Fun Easter Craft & Cooking Ideas for the Family

PP Easter Fun

Easter is a lovely time for crafts and cooking – and enjoying spring and wildlife. 

Here are some ideas to inspire you:

Easter family wildlife fun activitieswith BBOWT Wildlife Trust  
Easter Activity pack for Kids to learn about their pets with Trindledown Animal Welfare Trust
Great Shefford Easter Scavenger Hunt in aid of Trindledown 1 – 19 April
Easter holiday family activities Corn Exchange Newbury’s Learning Centre re-opens 12 April

And we can’t forget chocolate! Here are Tips on How to Enjoy Easter Without Ruining Your Teeth from Lambourn Dental Surgery. And an explanation of Why we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus by eating chocolate eggs.

And for your four-legged friends here are some Healthy Treat Ideas for Dogs this Easter (because chocolate is really bad for them).

Easter Craft Ideas

Decorating Easter Eggs

Thanks to Hungerford Youth Club for these great techniques for decorating eggs for Easter. To make the eggs you can either use craft eggs or blow your own real eggs (see video on how to do this below). If you use hard boiled eggs, the shells tend to crack.

1. Nail Varnish Marbling

Fill a bowl with about 5 cms of water. Drizzle different coloured nail varnishes into the water. Dip the eggs in until completely coloured with varnish. Let the eggs dry (can put on radiator).

If you want your eggs to be shinier, paint them with a thin layer of PVA glue

Secure some garden twigs in a pot of sand and hang your eggs from them (see photo above) – a quick and easy, but effective craft.

2. Decoupage Decoration

Tear fancy tissue paper into strips and small pieces. 

Use PVA glue to stick them to the eggshell.

When the shell is completely covered you can give it an extra coat when dry to make it more durable. 

Super easy for little ones and the bigger ones find it fun too. 

If you have used a blown eggshell, you can thread a string through the egg with a long needle and the tie a ribbon bow at the bottom so the egg can be hung. 

Some craft eggs come with strings already attached.

How to Blow an Egg

How to Make Eggs out of String and other Easter Craft Ideas

How to make an Easter bunny from an egg box (scroll down lots of other brilliant ideas)

Recipes

Here is a yummy hot cross bun recipe from Blandy’s at Inglewood Head Chef.
healthy cream egg

Healthy Creme Egg Recipe

This dairy free version of a Cadbury creme egg made with dark chocolate and cashews is tasty and nutritious. The cashews are a fantastic source

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