How to make an Easter beanbag game

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  • With all the treats they will be consuming on Easter, the kids may be bouncing off the walls. But don’t fret – this fun and festive Easter craft beanbag game will keep them occupied long enough for you take a breather on the big day.

    It is the perfect outdoor activity for a beautiful spring afternoon, and the kids can run around on the lawn once they’ve finished. For older participants, you can even award prizes to the children who are able to “feed” the most carrots into the bunny’s mouth in one round.

    If you have a little one’s birthday coming up this also makes a great game for a group of friends, and you can really theme it any way you like – it doesn’t have to be a bunny.

    This craft is more mum-intensive (you will have to cut the cardboard and sew the bean bags), but the kids will thank you for it later. So what are you waiting for? Hop to it!

    You will need

    • Bunny head template
    • Scissors
    • Large piece of cardboard
    • Pencil
    • Pink acrylic paint
    • Black marker pen
    • Orange and green felt
    • pins
    • Cotton thread
    • Dried split peas or rice

    Step 1

    Enlarge the bunny head template and print on paper. Cut it out with scissors.

    Step 2

    Place the template in the middle of a large sheet of cardboard and draw around it. Draw a semi-circular mouth and cut out. Paint the bunny head with pink acrylic paint and leave to dry. Apply a second coat. When dry, outline the head with black marker pen and add some inner ears, eyes, a nose and whiskers.

    Step 3

    To make the carrot bean bags, first use the templates to cut out some orange felt triangles and green felt leaf shapes. Take two orange pieces and pin together, trapping a green leaf at the top. Sew around all the sides, leaving a small opening. Fill with dried split peas, then stitch up the opening.

    Craft: by Suzie Attaway