As far as my kids are concerned, Easter is definitely one of the top three days of the year – they have been looking forward to it and counting down the days on our calendar for ages. Personally though, I like Easter a lot less as an adult than I did as a kid, the chief reason being that feeling I get when I see my kids scoff too much chocolate at once. Do you know the feeling I’m talking about? But then, I remember how much I loved eating chocolate at their age, and how exciting it was to hunt for eggs and how much I loved making Easter crafts. So at our place, we do egg hunting, we do Easter crafts, we do hot cross buns on Sunday morning and if there is a little too much chocolate and other junk food around I try not to let it get to me. If truth be told, I feel like there is only a small window of time left for my girls to enjoy some of these things before they realise that the Easter Bunny is just a tall tale and experience the inevitable guilt factor that goes along with eating too much junk as they grow older and more aware of their bodies. I’m not even going to get into the over-commercialisation of religious holidays and the sour taste it leaves in my mouth! While they are little, I want them to enjoy this special and meaningful long weekend as much as they can.
When it comes to Easter crafts, I love making baskets best of all because the possibilities are limitless. In the past we’ve made them from toilet rolls, yoghurt tubs, and paper. This year I decided to design some printable paper bunnies for them to make, and they both loved them. Miss 7 was able to cut them out and put them together by herself, while miss 6 only needed a little bit of help with the gluing and folding. I was originally going to make them in grey or white like a real bunny but pink and purple were requested, and we also decided to make them in yellow, green and blue. Thank goodness for kids’ creativity – they look so much brighter than they would have!
To make one at home print out this template and follow the instructions on the page. All of the different colours are included in one pdf document, so you just need to scroll through them to choose the colour you like best.
These little bunnies would make sweet gift baskets for friends as well, and another good thing about them is that they only hold mini eggs – that way parents can be happy too!
More Easter craft ideas for kids:
• Make some cute paper chick baskets
• These printable Easter bunny sweet wraps are perfect small gifts for kids’ school friends
• Make a paper plate Easter chick
• Use this simple technique to make some DIY scratch art Easter eggs
• Make a fun Easter bunny pom pom popper using a toilet roll
• Decorate hard boiled eggs with sharpies
• Use potato stamps to make easter chick art – great for mini gift cards!