Spring is here and that means Easter is around the corner. Here are two fun Easter crafts to do with your preschooler.
Egg Shell Pot Plants
- Potting soil
- Grass seeds (they germinate in a few weeks) or bean seeds (they germinate in a few days)
- Tempera paint or Markers
- Hot glue or white glue
- A small square of cardboard or a small piece of a pipe cleaner.
Clean eggshells and dry them gently.
To give the tiny plant pot a solid base, glue a small square of cardboard to the bottom of the eggshell (or use a small piece of pipe cleaner twisted into a circle ). If using white glue, let it set for a few hours; hot glue will set in a few minutes.
Using tempera paint or markers, decorate the eggshells. Let the paint dry.
Put potting soil in the eggshells (fill a little over half way). Add many grass seeds or two bean seeds (in case one doesn’t germinate). The grass seeds take a few weeks to germinate, but bean seeds will sprout in just a few days.
Cover the seeds with a little bit of soil, and sprinkle lightly with water.
When seeds sprout place in a sunny spot.
Hand Print Lillies
- Construction paper
- Green pipe cleaners (or straws)
- Tape or glue
Trace a child’s hand on construction paper. Cut the tracing out.
Curl each of the fingers around a pencil.
Using the palm of the handprint, form a cone (with the fingers curling outwards). Glue or tape the cone together.
Staple the flower to a pipe cleaner or a drinking straw.
Draw some leaves on green construction paper, then cut them out.
Staple or tape the leaves to the straw.
Make a few of these flowers for a beautiful bouquet.