Spring is a wonderful time of year for fashion but for busy parents it also means Easter, and that means the school holidays. And that means two or three weeks of finding activities to keep the children entertained and happy – which is never an easy task.
It’s usually okay if the weather’s decent; play in the garden, go to the park, stroll around a farm, that kind of thing. But as everyone knows, the UK weather is rarely predictable and April can be especially wet and miserable. With that in mind, it’s always advisable to have a few ideas for indoor fun.
Arts and crafts are perfect to occupy little minds. If you’re not particularly craft-minded, don’t worry: this brilliant Easter Holiday Boredom Conqueror guide is full of projects to enjoy. Easter egg characters in cups, decorating Easter bonnets, face painting, making an Easter chick – all of these are great fun and pretty simple to do.
Don’t feel these are just for young children only, either. Older kids and teenagers may enjoy creating batik eggs, achieved by melting wax in bain-marie sachets and then using that to draw patterns onto the surface, before dipping it into cold water dye for a stunning effect. These make cool decorations for the home or, alternatively, unique and memorable presents.