Art/Craft for Children

Easter Tree

As I mentioned in my previous post, we are making more of an effort for Easter this year. The children are off for almost three weeks so it’s nice to have different crafts to keep them from driving me crazy occupied.


One thing we apparently need is a tree! ‘Like at Christmas Mom….we have to have a tree’ Ok, the fairy says we need a tree, sure why not? A tree(ish) we shall have. When she was in playschool yesterday, Mr. Simply Homemade, the Cuddlemonster and I took to the garden and did some ‘pruning’. We (he) cut one huge big branch into smaller, more manageable ones and I quite simply stood them in the vase! Not difficult and really rather pretty.



When the fairy came home, I had some decorations I had picked up in Lidl all ready to go on the tree.



Her initial reaction however was one of dismay! ‘Eh Mom, where are the leaves? Trees are supposed to have leaves you know!’ A quick explanation of long winter, late spring, easter decorations in place of leaves and the wobbly lip was smiling again and we had a happy fairy eager to adorn her ‘tree’



We love it! I was reluctant, I’ve never been a mad fan of Easter, the chocolate yes, naturally but the occasion itself, no. However this modern decorative occasion I can quite happily live with. It’s sunny, it’s cheerful and it brings an air of calm. I sense the beginning of some new traditions in the Simply Homemade home!

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  1. Looks great Nicola. We usually have an Easter tree but decorated the Bannister instead this year.

    1. Thank you Fionnuala 🙂 I’ve never had an Easter Tree before, but I love it so will definitely do it again. Decorating the bannister is a great idea too…….*thinking now lol*

      1. Here a lot of people decorate a real tree in the garden with plastic eggs. It looks really nice too, as long as the weather is good.

        1. Easter seems to be celebrated in a big way in Germany, it must create a lovely atmosphere 🙂

          1. It does. I really enjoy it here. Mind you, I usually make hit cross buns too. I have the best of both worlds 😉

  2. Fi Ni Neachtain

    This is so lovely Nicola! My mam has a gorgeous Easter tree, no idea where she got it but zi want one of my own. I picked up some decorations in Deal, now I just need the tree and you’ve inspired me to find some twigs for it 🙂

    1. Thank you Fi 🙂 I wouldn’t have thought of it at all only my fairy asked for one! I’m delighted with it, really cheerful. Can’t wait to see yours!

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