I love doing art and craft activities with my little one. The only trouble is, whenever I’m looking for some fun craft ideas or activities to do, the instructions are always far from simple. I find that I end up doing most of the activity with Little J just doing the odd bit here and there. They also always want a million and one items that you don’t actually already have so you end up having to buy a load of bits. So with that in mind, I have put together some fun but super simple Easter Activities For Toddlers with stuff that you should already have laying around the house!
Super Easy Easter Nests
I am a terrible baker, but even I can cope with these! Mainly because there is no baking involved! All you need is:
- Cornflakes/Rice Krispies/shredded wheat
- Cupcake cases
- Things to decorate with
I know it’s super simple, but here is the method, just in case you need it!
Break the chocolate up into pieces, or pour the chocolate chips into a bowl. You can either melt the chocolate in the microwave in 20 second increments or over a bowl of warm water. Make sure it’s not too hot so it doesn’t burn your little one!
Pour your choice of cereal into a bowl and pour the chocolate over the top. Mix the cereal and the chocolate together until all the cereal has been coated in yummy chocolate!
Spoon the cereal and chocolate mixture into your cupcake cases, pop your decorations on top and leave for a short while to set! We chose mini eggs for us but made sure to chop them up for Little J so that they’re not a choking hazard.
Simple Tissue Paper Flowers
For these you will need:
- Tissue paper in different colours
- Drinking straws
- Small yellow pompoms or yellow tissue paper
- Green Paint
- Masking tape/Child safe glue
Paint your drinking straw green to make the stem then put it aside so that it can dry. Then get a few squares of coloured tissue paper and fold them in half, then half again. Then, fold them in half to make a triangle.
Fold it lengthways again, then cut an ‘m’ shape out of the top. Snip the tiniest bit off of the bottom. Now open it out and you should have beautiful flower petals. Repeat with different colours, until you have lots of petals.
Thread the flowers over the straw and secure them with masking tape or glue. You can paint the masking tape green so it matches the stem. Finally, get one of your pom-poms or scrunch up a small bit of yellow tissue paper and stick it to the top of the straw to make the centre of the flower and you should have some pretty little flowers!
You can also make a super simple vase for your beautiful tissue paper flowers. All you need is an empty toilet roll. Stick a piece of card on the bottom of the card and weigh it down with some play dough. Paint or colour it however you want and you have a lovely simple vase.
I added a touch of glitter to my flowers but you could also even spray a tiny bit of perfume on them to make them smell nice.
Easy Bunny Ears
You will need:
- 2x white card
- Cotton wool balls
- Child safe glue
- Pink paint/pen/pencil
- Lolly sticks – if you have them!
Cut two lengths of card and stick them together, end to end. Measure it around your little ones head to get the size, then stick together (the card, not the child!) to make the headband.
Cut out two bunny ear shapes out of card. Make sure you leave a bit at the bottom of the ears so that they can be stuck on the headband. Paint/colour the middle pink, then stick the cotton wall balls all over the edges. You should have something that looks like this:
The ears may be a bit heavy, so this is where the lolly sticks come in. Stick the lolly sticks onto the back of the ears. Secure these to the headband you made earlier and there you have some cute little bunny ears!
Pop Up Easter Egg Chick
For this you need:
- 1x piece of card
- Lolly stick
- Split pin – Don’t worry if you don’t have this though!
- Paints/pens/pencils/glitter/Tissue paper etc.
Cut out 2x egg shapes from your pieces of card. One will be the front and the other will be the back. Get your little one to decorate one however they want! Use tissue paper, paint, glitter, stamps made out of sponge or potato, whatever you want to decorate it!
Cut a zigzag shape out through the middle of the decorated egg to make it look like it’s cracked. If you have a split pin, cut straight through the card. If you don’t, make sure you leave a bit of the card attached.
The other egg should be undercoated and uncut! On this egg, make a small, horizontal split near the bottom. This is where you will slide the little chick on the lolly stick.
Draw, cut and colour in a chick. Pop the lolly stick in the split you made and stick the chick to the top of the lolly stick.
Now stick the bottom half of the decorated egg to the bottom half of the other egg but make sure you leave enough of a gap for the chick to slide in and out.
If you have a split pin, all you need to do now attach the top half of the egg with the pin and you’re done. If you dont have a split pin, all you need to do is stick down one side of your egg to the backing egg so you can fold it over and there you have it – a pop up easter chick!
Cute Chick Pom-pom
- Yellow wool
- Googly eyes
- Orange card
Cut out two small doughnut shapes out of a piece of card. I did mine about 5 1/2 wide with a gap of 2 1/2 cm in the middle. Now wrap and wrap and wrap the yellow wool around the doughnut threading it through the middle.
Once it is full, cut around the edge of the ring into the middle. Once it is all cut, use a piece of wool to tie the pompom in the middle securely, in between the two bits of card. You can even cut a little pair of feet out of the orange card (I didn’t bother!) If you don’t have orange card just use white and colour it in! Stick on two googly eyes, stick on the feet and you’re done!
How cute are these?!?
I LOVE this idea! Full credit for it goes to Mud and Bloom. Me and Little J recently had fun with their March Box and this is where the idea has come from. All you need to do is collect some sticks. Then, pick some grass, flowers and leaves and tie them to the sticks, like this:
Now it’s time to get painting!
Easter Egg Hunt
Or a teddy bear hunt – whatever you want to do! If it’s too cold to go outside hide the treats, Easter eggs, teddy bears etc around the house then help your little one find them all!
We got these eggs from Aldi to hide around the house and garden for Little J (who am I kidding, and us! The chocolate tastes amazing!) They have a huge selection of eggs and craft activities in Aldi so keep an eye out when you’re in there, or have a look online.
And there we have some fun but super simple Fun Easter Activities For Toddlers. I have tried to include activities that only use things that you should already have laying around the house. Me and Little J had so much fun doing these. Let me know if you do any of them, I’d love to see the pictures!