Poppa was there to help him out.
Turns out that the family traditions don’t fall far from the tree because The Kids love a good Easter Egg Hunt. So much so that we celebrate the arrival of the Easter Bunny often. Kind of like birthdays.
In turn, our friend Cathy from Cathy Thinking out Loud once again came up with some crafts using recycled products. First up,
Handmade Easter Eggs
To make the Easter Eggs, you will need; cardboard (we used cereal boxes), toilet paper rolls, crayons and scissors.
- Print the template and cut out the shapes,
- Trace the circles onto rectangular pieces of cardboard,
- Let the kids colour the eggs,
- Cut the toilet paper rolls into thirds and insert the eggs so they stand,
- Hide the eggs with a candy inside!
The best part is that The Kids are older so they can make, stuff, hide and then find the eggs all by themselves. Seeing the surprize on their faces when they find one (that they hid) is priceless.
Rabbit Ears Craft
To make the Rabbit Ears, you will need; cardboard, white and pink paper, scissors, glue and tape.
- Cut out all the pieces in the picture (I did it freehand),
- Tape and glue the ears and band,
- Size the band to the kids head with notches.
This craft requires a lot of cutting so I generally did it myself and let The Kids help with gluing. They absolutely loved them and were still wearing them the next day and the next day and… They were so easy to make and so popular that I ended up making one for each of them. Needless to say, there’s been a lot of hopping going on.
Have Any Other Easter Egg Hunt Crafts for Kids?
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