6 Ways To Enjoy Easter Indoors

Enjoy an egg-cellent Easter from the comfort of your own home with these fun activities the whole family can enjoy!

1. Easter Pancakes

Whip up a batch of these fun pancakes and get creative with different Easter characters. (Our personal favourites are an Easter bunny and an Easter chick!)

Easter Pancakes

Ingredients

Pancake

  • 200g Plain Flour
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 400ml Milk
  • 2 Eggs Whisked
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • Coconut Oil for frying

Toppings

  • Banana
  • Strawberries
  • Almonds
  • Blueberries
  • Yoghurt

Instructions

  • Place the flour and salt in to a mixing bowl, make a well in the middle and tip in the milk and whisked eggs.

  • Whisk the ingredients until a smooth batter forms then add then add the vegetable oil and whisk again.

  • Grease the inside of a frying pan with coconut oil and place over a medium heat for a minute.

  • Spoon in a ladle of pancake mixture and cook for 30 seconds on each side.

  • Get creative and decorate the pancakes with fruit and nuts.

2. Easter Egg Hunt

It’s time to transform eggs into a variety of colours for an exciting Easter egg hunt around the house (or if the weather is nice in the garden!) Up the ante by painting a letter on each egg to form the words “Happy Easter” and get the kids to work it out once they’ve collected them all.

Natural Egg Colouring

Instructions

  • All you have to do is fill a container with enough water to cover one egg a long with one teaspoon of white vinegar. Spoon in your chosen powder and mix. Carefully drop the egg in to the water using a spoon or ladle and watch your egg change colour! The more powder used, the bolder the egg will be.

3. Homemade Play Dough

Using 100% natural ingredients only, we’ve created our very own homemade play dough! It’s a great sensory experience for your little ones and we know adults will want to get involved too…

Homemade Play Dough

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add the baking powder, salt and flour to a bowl and combine.

  • Divide the mixture in to separate bowls and mix the warm water and coconut oil together until the oil disolves. Add one teaspoon of each of the natural ingredients/colouring to each bowl.

  • Divide the water and coconut oil mixture in to each bowl and mix until you have a stiff dough. Add flour to your hands and knead the dough until the texture is similar to play dough.

4. Make You Own Easter Eggs

Now’s your chance to make that mouthwatering Easter egg you’ve always dreamt of… You’ll never want to go back to shop bought after this!

Homemade Easter Eggs

Instructions

  • Melt the chocolate, allow to cool and spread a quarter of the chocolate in to the moulds using a clean and unused paintbrush. Leave the chocolate inside the moulds to set by storing in the fridge.

  • Reheat the melted chocolate and again, leave to cool. Repeat the process of evenly spreading a quarter of the chocolate in to the mould and place in the fridge for an hour until you have a tablespoon of chocolate left.

  • Carefully remove from the mould, leave in the fridge for longer if the chocolate isn't easily coming away from the mould.

  • You can create Easter egg bowls by filling the egg halves with your favourite ingredients (see picture). Or reheat the remaining chocolate, use to combine the egg halves and place in the fridge to set for an hour.

  • Decorate the egg as you please!

Gourmet Easter Eggs

Ingredients

Chocolate Orange

Instructions

Chocolate Orange

  • Melt the chocolate and add the orange extract. Allow to cool and spread a quarter of the chocolate in to the moulds using a clean and unused paintbrush. Leave the chocolate inside the moulds to set by storing in the fridge.

  • Reheat the melted chocolate and again, leave to cool. Repeat the process of evenly spreading a quarter of the chocolate in to the mould and place in the fridge for an hour until you have a tablespoon of chocolate left.

  • Carefully remove from the mould, leave in the fridge for longer if the chocolate isn't easily coming away from the mould.

  • Add your desired filling but don't take too long as the Easter egg will begin to melt especially if your filling is warm. Sprinkle toppings to garnish then place in the refrigerator until set.

5. Grow Your Own Cress

It’s time for a spot of gardening and growing indoors! Not only is this a fun activity, it means any egg shells wont go to waste AND you can make delicious egg and cress sandwiches (not to mention the satisfaction of growing your own edible herbs!)

Egg Shell Cress

Ingredients

  • Egg Shells
  • Cress Seeds
  • Cotton Wool

Instructions

  • Carefully wash out the egg shells, dip a cotton wool ball in water, squeeze off any excess water and pop inside the egg shell. Sprinkle one teaspoon of cress seeds onto the cotton wool and place the egg in an eggcup or carton. Leave in a windowsill for a week and watch your cress grow!

6. Easter Baking

The satisfaction of baking your own bread, biscuits, cakes and pies will keep you occupied during the bank holiday weekend! Click here for our entire collection of Easter recipes. Here’s one of our all time favs…

Springtime Chick Cakes

Ingredients

  • 40g Cacao Powder
  • 3 tablespoons Water
  • 3 Eggs
  • 180g Unsalted Butter
  • 160g Caster Sugar
  • 120g Self-raising Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder

Buttercream

  • 60g Unsalted Butter
  • 30g Cacao Powder
  • 3 tablespoons Milk
  • 250g Icing Sugar

Decorations

Instructions

  • To begin, line a cupcake tray with paper cases and preheat the oven to 200C.

  • Using a sieve, add the cacao powder to a mixing bowl, followed by the water and stir until thick.

  • Tip in the baking powder, flour, sugar, butter and eggs and beat until combined.

  • Spoon the mixture equally in to the paper cases and place in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until cooked all the way through, risen and springy to touch.

  • Leave the cakes to cool on a wire rack in the paper cases.

Buttercream

  • Sift the cocoa powder and melted butter together then add a small quantity of icing sugar at a time while mixing. If the icing is too thick, add a little milk.

  • Add a thin layer of buttercream to the cupcake and then carefully sprinkle the desiccated coconut on top. Focus on the edges. Pipe the chocolate icing on top in a nest shape (see picture).

  • Using ready to roll icing, create Easter characters to sit on top of the cupcakes.

About the Author

Georgia

As an animal lover and baking enthusiast, Georgia can often be found experimenting with plant-based recipes in her kitchen.

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