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 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) or branches from the garden
  • 8 to 10 ceramic eggs (see Where to buy, below) or homemade cardboard egg shapes
  • Coloured felt
  • Ribbon or glue
  • Mini eggs

What to do:

1. Place your tree where you’d like it to be. If you’ve collected branches, you could paint them white first.

2. Decorate your ceramic or cardboard eggs.

3. Hang the eggs on the branches.

4. Cut out flower and butterfly shapes 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.

Where to buy:

  • White decorative tree, £15 for a small 76cm one or £25 for a large 104cm one, from Hobbycraft
  • Ceramic eggs, £4.95 for 4, from Baker Ross. Or try these hanging bunnies, £1 each, from Hobbycraft
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