Easter is right around the corner and what better way to get in the festive mood then to do fun and easy crafts with your kids. I have always thought that doing arts and crafts with your kid is incredibly important, for so many reasons. It lets them be creative, express themselves, and gives them a sense of accomplishment when they see their beautiful completed craft.
These three crafts are super easy, fun, and your kids are sure to love them.
For the first craft you will need:
*Easter shaped stickers or letter stickers, or if you have a vinyl cutter like a Cricut or Silhouette machine you can cut wording or shapes out with that.
Get your canvas and apply your stickers where ever you want them. You can use letter stickers and spell out anything you want. I have a silhouette machine so I cut out a simple “Happy Easter” and a cute little bunny.
Apply a light coat of white paint over your entire canvas. Doing this will seal the stickers down making sure your colorful paint wont bleed under them. Make sure it’s a very light coat and let it completely dry before moving onto the next step.
Have your little one pick out paint colors and let them paint all over their canvas. They cant go wrong! We went with pastel/Eastery colors to follow the theme. They can paint designs if they are old enough to do so or they can scribble all over. Just make sure they cover everywhere the stickers are.
Once they are done put the canvas somewhere to dry. I only let ours dry maybe 20 minutes or so, you don’t want it completely dry. With your tweezers, carefully peel up the stickers.
After you have picked off all your stickers, let dry completely. You can seal it if you want or leave it as is! Enjoy your Easter Masterpiece!
I love making these paintings for different holidays and seasons and each year I put them up for décor! Every time I bring them out for the holiday or season my daughter’s face lights up with pride. These paintings can make great gifts or they are a wonderful keepsake to enjoy for years.
Salt Dough Easter Egg Ornaments
This craft is a lot of fun and is another great keepsake. We have a small tree in my daughters play space so that is where we will hang our Egg Ornaments for Easter. They also make great gift tag décor and even napkin ring décor.
For this craft you will need:
*Egg shaped cookie cutter
To start you will need to make your dough. This part is fun for the little ones to help mix the ingredients.
Here is the salt dough recipe I used:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup water
Have your little one help stir together all three ingredients until a dough forms.
Flaten or roll out your dough. You can use a rolling pin to roll it out, I just used my hands and pressed it out evenly.
Use your egg shaped cookie cutter and cut out your egg ornaments
Use your paint brush handle to make holes at the top of your egg ornaments so they can be hung.
Lay a sheet of parchment paper down onto our baking sheet, put your egg ornaments on it then bake.
Bake at 250F for 2 hours, let cool completely then paint.
You can use any colors but we went with pastels. My daughter loves to paint so I gave her the paint and let her do her thing. After they dry completely sting your yarn or twine in them and hang! She had a great time and loved seeing them hung up in her play space!
Organic Easter fruit & yogurt pops
I’m always looking for healthy snacks for my family to eat and yogurt is at the top of our list. My husband eats it every day with his lunch and it’s a breakfast favorite with my 2 year old daughter. Organic Frozen Yogurt Fruit Pops are super easy, they’re healthy and totally delicious. It’s also a great recipe to have your children help you with!
Gather your supplies.
Chop up your organic fruit. You can use any fruit you want, some ideas are strawberries, blueberries, oranges, bananas or pears. I used strawberries and blueberries because they are my daughters favorite. Wash them well then chop them into small pieces. The size depends on how big your molds are and how old your kids are. If they are younger then smaller pieces, if they are older then they can be bigger chunks.
Add a layer of fruit.
Add your yogurt. I ended up using my daughters organic baby yogurt because these will mostly be for her. Don’t fill them super full because you will be adding additional fruit to the top.
Add fruit to the top. Make sure you press them down into the yogurt a little bit so when it freezes they will be stuck in there.
Finally, add your sticks. Make sure they are in there deep enough to be able to support your frozen yogurt pop.
Put in freezer to freeze. Yummy, you are almost done! This is the hardest part, waiting for them to freeze.
Carefully pop them out of their molds and serve! (Don’t pull them out by the sticks!) Voila!
How easy was that? They are great and healthy snacks.
Hi Everyone! I’m Ashley and I’m the creator and writer over at www.alwaysmiyuki.com. I’m a mommy to a beautiful little girl and a wife to my amazing and supportive husband who is a United States Marine. In my spare time I like to write on my blog, do arts and crafts with my daughter, go on adventures with our family and make beautiful pieces for my etsy shop Happy Zae Studio.
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