Easter card craft


Easter is such a fun time of the year, it's a time where you have a reason to eat chocolate although who needs a reason? It's also a brilliant time to do crafts. Although I love the age Emily is at now, I am looking forward to her being a little bigger, just so she can start to really enjoy making things. At the moment she tends to get a bit stressy if you try to steer her in a direction, Which is fair enough, It's also nice for her to just be able to do what she wants. She has always been a fan of paint, or anything gooey, So she had lots of fun mark making with paint. 
I thought I'd share some pictures of Emily's random mark making, I did make cards before letting her do this. However I think it was nice to just let her have free reign after having her feet pressed on card 4 or 5 times. It was nice to see her just have her own fun. Although she is to small to use a paint brush she did enjoy banging it on the paper, and that was good enough for me.


Anyway back to the card making. I decided I wanted to make something that I could incorporate Emily's hand or foot prints into. So I chose a little chick. Although you could do a bunny by putting a hand print in the middle of the paper and using a foot print for each ear. I put some paint on the bottom of her foot, and then let her push down on the card. Some of the footprints were a bit messy, and just looked like blobs, but that is the joy of crafts with children right?

After it dried I added some feet, a beak and a eye! I'm pretty happy with how they turned out, and I have kept one back for her scrap book. This is such a easy and quick little activity to do with your children, and it doesn't matter what age they are either. I'm pretty proud of how they turned out, although they are a simple idea, I think they look really effective.


Did you do any Easter crafts with you little one? I'd love to hear about them if you did.

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    1. Thank you, I love doing crafts with Emily x

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  2. These look cute. Last time we did this at xmas I had a brown painted toddler running around so we decided to just do finger print chicks and rabbits! Lovely idea! Xx

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    1. Thank you. I'm so glad Emily's not running around yet. I'm sure as soon as she is painting will become very messy very quickly. xx

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