Older kids may be focused on amassing chocolate eggs this holiday but there are plenty of other sweet Easter treats to dazzle them with that aren’t for eating!
Cheep! Cheep! Introducing you to Eggory Peck, Sophia Le Hen and Cluck Gable – the cutest cardboard craft crew you’ll ever meet. The Yolk Folk recycled paper animals are a simple cutting and folding activity suitable for kids aged six years and over. They certainly make for an adorable Easter decoration! Priced at $12.95, the Yolk Folk are available from Itty Bitty Greenie.
Remember the thrill of getting a big cardboard box that you could transform into a cubby? When I was little I always painted the front door of my cardboard cubby houses red and drew window boxes full of flowers. Kids can let their imaginations run wild with the Mocka Arthouse – it’s a cardboard cubby that’s also a ‘blank canvas’, just waiting for your child to add the decoration. The Mocka Arthouse includes pre-cut windows and doors but the rest is up to you. Priced at $29.95, it’s available directly from Mocka.
Want to stretch out the craft fun? Check out these craft trunks from Funky Elephant – it’s a craft subscription service where every month your child receives a trunk full of interesting projects to complete. Each trunk contains all the materials and instructions they need – just the thing to keep little hands and minds busy. The projects are suitable for children aged three to seven years. A two month subscription costs $45.90 and also available are individual craft packs priced from $9.95.
And the perfect Easter accessory for all that craft fun? Why, a bunny rabbit apron of course! These absolutely adorable Le Sucre aprons, complete with a pair of wristlets (what a sensible idea!) and a bandana, are available from Kidsberry. Apron sets are $22.49 each and come in a choice of three colours and designs.
Splashing out this Easter? Grab a pair of Monkey Swimmers first. These ingenious swimming aids have multiple removable ‘concentric layers’ that can be taken off as your child’s swimming confidence grows. Monkey Swimmers fit securely and comfortably and can be worn over rash tops and t-shirts. They are suitable for children aged one to six years and are available from Grubby Buddy for $29.95 a pair.
I’m still waiting for a one carat diamond ring… maybe this is the year?! Grown-ups will see the humour in the My First One Carrot Diamond Jewellery range from Oh My Giddy Aunt, little girls will just love the sparkly, fancy design! Available in silver, yellow gold and rose gold, as rings or as pendants, each tiny carrot is studded with a natural diamond. These unique keepsake pieces can also be engraved with a special message for your little girl. Prices begin at $89.95.
Loaded up on Easter apps? There is heaps of virtual egg decorating and egg hunting to be done, so protect the iPad with a M-Edge SuperShell from R&D Media Group. Made from a high-density, easy-grip foam, the SuperShell wraps around your iPad, protecting it from any accidental drops (which we all know can happen when you’re absorbed in an Easter egg hunt!). Priced at $42.95, the SuperShell is available in a choice of five colours.
Cast a soft glow in the nursery in anticipation of the Easter Bunny’s visit with this beautiful SAGEdesigns Night Light from Moo Woo. Each side of the wooden light has different rabbit cut-out designs – lift the lid and press on the battery operated LED light inside for gorgeous glowing bunnies. The Rabbit Night Light is $38.
I think that my kids would consider this canvas storage tub from Mor-stor just about the right size for collecting Easter eggs… I think it’s probably a little large for that job but it is perfect for holding toys and giving their rooms an Easter tidy-up! The Cooper Canvas Storage Tub, in a cute dinosaur design, is ideal for holding toys, shoes or other nursery gear. Sturdy, durable and easy to clean, these tubs look great as well. The Cooper tub is $49.95 with co-ordinating tubs in different colours, prints and sizes also available, including a very Easter-friendly chocolate shade.