Five easy parenting hacks to create Easter crafts with children

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Create and Craft Easter Basket
Create and Craft Easter Basket

Home shopping retailer Create and Craft has teamed up with blogger, presenter, craft addict and upcycling fanatic, Penelope Quinn to support parents as they begin home-schooling their children.

Together they have created five easy Easter-inspired projects to help parents embrace crafting fun, even for those who have never crafted before.

From twisting pipe cleaners and threading pom-poms to getting tied up in metres of sunshine coloured ribbons; craft time can be messy and stressy. However, these six creative projects each come with a handy step-by-step YouTube video and online shopping list.

Make your own Easter Egg Hunt basket

With the UK due some sunshine, one way to keep the little ones busy both inside and out in the safe confines of your garden is by creating your very own egg-hunt basket. Discover how to get creative with pretty patterned papers, chalk paint and open up the imagination with decoration. Click here for the Create and Craft tutorial.

Egg-cellent hunt clues

The best place to host an Easter egg hunt is in your very own garden early or late morning. When throwing a surprise Easter egg hunt for your kids, it would be best to lay out your chocolate scavenger hunt before they wake up. One of the most exciting ways to arrange a hunt is to create beautiful, brightly coloured clues to lead your kids to their chocolate goodies. These hand-crafted clues can double up as Easter decorations for the home too. Take a look at how to copy Penelope’s Quinn’s Create and Craft style here.

Family Easter Bonnet Parade 

The annual Easter bonnet competition at school is unlikely to happen this year but why not do this at home instead? Strut your masterpieces down a make-shift catwalk in the lounge. This project is bursting with colour and is really easy to get your kids – of any age- engaged with doing around the table. The first and easiest hack is to remember you do not need to start from scratch and physically make the bonnet structure. Take an old sun hat or straw visor and use this as the base to build upon and decorate. The hat will provide a strong structure that will withstand glue or sewing. It will help to keep the kids focused as it will allow the kids to get cracking with decorating from the get-go. If you don’t know where to start in terms of what you’ll need, it’s all covered here.

Bunny Ears in Bloom Headband 

Felt is your friend. It’s a great material for crafting as it is low maintenance, it doesn’t fray and can be cut into almost any shape. To create the ultimate in Easter headdresses bursting with hand-made blooms, use strips of green felt and spiral drawings of flowers in layers to create the effect of 3-D leaves and flora. To steal the style go here.

This season’s interior must-make from Create and Craft

Spending more time at home while still scrolling on social is no-doubt going to give us some home envy as people share their snaps in isolation. To grab a piece of the interiors trend likely to sweep Instagram this season you can create your very own golden statement egg. Easy to make with minimum fuss, these beautiful Easter decorations deliver maximum impact for home dining displays. Click here