What we’ve been making in the run up to Easter

I definitely use my children to fulfil my need to make things. Making something new is so satisfying and makes me so happy. It probably counts as therapy. Thankfully Winston has no objections and Rufus is more than happy to touch, lick and throw just about everything. I used to get stressed about the mess it casues but now I embrace it wholeheartedly, and it has made so much difference to my enjoyment. However, I do get the hoover out at the earliest opportunity!

Here is what we have been making:

Chocolate Easter eggs. This is something I’ve always wanted to do and it was much more straightforward than I thought it would be, plus Winston could help with just about everything. He loved pushing them out of the moulds and then using a knife to ‘glue’ the mini eggs together. SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES







Making sure every scrap of chocolate is accounted for.


An Easter tree. We acquired a couple of branches at a recent visit to Fairburn Ings. I absolutely love the shape the two branches have created. We made some mini birds nests, added some feathers and hung lots of tiny eggs.

easter tree


easter tree




Hot cross buns. I finally got around to showing Winston what hot cross buns are after he developed a love for the nursery rhyme some time last year. They didn’t turn out as aesthetically pleasing (or as fluffy) as I’d hoped, but Winston said they were delicious. Rufus decided he needed to stick pencils in half of them. We’ll have another go before Easter. I got confused about the yeast – I seem to have so many different types and I’ve never really understood how it works!

homemade hot cross buns

homemade hot cross buns recipe

Easter pinatas. I saw these in Red magazine. They were all pink, frilly and beautiful. I made the mistake of getting old wrapping paper out and could not get Winston to move away from Toy Story, Cars, aliens and elephants. Not quite what I planned, but they will still serve their purpose. I’m going to take them to my parents house this weekend so the Grandchildren can bash them to pieces – I’m looking forward to watching it.

papier mache


Chick shortbread.  A very quick and easy project.

chick biscuits

Blowing and dyeing eggs. I thought Winston wouldn’t enjoy this very much but he absolutely loved it. He was surprisingly good at it too. We’re going to soak them for a few days so the colours really show.  egg blowing

natural dyes

dyeing eggs

What have you been making? I’d love to know.

E xx



  1. 31st March 2015 / 7:04 am

    Oh my goodness these are amazing & beyond any tat we make haha love your tree x

    • 2nd April 2015 / 8:05 pm

      Thanks M! The chocolate eggs are so easy though. Seriously! We’ve made some to send to J’s parents. Hot cross buns need improvement! x

  2. Angela Milnes
    2nd April 2015 / 11:16 am

    These are really awesome activities Esther. Sylvia and I have been getting into the Easter mood as well. We have created an Easter Scene using Hama beads. Check out her Little Easter creations at Daysinbed.com http://wp.me/p5XRN6-Yc Angela xx

  3. littlejampotlife
    13th April 2015 / 9:24 pm

    I want to do some homemade eggs! looks fab and yummy!!

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