Every Year we decorate an Easter Tree ready for Easter Day, & every year we make new decorations for it. Our favourites are these salt dough Easter Eggs & Butterflies, simple & frugal to make, & a beautiful way to brighten up the house ready to celebrate Easter.
We use this basic recipe for our salt dough creations:
1 cup of plain flour
½ a cup of salt
½ a cup of water
Minnie mixes the dry ingredients in a large bowl & slowly adds the water until a dough consistency is formed. The dough is then given a good knead, & then it's ready to use. Minnie loves kneading & squishing the dough through her fingers, a great sensory experience.
To make our Easter decorations she rolled out the dough & used cookie cutters to create the Easter egg & butterfly shapes. We added a hole in the top of the shape (using a straw) & left to dry. So simple! :)
Once the shapes were hard, Minnie painted them with some pearlised paint, left to dry & then threaded some ribbon through the hole.
To make our Easter Tree we collected some branches from the garden & added them to an old plant pot. We secured the branches by adding Plasticine to the bottom of the pot & pushing the branches in, then added some pebbles & stones to cover the Plasticine.
Minnie then set to work decorating our Easter Tree!
We created this tree last Easter, & can't wait to get creative with one again this year. Minnie loves exploring salt dough & often plays with it so it will be fun to see what she makes for the tree this Easter!
For more Easter Activities click on our Easter header at the top of our page which has links to oodles of Easter crafts & recipes.