Its Easter break and you like it or not your kids are going to have lots of holidays! So you better be prepared with lots of ideas to entertain and exhaust them. My daughter has 15 days of break. I mean didn’t they just go back to school after winter break ? Last week I posted the DIY (Do-it-yourself) hand print impressions post and while working on that I had lots of left over dough. I really liked the technique and the concept behind the baking the dough to make it ‘forever’ so I decided to make something ‘forever’ for Easter that I can keep and show my kids later!
You’ll need :
- Dough (Flour 1 cup + Salt 1 cup + water. Knead and bake at 150 C for 3 hrs)
Dough making link : https://themammasclub.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/babys-hand-print-impressions-diy-craft-recipe/
- Bunny shaped play dough cutter or cookie cutter
- Poster colors of your choice
- Roll out the dough to 1 or 1.5 cm thickness (any thinner would cause it to crack as in the pic)
- Cut the dough using your cutter. Or if you are artistic you can cut and mold one using knife! Simple rolls eggs with your child using the dough.
- Bake it for 3 hours at 180 C
- Lets your child paint it however she/he wants! You can give the second coat or leave it as it is for their authentic touch!
- Let it dry for a few hours. Your rock solid Easter bunnies and eggs are ready. After Easter, you can put all the eggs and bunnies in the basket and hang it in the kids room or simply decorate your show-case!
I believe it’s important to do lots of DIY activities with our kids because they may not ‘remember’ all the fun they have now, especially at 3 and 4. But by looking at all their projects and collections they certainly will be proud of a colorful childhood they spent with their parents 🙂 I really don’t do a lot of projects like this with them, but running a blog with DIY posts definitely helps 🙂