Get crafty this Easter!

With the Easter bank holiday just around the corner we've been looking at different ways to keep kids entertained and encourage their creative side. 

 

We've found some brilliant downloads created by one of our favourite brands Fabelab which you can download and print below...

Easter Colouring Activity 

Easter Egg Holder Activity 

They have even more available on the website which will keep little ones busy for hours!

Photo by Fabelab. 

 

Next it's time to get everyone involved in a little baking. We've gone for a simple biscuit recipe which kids can easily help with and customise to make their own unique Easter designs. 

The recipe makes 24 biscuits when using a 9cm biscuit cutter. Fell free to mix this up and create your own Easter shapes, how about a bunny, egg, carrot and chick?

Ingredients:

  • 200g unsalted butter, softened
  • 200g golden caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 400g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and line a baking sheet with baking parchment. Put the butter in a bowl and beat it with electric beaters until soft and creamy. Beat in the sugar, then the egg and vanilla, and finally the flour to make a dough. If the dough feels a bit sticky, add a little bit more flour and knead it in.

  2. Pull pieces off the dough and roll them out to about the thickness of two £1 coins on a floured surface. The easiest way to do this with small children is to roll the mixture out on a baking mat. Cut out shapes using a 9cm biscuit cutter, or a use the rim of a small glass and peel away the leftover dough around the edges. Press some clean toys gently into the biscuits, making sure you make enough of a mark without going all the way through. Re-roll off-cuts and repeat.

  3. Transfer the whole mat or the individual biscuits to the baking sheet and bake for 8-10 mins or until the edges are just brown. Leave to cool for 5 mins, then serve. Will keep for three days in a biscuit tin. If you want to decorate your biscuits, try small chocolate eggs secured with a dot of icing or ice them with Easter themed designs. 

Original recipe from Good Food Mag. 

 

Hope you've enjoyed our Easter activity special and been inspired to create some of them with your little ones!

 

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