Inspiration for Creative Easter Crafts from the Polurrian Den Team
Easter is a wonderful time to visit the Polurrian Bay Hotel, with all kinds of seasonal crafts and activities scheduled for younger visitors. We asked the team to share with us their top ideas for keeping kids entertained at Easter, based on what they have planned for the coming school holidays in the OFSTED-registered Den. All are lo-fi, requiring minimal, inexpensive, easily sourced ingredients/equipment.
Book an Easter 2017 holiday at the Polurrian and you can enjoy a complimentary cream tea and glass of fizz on arrival. Stay for three nights and the kids can enjoy our Easter egg hunt. Our Easter package also includes a two-course dinner for two adults each evening, in our restaurant with its wonderful views across Mount's Bay and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. And while kids are taking part in activities, parents can also check out our lovely spa.
Sample activities in the Polurrian Den for Easter:
• Easter bonnets
• Bread bunnies
• Paper cup bunnies and chicks
• Easter chick cakes
• Scratch art eggs
• Salt-dough eggs
• Spring collages
• Easter bonnets
Instructions for Making Salt-dough Easter eggs
Ingredients (makes about 10 eggs):
250g flour (and a bit more for rolling out the dough).
60–125ml water, as required
Oval biscuit cutter
Pain (acrylic or tempera)
Optional decorations (i.e. glitter)
Optional sealant (i.e. clear nail polish)
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl, then add the water slowly, mixing it in until it has the texture and consistency of putty, then kneading it for about five minutes, until it’s smooth.
Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface, until it’s just over half a centimetre thick, then cut out the egg shapes with the cutters and put on an non-greased baking sheet. Make a hole at the top of each egg with the toothpick, ensuring it’s large enough to pass a ribbon or string through.
Bake the ‘eggs’ for 30–60 minutes, until they are firm, then take them out of the oven and allow them to cool down.
Paint and decorate the eggs. Once they’re dry, seal them with clear nail polish if you like.
Loop string, ribbon or pipe cleaners through each hole and tie. Then hang them on branches in the garden or the park for an egg hunt.
Read more about Easter breaks at The Polurrian.