Easter Fun for Kids

A fun plough dough recipe, puffy paint recipe and an Easter Bunny surprise idea to treat the kids with!

 

boy holding blue and green painted egg shells

 

Play Dough Recipe:

  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 1 to 1.5 cups boiling water 
  • Gel food colouring
  • 2-3 drops of Essential Oils (optional)

The water will be added in small amounts until it feels just right.

Essential Oils can be added as an optional extra which makes the play dough smell amazing.

Instructions:

  • Mix the flour, cream of tartar, oil and salt  in a large mixing bowl
  • Put the boiling water into a bowl or jug and add the food colouring and essential oils (optional).
  • Add the coloured boiling water to the dry ingredients.
  • Stir until it is combined into a sticky dough.
  • Allow the dough to cool down before taking it out of the bowl.
  • Knead the dough ‘energetically’ for a few minutes until the stickiness goes away.

Keep kneeding it until you get to the right consistency….. this is an important part!

  • If the dough remains sticky you can add a small amount of flour at a time until the consistency is just right.

Recipe adapted 

 

 

 

Creating art with homemade puffy paint

 

Puffy Paint Recipe:

  • 1 tablespoon of self raising flour – *recipe below on how to make your own
  • food colouring in the colours of your choice
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • little bit of water – start with 1/4 tsp per colour

 

Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl with a paint brush, teaspoon or your fingers until all the ingredients are combined into a paste.

Repeat the recipe for each colour.

Spoon the puffy paint into zip lock bags.  Snip a small hole in one corner of each bag and let the creativity begin.

Allow the puffy art to dry overnight before showcasing it in the house.

 

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Easter Balloon Avalanche

Create some extra special fun with a balloon avalanche…. What a fun and special memory to create with your kids.  And if you don’t have balloon’s no worries.  You can create just as much fun with using paper, ribbon, pictures, streamers with treats stuck on tape covering their bedroom door or hallway. 

 

Make it special and make it fun.  There are no rules here except to have FUN!

 

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Have fun and take lots of pictures!  Enjoy making new and unique memories together.

 

HOPPY Easter Everyone!