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CULTURE CALLING’S ECO GUIDE TO EASTER 

George Maguire

Easter is almost here. Need some green activity inspiration? Photography via Unsplash

With its origins in resurrection and rebirth, Easter is a time to take stock and be grateful for what we have. Whilst in modern times, most of us focus less on the religious connections and more on the simple pleasures of life; Easter (& Spring!) is undoubtedly a special time of the year. Whether you have a family in need of some novel fun or a partner looking to get creative, here are some Spring eco activities that might be just the thing… 
 
1. Make your Own Chocolate Eggs – link here

Become your very own Willy Wonka this Easter. Image here.
 
 
 
Sure, you can buy your chocolate Easter eggs but have you ever tried to make them yourself? It’s great fun and is also a great way to reduce plastic waste. To make homemade eggs, all you need is a mould (such as this food grade silicone one with two patterns) and some melted high-quality chocolate. The perks of making your own mean that you can choose what goes inside the chocolate… 
 
Time for an egg hunt! 
 
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2. Build a DIY Bird Box – link here
 

 
Entice some more birds into your garden. Background image via Unsplash. 
 
 
A great Spring activity for the wildlife in your garden and to keep your kids happy and engaged is to build a small bird box. Gardens often have plenty of food for small birds but lack space to nest. Coming is a pre-cut and pre-drilled pack with detailed yet straightforward assembly instructions, the box can be painted to your kid’s satisfaction. Share your finished boxes with us on social media!
 
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3. Songbirds 500 Piece Family Jigsaw Puzzle – link here     

 
A songbirds puzzle to brighten your day. Link here
 
 
Sweeping the nation during Covid, puzzlemania had many of us dusting off old puzzle boxes and ordering new one. We went a bit crazy but why stop there? Made with 90% recycled paper, this 500 piece Songbirds puzzleis a great activity and definitely best enjoyed with the windows open on a sunny eve with birdsong chirping in. 
 
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4. Plantable Egg Hunt from Etsy – link here
 

 
Seeds disguised as eggs in a tray. Link here
 
 
Still up for some egg action but full up with chocolate? Plantable eggs are a great way to keep the magic going whilst sowing some new life into your garden. Embedded with 24 varieties of native pollinator-friendly wildflowers seeds the paper will turn into compost, leaving only beautiful flowers. With a mix of annuals and perennials it’s a gift to your garden that keeps giving – year after year! Instructions included. 
 
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5. Make Easter Rabbit Biscuits – link here
 

 
Now is your chance to make some Easter themed rabbit biscuits… link here
 
 
Last up in our roundup is a rabbit mould by Springerle & Speculaas. A classic German biscuit design made from pear wood (known for its necessarily fine and detailed grain) which is used for traditional biscuits - perfect for Easter themed celebrations. Find some great recipe ideas for your biscuits on BBC Good Food here
 
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