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5 screen-free activities to hop into during the Easter holidays

Here's how NOT to waste your long weekend!

By Rebel Wylie
Easter is a perfect time to get everyone together for some quality family time. No screens necessary!
Mix in some creative crafts and fun D.I.Y. to keep the kids busy and you've got the stuff memories are made of.
See some of our favourite screen-free Easter activities below ...

Make your own decorative Easter Eggs

Nothing says Easter better than decorating eggs with the kids.
This egg-cellent project will not only be a fun activity for the family but will also look great as Easter decorations around the home.
To complete this project, you'll need a paintbrush, scissors, hard-boiled eggs that have been cooled, some paint sample pots and coloured ribbons. To start, paint each egg in a solid colour and allow to dry. Once dry, paint on patterns and allow to dry. Then, cut ribbon to desired lengths, and loop around eggs as shown, securing at the top and allowing enough ribbon to suspend eggs from your chosen branch.
There's plenty of eggs-citing Easter craft to get stuck into these holidays. Image: Supplied.

Get outside in the garden!

As the weather cools down, now is a good time of year to get wrapped up and out into the garden.
Get the kids involved in planting some winter veggies and plants that will be ready to harvest when spring comes around. If you're in a smaller space, a vertical garden is a simple way to bring greenery to a balcony or courtyard.
Get down and dirty, setting up your garden for winter. Image: Supplied.
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Make a splash!

With a long weekend ahead of you, it's a perfect time to refresh the home with a fresh lick of paint where it's needed most.
From upcycling a piece of furniture to painting a fence that needs some TLC, a block of 4 days off in a row is handy for getting painting projects out of the way. Kids also love to have a go of painting themselves, so give them a small painting area to look after and let them be creative. They'll be super proud of themselves once their area is full of colour.
A long weekend is the perfect time to get the kids involved in a little house spruce-up! Image: Supplied.

Make an Easter egg hunt basket

If your kids are planning on going on an Easter hunt, then this basket is a must. It's easy to make and they can decorate it in their favourite colours. You can download a template and follow a simple step by step how-to guide HERE.
Decorative items can be anything fun and colourful, which are easy to apply with a spot of glue, and the end result is perfect for gathering up all your eggs in the Easter hunt!
Every kid needs and Easter basket for their egg hunt! Image: Supplied.

Attend free family events

Head to your local Council website and search the calendar for free family events in your area. You'll be surprised at just how much fun there is to be had in your community.
For example, Bunnings is hosting its annual free Easter Family Night. Head to your local Bunnings store with the kids this Thursday 11th April from 6pm-8pm (Wednesday 10th if you're in WA) to enjoy a fun night of D.I.Y. craft activities, entertainment, refreshments, face painting, Easter egg hunts and of course a visit from the Easter Bunny.
Check your local council guide for free Easter activities near you. Image: Supplied.