Easter Crafts for Babies

Easter Crafts for Babies

Handprint Chickens with Chicks

Now Baby R’s at the grand old age of 10 months I decided it was time to initiate him into the world of crafts and for any parents of babies are well aware, any sort of craft activity has to be a carefully and safely thought out process mainly due to the fact that most babies of this age like nothing more than stuffing everything in their mouths! We’d skipped the Christmas crafts season and so with Easter looming, I thought we’d make some keepsakes to mark it by doing an activity we could offer as gifts to the grandparents.

I’ve become well accustomed to finding ideas from the web but my ultimate favourite at the moment has to be Twinkl. I should probably point out at this stage that when I say Easter crafts for babies in my title, I obviously mean you’ll be doing the majority of the work!

A craft activity for babies and toddlers by mum in a nutshell

Handprints are always an easy option with babies and I like that you have a lasting memory of their little tiny thumb and hand prints.

You’ll need;

  • plain white card (A few sheets for a few trail runs)
  • Non toxic yellow, green and orange paint or paint pads
  • black marker
  • patience and baby wipes to hand

I started by sitting Baby R in his high chair and covering his clothes with an all over bib and put everything within arms reach. I then placed the card on the high chair tray and painted his thumb with the yellow paint, quickly and gently pressing it down at the middle section of the card a few times until you need to re paint and repeat, making sure I left a large gap for the handprint in the middle.

Handprint chickens - A spring activity to do with babies and toddlers by Mum in a nutshell

Next, I painted the whole hand with orange paint (or press down if using a paint pad) and again, gently but quickly pressed his hand onto the card with his wrist at the bottom of card. I needed to slightly uncurl his hand and his instinct was to grab and curl his fingers around the paint brush.

Finger print chics, an Easter activity for babies and toddlers by mum in a nutshell

With the other thumb, I painted it green and pressed it along the bottom for the grass then then left it to dry whilst washing the paint off his hands before he gave the paint a little taste test.

Now it was my turn to get nifty with the pens and finish off his creation, turning the thumb prints into chicks and the handprint into a chicken.

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For a more detailed instruction of how to create this click here  to be taken to the Twinkl website.

 

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34 Comments

  1. 29th March 2015 / 10:01 am

    Aw what a lovely idea. My little man is 7 months, I may begin to make things like this!! 🙂

    • 29th March 2015 / 11:01 am

      It was so easy & took just the right amount of time before he wanted to get out of the high chair.

  2. 29th March 2015 / 2:40 pm

    Love this!! Will be stealing the idea this week. Thanks hon 🙂

    • 29th March 2015 / 3:03 pm

      Most welcome, we had great fun making this although he did end up eating the paintbrush!

  3. 31st March 2015 / 10:13 am

    I love handprint crafts and I am sure the grandparents will love this! It looks so cute.
    Thanks for sharing #LetKidsBeKids

  4. Karen (@karenjwhitlock)
    31st March 2015 / 5:38 pm

    That is such a lovely idea. Any cards based on handprints or footprints of your kids are so much nicer than shop bought ones regardless of how much work you need to put into them to make them look like something! Must give this a go.
    Thanks for joining in with #SundayStars

    • 31st March 2015 / 6:53 pm

      I totally agree, I always ask my kids for homemade when they say they are going to buy me cards.

    • 2nd April 2015 / 8:36 pm

      Seeing how little his hand was when he’s a big skulking teenager like his brother will be a good keepsake

  5. 2nd April 2015 / 12:22 am

    This is a lovely craft, and such a great keepsake. Love it 🙂 #mincreations

    • 2nd April 2015 / 7:40 am

      Thank you, I couldn’t find your blog badge to add to this post x

    • 5th April 2015 / 4:53 pm

      I have so many like this where the hand prints get bigger and bigger

  6. 3rd April 2015 / 5:00 pm

    I love this, it’s so great to get little works of art to keep forever! Ray xx @ lukeosaurusandme.blogspot.co.uk #BinkyLinky

    • 3rd April 2015 / 6:12 pm

      As a mum to older children I know how lovely it is to look back on these mini creations in years to come

  7. 3rd April 2015 / 8:13 pm

    Love this! So cute! Such a great idea! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

  8. Emma T
    3rd April 2015 / 10:49 pm

    Aw, they’re really cute. It’s so nice when you can make things so personal by getting the children involved.

    • 5th April 2015 / 4:52 pm

      I’m never too fused by the finished product, its the doing bit that I’ll remember

  9. Mama, My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows
    4th April 2015 / 8:37 am

    So cute! thanks for the idea
    #bigfatlinky

    • 5th April 2015 / 4:51 pm

      Most welcome, hope you get chance to make it, remember chics are for life not just for Easter!

  10. 5th April 2015 / 2:22 pm

    Brilliant idea. I’ve been looking for another easter craft idea and this looks great. Thanks for linking up with us on the #bigfatlinky

  11. kidGLloves
    7th April 2015 / 8:48 pm

    Grace says – These are lovely and look very cute. Deffo one for next year……
    Thanks for linking to #minicreations

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