If your kids are anything like ours, Sunday can not come soon enough! Woolworths is selling some really cute felt Easter baskets this year, but we figured we may as well have a go at making some ourselves.
You Will Need:
- Different coloured felt
- Sharp scissors (felt is not easy to cut)
- Empty soft drink bottles or similar
- Craft glue (we used hot glue)
- Pipe cleaners
- Googly eyes (only if you want to add chicks)
Draw out some egg shapes with a marker and get your little ones (if able) to cut them out. They can add some extra colour to the eggs with markers or felt pens if they like. To make a chicken, just draw a paisley shape for the body. The rest can be made with pipe cleaners and eyes.
Create your grass strip as we have done in the pictures, or just leave a flat edge. We cut a 1 inch wide strip in a different colour to make the handle and attached it to the outside of the bottle with glue. Then wrapped the grass strip the whole way around the bottle again securing with glue. If you are using hot glue, allow it to cool slightly on the felt before attaching it to the bottle to avoid melting the plastic.
Then just attach the eggs and other shapes around the grass as desired. If you had some velcro dots at home, you could attach these to the shapes rather than gluing, so the kids can change the decorations around as they please.
If you’re looking for more great Easter activities, be sure to check out our Craft and Fun Ideas for No-Sew Sock Bunnies and Easter Sun Catchers. Jo is a full time mother of 4, part time student, work from home mum, who sits around doing nothing all day… obviously! You can find this and other family craft projects at her blog Stayathomelife