Easter in Lowestoft - Craft Ideas
21st March 2013
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Here are a few ideas of Easter things that you and your child can make and do together.

Bunny Gift Boxes

You will need:

  • Flat tissue box
  • A piece of card or thick paper
  • Paint (The card and paint should ideally be the same colour)
  • Glue
  • Felt tip pens
  • Cotton Ball

1. Cut the top off of the tissue box, paint the box.

2. Fold the card/paper in half and draw half a bunny's head, open up the card and cut round the bunny's head.

3. Draw a face on the bunny's head and glue the head to the end of the box.  Glue the cotton wool ball to the opposite end of the box, making a tail.

4. Fill the box with tissue, feathers, mini easter eggs and Easter goodies.  These are great handmade gifts for little children.

Easter Painted Plantpots

You will need:

  • Terracotta flowerpot
  • White acrylic paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Coloured acrylic paints
  • Coloured paper (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Glue


1. Take a terracotta pot and paint the outside and top of rim with the white paint.

2. When dry, decorate by painting spots/flowers/leaves using the coloured paints.  Alternatively coloured paper can be cut out into petals and glued on to make flower shapes.  White glue should be painted over the paper shapes to secure in place and keep water tight.

3. Plant a lovely spring flower in the pot and give to Mums/Nannies/Grannies/Aunties etc. as an alternative handmade Easter gift.  They'll love it.

Easter Pecking Hens

You will need:

  • Paper plates
  • Paints (Yellow and Red)
  • Glue
  • Coloured paper
  • Coloured tissue paper
  • Sticky tape


1. Fold a paper plate in half, then unfold and paint the plate from left to right in 3 sections.  The first section should be yellow, the middle section should be orange (red and yellow mixed) and the third section should be red.  You can then blend the edges of each section together.  This should give you a plate that gradually goes from yellow to red.

2. Once dry, fold the plate back in half.  Cut a triangle of coloured paper for a beak and glue in the fold of the yellow end (this will be the head end).

3. Cut some triangles of coloured paper and glue them on the back of the folded plate at the yellow end again. These will form spikes on top of the chick's head.  Cut a circle of paper and glue on for eyes.

4. Cut thin strips of tissue paper about 10cms long and gather into a bunch.  Tape from the under side of the plate at the fold of the red end.  This will form the hen's tail.

5. The hens are now complete and should rock as if pecking.

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