Whoa, did you know that Easter is this coming Sunday?? It doesn’t really seem like it with all that is currently happening right now. Even though we are stuck at home and practicing Social Distancing to keep our loved ones safe, there are ways we can still stay in the Easter spirit! Easter is a great time to get creative. We are already dying Easter Eggs so why not try a few other Easter themed projects? For this week’s blog, we’ve found some great Easter projects that Peter Cottontail would be proud of.
Take the term Egg Toss to a whole new level and tap into your family’s wild side with this art project. I don’t know about you, but my family goes through a lot of eggs on Easter. Between egg bake and brunch we have egg shells everywhere. Well, instead of tossing your egg shells, use them for art!
For this project you will need:
- Egg shells
To begin, crack the top of an egg with a butter knife or spoon. Empty out the inside for your breakfast, then make sure the egg shell is washed out with soap and warm water. Let the egg shells dry out then fill them with paint! (We recommend washable, non-toxic paint) Then take them outside and toss at a blank canvas for artwork that is one of a kind!
This idea came from Crystal Underwood and her blog Growing a Jeweled Rose. Check out more details on the project here.
While you still have your paint out, another fun project is to paint using cotton balls.
For this project you’ll need
- Cotton Balls
- Clothes Pins
- Disposable Plate or pallet
- Free Printable Egg
Using the clothes pins as the handle, pick up a cotton ball, dip it in paint and begin working on your masterpiece! These paintings are sure to impress the Easter Bunny! You can download your printable egg here.
Making salt dough ornaments is a great family activity. Now that it is finally a tolerable temperature out, people want to spend as much time outside as they can. This fun craft will help bring your family outside to decorate your yard or neighborhood.
For this project you will need:
- Salt dough
- Cookie cutter
- Baking sheet
- Straw for making holes
- Stamps and Glitter Optional
First step is to make your salt dough.
- 2 c. flour
- 1 c. salt
- 1 c. water
Mix flour and salt together in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Slowly add ½ cup of water and mix. Gradually add the rest of the water until the dough is formed and smooth. You may not need to use all of the water.
Roll the dough out and cut with cookie cutters. Place on a greased baking sheet and be sure to use the straw to create holes for the ribbon to go through!
Bake at 250 degrees for 2 hours. Check after 1 hour. Baking time will depend on the thickness of the dough.
Once done, let the decorations cool then paint as desired!
Once your decorations are all painted, string the ribbon through them and take them outside to hang in a tree or shrub in your yard or neighborhood!
This recipe is from Rachel. She runs the blog Adventures of a DIY Mom. Check out more of her crafts here.
We know Easter is a little different this year but we hope our crafts brought a little bit of joy and normalcy to your lives. Now more than ever we are reminded why we have to stay in place. Our families and loved ones are important and we must do everything we can to ensure there are other Easter’s to celebrate in the future. As always, Never Stop Creating and show us your finished art projects! Tag us on social media, we would love to see what you create!