Spend some quality time with your little chef in the kitchen, and whip up some Easter magic of your own...
Chocolate chip hot cross buns
Spend an afternoon indoors and fill your home with the aroma of sugar, spice and melting chocolate with this lovely Easter recipe. The writing in bold is for the kids, and there are steps for them to follow throughout the method. As well as kneading, shaping and piping, little chefs can also practise their division skills.
What kid isn't going to fall in love with Frances Quinn's fridge cake creation? This magical Easter recipe has been written especially for kids, and has been timed to hold their concentration throughout. The 'nest' is made from a scrumptious mix of pretzels, peanuts and raisins, and filled with shiny chocolate eggs. The children are bound to draw an admiring crowd when they bring this little beauty to the table...
Make these pretty biscuit lollies as gifts for friends, or use them as place names on your Easter table. Mkaing them will keep the kids entertained for a good hour then there is lots of food colouring fun to be had so you might want to arm younger kids with some handy plastic aprons.
This recipe is a great one for slightly older chefs, as turning the mini eggs into little chicks is quite a fiddly business, but well worth the effort. Children are sure to be absorbed in this project for hours and they'll be delighted with the results as well as the taste!
Kids will adore making these crackin' cress heads and can get as creative as they like when it comes to decorating - no idea is too big or too small. The cress hair will start flowing in a few days, and you can always give your creation a stylish haircut if you want to indulge in an egg and cress sandwich or two.
Want to keep your buns traditional? The smallest of hands can get involved with this simple hot cross bun recipe, and these little beauties are worth making for the aroma alone. Help the kids practise their stirring, rolling and measuring skills, then settle around the table for a warming afternoon treat of homemade buns slathered in butter.