Spring has sprung! Anyone else feel so much happier as the temperature slowly rises and the flowers open? Toby walked out of our front door the other day, closed his eyes and said “What a lovely day! Mummy, can you feel the warm?”
With Easter hopping into view, we’ve done some really simple Easter crafts that don’t require a degree in art or the patience of a saint!
My first grand idea had been to make a paper woven basket in which Toby could collect small eggs and treats, however then we all fell quite ill and an entire fortnight was spent feeling utterly dreadful and barely sleeping. With all of us lacking in energy, I decided to go down the more simple, less fussy, sleep deprivation friendly route and make a very easy little open box which Toby could help to stick and decorate.
Using an A4 sheet of card, I cut the flaps out and folded it together, with Toby putting a Bostik glue dot on each flap and pressing it to stick them together.
Toby picked a pipe cleaner that we used as a handle, then stuck a big flower sticker on the front and it was done! He loved putting his little eggs inside the basket, although was slightly disgruntled that they weren’t chocolate so the chocolate egg photo was taken out of his sight! He’ll be happy in a few weeks’ time when the chocolate is abundant.
Polystyrene Egg Decorating
I let Toby do his own thing with the polystyrene eggs, containing my desire to direct him and instead giving him some freedom. He loved sprinkling glitter and sticking little adornments on to the eggs and was very proud of his creations.
He used PVA glue drizzled over the eggs, then loose glitter and cute spring-themed stickers and sequins to decorate.
Again, simple was the name of the game! An Easter bonnet this is not, but by cutting a piece of paper in half and sticking the ends together around Toby’s head, the basic crown was done. We folded another piece of paper and cut out the rabbit ears, sticking them on with Bostik glue dots, and Toby was let loose with the stickers again for the finishing touches.
Modelling Clay Egg ‘Lollies’
Finally, Toby had chosen some coloured modelling clay on a trip to the shops before falling ill and with the Easter vibes fresh in his mind, he asked if we could make some easter egg lollies. I showed him how to roll the clay, then he stuck a stick in the bottom and directed me on which colours to decorate it with. He then had a good go at it himself and did a fist pump in celebration!
In spite of some grumpiness and a lot of snot (and a viral rash and eczema and antibiotics) I think we did okay, don’t you?
** As Bostik Bloggers for 2017, we were sent a parcel of craft materials in order to make our creations. All words, photos and opinions are my own **