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Easter crafts and activities

Adventurers are needed to discover hidden treasure this Easter. Improve your skills with our hands-on crafts and activities to make sure you are prepared for a journey into the past.

Hands-on Easter Crafts and Activities for Kids

  • Decorate some Pace Eggs

    From the 18th century children decorated their own eggs at Easter, or recieved them as presents. These were called ‘pace eggs’, and we've put together a guide so you can make them at home.

  • Make a Sword

    No adventure is complete without a trusty sword at your side. Take a look at our instructions for making your own out of cardboard and improve your swordsmanship.

  • A heraldic stag

    Discover the Art of Heraldry

    Show your true colours to a friend by making your own heraldry. Follow our guide to find out all about it, download a heraldic charge animal or beast and craft your very own piece of history.

  • Make a Shield

    Make sure you are prepared for your adventure by making your own shield to boost your defence. Decorate it with your own heraldic design and have the best looking protection around.

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