The best Easter craft ideas to make with the grandkids

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There's nothing better than spending some quality time with the grandkids! Source: Getty.

Easter is definitely one of the best times of the year. We get to eat an abundance of chocolate without feeling too guilty, enjoy a filling homemade lunch and we get to sit back and relax for a few days, free of responsibility. But, if you ask us, the best part of the entire weekend is the chance to spend some quality time with your loved ones.

This Easter break why not do something a bit more creative with the grandkids and give them memories that will last forever by doing some cheap and easy crafts! These crafts are all kid-friendly, super simple and won’t cost you an arm and a leg for the supplies. But, keep in mind, they aren’t mess-free so make sure you do them outside or lay down a blanket if you want to save yourself from finding glitter in your carpet for the next ten years!

What you’ll need

  • Socks (one per rabbit)
  • A few cups of rice
  • Twine
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Marker

Method

  1. Fill sock toe with rice up until beginning of heel (or enough so it can stand by itself).
  2. Form into a cylinder. Squeeze in centre to separate rice to make body and head (make sure there is more rice in the bottom half than the top half).
  3. Use twine to tie the very top of the sock to separate the head and ears. Then, using another piece of twine, tie around the centre to separate the head and body and cover with ribbon, tied in a neat bow.
  4. Cut very top piece in half to make the ears, using scissors to create the shape of a nice rounded ear with a point at the end.
  5. Use marker to draw on eyes and mouth or, if you’re feeling super creative, you can sew or glue on other options for the eyes and mouth.

What you’ll need

  • Cooled hard-boiled eggs
  • Boiling water
  • Vinegar
  • Food colouring (different colours)
  • Paper towels
  • Tongs

Method

  1. Half fill a bowl with boiling water, 1 teaspoon of vinegar and 25 drops of food colouring together. Make sure you separate different food colours into separate bowls. Mix together.
  2. Dip eggs into each colours and hold in dye for about 1 minute to achieve a darker colour (or less to achieve a more pastel colour). Once removed, let air dry for a few minutes then pat with paper towel.
  3. Colour full eggs, do half and half colours or use a toothpick to draw designs into the colours!

What you’ll need

  • Marker
  • Different coloured stamp pads
  • Paper
  • Sticky bobble eyes
  • Coloured pencils

Method

  1. Fold paper in half to make card shape.
  2. Press thumb into stamp pad and then onto paper.
  3. Use marker to draw in feet, hands and wings. Stick bobble eyes on each chick.
  4. Decorate with coloured pencils.

Homemade Easter egg baskets

 What you’ll need

  • Thick coloured paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Stapler
  • Decorations and hot glue gun (optional)

Method

  1. Lay ruler flat on paper diagonally from corner to corner. Draw line from each corner to just before half way to the centre. Cut along each line. Make sure the centre area is big enough to act as the base of your basket.
  2. From cut line, pull corners in until they touch and staple together. Continue with all corners until basket shape is formed.
  3. Cut a thick strip of paper from the long edge of another piece of paper. Staple to basket to make the handle.
  4. Decorate by glueing pipe cleaners, coloured cotton balls and plastic flowers to sides if you have time!

Have you tried any of these before? What is your favourite Easter craft to make?

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