Easter may only be 5 weeks away, but I do like to get organized with fun craft activities I can do with my kids. The Easter long weekend falls at the end of school holidays for us, so there will be plenty of time before Easter to get crafting.
Your school may hold an Easter Hat Parade, and I’ve shared three easy hats that you can create at home in the lead-up to the end of school term. I kept the designs I made last year, so my girls are already set for their parade.
But I wanted to also give them something extra to wear at the parade as well. A mask of some sort. And that’s how I came to create these easy egg carton chick masks.
My two-year-old and I had a lot of fun painting and creating these. A word of warning: it did get a little messy with the feathers, but nothing a sweep or vacuum couldn’t fix. The soft feathers are hard to get angry with. And your kids will love the sensation of touching them as they do this craft.
- Easter Craft
- Easter Hat Parade
- Dress Ups
- Imaginative Play
- 1 Egg Carton (you may need to recycle more as you will only get 2 masks from one carton. I explain why below)
- Yellow Paint
- Orange Paint (If you can’t get orange, buy red and mix it with the yellow)
- 2 Paintbrushes
- Craft Glue (not pictured)
- White Feathers
- Yellow Feather Boa
- Ice Cream Lid (to hold mask when painting)
1. Cut your egg carton so you only have the part where the egg sit. Cut each end, keeping the pointy part of the carton (for the nose). You will only get two masks from 1 carton as it has the extra outer border so the feathers can stick on.
2. Cut out under the nose so your child can breathe when wearing the mask.
3. Cut out the eyes. Punch a hole using the end of the scissors, then carefully cut a round circle where each eye will see through.
4. Paint the mask yellow. Paint the nose orange. Leave to dry.
5. Once dry, glue two white feathers in the middle of the forehead. Cut the feathers smaller if their stems are too long.
6. Pull apart yellow feathers from the boa. Add glue to the outside border of the mask, and add yellow feathers to hide the outside border of the mask.
7. Punch two holes on either side of the mask and thread and knot some elastic. Measure to suit your child’s head.
8 Add more feathers where the elastic can be seen to hide it.
9. Your kids can wear their mask to their school’s Easter hat parade.