Make your own Easter egg tree

Create this colourful decoration with your pre-schooler using our step-by-step guide

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Easter trees are becoming a thing in the UK. (Apparently, it’s been a thing in Germany for ages, where there’s a long tradition of decorating an ‘Ostereierbaum’. And we actually really like the idea of hanging eggs and bunnies and spring flowers on a tree: it’s pretty and joyful and fun.

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Here’s how to make your own Easter tree in 5 easy steps…

What you’ll need:

  • White decorative tree (see where to buy, below)
  • Ceramic eggs (ready decorated or blank, to decorate – from craft shops, see details below)
  • Coloured felt – for butterflies and flowers
  • Ribbon or glue
  • Mini eggs

What to do:

1. You can buy 2 sizes of white decorative tree – either small (76cm, £20) or large (104cm, £30). Or, you could collect a branch with some suitable small branches and twigs coming off it and spray white with spray paint.

2.  Either buy ready-painted ceramic eggs or have fun decorating your own. We like this Baker Ross kit, £3.99 for 4 eggs, and these hanging bunnies from Hobbycraft, £1 each.

3. You’ll need around 8-10 eggs in total. Hang them on the branches.

4. Cut out flower shapes and butterflies from your felt. Attach them to your tree with ribbon or glue.

5. Add some mini eggs at the bottom of the tree as a delicious decoration.

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