It’s hard to believe that Easter is just around the corner. But now it’s within touching distance, it’s time to start prepping for the day itself. After all, it can often take much more than just going to the shop to buy some Easter Eggs. And with Easter making an appearance, it’s a perfect time to get crafting.
After all, you can get a lot of things for the home like Easter decorations by making them yourself! And you can even do some baking which can ensure you skip those expensive prices for the chocolate eggs at the supermarkets!
Here are some handy tips to ensure you are ready for Easter to arrive.
Start making baskets for the egg hunt
One of the most fun parts of Easter is the egg hunt for the kids. If you are anything like my family, you will hide the eggs around the garden for your children to hunt down! And it’s a lot of fun watching them have to find all the eggs before they can start getting their fill of chocolate. But to have an egg hunt, you need to get some baskets for the kids. After all, they can use these to fill with eggs they find when hunting them down in the garden. But you will find they are quite expensive when you get them from the shops. Therefore, to help you save some cash while ensuring you are still ready for Easter, you should make some of your own. In fact, it can be a fun activity which the whole family can get involved in.
All you need is some colorful fabric, old magazines, and some glue. There are a ton of videos online on making Easter baskets which are easy to follow. Just remember to give the baskets little handles to make them easy for the kids to carry. And to give them a personal touch, use felt to create little names for the bags. That way, on Easter morning, they can quickly find their basket before heading outside to hunt down the eggs! And it’s something you can put away to use year after year!
Bake your chocolate Easter eggs
You won’t believe how much Easter eggs can actually end up costing a family. After all, it can cost around £3 or £4 for an average-sized egg. And if you have several children, it can soon add up to a small fortune. When you add in other relatives, plus your other half, and your friend’s kids, it’s easy to end up equating to around £100! And this can be a lot of money when you have other bills to pay.
However, it’s essential to get some Easter Eggs to give out as presents when the day arrives. Therefore, we suggest that you bake your own chocolate Easter eggs which can make just as scrumptious. In fact, a lot of people won’t even notice the difference when they are chomping down the chocolate. And if you make your own, it can also ensure you make it personal to the kids. After all, they might love a certain chocolate which doesn’t actually have its own egg! Therefore, get plenty of chocolate, plus tissue paper which you can use to wrap the egg. And then start cooking to ensure you make plenty of hollow eggs by the time Easter arrives. Fill the inside with sweets to ensure it’s still a fun treat for the kids. And there are lots of recipes online on how to make homemade Easter eggs, so it doesn’t have to be too tricky!
Make some Easter cards with the kids
For some people, they like to give out Easter cards when it comes to the holiday. After all, it can be a nice way to celebrate the occasion. And it can be something lovely for the kids to do when it comes to celebrating Easter. However, if you have to buy them from the shop, it can mean extra expense for your family. Especially if the kids are planning to give them out to all of their friends at school. Therefore, it’s time to sit down with your kids and make some cards ready for Easter! Get the crayons and paints out and have a fun day making Easter cards. You could even make bunnies out of felt which they can attach to the cards using some form of glue dots which you can get from sites like Glue Guns Direct.
After they have dried, you can get the kids to practice their writing skills by putting a message inside the cards. And then you can leave everyone impressed with the cute cards your little ones have designed!
Decorate the home with Easter accessories
It’s always fun to give your home a touch of Easter magic which will excite the kids on the big day. After all, if they come down to a living room filled with cute Easter accessories, they will definitely be in the Easter mood. Therefore, it’s time to get crafting to make some cute Easter decor for the home.
For one thing, you might want to make some little chicks which you can display on the mantelpiece in your home. You can easily make these with some tissue paper, and your kids will love them on Easter Sunday. And you can even put some cute bunny ornaments in your living room to excite the kids. And if you want to head to the shops, you could buy some form of Easter wreath which you can hang up in the hallway to impress the kids. And some daffodils in a vase in your house can also give it an Easter feel! With these cute touches, your home will be ready for your guests to arrive on Easter.
It’s likely you will have to cook a yummy dinner for your family when it comes to Easter Sunday. To make it fitting for Easter, you should opt for delicious treats which will make it a fun banquet for your family. For example, some creme egg cupcakes would definitely go down a treat with your little ones!