DIY Thursday The Easter Edition!

April 07, 2020 By Southpoint Tuggeranong

Today’s DIY Thursday is extra big and extra exciting… it’s our Easter edition!

We have put together four fun Easter themed activities to keep the little ones busy every day this the long weekend. So get ready to craft, cook and put some of your household goods to use!

Bunny Nose

The perfect craft for Easter morning or before the Easter bunny comes! Simple enough for the kids to do with little assistance (minus the glue) but will keep them occupied for a good while! Plus, everything you need is available from Big W.

What you’ll need: Craft stick or tongue depressor, a pink pom pom, two white pom poms, white pipe cleaners, piece of cardboard, black marker and hot glue and glue gun.

Easter Egg Carton Chicks

We have an inkling that there may be a few Easter eggs lying around the house, so you may as well create something to put them in (especially when they are this cute). Plus, this easy craft only requires items you should have lying around the house.

What you’ll need: egg carton, some yellow and orange carboard and a black marker.

All you need is an Cut the carton into pieces and tape two sides on top of each other so the carton pieces open into a mouth.
      1. Paint the carton pieces yellow.
      2. Cut small triangles out of the orange and yellow cardboard paper for the beck and arms.
      3. Tape the arms and beck on from the inside.
      4. Colour on two black dots for eyes.

All done! These super cute chicks can hold mini eggs inside.

Watercolour Easter Egg Cookies

Easter is all about sweets, so why stop at Easter Eggs. These cookies are not only delicious, but also super fun to make! The kids can get as creative as they like with the design, and be rewarded with colourful, tasty art!

What you’ll need:
  • 125g butter
  • 1/2 cup (100g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2.5 cups (375g) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) golden syrup

    Step 1 Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
    Icing (store bought or you can make your own)
    Cookie cutter
    Food colouring – we have swapped the water colours out for simple food colouring. Just remember not to use too much!

Easter Egg Hunt Baskets

It wouldn’t quite be Easter without an Easter egg hunt, and it’s not a proper Easter egg hunt without a basket, so keep your kids busy and get them to make their own this year. They are super practical and the kids will be proud to show them off. They can even personalise them with glitter glue!

What you’ll need: Paint brushes, fuzzy sticks, paint, mini wood craft sticks, scissors, paper cup, craft glue. All available at Kmart.

Book Review of the week

The Featured story of the week winner goes to "The Easter Bunny's helpers" by Anne Mangan and illustrations by Tamsin Ainslie.
This story puts an Australian touch to Easter and highlights all the wonderful things you can do during Easter time with the help of our Australian native animals.
It’s the perfect book to celebrate the holiday with a great Australian focus that can show off our unique wildlife.

Prize of the week

Get EGG-cited for this weeks Prize.. a HUGE 1kg Chocolate Easter Egg!

To enter:
    1. Follow us on Instagram (@Ssouthpointcbr) & Facebook
    2. Like our DIY Thursday Easter Post
    3. Tag a friend in the comments

Winner Announced Friday 10th April at 12pm