We might not get to do family dinners and special services for Easter this year, but there are still Easter egg hunts and chocolate and coloured Easter grass! Our Family Fun Edmonton site has this great article on alternative egg decorating, simple crafts, and fun games. Keep reading and celebrate a wonderful Easter, despite everything!
Alternative Egg Decorating
Want to try something new? Ditch the real eggs and try out one of these inexpensive alternative egg decorating ideas!
Cardboard Cutout Eggs – use up all those shipping boxes sitting in the recycling! Make an egg-shaped template to cut out and have fun decorating them with paint, washi tape and glitter.
Salt Dough Eggs – salt dough can be made with simple ingredients at home and baked into egg shapes, perfect for painting and decorating.
Perler Bead Eggs – simple patterns for beaded Easter egg designs that you melt with an iron.
Sun Catcher Eggs – make some colourful faux stained glass eggs to brighten up your windows with simple supplies.
Egg Potato Stamps – grab a couple of potatoes from the pantry to make these easy and fun egg stampers to make a colourful easter picture.
Printable Easter Eggs – these adorable templates are ready to print, colour and use as stand-up decoration when you’re finished!
Painted Rock Eggs – if you live somewhere where larger rocks are easy to find, paint them to look like decorated eggs.
No one wants to hunt down a bunch of craft supplies right now or clean up after a messy craft gone sideways. These are all low-mess crafts using simple supplies you likely already have at home!
Paper Roll Chicks – make these little cuties using discarded toilet paper rolls, pipe cleaners, and paint.
Paper Plate Bunny – a cotton ball bunny craft that would be great for little hands.
Adorable Mini Bunnies – using just wooden beads and pipe cleaners, make a whole family of little bunnies.
Chick Fork Painting – no paintbrush required, use a plastic fork to paint a cheery chirping chick.
No-Sew Sock Bunny – use up those socks that have lost their match to create these rice-filled creatures to play with.
Paper Roll Bunny Stamps – another toilet paper roll repurposing crafts to make a cute little picture to hang.
Games & Activities
Have a little fun together and try one of these simple Easter games or activities. You can also go on a Pinterest hunt and find some creative holiday treats to make in the kitchen . . . and enjoy a little snack afterwards!
Printable Easter I Spy – a great quiet activity to engage their mind as they hunt for the hidden easter items.
Scavenger Hunt – print off these clues to plan an easy little hunt for your kids that leads to an Easter surprise.
Funny Bunny Faces Game – a simple drawing game using a single dice that the whole family can enjoy.
Easter Egg Bingo – use those leftover plastic eggs to play this simple matching bingo game.
Fizzy Eggs Science – baking soda and vinegar make this a fun and teachable moment. Extend the play by turning it into a soapy activity bin after!
Easter Party Games – free printables for some cute interactive family games including Easter Pictionary.
Yes, Easter will look different this year. There won’t be the large family dinners or the elaborate community egg hunts. But memories will still be made and it doesn’t need to be complicated to be fun. Enjoy some simple crafts and activities together and try not to eat the whole bag of Mini Eggs in one sitting. Find some Easter chocolate decadence here.
Stay healthy, Calgary, and have a fun Easter with your families!
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