Easter Crafts to make at home
As we weren’t able to run our springtime Open Day, here are some of the weaving-inspired Easter crafts that you can try at home. The carrot card is suitable for any age with a little help, and the Easter Egg card is aimed at older children as some dexterity is required weaving the strips of tissue.
You will need:
Orange, green and yellow (or another colour) card.
Glue dots and glue stick (or glue)
Orange wool or thick thread
A pen or pencil
Step 1: On the green card, draw around your hand and cut out the shape.
Step 2: Cut out a carrot shape from the orange card and wind the wool around it.
Step 3: Stick the wool in place on the back of the carrot.
Step 4: Attach the green hand shape to the top of the carrot with glue dots or glue.
Step 5: Cut out another carrot shape in the other card and write your message on it.
Step 6 & 7: Glue it to the back of the card to cover the sticky tape.
Your carrot card is finished!
Easter Egg Card
You will need:
Patterned tissue paper (but plain can also work)
Pen or pencil
Egg shape template, e.g. a cookie cutter.
Step 1: Cut the card to the size you want your finished card to be and fold it to make the card shape. Now make a second piece that is the same size as the front of the card. Use the egg shape to draw and cut out an egg shape in the front of the folded card and then trace it on to the second piece so the two holes match.
Step 2: Cut the tissue paper into strips, and glue it diagonally across the hole on the inside of your folded card. Weave more strips in and out of these glued strips, in an opposite diagonal pattern.
Step 3: Do the same with the single piece of card.
Step 4: Now glue the single piece of card onto the folded card, so it hides all the messy paper strip sandwiched in the middle.
Your card is finished. Don’t forget to write it!