Kids Easter crafts and cooking

With Easter just around the corner, we’ve put together some fun Easter craft ideas and activities to keep you and your kids busy over the holidays – aside from the easter egg hunts!

Make toilet roll bunnies

Decorate the house with some homemade bunnies. What you’ll need:

  • 1 x toilet roll
  • Coloured paper (try recycling paper or materials from around the house)
  • Items to decorate, like googly eyes, buttons and jute string
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Wrap the centres of old toilet rolls with coloured paper (or fabric), glue it down and tuck away any overlapping edges into the ends of the roll.

Make feet and ears out of leftover paper and use the decorations to make the nose, eyes and whiskers!

Making use of leftover cardboard chocolate boxes

During Easter and especially after, more often than not there’s usually a large amount of leftover wrapping, cardboard boxes and paper from chocolate egg boxes. Why not put them to use instead of throwing them away immediately for some fun Easter arts and crafts? Here’re some ideas:

  • Small chocolate box aquarium
  • Chocolate treasure box
  • Marble maze box
  • Chocolate box toy camera

Get baking

Try baking a classic Easter favourite, with our Locals Matter Program kid friendly hot cross buns recipe. Take a look here.

TIP: If you have lots of leftover chocolate, try making some tasty treats like:

  • Rice crispy nests
  • Chocolate bark
  • Easter egg fridge cake
  • Chocolate blob pancakes

Dye eggs using rice

Have some fun colouring eggs, using materials around the house.

What you’ll need:

  • Hard boiled eggs
  • Plastic cups
  • Dry rice
  • Food colouring

Fill your cup a third of the way to the top with plain dry rice (you’ll need a different cup for each different colour you want to use). Drop 10-15 drops of colour into the rice. Place an empty cup or a cover over the cup so you can shake it securely, to coat the rice. Then, place your egg in the cup and continually shake until the egg is also covered. Remove your egg, and it will be speckled all over with your chosen colour!

Create healthy Easter themed snacks

Have some fun with fruit and vegetables to make an easter themed lunch box or picnic! You can use pretty much anything to create a bunny face, for example halving carrots or using bread sticks to make ears, and using crackers, cheese or slices of cucumber for the face.

Get creative to make all sorts of shapes for a fun easter lunch.