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

  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

    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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