Easter Activities April 9, 2020

by Helen Lifestyle

We think Easter time is the bees’ knees. It’s a long weekend, you can eat more chocolate than usual and you get to have hot cross buns for Easter brunch. What more do you need?!

If you’re looking for ways to keep the kids entertained at home, we have some fun DIY activities they’re sure to love! 

Naturally dyed boiled eggs 

For a break from the chocolate, why not whip up some of these all-naturally dyed boiled eggs? They look beautiful as a centrepiece on a table, and best of all, they’re nutritious and edible!

You Will Need:

  • a dozen free range eggs
  • parsley, coriander or sage leaves (or other leaves or flowers that have an interesting shape)
  • red and brown onion skins
  • beetroot, red cabbage or turmeric
  • apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
  • pastry brush

What to do: 

Step 1: Put 2 cups of water and half a cup of vinegar in  a pan and bring it to the boil. 

Step 2: Add the dye, be it onion skins, thinly sliced red cabbage or grated beetroot. 

Step 3: Drop in the eggs and boil for 15 minutes to achieve a good colour.

What happens:

Brown onion skins will darken eggs, turning them a lovely rich hen brown. Red onion creates a maroon colour.

Beetroot will transform eggs into a light pink (paler eggs are best for this), red cabbage will result in a pale blue, while turmeric turns eggs a vibrant yellow.

The beauty of these little eggs is that no two come out exactly alike. Feel free to experiment with your different combinations to find your favourite effect!

Place your eggs on the table to enjoy at breakfast or in sandwiches throughout the day.

 

Easter Bunny Mask

What You Need: 

  • 1 paper plate 
  • 3 paper straws, cut in half
  • Coloured markers 
  • String or ribbon 
  • Scissors 

Instructions: 

Step 1: Draw a template of the rabbit nose onto a paper plate (see below) and carefully cut away the bottom half of the plate. 

Step 2: Cut the rim of the plate in half and colour them in (see below). These are your bunny ears. 

Step 3: Glue the ears to the top of the plate, attach the whiskers to the nose (we used tape) and pierce two holes on each side of the plate and thread ribbon through them to attach to your head.

masque lapin

Bunny Table Decoration 

What You Need:

  • Hard Boiled Eggs
  • Coloured Napkins
  • Black Marker Pen
  • String or Ribbon
  • Scissors

Instructions:

Step 1: Fold the napkin diagonally, into a large triangle.

Step 2: Roll up the napkin lengthways. 

Step 3: Place the egg in the middle, tying ribbon securely above it so the napkin resembles bunny ears.

Step 4: Draw a bunny face on the egg with a black marker pen as a final touch.

 

Happy Easter and happy cooking! 

The HelloFresh Team 

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