It’s Easter Sunday this weekend and for many of us, our Easter weekend will differ from previous years. Traditions may need to be put on hold for now, however, as the saying goes ‘out with the old & in with the new’, let’s look upon this as an opportunity to create new memories within the safety of our households.
It goes without saying that during these uncertain times we’re all doing our best to create positivity at home. So, we want to share some paper-inspired ideas to get creative with household goods this weekend & create Easter crafts for all the family using coloured paper, board and tissue!
Say it with a card!
We may not all be able to see our loved ones this Easter, but a card can go a long way (literally!). Why not create an Easter-inspired hand written card? You can use coloured Paper or stick with basic A4 copier paper and draw or paint your own design. Add some extra flare with 3D paper designs added to the front of your card such as a Spring chicken or an Easter egg and finish it off with a hand written message inside – ready to go in the post or hold on to it tight until the time comes you can hand deliver it.
Can’t get flowers? Make them yourself!
Nothing says happy Easter like a beautiful bunch of fresh flowers, but why not create your own colourful bouquet? Grab your coloured paper or card and outline your favourite flower, cut round this design and repeat again making each design slightly smaller so you can create a layered effect or you can roll your paper to create a great rose effect. Alternatively, look out the tissue paper to add a new texture to your design.
Put your scrap book skills to the test!
Memories truly do last a lifetime, so now is as good a time as ever to update your old scrap book or create a whole new one. Reminisce on old photos, put pen to paper and add your own creative twist, Easter inspired or not, its something that will be enjoyed all year round and also in years to come.
On your marks, get set, fly!
We don’t know the next time we’ll be on an airplane, so let’s bring the airplane to you. Get the household together and all you need is a sheet of white A4 paper each, design your dream air craft and set flight, you may even want to race your airplanes to test their distance in the garden – winner gets an Easter egg!
Put that loo roll tube to good use!
We’re all aware of the latest #ToiletPaperPanic sweeping the world which means we may have more toilet roll tubes leftover than once before. So, don’t just kick them to the bin (unless you’re doing the toilet paper football challenge!), turn them in to an Easter inspired animal – paint, draw or cover in stickers to create your own Easter bunny! 😊
Looking for a challenge?
Origami may be your hidden talent, who knows! Since we may have some extra time on our hands this weekend why not give creating origami a go? From the beginners to the professionals amongst us, there’s plenty of online tutorials on how to get started using simply a piece of paper.
Summer is coming!
So, get ahead of the game with your own paper fan. Jazz it up or keep it simple, your choice! They’ll certainly come in handy when the sun comes out. A solid piece of coloured card is ideal for this crafty project.
Be inspired by nature!
Take a look in your garden and pick some fallen leaves, place them underneath a piece of white paper, take a pencil on top of the paper and angle it slightly to allow you to sketch on top of the leaf and watch the texture from the leaf appear before you – you can also try this with household items such as a coin or card – their 3D texture will appear as part of your design!
Now, let’s end on a positive note. These paper crafts are great fun for all the family, that’s for sure. But something else we might all find useful during this time is simply putting pen to paper. Writing down all of the wonderful things you hope to experience when normality resumes. Perhaps you’ll finally plan that trip you’ve wanted to go on or something as simple as going to that restaurant you’ve just not managed to get to yet – look forward to the positive times ahead, because we will get there. And until then, live in the moment, be kind & stay safe.