It's nearly Easter! Here are 10 Easter baking and craft activities for children
The Easter holidays are underway and the long Easter weekend is nearly upon us, which is a great opportunity to get baking or crafting with your little ones.
So grab the glue sticks, here are ten of our favourite Easter-themed things to make and bake with small children, from childhood classics (egg nest cakes and paper daffodils, anyone?) through to new family traditions you'll love for years.
Easter baking activities:
The classic Easter nest cakes: Who remembers making these as a child? They are a no-bake, tasty treat that is easy and fun for everyone to make. Get the instructions here (we'd recommend leaving the small eggs out with very small children as they could be a potential choking hazard).
Hot cross scones: That's right! A cross between the classic doughy treat and a scone, these are a tasty teatime treat, get everyone making some of these
Easter bunny pancakes: One for Easter morning breakfast, before the egg hunt frenzy starts. Make these sweet bunny-shaped pancakes.
Carrot patch cake: A cake with a vaguely healthy slant, carrot patch cake combines real veg with cream cheese frosting.
Easter crafting activities:
Easter tree decorations: If you want to make your own decorations then these simple Easter salt dough decorations are pretty, and one to bring out every Easter.
Easter wreath ideas: And if you want to decorate your door, get the children involved in crafting one of these 22 DIY Easter wreath ideas. We love the idea of doing this every year, and making a new Easter tradition.
Paper daffodils: Surely one of the classic Easter-themed crafts for children to make, here is the low-down on doing it yourself with card.
Bunny rabbit handprint cards: If want a craft that’s also a keepsake, these handprint cards are perfect – and easy to do with babies, too.
Egg shell cress-heads: If you’re looking for something with slightly less sugar than your usual Easter activity, then try these cress heads (use leftover egg shells from the bunny pancakes).
Marbled paper eggs: Want some messy fun? Try using food colouring and shaving foam to make marbled paper eggs.
And if getting in the kitchen is enough to make you reach boiling point, read our tips on stress-free baking with toddlers first.