Easter is right around the corner, and if you have little ones in your home chances are good that you are hearing the question, “How many more days until Easter?” I have two little boys who look forward to each and every holiday and all the days leading up to all of those holidays. To help my boys anticipate celebrations, I have found it fun to create various countdown calendars. Today, I’m going to share with you how to create your own kid-friendly Easter egg countdown calendar with two options that are sure to get everyone in a hippity-hoppity mood!
The Easter Countdown Calendar, inspired by A Subtle Revelry, is easy to make and the kids can join in the fun.
Here is what you will need:
- 12 eggs
- Sharp knife
- Acrylic craft paints
- Washi tape or decorative bandaids
- Candy, toys, or notes to put inside the eggs
- Permanent marker
For (the optional) Bunny Butt Countdown Calendar:
- Card-stock scrapbook paper
- Double-adhesive squares
- Using a sharp knife, with very minimum force puncture the bottom of the egg and chip out a hole. Dump the egg whites and yolks into a container for later use. Wash the interior and exterior of egg with dish-soap and scrub interior of egg with toothbrush.
- Allow eggs to dry completely before use.
- Paint your eggs using craft paints and allow to dry. Number each egg using a permanent marker.
- Stuff a square of tissue inside the egg (tissue paper is optional) and fill each egg with small treats. You can also fill the egg with a promise note (i.e. story-time at the library, 10 minutes extra bedtime, pick out a movie for family movie night, etc.). Cover the hole in your egg with decorative Washi tape or bandaids and place back inside the egg carton.
- Twelve days before Easter have your children begin the countdown by opening the Easter egg labeled with the number 12. I guarantee they will look forward to each morning when they are allowed to open that day’s egg! If you have more than one child in your home, consider having the children take turns opening the eggs or have intangibles as the egg prizes.
I took this craft one step further by displaying my eggs on an adorable Bunny Butt Bunting Banner. (Try saying that 10 times!) If you would like to create one too, you will need to download the pattern here.
- I used my digital cutting tool to cut the bunnies out of card-stock scrapbook paper but you could easily print out the pattern and cut the bunnies by hand. You will need 12 bunnies.
- Punch holes in the bunnies ears and run a ribbon through the holes to create a banner.
- Place double-sided adhesive squares on the “tail” of each bunny.
- Press your egg firmly to the adhesive square to create an egg tail for each bunny.
I hope you are inspired to creatively count down the days until Easter with this fun craft! Happy Easter!
Thanks to Clean & Scentsible for the bunny pattern.