The sun is shinning and I’ve been inspired to hunt through our craft kits for some Spring and Easter themed stuff to get creative with the kids. At the bottom of the supplies were some plastic Easter Eggs in pale green for some reason the kids didn’t want to play with them last year so they’ve kept. Also were some orange forks (yes I really do keep random stuff for crafting!) so we got creative with a very quick and easy Easter Craft to make some “Carrot” maracas.
Materials needed for the Spring Themed Easter Egg Maracas
Plastic Easter Eggs – Green
Seeds or Beads
2 Orange Plastic Forks per egg
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Making the “Carrot” Maracas
Fill the Plastic Eggs with some seeds and/or beads – we used a mix of pea, beans and corn seeds from the green house left over from last year.
Thread the ribbon through the holes in the top of the egg (if your plastic egg doesn’t have any holes then you may need to create some. Secure with a knot or sticky tape.
Close and seal the egg with some sticky tape
Then place the forks holding the egg and use sticky tape to secure – TIP secure at the bottom as well.
PLAY your music.
We’ve had a lot of fun creating our own Spring Themed Easter Egg Maracas and making up some fun Spring Tunes to go with our music making.
If you have any plastic eggs left over then why not use theme in some of these fun Easter Themed Learning Activities for Number and Letter Skills.
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.