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Looking to add a little extra fun into your Easter holidays? Why not try these Easter-themed STEAM activities that go beyond the standard Easter egg hunt in the backyard for next-level Easter fun!

Easter Bunny Slime

What You Need

Slime

White Elmers glue

½ teaspoon baking soda

2 – 4 tablespoons of water

1 tablespoon contact lens solution (must contain boric acid)

Food colouring

Jars

Small clean jar

Googly eyes

Pipe cleaners (white)

Pom poms

Felt (in white and your chosen slime colour)

Glue dots / glue gun

Method

Pour ¾ cup of glue into a mixing bowl, add 2 – 4 tablespoons of water (depending on how stretchy you want your slime. It gets stretchier with more water). Add ½ teaspoon of baking soda, a couple of drops of food colouring and mix well.

Slowly add ½ tablespoon of your contact lens solution. Stir well. Measure another ½ tablespoon and add a few drops at a time, stir. Stop, when the slime starts to pull away from the sides of the bowl. Remove slime from the bowl and knead for 7 – 10 minutes.

Fill your jars with your slime. Take 3 pipe cleaners and twist them in the middle to create your whiskers. Glue approximately halfway up the side of the jar. Glue your ‘pom pom’ nose and googly eyes onto the jar to complete your face.

Cut your ears out of the felt, with your coloured piece being slightly smaller but in the same shape as your white felt to create the ‘inside of the ear’. Glue together, before gluing to the jar lid.

Egg Heads

What You Need

Eggshells (well-washed)

Craft glue

Googly eyes

Permanent marker

Soil (potting mix)

Teaspoon

Seeds (quick-sprouting – e.g. radishes, beans)

Empty egg carton

Spray bottle

Method

Glue the googly eyes to the eggshell, you can use a cotton tip to help apply the glue. Once the glue is dry, use your permanent marker to draw your face (nose and smile) on the eggshell.

Place all eggshells into the empty egg carton. Using your teaspoon, fill the egg shells with potting mix. Sprinkle your seeds on top of the soil before sprinkling a little more potting mix on top. Gently pat the surface down with your fingertips.

Find a safe, sunny spot to place your egg heads. Put water in a spray bottle. Give your seeds a good misting. Continue spraying them daily and within a week you’re egg head will have some nice green hair!

Enjoy for a couple of weeks, before removing the googly eyes and planting your egg heads (shell and all) in your veggie garden! Tip: don‘t forget to give the shell a crunch before planting.

Fizzy Dino Eggs

What You Need

Baking soda

Food colouring

Dropper

Water

Vinegar

Small plastic dinosaur toys

Method

In a small bowl, add 1 – 2 drops of food colouring to 2 tablespoons of water. Use any colour you want to create your eggs.

In another bowl add ½ cup of baking soda. Add your coloured water to the baking soda and mix well. It should feel crumbly and should be easy to mould. If the mix feels too wet to mould, simply add a little more baking soda.

Repeat this process for as many eggs as you would like to make, changing the food colouring each time.

Take half of one of the mixes and place your dinosaur on top. Mould the mix around the dinosaur, keep adding the mix until your dinosaur is completely covered and you have formed the baking soda into an egg shape. Once they are all complete, freeze for 15 minutes.

Remove eggs from the freezer and with your dropper, start dropping vinegar on the eggs and watch them ‘fizz’ away, until your dinosaurs are uncovered!

 

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