As a small business owner myself, I love nothing more than to spread the love and share other gorgeous small businesses that I admire with you. I adore doing Spring and Easter crafts as a family but now I'm working more and the kids are at school I find that we have less time and so craft boxes and activity packs help us out hugely!

Here are just a few ideas for craft activities and gifts for children this Easter, all of them from eco conscious, inspiring, female founded businesses...

Cotton Twist

We're huge fans of Cotton Twist's incredible craft sets, and this Easter they have a whole range of gorgeous kits to enjoy. Brand new for 2022, we especially love this personalised salt dough decorating kit.

Perfect for ages three and up, the kit includes a salt dough recipe, an egg template to cut around, watercolour pencils, ribbons, glitter glue and everything else you could need to decorate your creations.

Also in their Easter collection, shop their make your own Easter garden, make your own pom pom chick, personalised Easter chocolate gift tins and much more!

The Little Coach House

The Little Coach House make children's learning resources made to last a lifetime, and their Easter collection is no exception.

From bunny sorting trays to pastel sensory chick peas, any of their products would make a very special Easter gift. We're eyeing up this Easter Egg pre-writing board, which would be perfect to use alongside our Spring doughs and sensory rice.

Honeywell Biscuits

Looking for delicious, personalised biscuits and cookies? Honeywell Biscuit Co are your people. They also create a range of wonderful baking kits, and their Easter ones look like they would be a lot of fun.

With all of the dry ingredients pre-weighed and the recipe card, piping bags and cutters included, choose from the Chick & Lamb kit, hot cross bunny kit or Easter chick vanilla milkshake kit and cook up a storm this Easter!

Crayon Box

Crayon Box's wax crayons are handcrafted pieces of joy that children love to get their hands on. This Easter, and with the hope of some warmer weather, we've got our eyes on their pastel coloured outdoor play chalks, available in dinosaur, unicorn, rainbow, mini beasts, flowers - or (my favourite!) eggs in an egg box!

Mud & Bloom

The activity boxes from Mud & Bloom are designed to connect children with nature - and there's no more perfect time of year than Spring, surely?

With March's box including activities such as 'make your own Spring nature garden', 'grow your own cornflowers', 'make your own clay tree faces' and plenty more, we can't wait to see the April box! These would make for amazing Easter break entertainment, either for your own children or as a gift.

And, of course...

How can we talk Easter collections without mentioning our own? We have full sized Play Kits that offer everything you need for hours of open ended play (them) and a hot cup of tea in the sun (you). Our Mini Kits may be small in size but are bursting with play potential. Packaged up in their own organic cotton bags, they're perfect for popping into an easter basket or into your bag for play on the go. And lastly, our Sensory Dough Making Kits are great for kids who love creating. These sets come with pre-weighed ingredients and a simplified recipe card to make your very own play dough, all you need to do is add water!

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