I know Easter is looking different for all of us this year but that doesn’t mean it has to be less special. Floating between optimistic resilience and overwhelming anxiety has been a difficult rollercoaster and some days are better than others. But what has consistently helped me these last weeks has been being proactive. Doing things I love that may require more effort but will keep the worry at bay. For me, that’s crafting and making sweet memories for Ella and Jack. I was wracking my brain for ways to make this Easter memorable for them and the idea of an Easter Craft Station was born.
And I love Jack’s joy of being included. He’s growing up so fast! They had the best time doing this, even more than I thought they would. They were really careful with the paint (mostly- some did end up in Jack’s curls) and took their time making little masterpieces.
Want to set up your own? Here’s what you’ll need:
Of course, painting eggs and making bunny ear crowns would have been enough. But where’s the fun in that?! I wanted this to feel like a celebration. Since going out and roaming the aisles of Michael’s for inspiration was out of the question, I decided to bring back my paper curtain and add fun springtime colors. I was able to use just the paper I had on hand to update it and I love the whimsical, topsy-turvy effect.
I dressed up the table using more of my past party decor and cute scalloped bowls I (thankfully) got back in February.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I was having a rough time the day before we did this. So on this morning, I got up and was determined to have a better day. And one lesson I’ve learned that for me, joy comes from work. And the extra effort to make things whimsical might seem pointless at a time like this but I think it’s more important than ever. So for you, maybe an Easter Craft Station isn’t it. But I hope you’re able to feel inspired to more urgently pursue the things that bring you joy.