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Fun Easter Crafts Ideas for the Family

11 April 2022
Fun Easter Crafts Ideas for the Family -  april hoy

It’s that time of the year again folks!

Easter weekend is just around the corner and, as much as we enjoy the break, it can be difficult to come up with ways to keep the whole family entertained over the long weekend.

We’ve put together a couple of ‘eggcellent’ Easter crafts ideas that the whole family can ‘hop’ into action and make together.

Let’s hop straight to it:

1. Easter Peg Eggs

The best thing about this craft, apart from the adorable hidden chick, is that it can be easily made with items that you already have in the home. Quick, easy and fun this Easter project is something for the whole family to get involved in and show off their cute Easter companion.

You will need:

  • Wooden pegs
  • Different colour craft paper
  • Black and orange craft pen
  • Craft glue

How to get started:

  1. Draw an egg shape on coloured felt or cardboard of your choice ensuring that it is slightly larger than the width of the peg
  2. Cut the egg out and then cut it in half with a zigzag pattern
  3. Stick the top half of the egg to the top end of the peg and the bottom half to the bottom of the peg making sure the zigzags line up
  4. Take some yellow cardboard and draw a small oval shape with two black eyes and an orange beak
  5. Take some yellow cardboard and draw a small oval shape with two black eyes and an orange beak
  6. Push the ends of the peg together to reveal your chick!

Fun tip: you can always make a cute bunny instead of a chicklet your imagination runs wild!

Order more pegs from Takealot to get crafting: https://bit.ly/3IAIaO8

Craft and Image Credit:onelittleproject.com

2. Handprint Easter Skewer Sticks

This is definitely going to be a ‘handy’ Easter craft for when boredom strikes over the Easter weekend. With a little bit of craft paper and a dash of imagination, you can create some beloved Easter characters to help bring the Easter spirit to your long weekend.

You will need:

  • Craft Paper
  • Skewer Stick
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick and Craft Glue
  • Black Pen

How to get started:

  1. Place your hand on the coloured paper of your choosing and trace the outline of your hand using a pencil.
  2. Using the pair of scissors, carefully cut out the hand shape that you have traced.
  3. Depending on which character you have chosen to create, draw and cut out the additional shapes then using the glue stick the elements together.
  4. Using your black pen, add some detail to the characters like the eyes and mouth.
  5. Once your cute characters are all decorated, take the craft glue and glue the skewer stick to the back of the craft paper.

Order more skewer sticks from Takealot to get crafting: https://bit.ly/3HxJobG

Craft and Image Credit:caactuscare.com

3. Decorative Easter Toothpick Characters

Planning on making platters or finger eats for your Easter function?

Add some adorable Easter spirit to your eats with these fun decorative Easter toothpick characters. Simply complete the instructions below, allow them to dry completely and then stick them onto your finger eats!

You will need:

  • Craft Paper
  • Toothpicks
  • Black Pen
  • Scissors
  • Glue and Glue Gun

How to get started:

  1. Draw and cut out the Easter shapes you want
  2. Glue the different pieces of paper together
  3. Use your pen to add some features to your drawings
  4. Glue each decoration onto your toothpicks with a hot glue gun

Order more toothpicks from Takealot to get crafting: https://bit.ly/3sBIgPY

Craft and Image Credit:caactuscare.com

4. Baby Chick Dyed Eggs

If you love baby chicks and have some extra egg cartons at home, then this is the perfect Easter craft to do with your family. If you are planning to have an Easter lunch or dinner these can also double as some really cute table decorations.

To dye the eggs:

  • Hardboiled eggs
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 1 tsp vinegar and 10 – 20 drops of food colouring

How to get started:

  1. Mix the boiling water, vinegar and food colouring together in a cup.
  2. Dip the boiled eggs in the dye for about 5 minutes.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, scoop the eggs out of the dye water and allow to drain on a wired rack to drain.

You will need:

  • Natural egg carton
  • Scissors
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Hot Glue
  • Felt triangles
  • Coloured feathers

How to get started:

  1. Cut out the egg cup from the egg carton and, using a scissor, tidy the edges to ensure that the egg is able to rest inside perfectly.
  2. Using the acrylic paint and paintbrush, paint the egg cup the desired colour. Allow drying completely.
  3. Attach the felt triangle with a dot of hot glue to the edge of the egg carton cup so that it appears as though the egg has a beak.
  4. Now place the egg into the cup and glue some coloured feathers onto the back of the egg cup carton with more hot glue.

Craft and Image Credit:goodhousekeeping.com

5. Eggshell Candleholders

What to do with the dyed eggshells from your dyed eggs?

Instead of throwing your dyed eggshells away, you can peel open the dyed hardboiled eggs carefully and use the halves to house some tea candles. On the dinner table or outside by the braai this is a simple waste-not-want-not decoration approach.

What you will need:

  • Hardboiled dyed eggs
  • Leftover egg carton (optional)
  • Tea candles

How to get started:

  1. Carefully peel the dyed eggshells off of the hardboiled eggs taking care not to break the whole shell.
  2. Once broken, place a tea candle inside the empty eggshell.
  3. Place on the dinner table or outdoors and light with a match or lighter for some easy Easter ambience.
  4. If you prefer, you can place them in an empty egg carton as a holder.

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Craft and Image Credit:goodhousekeeping.com

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We hope that these Easter craft ideas have inspired you to hop to it and get creative with your family over the long weekend.

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