Easter has come early this year! To celebrate our EGG-citement, for a long weekend, family festivities & of course, CHOCOLATE, we made these Mini Easter Egg Baskets! A hands-on, messy craft using just a few supplies from your craft box.
These Mini Easter Egg Baskets are a great way to limit your child’s daily chocolate intake following a weekend of (no doubt) many Easter egg hunts. From my experience, it can be hard for our little chocolate lovers to understand they can’t eat all their collected goodies at once.
We’ve found this to be a fun way for kids to learn about ‘sometimes’ foods, and how often we can eat them. Fill your mini baskets with a few little eggs, or 1 big egg to have each day (or however often you choose)!
Ready for a fun Easter weekend project? Here’s how to make Recycled Egg Carton Mini Easter Egg Baskets with your toddlers and preschoolers.
>>> How To Make Recycled Egg Carton Mini Easter Egg Baskets
Age: 2+ years
Time: 15 mins
Tissue Paper Confetti
1 // Cut your egg carton into individual sections. This is a job for an adult; it can be super tricky cutting egg cartons!
2 // Make a small hole at either end of each egg carton section. This is where you will later attach the pipe cleaners for your handle!
3 // Cover the inside of each egg section with PVA glue.
4 // Take a handful of confetti and press it into the glue. You may need to tip it upside down to remove any excess confetti.
5 // Take half a pipe cleaner, and press each end into the ready-made holes, folding up to hold in place.
6 // Once dry, take your chocolate (or selected goodie substitute) & place it into your Mini Easter Baskets!
You could also paint or decorate the outside of the egg carton too!
Hoppy Easter & Happy Crafting!
>>> How are you celebrating Easter this year?
p.s. I hear lots of water is the cure to chocolate hangovers – you’re welcome!
Olivia is a career Nanny & craft extraordinaire from Sydney, Australia. She shares her passion for children & creativity by providing simple arts, crafts & activities full of learning opportunities. Her aim is to encourage & inspire you to be creative with your babies, toddlers and preschoolers!
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