Easter fun for adults: Egg-scuse me! A long weekend is approaching
Your guide to a fun (and creative!) Easter at home for adults
For most of us Easter weekend will look a little different this year. We won’t be packing up the car for an outdoor adventure, we won’t be gathering with friends and extended family, and we won’t be dining out for an Easter Sunday brunch. But fear not, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate this weekend baking and creating your way to a fantastic Easter at home!. And of course, you can eat chocolate wherever you are.
So you fancy spending some more time in the kitchen?
Whip up some Easter treats for the family and neighbours
This is a great time for sugar cookies, carrot cake or hot cross buns – I love this compilation from the Food Network If you’re no baker, then be a creator! My Mum always told me not to play with my food but it certainly brought some joy last week when I created faces at breakfast.
If you’ve run out of flour from all that baking you’ve done then support local and check out these stores still open for all your pastry and sweet desires:
Upper Village Market has eggs, Easter buckets, reusable eggs and candy with free same-day delivery, Great Glass Elevator has all of their Easter treats on display, call to place an order and Tourism Whistler have inspired us to picnic indoors, with a beverage or two of course.
Do you have any eggs left after all that baking?
Painting eggs is an Easter tradition that can be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
Disclaimer, I’m British and a friend put me onto this one. As she described the process of “blowing eggs”, I thought “that sounds ridiculous” and therefore, a great idea! I laughed so much that it hurt and that was simply the prep work. What are you waiting for, get cracking!
One last suggestion from me, this one is a favourite and I just couldn’t leave it out!
Get nostalgic and re-visit the art of salt dough creations.
I still have some decorations that were made by my seven-year-old self using this method. Salt dough is easy to make with just three ingredients -flour, salt and water. Follow my recipe below and turn your salt dough into colorful Easter eggs that you can hang around the house, or decorate as a gift for others.
Salt Dough Recipe:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup water
- Stir together all three ingredients until a dough forms. Kneading the dough once mixed can help make it smoother.
- Roll it out (I rolled mine to 1/4 inch thick) and cut out desired shapes (eggs of course!).
- Place the salt dough Easter eggs on the parchment-covered baking sheets. Remember to make a hole so you can hang the ornaments — a straw works perfectly!
- Bake at 250F for 2 hours.
- Once the shapes are baked, dried and thoroughly cooled it’s painting time! Spray paint is faster but acrylics work just as well especially if you’re working with little ones. Allow the paint to dry and add any extra decorations you have at home.
- Optional: to further protect the colour and design, add a clear coat sealer and then you can hang them outside.
I’m an advocate for crafting, for more creative ideas for families:
Check out Krafty Kids At Home – Your guide to a fun (and creative!) Easter at home with the kids.
This is for the big kids too – as an adult you can still have fun crafting at home.
Following your weekend full of indoor fun and baked goods galore you’ll be wanting to get some eggs-ercise, remember avoid gathering and practice physical distancing (stay at least 2 metres or 6 feet from others)
Show off your creations on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @artswhistler and posting with the hashtag #artswhistler. We would love to see what you’re creating and we will share them with our community too.
Written by Chantelle Matthews