Salt dough decorations
For this classic home-made decoration, mix two parts flour with one part salt and one part water. To stop the dough getting too sticky, you can add a little cooking oil.
- Mix the ingredients in this order and knead until the dough no longer sticks to your fingers. Then roll out the dough on a floured work surface to a thickness of 0.5-1cm.
- Now it’s time to use the cookie cutters. If you’d like to hang up the finished decorations, bore a hole in each one with a little wooden stick. Alternatively, you can pierce wooden sticks into the figures from underneath, which makes a nice stick decoration for flower pots, for example.
- Now the salt dough figures need to harden. They can either be left to dry for one or two days or put straight in the oven to bake at 120° C for about three hours.
- Once the figures are hard, they can be painted with acrylic or water colours.
Easter-themed paper cut-outs
What works at Christmas with a star, also works at Easter with an egg.
- Fold a coloured sheet of paper in the middle and cut an oval semicircle.
- When opened, forms an egg shape. You can then cut patterns into the egg: hearts, zig-zags, waves, circles, etc.
- Unfold and stick to the window. That’s it!
- For the bunny garland, cut a coloured DIN A4 sheet in half lengthwise and then fold like an accordion.
- Draw the silhouette of a bunny on it and cut the silhouette out.
- It's important to leave a connection left and right, either by choosing a bunny shape with arms or by leaving a piece of paper on each side.
- Do the same with the second piece of paper.
- Glue the two garlands together and hang them up.
Easter bunny propagation pot
It's relatively easy to transform empty tins, preserving jars or traditional propagation pots into little bunnies.
- First, if you wish, spray or paint tins and jars with acrylic paint.
- Then decorate with rabbit ears, eyes, mouth and whiskers.
- Finally, fill with soil and your seeds of choice. Particularly quick results are achieved with cress. But also other plants such as the edible cornflower quickly sprout into a cool bunny hairdo.