Easter tree & egg decorations
Making an Easter tree with decorations can be a wonderful activity to get the children excited for Easter and also a focal point for the Easter Sunday egg delivery. You can choose to keep it simple with foil wrapped eggs and ribbons or really let your creativity fly and make your own decorations.
Here is a simple craft activity to make a tree and string basket decorations filled with chocolate eggs.
What you need
- Embroidery thread, yarn or string in a variety of pastel colors
- Small balloons
- Elmer’s glue
- Pin or scissors
- Pegs to tie up drying eggs
- 3 to 4 large twigs
- Small foil wrapped chocolate eggs
- Paint & brushes
- Colourful ribbons
- Start by covering your work surface – this can get messy!
- Make a mixture of equal parts water and Elmer’s glue. Stir until fully mixed.
- Blow up the balloons to your preferred size.
- Unravel the cotton string and soak in the glue mix, ensure one end is left out of the mix.
- Start wrapping the end around the top of the balloon and then work your way around to cover then entire balloon.
- You can play around and follow any pattern you choose. You just have to make sure the gaps are small enough to hold your chocolate eggs at the end. We used one packet of cotton string per balloon.
- Once complete, you should peg the end of the balloon to a cloth covered drying line. You may have glue falling to the bottom as it dries so ensure you have a disposable cover underneath. Allow 24 hours to fully dry.
- While waiting for your eggs to dry, you can prepare the twigs. Select long twigs that can be placed and balanced in a large vase. You can leave then natural or paint it a white or pastel colour to complement the colour of string you are using.
- Once dry, pop the balloon and pull out with tweezers.
- Place the chocolate eggs through the top opening and use a piece of string to attach it to your prepared tree.
- Tie the colourful ribbons around the tree to make it pop.
- If you wanted to make a garland too, just cut a length of string and slowly tie each one at regular intervals.