Yesterday I finally finished shopping for Easter eggs! Easter seems to get bigger and bigger every year but I’ve been working hard to make sure the family have some delicious Easter gifts to open and enjoy this weekend.
We’ll be taking down all our birthday cards this week and we’ve been busy making some of our own Easter decorations to hang up. Yesterday the weather was beautiful and sunny (not so today unfortunately) and we had some messy, paint-y, after school fun with our paper plate Easter basket and sponge print egg activity. Read on for the full tutorial and discover how you can win a hamper of kids art materials worth over £65!
Egg shaped cookie cutter
Selection of paint
Paper plate Easter basket and sponge print eggs
First my children drew a basket and handle shape onto the paper plate. Then they painted the basket with brown paint and we left them to dry for half an hour.
You can see they left plenty of space to fill their baskets with colourful Easter eggs!
Whilst they were drying we made egg-shaped sponges. My 6 year old placed an easter egg cookie cutter over a sponge and drew around it. Then I cut them out.
The children chose their favourite colours to dip the sponges into, then printed them on the paper plate baskets, to create their Easter baskets.
They had a lot of fun squeezing in as many eggs as they could.
I finished off their Easter craft by threading a ribbon through the edge of the basket. If you’re going to hang it up you can add more ribbon through the top of the handle.
My kids love crafting after school. It’s the perfect way to unwind and now we have some lovely decorations for Easter too.
Win a hamper of kids art materials worth over £65
I know my readers love a crafty competition so I’m excited to tell you about one run by Ken Bromley Art Supplies. Not only do they have some fun Easter craft ideas with paint over on their blog, but they’re giving you the chance to win a hamper of kids art materials worth over £65! All you need to do is send in a photo of your child’s Easter themed art work using a form on their website or post an image on your favourite social channel (Instagram, Twitter or Facebook) with the hashtag #KidsPaintEaster for a chance to win! The closing date is Sunday 15th April 2018 at 23:59 and full T&C’s can be found on their website.