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Recently we have been doing a lot of Easter related crafts at home, trying to keep Arthur entertained on the days that he isn’t at nursery is becoming harder and harder and he is no longer content to be sat down in front of Cbeebies or a jigsaw – he wants interaction so I’ve been putting an hour aside each day to do art and craft work which is fine as long as each craft doesn’t exceed 10 minutes.
This week we have been making a few of this particular Easter card design to send to say thank you to family members who have sent him money, clothing or chocolate. I always think it’s nice to thank people for the gifts that they give my children because they really are thankful for what they receive.
The Easter card is incredibly simple to make and all you need is a piece of card, paint and a felt tip pen.
Get your child to put their thumb in the darker coloured paint, this will turn into your bunny rabbit, using your child’s peter pointer finger place it in the yellow paint and press three times on to the card to make your chicks. Don’t worry about the print looking really neat as it adds to the design.
Using a felt tip pen write your message and draw ears, whiskers a face and a fluffy tail on the bunny and draw a beak, eyes, legs and wings for the chicks features and you’re ready to send your Easter card.
If cards are not your thing you may prefer to make our Easter tree decorations that were featured last week, they are a great alternative to chocolate eggs if you’re doing an Easter egg hunt with children.
Will you be making any cards or crafts this Easter?
I love nothing better than sitting down to do crafts with Arthur of course at almost 3 years old he would rather be playing with Playmobil or watching Paw Patrol on tv however crafting teaches valuable skills so we will continue to do this at least once a week.
Our crafts this week have been Easter themed and I really wanted to show you one of the Easter tree decorations we have made. I appreciate that not all three year olds will be able to do this craft and it does require adult supervision as the main component is drawing pins, you could do this with sequins and sequin pins.
To make the golden egg you will need a polystyrene egg, piece of ribbon and gold drawing pins. Start by pinning the ribbon in place on either side of the egg using one drawing pin on each side. With the remaining drawing pins overlap the drawing pins until the whole egg is covered with no gaps showing. Your finished egg can be hung on your Easter tree or placed in an Easter basket.