Easter craft pack review

My boys were lucky enough to be sent these craft packs from Hello Moon just in time for the start of the Easter Holidays.
I must admit by 9:30 on the first day we had broke them out! My boys are very early risers and we had already exhausted the ideas I had planned for the day.

So as I settled to try and drink a hot cup of tea, I let them loose with pens and glue at the kitchen table and Easter magic took place…
The packs were beautiful, high quality print and gorgeous designs. They had a range of activities in which suited both boys 3 and 8. The youngest loved the colouring in pages and the eldest loved the puzzles and mazes.
He also loved the mask making, not that he really had much input in this task apart from colouring the ears pink (naturally), but he loved being a moustached rabbit.
The little bunny boxes were also a great hit and made a good addition to our little Easter display, with our Easter branch decorated with wooden eggs and the chocolate nest cakes, which didn’t last long!

We haven’t exhausted the activities yet and I’m sure I’ll be steering the boys to the craft table again soon, if only to get another ten minutes peace. Where I might get to drink my tea hot for a change.
If you haven’t already found Hello Moon, I would thoroughly recommend a visit. They produce the most beautiful personalised prints in such great designs. There is something to suit every age and every taste. You can also find hello moon on Twitter and Facebook.
I was sent the craft packs for free in exchange for my honest review. You can find full details of my advertising and disclosure policy here.

Easter Etsy gift guide

 

Non – chocolate Easter gift guide for Kids. All under £5.00

 

I don’t know about you, but with our extended family the boys can end up with over 13 Easter eggs each! That’s a whopping amount of chocolate, whilst they might love it, I don’t want to contribute to their sugar consumption. So we always buy non-chocolate related gifts. I always stress to the boys that Easter is not Christmas or their Birthday and they should non expect or demand a pile of stuff so they get an egg hunt with the family and a small gift from us. Looking over on testy I have found some great gift ideas for kids for under £5.00. This does not include postage and package as it varied so much from seller to seller. I have included my favourite picks for all kids from the littlest to pre-teens.

 

Bunny Rabbit Bookmark, cute, felt, Easter gift for kids, available in any colour

Bunny Bookmark

How cute are these bunny bookmark’s from KatzKuriosities at £3.49 they make a perfect gift for an avid book reader at Easter. Why not combine them with a book to make a larger gift as well.

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Easter Bracelet

I know my Nieces would love these personalised bracelets from DsJems. In such lovely spring colours and with a cute bunny charm they make a truly special gift.

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Wooden egg cup

Not for chocolate eggs! This beautiful wooden egg cup is the perfect holder for a boiled egg on Easter Sunday. It’s been a tradition for many a year to have boiled eggs with faces drawn on them and the boys would love these eggs cups from Little orchard creations  and at £4.00 they give much more value for money than chocolate.

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Bunny crayons

These bunny crayons are perfect for pre-schoolers. They come in a range of colours in a cute rabbit design and are perfect for little hand to hold. At £4.50 for a set of six they’d be great for Easter crafts over the break. Find them at Colour me fun.

Easter Bunny Egg and Chick Soap Set | Your Choice of Colors | Soap Favor | Easter Gift for Kids | Easter Basket Filler | Optional Charm

Easter soaps

Need something to wash all that chocolate off the kids! They’ll love bath time with these cute Easter themed soaps, choose from chicks, bunnies and eggs and pick your favourite colour for £3.32 from Soap Art.

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Bunny baby vest

This cute baby vest almost makes me wish I had tiny ones again. I’ll just have to hope one of my friends has had a baby by next Easter so I can get this from Threaders Boutique £4.00

Pink ribbon bunny ears for girls, Easter hair accessories for girls.

Bunny ear clips

I have to admit I’m half tempted to get these for myself. Do you think a 37 year old woman could get away with them? Probably at Easter! If not visit Shelly Sparkle Uk to get some for the girls in your life. £2.50

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Owl cross stitch kit.

I couldn’t pass by this cute owl cross stitch set £5.00. Perfect for keeping older ones quite for a while and a great introduction to cross stitch. Find it at Under the rowan trees.

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Crochet peas

I love these crochet peas from Rainbow happiness! Spring is a great time to talk to the kids about new life, growth and the cycle of the seasons. I love pretend play food and we have a big collection. These peas at £3.32 would make a great addition to our play farmers market.

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Bunny Yo-yo

Finally for older children, how about this yo-yo from Toying around. Hours of time can be spent perfecting new moves and tricks. Perfect for after Sunday Lunch. At £4.97 it fits just under my £5.00 budget but the hours that could be spent playing with it makes it worth it.

Hope you have find my gift guide inspiring. Have you got any other great non-chocolate Easter gift ideas. Please share them here.

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I was so in love with the little button bunny cross stitch pattern I designed as a freebie for the blog, that I couldn’t resist stitching one up for home.

The pattern was quick to stitch up and I got through most of the buttons in one evening.

You could make out the natural silhouette of the bunny with the buttons and I liked combining two pinks together to give a more ‘button art’ look to the design.

 However, I did feel that the shape needed to be enhanced with backstitch and I wanted some definition to the ears.

This is the first time I’ve added backstitch to a button art design, so I kept the colour the same as the buttons. I feel it really pulls the design together and overall I was really happy with this cute bunny. Especially, his cotton tail!
You can download your free copy of this cute bunny pattern here.

Free Easter Button bunny cross stitch pattern

Easter is really early this year. It only seems a while ago that we were decorating the house for Christmas. I just don’t seem to have had chance to think about Easter décor. That is why I created this quick and easy, cute button bunny pattern. I’m still in love with cross stitch button patterns and they go so well in creating this little button bunny.

I’ve gone with pinks and Ecru, but I bet it would look good in yellows or maybe even spring green colour scheme. What ever colours you decide to stitch it in, it will definitely add a charm to your Easter decorations. Don’t forget I love it when you share your works in progress with me. You can share them via my Facebook and Twitter pages.

Just click on the pop out to download your free Button Bunny pattern.


Easter Bunny’s garden cake

Just a quick one from me today. I just wanted to share with you an early Easter cake I made for the boys. I used the chocolate cake recipe from my blog which you can find here. Then I made the icing look like a vegetable patch by dragging a fork through it. I then dyed some desiccated coconut green and edge the cake with that for grass. Finally I made some carrots out of fondant icing and cut hole for them in the top of the cake, so they were actually ‘planted’. The boys loved it and it made a change from the usual Easter treats we make.