Here are 5 cute and creative ideas:
Easter in a Jar
This is a beautiful Easter activity and makes a lovely gift to take home. Children can be encouraged to bring in an empty used jar and then either fill with shredded paper, chocolate rabbits and eggs. For a non-chocolate option, fill with shredded paper, decorated polystyrene eggs and little yellow chicks – to create a whole family of chicks in a nest. Add ribbon around the top of the jar for a finishing touch.
Toilet Roll Tube Chicks and Bunnies
It is amazing what you can make with a toilet roll tube or craft roll! Simply paint the tube and add the features. You can create bunny ears, noses and chick feet from foam sheets; use feathers for chick wings; cut up an egg box to create a beak; and add cute character with wiggly eyes! Children will get plenty of fine motor practice along the way – practising their cutting skills, picking up the small items, and carefully sticking them in place.
Easter cards are a simple make and these class packs are a great starting point. We particularly love the chick-shaped cards! They can be dressed up with feathers and wiggly eyes. The original ‘Happy’ rectangular cards are ideal to add any message; stick on flat decorated eggs, flowers, or perhaps the children can draw their own Easter scene? There are lots of learning opportunities to be discovered when creating cards like these – you’re giving children a great reason to write; allowing them the opportunity to retell the story of their illustration; and of course, giving them plenty of art and design practice!
Decorate a Polystyrene Egg
Pom Pom Chicks and Rabbits
Giant pom poms make irresistible chicks or rabbits. With the addition of pipe cleaners, feathers and wiggly eyes for the chicks; and felt ears, feet, nose and wiggly eyes for the rabbit; these charming characters are just too cute!