I love Easter craft, there are so many different things to make- Easter cards, bonnets, baskets, chicks and bunnies. For our Bostik Bloggers post this month, we're making a simple Easter Egg and Chick Hunt, as these are such fun to make and take part in. As well as doing a big family hunt in Nanny's garden, my kids also like to create fun trails for each other to follow.
Create an Easter Egg and Chick Hunt
What You'll Need
5 lollipop sticks (or more if you have a longer trail)
Egg Template (Draw on Card and Cut Out)
Chick Template (Draw on Card and Cut Out)
Three Sheets Pastel Felt (for the egg)
One Sheet Yellow Felt (for the chick)
Scrap Orange Felt
Goggly eyes (or cut out eyes/draw on)
Buttons, Ribbon/Washi Tape, Flowers to decorate
Felt or Marker
Glue (I used Bostik Fast Tack)
1. Draw five arrows (we measured ours but you could use a template with younger kids).
2. Cut out arrows.
3. Apply glue to both the lollipop stick and the arrow. Leave for four minutes until tacky. Stick arrow onto stick to make your Easter Trail Markers.
4. Cut out two Chick Shapes (we taped the template to the felt to make it easy to cut).
5. Cut out 5 egg shapes in colours of your choice.
6. Decorate each egg. We have made our eggs closer to hatching at every post on the trail, finishing off with a hatched chick.
This is how we decorated our eggs, but decorate yours as desired.
We decorated all eggs with a strip of washi tape.
Egg 1: We left whole.
Egg 2: We drew a small crack.
Eggs 4 and 5: We drew and cut the crack line.
7. Write on the Easter Egg Hunt Signs.
1: The Start
2, 3 and 4: This Way
5: The End.
Egg 4: We glued the cracked egg on top of the chick to show a chick "nearly hatching".
Egg 5: We glued the chick on top of the cracked egg to show a fully hatched chick.
9. Add embellishments to the chick and egg: goggly eyes, a beak, feathers, flowers etc.
10: In the garden, park or wood, set up the hunt. Give your child a basket and lead them to the "starting point". Children follow the arrows, collecting the felt eggs and finding the hatched chick at the end. Smaller eggs and chocolate eggs can be left at each point too for more fun (I'll add our Easter Egg Hunt post soon) or the five eggs can be swapped for real eggs.