4 WAYS TO ENTERTAIN YOUR KIDS OVER EASTER
Easter is only a week away and a 4-day long weekend means 4 days with your little babes. We know you’ve hidden your Easter Eggs away, but kids are kids, and if left to their own devices, you never know what they’ll find.
We’ve found 4 activities to keep your kids entertained over Easter and keep your goodies safe until Sunday.
1. Surprise Easter Egg-Splosion
This one’s for the curious kids. If you have a little inventor or creator, be sure to try this one out.
You will need:
• Baking Soda
• Food Colouring
• Bowl and Spoon
• Plastic Eggs
• Large Mixing Bowl
• Toy that can sustain being wet (Lego or TOOB toys work best)
1) Separate your plastic eggs ready to put the ‘explosion dough’ in the bottom
2) Pour the whole box of baking soda into a bowl
3) Gradually add small amounts of water into the bowl until you get a mouldable, but not runny dough that holds it shape when pressed together. If liquid oozes out when you pack the dough, add more baking soda
4) Squish some of the dough into the bottom of the plastic egg and place your toy on top
5) Pack in more dough around the item to keep it secure
6) Fill the other half of the egg with more of the baking soda dough and put the two halves together firmly
7) Gently lift off top and see how your egg looks. Pack in more dough if necessary
8) Once your egg is packed tight, pop it into the freezer for at least 15-20 minutes. This will help the eggs firm up and keep shape
While the eggs are freezing, prepare your coloured vinegar cups
9) Mix vinegar and food colouring together in cups. Keep extra vinegar on a hand for more of an explosion factor
10) Take your eggs out of the freezer and carefully remove them from their moulds
11) Drop eggs into the coloured vinegar cups
12) Get ready for an Egg-Splosion!
2. Easter Artist
(content sourced from https://helloglow.co/nail-polish-marbled-eggs/)
If you have a little artist on your hands who loves colour and crafts, we know you’ll love this one.
You will need:
• At least a dozen eggs (it’s VERY addictive so if you want to create more buy more!)
• Nail polish of all colours and shades
• A large bowl filled with room temperature water (it can’t be too hot or too cold until the marble affect won’t work)
• Nail Polish Remover to clean your fingers and hands afterwards – or you could use gloves to avoid the mess
You don’t need to hard boil the eggs for this activity BUT if you’ve got little ones with slippery fingers, feel free to boil first. This is a messy one, so use the nail polish remover after to clean up your polish fingers and hands.
1) Drop lots of nail polish into the bowl. If it sinks, the temperature isn’t right. You want it the colour to spread out over the top of the water. Use at least 2 colours to get the marble affect but have fun, put as many colours in as you like.
2) Use a toothpick to swirl the colours together for the marble affect
3) Hold your egg between your fingers so that you cover the least amount of surface area on the egg. Dunk your egg straight down into the water, roll your egg around in the water to cover all surfaces then sit it in the egg carton to dry
3. Easter Chef
If your kids love cookies and decorating, then they’ll love this!
You will need:
• Milk arrow root biscuits
• Hundreds and Thousands
• Lollies to decorate
• 1 cup of icing sugar
• 1 tablespoon of milk
• Food colouring
1) Mix icing sugar and milk together in a bowl
2) Separate icing into smaller sized bowls and add food colouring
3) Using a knife, spread the icing on the biscuits and decorate (the icing will turn solid after 30 minutes, so you will have 30 minutes to add your lolly and sprinkles decorations)
4) Add your sprinkle and lolly decorations
5) Store in an airtight container for three days
4. Easter Colouring in
We also have this beautiful free Easter Download colouring in page, enjoy!
(content sourced from www.vartimes.com/easter-basket-printable-coloring-pages/)
We hope you and your little ones enjoy some Easter fun and we’d love to see your creations! If you’d like to share your Easter Activities with Little Kids Business, be sure to tag us @littlekidsbusiness on Instagram, post your creations on our Facebook Page @littlekidsbusiness.com.au