Here is the perfect activity to get your Tamariki outside and active this Easter holiday!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED FOR THESE NATURE EASTER EGGS
- Cardboard – Any kind of cardboard will work. We like to use cardboard because it’s sturdy but if you don’t have any cardboard, regular paper would work too. You would just need to make sure you didn’t glue anything too heavy onto it.
- Hot Glue – Hot glue works great for these Nature Eggs because it is perfect for securing heavier objects (rocks, sicks, etc.) to your cardboard. It also dries super quickly so you don’t have to wait around to enjoy these eggs. If you don’t have any hot glue, PVA glue would work, it would just take a little longer to dry and might be a little harder to secure some of your items.
- Nature Items – All you need to do for these is take a little walk around outside and pick things that you think would look pretty on your eggs! A few suggestions of things we used: leaves, seeds, branches, sticks, rocks, flowers, pine needs, bark. You can really get creative here!
One great thing about these Nature Easter Eggs is that the decorating possibilities are endless. Each egg will be so different, and your child can really get creative with their vision.
HOW TO MAKE NATURE EASTER EGGS
- Cut out your egg shapes from the cardboard. Draw them freehand if you don’t have something to trace and then carefully cut them out. Sharp scissors are nice when cutting cardboard, if you have them.
- Go out and collect your nature items! You could make it into a fun activity where you go for a little walk around the neighbourhood and collect your items.
- Plug your hot glue gun in and start decorating!
WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT THIS NATURE BASED, CREATIVE ACTIVITY
- It allows kids to really get creative! There’s no right or wrong way to decorate these Nature Easter Eggs so kids can let loose and have fun coming up with their designs.
- It gets kids outside exploring and appreciating nature. Your kids will have so much fun hunting for unique items in nature to decorate their eggs with.
- Helps re-use cardboard. Instead of just recycling your old cardboard, you can turn it into beautiful and thoughtful crafts that your kids will be so proud of!
Article via Sprouting Wild Ones