Enjoying Easter at home: crafts, recipes and more!

With everything going on in the world, it feels like Easter has crept up on us out of nowhere. Staying at home this Easter might be different to your original plans, however this is a fantastic chance to unleash your creativity and try some festive crafts, baking and more.

Here’s a few ideas that are great for all the family and will really get you in the Easter spirit, starting with these tasty recipes:

One a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns!

Would Easter be complete without the classic hot cross bun? Check out this hot cross bun recipe from BBC Good Food.

Easter egg bark

This Easter egg bark is a mixture of white and milk chocolate, topped with mini eggs and marshmallow. Take a look at this recipe on Tesco Food. 

Crème Egg brownie cake

Here is a classic chocolate brownie topped with mouth-watering Crème Eggs. Try this recipe from Olive magazine. 

Check out these easy Easter crafts:

Bunny and chick bookmarks

What a fantastic homemade Easter gift to send someone, all you need is some coloured paper and some glue. Head to Hey, Let’s Make Stuff for instructions and a downloadable bookmark to trace. 

Bunny headband

Kids will love this bunny headband and have them hopping around the room. Find the instructions on I heart crafty things. 

Tinfoil eggs

Finding crafts that fit the materials that you have at home can be difficult. Don’t be afraid to get creative with what you’ve got, like these decorated tin foil eggs. Find out how to make them here. 

Potato stamped Easter eggs

Making potato stamps will take you right back to your school days! Always supervise kids with the carving. Find out how you can make these on Best Ideas for Kids. 

Painted Easter eggs

If you’re lucky enough to have some spare eggs at the moment, get out the paints or food dye and make some colourful, decorative eggs. Unsure on how to hollow out an egg? Head to Get Cracking. 

Fun things to do indoors or in your garden:

Egg and spoon race – If you have enough room indoors or in your garden, why not hard boil an egg and have an egg and spoon race.

Easter egg hunt – This timeless tradition will get everyone excited to search round the house for what the Easter bunny has left.

Free children stories on audible – While the schools are closed, Amazon audible are offering lots of children’s stories for free. Gather the family round and listen to the story of Peter Rabbit. Find out more here. 

Easter talent show – If your family loves to perform you could practise a song, a dance or even write a poem to perform in front of them. You could even do this over skype and have some of the family members as judges.

If you are inspired by any of these craft ideas or recipes, please take a photo and tag us on Facebook or Twitter, we’d love to see them. Last of all, we hope you have a fun and safe Easter holiday at home!