Celebrate Easter With These Festive Crafts and Activities 

With Easter long weekend just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about all the cool Easter crafts and activities to do with your kids!
Easter may feel a little different this year, but there are still plenty of ways to make it just as fun. If you're stumped with what to do, take a look at these four unique activities — from a virtual egg decoration competition to an outdoor scavenger hunt — that will keep the entire family entertained. 
So, get ready to make some egg-stra special Easter memories! 

Host a virtual egg decorating session

Start a new tradition with a virtual Easter egg decorating competition that includes family and friends, both near and far.
Hosting a virtual Easter egg decorating session can be a great way to collectively celebrate the holiday. Hosting it virtually gives your friends and family the opportunity to gather, socialise, and enjoy seasonal activities together. Virtual gatherings like this can be a great bonding experience and morale booster, not to mention a fun pastime.
When it's all said and done, you'll have a bounty of eye-catching Easter celebration photos as mementos to serve as a reminder of a great time spent with loved ones.
What you’ll need:
  • Computer or mobile device
  • Eggs
  • Art supplies (paint, glue, googly eyes, and stickers work great!)
  • Send virtual invitations. Include the time, date, and instead of a physical location include the platform you'll be using.
  • Give guests decorating options ahead of time. In order to make the virtual party experience more connective, send your guests three different ideas for egg decorating that they can pick from. You can even download templates from the Internet to share.
  • If you don't want to use your edible eggs, faux works. Consider using plastic eggs and let your children's imaginations go wild.
  • Play music in the background to add ambience. You can make your own party playlist on Spotify and share it with friends.
  • Wrap up your session by having everyone go around and show off their favorite egg creation. Make sure to take a screenshot of everyone holding up their eggs on screen so you have a fun memory to share of this unique Easter celebration.
If you’re looking for plastic eggs and other decorative elements, head down to Daiso located at Changi City Point, Eastpoint Mall, Tampines 1, Tiong Bahru Plaza, and Waterway Point.

Make an Easter bunny garland

This adorable bunny garland is simple to make and is an excellent way to add a festive mood to any room.
Decorating for Easter is quite easy when you mix a few DIY projects along with a few store-bought items. Bunny garlands are an excellent option for kids of all ages — they are cute and don’t require much expertise or materials to make. You may even have the materials to make some of these garlands in your home already. You could make the bunnies out of different materials like felt or patterned fabric to give it a fun twist!
What you’ll need:
  • Paper (various colors, scraps work too!)
  • Cotton wool balls
  • Bunny garland template 
  • Twine
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Print the template out on regular printer paper. Cut out as many bunnies as you like with a pair of scissors.
  • Use craft glue to attach the cotton wool balls as pom-pom tails to the bunnies.
  • Punch holes in each of the bunny’s ears, and then attach the bunnies to the twine.
  • Your Easter garland is complete and ready for hanging!
Discover a range of beautiful coloured paper as well as other art and craft materials from Popular Bookstore located at Causeway Point, Eastpoint Mall, Hougang Mall, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Northpoint City, and White Sands.

Go on a scavenger hunt

This is a great hands-on sensorimotor activity that encourages children to explore their senses and the world around them.
Send your little ones outside with a super fun nature scavenger hunt idea instead of the usual Easter egg hunt. It’s easy to put together, and will keep the kiddos (and you) busy! This activity also adds an always-welcome educational element to kids’ playtime, usually (and this is the best part) without kids even realising it. 
Your kids will get the chance to touch, smell, and even hear nature in this creative outdoor sensory scavenger hunt, which includes identifying insects and cloud-watching.
What you'll need:
  • Magnifying glass
  • Notepad and writing instrument (like a crayon or marker.)
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent
  • In traditional scavenger hunt fashion, you can start by putting together a list of tasks  your children should do during the scavenger hunt. These tasks may vary based on where you live. This list can include: 1) find five different types of leaves, 2) identify four species of insects, 3) mimic three distinct bird calls, and 4) find a shape in the clouds.
  • Go to a nearby park, nature trail, or even a community garden.
  • During the scavenger hunt, use the opportunity to discuss with your kid about all their different senses and how they use them as they carry out the tasks. 
If you’re looking for a pair of affordable magnifying glasses, head down to MR D.I.Y. located at Century Square; or Selffix DIY located at Hougang Mall and The Centrepoint. And don’t forget to put on sunscreen and mosquito repellent, you can get these from Guardian located at Causeway Point, Century Square, Eastpoint Mall, Hougang Mall, Northpoint City, The Centrepoint, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Waterway Point, and White Sands.

Flower arranging with kids

Help your child develop an appreciation for the aesthetic harmony in nature this Easter.
Easter is a special time to relish in all that the spring season has to offer. Of course, the holiday has religious roots that should be acknowledged, but it's also about welcoming all that Mother Nature has to offer. 
By offering your child a variety of fresh flowers and providing access to a vase or two, you can easily set up this activity to teach them how to come up with their own creative arrangements. Since children are naturally attracted to colourful flowers, they will have fun making the family household a more visually appealing one.
In addition to beautifying your home, your child will see first-hand how flowers bring happiness to others and feel personally satisfied with their carefully-crafted arrangements. This will ultimately give them a sense of pride not only in themselves but also in their home surroundings.
What you’ll need:
  • Flowers of your choice
  • Glass jar
  • Scissors
  • Thorn stripper
  • Water
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Select your flowers. In-season blooms will be less expensive and feel right for the time of year. Other varieties, such as roses and orchids, are available year-round.
  • As with any children’s project, the key to success is to get all the prep work done ahead of time. Before you get your kids involved, clean and cut the flowers so they are ready to go. Cut the stems at an angle about an inch from the bottom using scissors.
  • Create a mix of complementary colours and varieties or choose one shade or variety.
  • Choose your vase based on the type of flowers you plan to use, and the size and style of arrangement you want to create. Pro tip: start with a glass jar so that your child can see how much water they are using to fill it with, otherwise, children have a tendency to over-pour!
  • Once the vase and flowers are prepped, it's time for your kids to dig in and create. Remember, there are no rules. Sit back and watch them explore, design, create, smell and delight.
For fresh flowers, spring down to Blue Ribbon Florist & Gifts located at Tiong Bahru Plaza; Floral Train located at Eastpoint Mall; Freeman Florist located at Waterway Point and White Sands; Lab Floret located at Hougang Mall; and Xpressflower.com located at Causeway Point and Northpoint City.
There are plenty of ways to celebrate the Easter spirit. Whether you're venturing outdoors or staying in, we hope that these activities will keep the young ones entertained as you celebrate the true spirit of spring.