Little Red Hen Crafts

Make an Easter Egg Tree Centrepiece

Easter is just around the corner. The German tradition of decorating trees and bushes with Easter eggs is known as the Ostereierbaum, or Easter Egg Tree. We love making and decorating an Easter tree, we usually place it in one of our windows and then move it into the middle of our dining table for our Easter lunch. If you have a tree in the garden or near your front porch, you could have lots of fun hanging painted eggs and ribbons on the branches. However, if like us you…

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Mother’s Day Ceramic painting.

On Sunday Little Miss D and I picked up our Mother’s Day delights! Ceramic painting is one of our favourite craft activities. We both had a wonderful time choosing from the huge array of ceramic objects to paint. Little Miss D chose to paint a fairy. I love Spring flowers so I picked a vase to paint, we created a lovely country scene and usedĀ Little Miss D’s handprints to make the butterfly and our thumbprints to make bumble bees. Little Miss D finished by writing a little message on the…

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Easter Sock Bunny

We both had great fun making Socktopus puppets last week on one of our snow days. Little Miss D enjoyed it so much, she asked if we could make more sock animals. Here is our a second sock animal, the Easter Sock bunny. It would make a great craft activity for the Easter holidays. You will need: a clean sock, rice or toy stuffing, pom-pom, 2 elastic bands, ribbon, 2 googly eyes, pink/white felt, scissors and glue. 1. Pour the rice into the sock. 2. To make the bunny’s head…

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Spring Flower Crafts

It looks like Spring is almost here! This weekend we noticed that some pretty bright flowers were starting to pop up in our garden, so we decided to make some of our very own using hand and feet prints. These pictures would make a great card or gift for Mother’s Day. You will need: coloured or white A4 paper, 4 colours of paint, paintbrushes, 1 straw, scissors and glue. We began by painting Little Miss D hands using one colour of paint and then she pressed her hands down on…

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Easy Valentine’s Crafts

Spread some love this Valentine’s Day with a few homemade crafts. Here’s one that will definitely brighten up your home! Hanging Hearts This is an easy craft activity, that took us about an hour. You can hang these hearts in your window or thread them onto ribbon to make a garland for the mantelpiece. Little Miss D decided to hang them on the door of our playroom. You will need some coloured paper (we recycled pieces of leftover wrapping paper), a pencil, sequins or pom-poms, scissors, hole punch, tape and…

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Valentine’s Heart Wreath

We love to use cardboard tubes in our house for crafts. My daughter is like a magpie when she sees an empty tube, squirrelling them under her bed for future craft activities! We also love hanging wreaths in our house. You will need: 11 toilet rolls or 4 kitchen rolls, a stapler, scissors, red paint, paintbrush and ribbon. Start by cutting the toilet rolls in half, this can be tricky for little ones. We found if I started by making the hole, Little Miss D then carried on cutting the…

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