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With Easter just around the corner, you’re probably wondering how you’re going to keep the kids entertained for the few days that they’re off. But don’t worry, just because they’ll be in the house doesn’t mean that you have to spend a fortune to keep them occupied – these Easter DIY craft ideas could be all you need.

Egg carton chicks

For a simple craft idea that you can do with the kids, why not try making Easter egg carton chicks? They’re really easy to make and you probably have everything you need at home already: an egg carton, some yellow paint, a black marker and some yellow and orange card – that’s all!

Your little ones are bound to enjoy making these and when you’re finished, you could fill them with little Easter treats and use them as centrepieces. For the full instructions on how to make them, click here.

Bunny masks

If your child doesn’t shy away from dressing up, you could help them make their very own Easter bunny mask. To do this draw the template of a bunny on a piece of card (making sure to include eye holes) and start cutting around this. Once you’ve got your template, decorate with pink card for the ears and cotton wool for the rabbit’s fur, and finish off with string for the whiskers. Tie string around the back and you’re all done!

Spring bunny jar

Got a spare jam jar handy? You could upcycle this to make an Easter decoration for your home. To start all you’ll need to do is help your little one draw a bunny face and glue this on to the front of the jam jar. Then grab some white and pink card and cut out bunny ear shapes and stick them to the lid. Once you’ve done this, give the appearance of the rabbit’s fur by gluing cotton wool onto the lid.

Paper plate Easter chick

Whether you’re wanting to deck your home out ready for Easter or just want to keep the kids occupied for a spare afternoon, this next DIY could come in handy. You won’t need much for these paper plate Easter chicks and once you’ve helped your little one with the fiddly bits, you could pretty much leave them to stick all the bits on.

For the eyes, you can either draw these on or pick up some cheap googly eyes.

Easter fingerprint cards

Fancy sending some cards around family or friends this Easter? Get the kids to help you make these Easter fingerprint cards. They’re super easy to do and all you’ll need is some card, pens and stamp ink pads – like these from Wilko (try to get the desired colours if you can).

Put an apron on you both and start to press your finger or thumb into the ink and then onto the card. Once you’ve got a good print, start to turn this into a bunny or chick – and there you have it, you’ve made a cute Easter card in no time at all!

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