Welcome to our Special Easter Crafts and more!

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DO YOU KNOW?

Eggs are a symbol of life.

Wolols are eggs, well, wacky eggs, but they represent life, as children do.

Their big eyes are widely open to the joy of learning new things, curious, inquires, actives, creatives,  and imaginative.

Always willing to have fun and play.

Wolols love Easter and has prepared this special for you and your children to celebrate! 

Easter Craft Ideas

This list of simple Easter crafts for kids is absolutely adorable! You can make bunnies and chicks from pretty much anything! From egg carton chicks to cotton ball bunnies, there are tons of Easter craft ideas here to inspire you.

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From one of my faves

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Easter Bunny and Egg Stamp

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With just a few toilet paper or paper towel roll tubes you can make a stamp to aid children with their Easter-themed art projects. You’ll need paperboard tubes, a hot glue gun or masking tape, scissors, and painting supplies.

To make an egg-shaped stamp, place a tube on the table standing up so that one of the openings is facing up. Gently crease one side of the paperboard tube vertically, so the opening at the top looks like a teardrop instead of a circle. Smooth out the crease so that the point is more rounded and curved. The opening should now look like the outline of an egg with a wide bottom and narrow top.

 

To make a bunny, you’ll need three paperboard tubes of the same length. Lay a paperboard tube on the table long ways, and flatten the tube so you have a crease on the far left and far right. Do the same to a second tube, and leave the third one round. Stand the three tubes up vertically so that the opening is facing up. You should have one circle, which is the face of the bunny, and two eye-shaped tubes, which are the ears. Attach the ears to the face using a hot glue gun or tape.

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When the stampers are ready dip one end into some paint, then stamp the design on a blank sheet of paper. Since the egg and bunny are outlines, you can decorate the inside any way you like. Make fun, decorated eggs, and cute bunny faces using paint brushes or other art supplies like crayons. Instead of paint, you can use the shapes as a template to make an outline with a pen or marker.

Easter Basket Filler:

Use scrap paper, newspaper, magazine pages, or telephone book pages to make filler for an Easter basket. Using a paper cutter or scissors cut long thin strips of paper about a quarter-inch wide or less. Alternatively, cut strips in a long straight line using a craft knife, cutting mat, and ruler.

 

After the celebrations, you can recycle the paper by putting it inside a paperboard box so that the shreds don’t fly off and become litter. For large quantities place them in a clear plastic bag so that the recycling centre sorting through the recycled paper knows the bag is full of paper shreds and not trash.

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If you don’t have time to make something at home this year, consider purchasing environmentally friendly products. For example, instead of a plastic Easter basket (which is not recyclable in our community) made one yourself or purchase one that is made with burlap, bamboo, paper, or other natural material, like these ones:

And please look for basket filler made from paper. These materials are biodegradable, and in the long run, healthier than plastic. 

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Read about customs and traditions  

Why do we have Easter Eggs?

Many of us may chomp on chocolate eggs at Easter, but originally eating eggs was not allowed by church leaders during the week leading up to Easter (known as Holy Week).

So any eggs laid that week were saved and decorated to make them Holy Week eggs given to children as gifts.

Victorians adapted the tradition with satin-covered cardboard eggs filled with Easter gifts.

This has now developed into the tradition that many people enjoy today.

Read this post if you want to know more about Easter customs origins.

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Why are Easter Eggs made of chocolate?

Easter Chocolates

The first chocolate eggs appeared in France and Germany in the 19th Century, but they were bitter and hard.

 

As chocolate-making techniques improved, hollow eggs,  like the ones we have today, were developed.

They very quickly became popular and remain a favourite tradition with chocolate-lovers today.

What's the Easter Bunny then?

The story of the Easter Bunny is thought to have become common in the 19th Century.

Rabbits usually give birth to a big litter of babies (called kittens), so they became a symbol of new life.

Legend has it that the Easter Bunny lays, decorates and hides eggs as they are also a symbol of new life.

This is why some children might enjoy Easter egg hunts as part of the festival.

It doesn't do all the work alone though!

In Switzerland, Easter eggs are delivered by a cuckoo and in parts of Germany by a fox

Happy Children with Easter Eggs
 

Easter recipes

Get creative in the kitchen with the kids this Easter. These Easter recipes for kids are perfect for small, messy hands, and they taste pretty good.

 

The kids love making some sweet treats at Easter and enjoy chocolates, but you will find some healthy alternatives in the links below.

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From bestrecipes.com.au

25 Kid-Friendly Easter Recipes

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Easter Colouring pages

Take your pencils, use finger paint, stickers, markers or glue pieces of coloured paper and enjoy decorating and colouring these pages! 

click on the image to print or download

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More free  printables:     

 
 

Quiz! 

How much do you know about Easter?

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