The Easter holidays are here, and whilst we’re all hoping to get out in the glorious sunshine it’s always worth having a back-up plan of things to do indoors should the weather not go your way or for a change of scenery. Today we’re showing some of our favourite Easter related crafts and activities that are sure to keep the whole family entertained on any indoor days this Easter holiday.
Shredded Wheat Nests
One of the best parts about Easter is all of the yummy food that’s not only fun to eat but also fun to make and chocolate nests filled with mini eggs tick both of those boxes! Whilst young children may need some help when melting the chocolate, they can still get involved with stirring and placing the eggs in the nest.
Makes twelve nests
- 170g Shredded wheat (or another breakfast cereal – cornflakes and rice krispies work quite well)
- 250g Chocolate
- 50g Butter
- 3 Tablespoons of Golden Syrup
- A bag of mini eggs
- Cake cases
- Crumble the wheat biscuits into a large bowl (no need to crumble if you’re using another type of cereal)
- Melt the chocolate by breaking it into a small bowl with the butter, then put the bowl over a small pan of simmering water making sure that the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Stir the mixture until it is melted.
- Once the chocolate and butter have melted together, take the bowl off the heat, add the syrup then stir again.
- Pour the chocolate mixture into the bowl with your cereal and mix together until all of the cereal is covered.
- Once combined, spoon the mixture into bun cases and top each nest with 2-3 mini eggs.
- If you can resist the temptation, leave the nests to one side to set for thirty minutes before tucking in!
Easy Easter Crafts
One of those things that are always kept and treasured by family members are homemade cards, so what better craft activity to do this Easter than to create some? Get out all the kids’ craft materials; paper, glue, glitter and whatever else you have lying around and let their imaginations run wild creating Easter themed master pieces for friends and family. Why not try finger painting little chicks or rabbits onto the fronts of the card, drawing on stick legs and eyes? If you have any colourful pom poms and pipe cleaners around, why not make them into cute Easter finger puppets? Twist the pipe cleaner around your finger, attach a pom pom to the top and decorate with googly eyes and more pipe cleaners depending on what animal you are creating!
Throw an Easter Themed Party
For a fun and festive afternoon why not have an Easter themed tea party? Spend the morning making Easter bunting out of scrap paper and decorating the house and the afternoon having loads of Easter fun! Have a buffet lunch of shredded wheat nests, hot cross buns, carrot sticks, egg sandwiches and any other Easter themed food you can think of. For a really special treat you could make a crème egg hot chocolate by melting a crème egg into hot milk. Once everyone has refuelled with Easter treats, why not play some Easter related games? Have an egg and spoon race or a mini Easter egg hunt before playing pin the tail on the rabbit using a printed picture of a bunny and some cotton wool with double sided sticky tape as the tail. Once the fun is over and everyone is tired out, put on the kids’ favourite film and have a relaxing evening.
We hope that some of our ideas here have given you some inspiration on things to do with your children indoors over the Easter holidays. Let us know on Twitter or Facebook what fun your family will be getting up to this Easter!