Have your toddler or preschooler do this simple Easter carrot craft using various orange coloured materials. A wonderful introduction to them learning how to use a glue stick and develop skills in cutting and pasting.
This is the first time Possum (aged 3 years) has an understanding of Easter and the existence of the Easter bunny. She is absolutely full of questions and I’m loving our lengthy conversations about why rabbits live in holes and enjoy eating carrots. Typically, she was very excited to be doing this Easter related activity, especially that it meant she ‘d need to use a glue stick.
Recommended age: 2 years +
(Active supervision is required on all my crafts and activities)
You will need –
- White paper
- Green paper
- Various materials in orange (paper, lolly sticks, straws, patty pans etc)
- Glue stick
I’m not a fabulous drawer but I had no trouble roughly scribbling a large carrot shape on the white sheet of paper and cutting it out, ready to be decorated. Possum was then ready to use all the orange materials available to her and stick them using the glue stick.
It sounds like the most basic of craft activities, but how wonderful for toddlers and preschool aged children! Possum loved using the glue stick and put quite a lot of thought and planning what the final product would look like.
While glue sticks were great on papers, Possum discovered that some of the orange materials needed a different type of glue to be able to stick. This was because of the size or shape of the pieces.
Now for the leafy green top. Simply have your child trace around their hand as best as they can. You can assist them and go about cutting it out in a rough hand shape. Tracing is wonderful sensory experience for children.
Simply add the green hand prints to the tops and their wonderful crafty carrots are complete. These would make wonderful decorations over the Easter holiday period and for the Easter bunny to see when it comes to visit.
Wishing you all a wonderful Easter
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