Quick and Easy last minute Easter ideas


Easter baking

With everything else going on in the world right now I think many of us are a little behind in our Easter preparation of at least it's taken a bit of a back burner. Yet we still want our children to have a magical time and a sense of normality in a world that doesn't feel normal right now.

If you have felt exhausted and taken too much on here are a few simple ideas on getting that Easter spirit back into your home.

1. Bake easy easter Biscuits - baking is often a hit with kids of all ages and making Easter biscuits is a fun activity, as well as a tasty one and children, love to decorate them.

Here is a super easy recipe

100g unsalted butter, chilled and cut into cubes
100g wholemeal flour (you can also just use plain flour)
50g plain flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
50g caster sugar
2/3 tbsp milk or soya milk

Sprinkles and icing for decorating

1. Preheat over to 180 degrees/ gas mark 4
2. In a mixing bowl rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the cocoa powder, sugar and mix all together. Add the milk slowly and mix together. You should have a cookie dough consistency that you can roll into a ball.
3. Roll the dough out into 3mm thickness and get some shapers and start pressing away.
4. Place on a baking tray and bake for about 10-12 minutes.
5. Decorate as you wish.

Easter baking

2. Homemade Hot Cross Buns - You could also have a go at making your own Hot Cross buns as it's getting harder to get to the shops. I've not made any as of yet (but plan too) so here is the easiest recipe I have found online so far - Hot Cross Buns

3.  Easter Bread - if your kids are no fans of Hot Cross Buns, as is my eldest who doesn't like reasons than an Easter inspired Challah bread could go down a treat. 

4. Blow and Decorate Eggs - this one is a favourite tradition and my mother had me blowing and decorating eggs when I was a young girl and it's super easy to do. The BBC show you how step by step. 

Decorating eggs

5. Spring Chicks Easter egg craft - I came across this one recently and it's just so sweet and I know I will be making them with my boys this Easter.

6. Paper Crafts with Canon Creative Park - Canon creative park is completely free to use and offers up a bunch of fun paper crafts to do with kids - I would like to point out that some are tricker than others but we enjoyed the easy Rabbit tutorial.

Easter crafts

7. Easter Cone Animals - again another super easy papercraft this time from Twinkle, which is offering some free print outs during this extended time at home. 

8. Spring Chicks Easter egg craft - I came across this one recently and it's just so sweet and I know I will be making them with my boys this Easter.

9. Pop to your local store for Easter Eggs - there is still time to pop a few Easter eggs in with your essential food shop during lockdown. There are some fantastic ones out there including a lovely range from my favourite Belgian Chocolate company Guylian


  1. Happy easter to you! I love decorating eggs and remember making loads and hiding them in the garden with my grandparents when I was a kid.

    1. Thanks and hope you had a good Easter too - yes decorating eggs is always fun :)

      Laura x


  2. I really like this recipe so much that I adopted it for my Easter menu today!

    1. Oh that's great to hear, hope it went well Cristina

      Laura x

  3. These are absolutely adorable ideas! We had a frugal very beautiful Easter Sunday I hope yours was great too!

    1. Yes we had a frugal one as well this year but still everyone enjoyed :) good to hear you had a nice time too

      Laura x


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