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Easter basket made of salt dough & painted Easter eggs with ears - handicrafts with children day 3

by Susanne Meixner on April 11, 2020

Hi everyone,

Are you looking for a small Easter present for family and friends or would you like to use the Easter holidays to do something together with the children? All kinds of great things can be conjured up from salt dough. Today I'll show you how to make this Easter basket out of Saltzo. At the same time there are instructions for these cute eggs with rabbit ears:

Easter basket made of salt dough and Easter eggs with ears - handicrafts with children - Suzu's handicraft lesson

For the salt dough you only need salt, flour, a little oil and water. If you like to bake with your kids, this great DIY is sure to be a lot of fun. I got the inspiration for this idea for the Easter basket from ars textura (Advertising link | unsolicited). In the video below, I tinker with everything step by step. Have fun tinkering!


For the dough you need:

  • A cup of salt
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of water and
  • A few drops of oil
  • A rolling pin

To paint the Easter nest you need:

For the Easter eggs you need:

Drying time: If you have made the nest out of salt dough, the dough has to dry first. Either you let it air dry for a day, or if you want to go faster at 60 ° C in the oven. Occasionally opens the oven door so that the heat can escape.

Baking time: When the dough is dry on both sides, it has to be fired for about an hour at 140 ° C top / bottom heat. In between you should turn the Easter basket once.

I hope you had fun making things! You are also welcome to take a look at our last blog post, in which we together make a table decoration for Easter out of a clothespin (here. go to the instructions). If you liked the video, just subscribe to mine Youtube channel and don't miss any new craft ideas. I would be happy if you posted your finished result on Instagram (@suzupapers) shares #suzupapersDIY with me. In the next blog post we will make a caterpillar together with which you can race together with the family. I hope you will be there again!

See you soon! Your

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