We enjoyed making these stain glass Easter eggs and yes I did actually enjoy cutting out all shapes before the children arrived! We then used kite paper, which is easier to use and glue as it has a waxy finish but tissue paper would work fine.
Made and decorated some gingerbread biscuits.
With my own children we made a stained glass cross, sticking lots of pieces of kite paper together and then outlining it with black paper.
I used this art project with my own children to tell the story of Easter, which was a beautiful way to explain each stage of the Easter story.
We decorated eggs, instead of painting them we used these pens ok, they are not waterproof but they did colour well and I look forward to seeing how they work on wood etc.
Easter crafts wouldn't be complete without making chocolate rice krispies cakes
and hot cross buns!
Hot Cross Bun
250g strong white flour
250g strong wholemeal flour
1tsp mixed spices
1 tsp dried yeast
50g caster sugar
150g to 200g dried fruit (depending on how fruity you like your buns)
1 egg, beaten
Mix all the flours, spices, sugar and yeast together, rub in butter, add dried fruit and then mix in egg and milk, then knead for about 10 minutes, cover and leave to double in size.
Once doubled in size, divide dough into 12 pieces and shape, cover and leave to rise again. You can then cut a cross in the top of the buns or pipe a cross.
For Piped Cross
50g plain flour
1tsp sunflower oil
1 tbsp icing sugar
Bake for 15 minutes at Gas mark 7
and of course we had our traditional Easter egg hunt. We have a tradition of hiding any Easter presents the children receive around the house so on Easter Sunday they have an Easter egg hunt with a difference, which they still enjoy.