Do you have little ones home with you? I know it’s not easy juggling all of the cooking (we have not eaten any takeout in 22 days and have no plans of doing so any time soon! #stayhome) cleaning, homeschooling, working from home…or stressing since you may be unemployed. This time we are in is simply absurd and the best advice I keep telling myself is to not stress. I personally love doing fun crafts and “school” with my kids, but I also know they are little and I do not expect them to sit still for hours on end.
However, I do enjoy finding different ideas to craft and then of course decorate with. I have always done little things since the kids were able to craft, so it’s nothing new around here, but I it’s happening more frequently now. I thought I would share some of them here, and maybe you too would like to try them. I try to keep them inexpensive with minimal printing or needing extra items that I don’t already have in the home.
My two children are 5 and 7 and they both loved this! My 5 year old kept it simple and really enjoyed showing his Pre-K teachers and friends on a Zoom call. My 7 year old added a bit more detail and really loved her end result.
For this activity you will need:
Draw a basket or Print a copy here.
Crayons, markers or colored pencils for the basket. (Bradley even made a pattern on his own!)
Paint (as many colors as your child would like).
Your kids’ fingers to paint with!
It’s simple but fun. Let me know if you decide to do some fingerprint Easter baskets with your littles!
I know it’s hard mamas, but we will never get this time back (as always) and we have the chance to make some fun memories for our kiddos. They won’t remember being scared or stressed, but they will remember how you took some time and did little special things with them.