Chicks, bunnies and colourful eggs make spring one of the best times of year to get creative. These Easter craft and recipe ideas are perfect for keeping little hands busy over the Easter period.

Cress Egg Family

Egg Head Cress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These cress-heads grown in empty egg shells are a childhood favourite. Use duck eggs for a slightly larger version of this guide from Nurture Store.

Papier-mâché Easter Eggs

papier mache easter eggs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Made with small water balloons and tissue paper, these mini piñatas from Not Martha can be filled with sweets and toys before being sealed shut.

Cadbury’s Crème Egg Brownies

Candburys Creme Egg Brownie recipe

 

 

 

 

 

The ultimate Easter indulgence – this Crème Egg Brownie recipe from Women’s Own will be popular with your taste buds, if not your waistline.

Pompom Chicks

Pompom chicks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These cute little pompom chicks from More Style Than Cash are made with yellow wool and red pipe cleaners. Perfect for Easter baskets and decorations.

Crispy Cake Easter Eggs – Allergy-Friendly

Allergy-friendly crispy cake eggs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a lovely recipe from Scratch Sleeves for kids who suffer from allergies. Milk-free, egg-free, gluten-free and soy-free, but they still look mouth-wateringly yummy.

Newspaper Easter Bonnets

Newspaper Easter Bonnets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who doesn’t love an Easter bonnet? Put old newspaper to good use with this cheap and simple design idea from Red Ted Art.

Egg Carton Chicks

easter egg carton chicks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use bright yellow paint and coloured craft paper to make these cute egg carton chicks from Paper, Plate and Plane – ideal for storing mini eggs.

Sunshine Toast

Sunshine egg toast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Start Easter the right way with this sunny-side-up breakfast idea from Thinly Spread. Use a sunshine or flower cutter to turn egg on toast into something special.

Upcycled Bunny Pots

Bunny pots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcycle old plastic cups, tubs or containers to make your own bunny plant pots. The pot in this image from Make and Takes has been planted with wheatgrass.

Chocolate Chip Hot Cross Buns

chocolate chip hot cross bun recipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If your household is adverse to raisins and sultanas, these chocolate chip hot cross buns from BBC Good Food could be a real hit. All the spiced flavour of the original without the plateful of picked-out dried fruit.