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Easter 2014: Easy crafts for kids

By Nottingham Post  |  Posted: April 08, 2014

By Hayley Spencer

  • Transform your kids into Easter bunnies

  • Crispy nest cakes are an Easter craft failsafe

  • Peek a boo!

  • Kids of all ages will love making an Easter themed wall hanging

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Need to keep the kids entertained for a few hours? Set them up with one of these Easter themed craft activities. From cute card ideas to no-cook recipes, they’re easy enough for your brood to do with minimal help.

Cotton wool Easter bunny mask

Your kids will love crafting and wearing a cotton wool covered Easter bunny mask. Littler children may need a little help drawing a rabbit face shaped template, but after that they can get to work cutting out and decorating their mask with cotton wool and strips of paper for whiskers.

Get the full tutorial at: Babyccino Kids.

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Easter nest crispy cakes

A perennial favourite, crispy cakes don’t require any cooking so are perfect for little hands to help out with.

Ingredients:

225g/8oz plain chocolate, broken into pieces

2 tbsp golden syrup

50g/2oz butter

75g/3oz cornflakes

36 mini chocolate eggs

Method:

Line a 12-hole fairy cake tin with paper cases.

Melt the chocolate, golden syrup and butter in a bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water, (do not let the base of the bowl touch the water). Stir the mixture until smooth.

Remove the bowl from the heat and gently stir in the cornflakes until all of the cereal is coated in the chocolate.

Divide the mixture between the paper cases and press 3 chocolate eggs into the centre of each nest. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour, or until completely set.

Peek-a-boo Easter chick card

Perfect for pre-school aged children and a great gift for your little ones to give to family with a message on the back, the peek-a-boo chick card is a classic Easter craft.

Use the egg and chick template at All Kids Network to create the shape for your kids’ card. Fasten the two halves of the egg with a pin and stick the chick behind so he peeks out inbetween. Then let your little one get to work decorating their egg with whatever decorations they choose – from glitter to stick on flowers. Finally the chick will need two googly eyes and a triangle beak.

Get the full tutorial at All Kids Network.

Easter plate wall hanging

All your kids need to create a super cute Easter wall hanging are some paper plates, scissors and paints. One plate will form the face and then they can stick on additional parts to make the critter of their choice. Get the whole family to make a different design and you can hang them down a long piece of card to make the perfect party wall hanging.

Get the full tutorial at Roots and Wings Co.

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