Get crafty this Easter

09 April 2014

We found these great ideas for Easter fun for kids on Pinterest. All you need are paper plates and a few bits and pieces. This is the perfect way to keep your kids busy during all the upcoming public holidays.

We found these great ideas for Easter fun for kids on Pinterest. All you need are paper plates and a few bits and pieces. This is the perfect way to keep your kids busy during all the upcoming public holidays.

Bunny mask

Picture repinned from kidspot.com.au

Kids aged 2-5 will enjoy making and wearing this mask. A fairly easy project, although younger kids will need help with cutting out the holes for the eyes and elastic.

You’ll need:

  • 1 small white paper plate
  • 3 white pipe cleaners
  • 1 fawn pompom or pink cotton wool ball
  • scraps of white and pink cardboard
  • elastic
  • craft glue
  • scissors
  • dark pink felt-tip pen

Find the instructions for making the mask here.

Long-legged bird

Picture repinned from onelittleproject.com

Suitable for kids aged 2-9. Keep it simple like the one in the picture for younger kids or add feathers, fabric scraps and felt-tip pen so older kids can come up with their own designs.

You’ll need:

  • 1 yellow paper plate
  • orange cardboard
  • 2 googly eyes
  • scissors
  • craft glue

For instructions and more craft ideas click here.

Easter basket

Picture repinned from sassydealz.com

This project is a little more complex and suitable for kids aged 4-9. If an adult is helping, the cutting can be done with a craft knife; kids should stick to scissors.

You’ll need:

  • 2 paper plates
  • ribbon
  • Easter grass
  • scraps of cardboard
  • scissors or a craft knife
  • brown craft paint
  • paintbrush
  • stapler

Find the instructions for the basket here.

More Easter fun

Find lovely Easter DIY décor projects – including how to make these cute bunny crackers – in YOU’s 17 April issue, on sale from 11 April 2014.

–Alfie Steyn

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