Thursday, 10 April 2014

Easter Crafts with the Guides

Last week I went to help at a Guide Unit as they were short of a leader for the night.  Its been over ten years since I regularly helped at a Guide Unit so it was fun to be back with younger girls again.

This was their last meeting of term before breaking up for the Easter holidays so they had lots of Easter activities planned!  They were such brilliant ideas that I thought I would share with you.

The first was an Easter basket to collect all the eggs in. I was really impressed with these and excited to have a go!
  1. You will need 13 strips of paper and one square. A 30cm (12 inch) ruler was used as a template for the strips and the square has to be the same width as 4 strips.
  2. Weave 8 strips of paper together
  3. Place the square over your woven strips to form the base
  4. Fold the ends upright and then weave another two strips around the base
  5. Repeat to form a second layer
  6. Fold the ends over to neaten.  Obviously try to do this better than I did! Might be worth trimming them too!


Never mind there was chocolate to cheer me up. 
The girls got to make chocolate nests and a bunny egg holder for their Easter Eggs to sit in!

Too much chocolate?  Well there was a brilliant wide game to burn off some energy too!

The girls were given a grid of paper with a list of suspects (Peter Rabbit, Jessica Rabbit etc), a list of locations and a list of potential murder weapons (including carrots of course).   Clues were hidden both inside and out which the girls had to find.   Crossing of the clues as they found them, eventually they would be left with one suspect location and weapon.  What a brilliantly simple idea.

Can you believe the Guides squeezed all of this into 2 hours!

Happy Easter!


  1. It sounds like great fun and those baskets are a fab craft activity! Thanks for linking up! #binkylinky

  2. How fun does that look - and I'm amazing how much they can squeeze into two hours! I'm sure I was never that industrious as a Guide. #blinkylinky

  3. Looks like you had a great time! The chocolate nests look yummy!! Happy Easter #BinkyLinky

  4. You're right, you guys sure did pack a lot into 2 hours, but I'm sure it was lots of fun #binkylinky

  5. Those baskets are great. I seem to remember making something similar when I was much younger. The murder mystery looks like a lot of fun too. I used to love guides and this has made me feel quite nostalgic!


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