With less than two weeks until the holiday weekend the NurtureStore house is now full on baking, painting and generally bursting with Easter crafts! I’ve got a great idea today for an Easter creation station, which invites the children to glue, stick, paint, tear and create to their hearts content.
Looking for some Easter craft activities for children? Here’s an idea that takes a childhood classic and gives it a spring-time twist – we’re potato printing chicks, lambs and rabbits!
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I’m joining in with the 20 Days of a kid-Made Christmas fiesta today and sharing an idea for some DIY clay heart decorations, which are so pretty for hanging on the Christmas tree or as some festive bunting. Here’s the DIY clay recipe and how to make the heart decorations.
DIY clay heart bunting
Can you hear those jingle bells? Christmas crafting has begun! This homemade gift wrap made with Christmas scented paint is the first of many Christmas crafts that are on the way – but this one is the best smelling!
Ever so simple, and ever so pretty: here’s how to make a Christmas angel craft for kids.
Let’s use salt dough to create a candy cane-coloured set of letters that you can use as decorations or for spelling work.
This handprint Christmas wreath is easy to make and oh so festive!
Easy handprint Christmas wreath for kids
Remember the scented Christmas paints we used to make our homemade Advent calendar? We couldn’t resist getting our hands in!
We used a roll of brown paper to stamp out lots of colourful handprints. The whole family joined in, all except for the cat ~ although my daughter was quite keen on that!
Then we cut them out, so we had lots of prints in a variety of sizes from little sister right the way through to daddy-size.
To make our Christmas wreath, we drew round a dinner plate on some card, then drew round a side plate in the centre, to give us our ring.
We covered the cardboard ring in glue and started to place the handprints on.
You can use a variety of colours, or stick with red and white. Be as random or as meticulous with your pattern as you like. You might like to use the adult-sized handprints around the outer edge, then fill in the centre with some over-lapping child-sized prints.
We filled the whole circle, added a ribbon at the back, and our easy handprint Christmas wreath is ready to hang.