DIY with dad – Easter
Nothing better for the kids than some do-it-yourself activities with dad. Easter provides an excellent opportunity for a range of DIY projects. In addition to Easter decorations for the home there are all sorts of Easter related games and activities that require a bit of preparation. So perfect for the days leading up to Easter or even over the Easter holidays.
- Blow out Easter eggs: Use a drawing pin and poke a small hole at the top and bottom of an egg. Drain the egg white and egg yolk if need be you can actually blow into one of the holes and the liquid egg will come out at the other end. Make sure you collect the egg liquid as you can use it for baking. Once all the liquid is drained from the egg, clean it with a bit of warm water and leave it out to dry. Done. It’s a great activity to do with kids … perhaps do it in an area where they can’t make a huge mess even if they drop an egg or some of the liquid ends up on the floor (use a plastic cover on the floor or an old table cloth).
- Painting Easter Eggs: Use the eggs you blew out and paint on them with water colors. Go wild and create some crazy designs – have a look here for some inspiration.
- Coloring Easter Eggs: Try and get some white eggs and boil them with food coloring or natural color agents like beet root, onions or tea. You end up with colorful hard-boiled eggs. Advanced method: get some heat resistant gauze fabric (most first aid kit material will work) and cut out a piece large enough to wrap around the whole egg. Get a nice leaf from the garden or and put between the egg and the gauze, then boil in water with coloring. You will end up with an egg that’s all color except for the area covered by the leaf.
- Making Easter baskets and buckets: This is another simple craft activity that kids will do enthusiastically with some guidance and supervision from dad. The baskets can even be used later, and everyone can feel proud because they made it themselves.
- Creating Easter Printables: Use some templates with Easter motifs like Easter Bunnies, Easter Eggs etc and print them out. You can then paint on them / color them with the kids.
If you’re a non-resident dad, Easter is a great opportunity to do some fun stuff that doesn’t involve a lot of cost or hassle.
Have a great Easter!