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DIY Easter Decorations

DIY Easter Decorations

March 2024 | Design Inspiration

Looking for a way to keep the kids entertained over the Easter holidays? Well, we’ve got you covered.

This month, we’re sharing a couple of great suggestions that are sure to keep kids happy and busy, and adults may even find themselves getting stuck in, too! 

Let’s start with these easy salt dough Easter egg decorations, made by mixing flour, salt, and water, then stamping out the shapes with a biscuit cutter. Once baked, paint them with acrylic paints or try acrylic paint pouring. It’s easy to do and the patterns will be different every time – just be sure to protect your surfaces first!  

To make salt dough Easter eggs, you’ll need… 

  • Plain flour 
  • Salt 
  • Water 
  • Mixing bowl 
  • Rolling pin 
  • Baking parchment 
  • Baking tray 
  • Biscuit cutter 
  • Acrylic paint 
  • String 

Method - 

  • Heat the oven to 140C/120C fan/gas 1. Mix two parts plain flour with one part salt and one part water. Once the dough starts coming together, knead the mixture with your hands – if it feels a little sticky, sprinkle in a bit more flour, or add a splash more water if it's crumbly. 
  • Roll the dough out on a lightly floured work surface until it's 5mm – 1cm thick. Use an oval biscuit cutter to stamp out as many egg shapes as you can. If you want to make hanging Easter eggs, poke a hole in the top using a skewer or the end of a straw. 
  • Line a baking tray with baking parchment and arrange the salt dough eggs on top in a single layer. Bake for 2-3 hrs on the bottom shelf, or until the shapes are hard. Leave to cool completely. 
  • Pour over some acrylic paint, making sure to cover all the sides with colour, or paint normally. Leave to dry completely, then thread string through the hole at the top (if using) and secure with a knot before hanging.