5 ways to keep your kids busy these Easter holidays

These genius craft ideas and fun activities are the perfect remedy to school holiday boredom.

The school holidays are upon us! Two whole weeks of no drop-offs and packed lunches... but instead a chorus of 'I'm bored!' and 'Mum, can we do this?'

To help you navigate the Easter holidays, we've got you covered with these creative crafts and activity ideas from Bunnings to help keep the kids entertained:

Make your own decorative Easter Eggs

Nothing says Easter better than decorating eggs with the kids. This project will not only be a fun activity for the family, but will also look great as Easter decorations around the home.

To complete this project, you’ll need a paintbrush, scissors, hard-boiled eggs that have been cooled, some paint sample pots and coloured ribbons. To start, paint each egg in a solid colour and allow to dry. Once dry, paint on patterns and allow to dry. Then, cut ribbon to desired lengths, and loop around eggs as shown, securing at the top and allowing enough ribbon to suspend eggs from your chosen branch.

Get outside in the garden

As the weather cools down, it's a good time of year to explore the garden. Get the kids involved in planting some plants that will be ready to harvest when spring comes around. 

If you’re in a smaller space, a vertical garden is a simple way to bring greenery to a balcony or courtyard or even have a go at building a child-friendly edible garden with easy-to-grow herbs.

Attend free family events

Head to your local Bunnings store with the kids this Thursday, 11th April from 6 to 8pm (Wednesday, 10th if you’re in WA) to enjoy a fun night of craft activities, entertainment, refreshments, face painting, Easter egg hunts and of course a visit from the Easter Bunny.

Register your attendance by visiting your store page on the Bunnings website and get your little ones into the spirit of things!

Painting projects

With a long weekend ahead of you, it’s a perfect time to refresh the home with a fresh lick of paint. From upcycling a piece of furniture to painting a fence that needs some TLC, a block of four days off in a row is handy for getting painting projects out of the way.

Kids also love to have a go of painting themselves, so give them a small painting area to look after and let them be creative. They’ll be super proud of themselves once their area is full of colour, and you can tidy up the edges when they're not around.

Make an Easter bunny bag

As you prepare for the Easter bunny's appearance on Easter Sunday, why not get the kids to make their very own vessel to carry eggs in?

Decorating a paper bag in a festive way will keep them entertained - and it's also a great way to build excitement for the long weekend. See our step-by-step guide, here.

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