Fun Easter projects for kids

Holiday time is upon us so why not spend quality time whipping up a little Easter magic with your budding junior chefs?

Bunny biscuits

Keeping the kids entertained this Easter might be easier than you think, we have plenty of fun and creative recipes created to keep children involved every step of the way.

Meringue nest cheesecake with mini eggs

This is possibly the easiest cheesecake you will ever make, but when cooking with kids that's sometimes exactly what you need. Older children will be able to follow most of these steps without adult help, whereas young children will simply love filling the nests with mini eggs, sprinklings of coconut, hundreds & thousands and fluffy chicks. 

Meringue nest cheesecake with mini eggs

Bunny biscuitsWhite rabbit biscuits

These fluffy, white bunny biscuits are sure to be a hit with the kids. Marshmallow bunny tails and pink icing feet will keep the smallest of hands happy and busy. If you don't have a cookie cutter for the rabbit head then these can look just as good as a plain bunny bottom, and they'll definitely raise a few giggles from your young chefs.  

White rabbit biscuits 

Easter eggs browniesEaster egg brownies

Whether you're looking to complete the whole recipe with a slightly older child, or you're prepared to let your little ones decorate your hard work, this is a lovely project for children of all ages. From mixing the cake mixture, slicing Creme eggs, crushing up chocolates and loading the brownies - this is a sure cure for holiday boredom. 

Easter egg brownies
 

Chocolate cornflake cakesChocolate cornflake cakes

If you're looking for a quick, simple and easy project to keep the kids occupied, then you need look no further than these perfect chocolate cornflake cakes.  They won't take you long to make, but you can always get creative and load with little eggs, chicks or sweets. The recipe has been specifically written for children to follow, so if you're cooking with older children you might even be able to relax with a cup of tea. 

Chocolate cornflake cakes 
 

Lemony Easter chicksLemony Easter chicks 

Introduce your child to the art of meringue making at a tender age, and who knows what beauties they'll be knocking up once they reach their teens? Get the children to help you make the meringues, then let them decorate the chicks by themselves. You might end up with a few that look like Angry Birds, but that's all part of the fun.

Lemony Easter chicks
 

Easter chocolate truffle cake Easter chocolate truffle cake

This chocolate cake is a more child-friendly version of a traditional simnel cake, made with chocolate and truffles instead of marzipan. Older children will enjoy getting stuck into the various stages of this cake, while younger kids will love making the truffles. Plus, they're sure to soak up the glory come Easter lunch...

Easter chocolate truffle cake
 

Vanilla chick biscuit pops

Kids will love mixing, rolling and cutting out these cookie pops. Let them decorate with buttercream and yellow-tinted desiccated coconut and chocolate chips to make fluffy chicks that are almost too cute to eat (but not quite).

Vanilla chick biscuit pops
 

Flowerpot chocolate chip muffins

The words 'double chocolate' are guaranteed to pique your little one's interest - and baking these irresistible little sponge cakes in flowerpots only adds to the fun. Decorate with rice paper daisies to finish the effect.

Flowerpot chocolate chip muffins
 

Chocolate chip hpt cross bunsChocolate 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.

Chocolate chip hot cross buns
 

Chocolate tiffin Easter nestChocolate tiffin Easter egg

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...

Chocolate tiffin Easter nest

Easter biscuit lolliesEaster biscuit lollies

Make these pretty biscuit lollies as gifts for friends, or use them as place names on your Easter table. Making 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.

Easter biscuit lollies


Coconut & white chocolate cupcakes Coconut nests

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!

Easter nest coconut & white chocolate cupcakes

 

Crackin' crCress headsess heads

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.

Crackin' cress heads
 

Easy hot cross buns

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.

Easy hot cross buns

 
If you want to try your hand at decorating your own easter eggs, check out our video for some inspiration. 
 
Still not sated? Check out the rest of our Easter recipes for kids...

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