To find out what we got up to on the very snowy day that we visited Hobbycraft to buy the items we needed to get crafty, take a look at my Hobbycraft Shopping Experience G+ Album.
I felt really inspired after reading this poem, which is printed on the wall behind the tills, and ready to help the kids make some Easter craft gifts! I love doing craft activities with my family but I am no expert when it comes to doing complicated projects. So the crafts that we chose to do are all simple and perfect for children to carry out with some adult supervision. The range of Easter themed stickers, ribbons and decorations makes it easy to add a seasonal twist to any craft project. We loved all the cute designs featuring cartoon bunnies, fluffy chicks and colourful eggs. I bought loads of stuff that will keep us going throughout the Easter holidays, and if the weather doesn't improve we will appreciate the joys of a nice indoor activity such as arts and crafts.
How to Make Decorative Easter Sweetie Jars
1 Kilner Jar (£2.79)
Decorative Paper (£2.00)
Easter Ribbon (£1.00)
Easter Foam Stickers (£1.00/£1.50)
Edging Scissors (£2.00)
Sweets to fill the jar
Cut out a circle of decorative paper using the edging scissors to fit the top of the jar.
Stick on with glue.
Using decorative Easter stickers decorate the lid.
Fill the jar with sweets and shut lid.
Add stickers to body of jar.
Tie a length of ribbon around the top of the jar and add a label.
It makes a great Easter present and an alternative to a chocolate egg.
Kizzy did a great job and enjoyed creating a bespoke jar to give to a friend this Easter.
We are going to expand on this idea to make jars containing the dry mix to make Easter cookies and decorating them for gifts for the grandparents. It's such a nice idea for a present and would work for any season or occasion.
How to Make Hand Painted Egg Cups
White Ceramic Egg Cups (69p each)
Rainbow Markers for ceramics (£3.99)
This is such a simple and lovely craft idea whatever the age of your children.
The Rainbow Markers are quick drying and smudge proof.
Simply draw your design onto the egg cup and leave to dry.
For a great Easter gift, pop in a small chocolate egg.
All three children enjoyed this activity together. Designs can be as simple or elaborate as the ability of the child allows, so anyone at any age can enjoy decorating their own ceramic egg cup.
Ella, Kezia and Freddy had real fun. I love how hard Freddy was concentrating on his 'modern art' design. (I hear scribbling is all the rage in the art scene this year!!)
Craft Kits for Kids
Hobbycraft sell a range of great value kids' activity packs from just £1.00.
We bought a kit to make an Easter Chick in a nest, which included everything needed to make it including double sided tape and a felt pen (£1.00).
With a bit of help, Freddy made a chick that he was very proud of! It is such a great value kit and something that would make a lovely gift to give to crafty kids this Easter. It would also be a lovely going home present for children if you have an Easter party.
So if you want to 'hop' along to your local Hobbycraft to stock up on some 'egg-citing' Easter arts and crafts bits (I love a good pun!) you can find your nearest store, discover some ideas for projects and look at the extensive range of products on the website at www.hobbycraft.co.uk.
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