Easter Egg Crafts and Surprises

Posted on April 21st, 2017

I feel like I have really made the most of Easter this year with our holiday guests. We have done bunny crafts, chick crafts and this week was the turn of Easter egg crafts.  I had my fingers crossed for the weather as I wanted an Easter egg hunt with a difference in the fairy garden and this was the only afternoon all week with rain in the forecast! 

 

 Easter Egg Crafts and Activities on the FArm

Magic Easter Bunnies.

The fairy garden is wonderful for so many of my activities and treasure hunts and this week I had an extra Easter surprise for the children. I had told them all they were making toilet roll bunnies that had to have their name on and Guy was going to take them to the fairy gardens for me and hide them. The fairies had a little magic planned for the children, but they would have to wait to discover this.

 

Making toilet roll Easter Bunny Egg holders for an Egg Hunt

Easter Egg Bonnets

Guy collected up all the bunnies and left. Meanwhile we moved on to making Easter bonnets with decorated Easter eggs, bunny ears and nature.  Double sided sticky tape is the magic tip to making everything stick, including all the petals and flowers from outside.

 

making Easter bonnets with nature and card

Easter Eggs for the fairies

With bonnets complete we set about painting Easter egg shaped fabric to hang in the fairy gardens for the fairies. Poster paint works really well on plain white cotton and it is a great use of our old marked sheets from the business.

 

 

The children carefully carried their painted eggs and handed them to me in the fairy gardens where I pinned them up to make bunting for the fairies to enjoy.

 

Hanging Easter Bunting in the Coombe Mill Fairy Gardens

An Easter Egg Hunt

I think the children had quite forgotten the bunnies they made at the start of the afternoon. Now that the Fairy Easter Eggs were all hung up I suggested they go and find their bunnies. There were squeals of delight as they found their bunnies and discovered a caramel chocolate egg inside.

 

Finding Easter Eggs in homemade bunny containers in the fairy gardens

A Surprise Easter lamb

This should have been the end of the afternoon’s entertainment. However we had a surprise visitor with us. An abandoned lamb found that morning had made an amazing recovery in the house with me and joined us for our afternoon fun. The children were thrilled to help feed him a bottle and stroke him out on the grass. This little fellow is soon going to become every holiday maker’s new best friend.

 

Stroking and feeding Friday the lamb during activity hour

 

The children were still wearing their Easter bonnets that evening for the train which I took as a sure sign of a fun afternoon and that forecast rain never happened.

 

 

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