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