It’s a sweet and glorious time of year, so help kids make the most of it with clever, creative projects they can nibble, share or display.
- Whip up beautiful, edible, marbled eggs with Cool-Whip + food coloring: check out this great “recipe” at the Tot School blog.
- Make a delicate, realistic-looking paper Easter lily: this one involves a hot glue gun, scissors and florist’s wire, so it’s for older, supervised kids and also adults. For how-to’s go to LiaGriffith.com
- Make an easier, more abstract Easter lily from handprints: this one is courtesy of the Portland Examiner, including a quick video. The craft starts with tracing your child’s handprint on construction paper.
- Put those empty cardboard egg cartons to good use: the Mommy Blog Expert has compiled 10 great craft projects to make out of cardboard egg cartons once the eggs are all gone.
- Stir up some tummy-yummy treats: the Eighty MPH Mom blog posts recipes for Rice Krispie Treat Easter Eggs and frosted Easter Bunny Mini Cupcakes with jelly bean sprinkles.
- Wrap it up in puppets and bracelets: the Café Mom/The Stir blog offers up “8 Easy and Fun Easter Crafts for Kids.” Author Julie Ryan Evans says, “None require Martha Stewart superpowers either.” The line-up includes Pipe Cleaner Finger Puppets, Jelly Bean Bracelets and more!
- Go hunting for more than eggs: find the butterfly, jelly bean, flower, sun, and egg in this charming, printable, Easter-themed hidden pictures PDF