Tuesday 26 February 2013

Invitation to Craft – Easter

Easter craft for kids

Easter is my favourite holiday.... chocolate, shiny foil, bunnies and little fluffy chicks... what a fabulous combination! I have been collecting easter-themed bits and pieces for a few weeks – some little chickens, bunny toothpicks and easter themed patty pans. The one thing that has been lacking is the inspiration for what to do with all this Easter cuteness. My brain feels tired, overwhelmed and out of ideas at the moment.

I decided that I would set it all up as an Invitation to craft (I love the invitation to play set-ups over at The Imagination Tree and Learn with Play@home). I laid out all the materials on our outdoor table, this is what I included:
  • Patterned paper
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Pipecleaners
  • Container of pva glue with some pink paint added and a paintbrush
  • 2 sets of easter chicks
  • Easter-themed patty pans
  • Bunny toothpicks
  • Gluesticks
  • Milk bottle tops
Way too much stuff really.... sometimes I go overboard. Not everything got used. The most popular items were the coloured pva glue, bottle tops, little chicks and bunny toothpicks. Boo asked for some pink playdough to go with it so we whipped up a batch together (based on this recipe, except I added vanilla oil instead of peppermint).

Easter Invitation to craft :: At home with Ali

The kids created – combining bits and pieces together, dipping the string in the glue, making little seats for the chicks. It didn't really matter what they ended up making it was more important just to have fun and experiment.

Oh yeah... and this happened!!

For a great run-down on setting up Invitations to Play/Craft have a look at this post from Invitation to Play Tutorial from Teach Preschool. If you love Easter inspired craft have a look at Chicken World and don't miss my Easter Pinterest board.

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  1. Love your invitation Ali...and also the fact that you let the girls create as they wanted to...don't you just love those spills!!

  2. Oh they are really cute and love the use of the milk bottle tops.

  3. Super cute! Looks so bright and colourful and happy! So looking forward to the warmer weather!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty.


  4. oh i love what they decided to do with all those inviting ingredients. What a great way to 'do' easter

  5. Oh Miss Ali, this looks so cute - and not just any ordinary cute, the fluffy kind of cute, the it-so-fluffy-I-think-I'm-going-to-die sort of cute. LOL. You get my gist. I particularly love the pink PVA glue. Clever! I'll be featuring your post as part of my Easter for Kids roundup from the Weekly Kids' Co-op. Thanks for sharing. xoxo P


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