Easter was the theme for craft and baking this month!
At Playgroup she decorated an egg shape and a bunny -
At daycare she decorated a bunny -
At the library she made an easter basket out of a paper plate that she had decorated -
At home we made 'ice cube watercolours' to do some painting. They are so easy! Just fill an ice cube tray with water, then add 1-3 drops of food colouring to each cube, depending on how strong you want the colours to be. Add a popsicle stick to each (I broke mine in half) and then freeze overnight.
The watercolours glide easily, and look great! Miss M painted some patterned easter eggs on paper. Make sure you do this activity outside or have some newspaper underneath, as food colouring can stain.
Our completed artworks!
We also tried some peg pom pom painting. Take a peg and add a pom pom, and then dip the pom pom end into paints, and use like a dabber.
More finished artworks!
We also did some good old fashioned colouring in!
My good friend and I got together one afternoon and did some craft, baking and playdough activities with our kids. We made cute little toilet roll bunnies out of toilet rolls, coloured paper, googly eyes, a pipe cleaner and a pom pom for his tail.
We also made these super cute and incredibly easy bird nests for our easter eggs. Using a normal chocolate spider recipe (a block of cooking chocolate or 2 packets of chocolate melts, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and a packet of Chang's fried noodles - melt the chocolate and add the peanut butter & noodles, then put in the fridge or freezer until set) we created our nests and then placed our easter eggs in them once they had set. So delicious and fun to make!
I had purchased some cookie stamps from Coles this year for only $4, and for a change from making cookies, we used them with playdough! The kids had lots of fun!