Easter Arts and Crafts

Easter Arts and Crafts

So as part of me working from home, we’ve been uploading activities and mat times and such onto an online platform for the families at my daycare centre. As Easter is coming up, we’ve been sharing lots of themed arts and crafts, and I wanted to share them on my blog too.

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I decided to do both religious and secular activities. The first one I found and shared is a tape cross art. Its super easy to do provided you have paint and washi tape. I did not have paint, but I improvised with crayons. I think paint would look cooler, but make do with what you got right?

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So all you do is places the washi tape in the shape of a cross on your paper and colour over it. When you remove the washi tape, the image of the cross remains in negative space on your piece of art. Pretty cool! You could even do other designs with the tape too come to think of it.

The second craft is an Easter egg mosaic. This was really fun for me. You need coloured paper, or just regular paper that you coloured in with your crayons. Then you cut them into lots of little pieces and arrange them on your egg. Once completed, you have a colourful mosaic egg!

Finally, the last one was marbled eggs. I was deliberating leaving this one out as I was underwhelmed with the results. The site I got the idea from looked so cool, while mine were a bit lacklustre. Basically you put your hard boiled egg into a mug filled with hot water, a teaspoon of vinegar and a few drops of food colouring for a few minutes. This is to give your egg its base colour.

Then, you place it in a bowl with a little bit of water, 1 tbsp of oil and more drops of food colouring. Spoon some mixture over the top of the egg then leave it in the bowl for a few minutes. Then turn it over and repeat. Finally, pat them dry with a paper towel.

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After all this is done, you’re meant to have eggs with crazy, marbled patterns. Didn’t quite work for me, but I didn’t want to keep wasting eggs, so this is what I got. I’ll try again next year.

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My last Easter Post was back in 2018 where I made some carrot cake balls which I recommend checking out if you’re also looking for some easter themed treats.

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What Easter themed arts and crafts are you planning to make or bake? Or with the current situation, are you not really planning to do much at all?

Angela.

As Told By A DayCare Teacher

Hey guys, as you may know, I work as a daycare teacher. I’ve been working at the same centre for two and a half years now.

Lately, I was inspired by Bea’s As Told by a Substitute series, that I thought I would share my own little anecdotes about what the little kids get up to. I don’t know how often I’ll do this, but I do have a loot of stories, so hopefully I can do them often.

On a random note, I also plan to split up the stories with random photos of things at my work.

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Our new mat in the Infants and Toddlers room

Mum or Dad

As all the kiddies are, they get very excited when they get picked up to go home at the end of the day. One little boy gets extra excited and starts jumping up and down shouting “Mum!” when his dad comes to get him. Dad always laughs and corrects him saying “Mum? I’m Dad”. But that little boy will shake his head and say “No! Mum!”, then give him a huge cuddle. He calls his actual Mum “Mummy”, so I guess he just has a a Mum and a Mummy, but no Dad.

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Glitter balls that fascinate me as much as the babies

Self Styling

This was in the over 2 area, where I was hanging out at the end of the day, helping with closing. One of the last boys to go saw his Mum arrive, who he greeted. Mum looked happy to see him till she noticed his pants. There was a cut in them. Mum gave him a look and asked if he cut his pants with scissors (again. He was a bit of a troublemaker). He looked her in the eye, then down at his pants. Then he slipped his whole hand into the hole and said “No. Is pocket”. I had to hide my face as I was about to crack up after he said that.

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The kids’ sign in area

 

Glasses Issue

So since working at my current centre I have never worn contacts. I always wear glasses. The few times I take them off to clean them, all the babies and toddlers stare at me. They look part horrified, part confused. The older kids are more confused and curious, rather than horrified. One four year old girl brought it up when she saw my wedding photo at work (The one photo with all my work mates is hanging on our wall). She ran up to me and asked if it was me in the photo. I said yes. Her response was “Why did you forget your glasses?” This comes up a lot when they see my wedding photo.

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Said wedding photo

That’s all I’ll share for now. Do you guys have any funny kids stories to share?

Angela.