When you think of Easter with your children, what do you think of? Probably something like the Easter bunny, Cadbury Creme Eggs, hot cross buns and a big roast dinner that is just as hard work as Christmas dinner, but with less of the hype.
As you're too busy planning how to organise an epic Easter egg hunt at home, you've probably overlooked one fun activity that you can do with your little ones - how to make your own Easter eggs.
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If you're scratching your head, wondering what on earth you're going to do this festive holiday, then making eggs instead of buying one from the shop is the answer. Not only is it something fun to do with the whole family, but it's a budget-friendly alternative to supermarket eggs, which can end up costing you quite a lot.
When is Easter 2021?
We can't believe how fast 2021 is going already. If you want to plan ahead and start preparing for the festivities, the most important thing to know is when Easter is. This year, Easter Sunday lands on Sunday 4 April. Wow, that's not far away at all!
From watching bunny-themed films to creating an Easter tree, there are lots of activities that you and your family can do together. One of our favourite things to do is make our own Easter egg.
Whether you're keeping it traditional by heading to the kitchen and using a chocolate egg mould or by opting to paint some eggs, there are dozens of ways to make your own Easter eggs with the children.
Here at Mother&Baby, we've spent hours researching the best cooking essentials and must-have arts and crafts so that you and the little ones' can get right to how to make your own Easter eggs as possible. Find out why you should trust us here.
Best Easter egg kits
Want to go big this Easter? How does creating your own egg that is 22cm tall sound? We think it sounds messy, but amazing!
With two large moulds and an option to create 36 mini eggs, this cheap as chips option from Lakeland is going straight in our virtual shopping basket. We love that these mini eggs can be placed inside the bigger egg too.
First up for the arts and crafts, we have these fabulous polystyrene eggs. If you want your little ones to eat less sugar or they have a dietary requirement, an activity not around food might be the perfect option. Simply get out the paints, glitter and fabrics, and encourage your children's imaginations.
From one end of the scale to the other, these dainty moulds will help your family construct some little chocolate rabbits. Expect sticky fingers from this one!
When it comes to chocolate making kits, this is the elite. We love that this set includes everything you could need to make your own eggs, from the moulds to sweets for decorating, but the chef's hat makes this option all the more complete.
If you already own a chocolate mould, but want to excourage your kids to experiment with their designs, well then this chocolate decorating kit is everything. It includes: two solid egg shaped plaques of Belgian chocolate, sugar sprinkles, small amount of chocolate to melt and a paintbrush.
What could be more fun than making and eating chocolate? Well, painting your own Easter egg is pretty much up there. We love that this craft box will fit in your letterbox and can be used as soon as you open it.
If it's a family tradition to do an Easter egg hunt, get your children involved in making the treasure inside and hide them away until the holiday. You'll love seeing their faces as they find their adorable creations.
From large cake pops to big chocolate bombs, get your older children to help you make dessert for Easter. What a lovely way to finish the celebration!
Last but not least, we have the egg cup marker set. Not only will this be an incredible activity to do to help you bond over the Easter period, but it'll also make breakfast time more interesting thanks to the egg cups new designs.
How to make your own Easter egg mould:
Getting hands-on with chocolate doesn't have to stop there. Want to create your mould instead of buying one? A DIY way to create an Easter egg mould is by dipping other food in to chocolate.
Not only is this a tasty treat, but it's super fun to do with the kids. Marshmallows dipped in chocolate are a fantastic way to create the egg-like shape you're after. Some heathier alternatives are strawberries, melon balls, apricots and any other fruit that could be shaped into a ball
Once you've dipped the chocolate, you can even use marshmallows, fruit and sweets to decorate it.