Easter was once a traditional day to get married and as hats are customarily worn to weddings in England, women would make and decorate bonnets with ribbons and spring flowers. This has led to the custom of bonnet making and wearing at this time of year. Another popular Easter craft in the UK is basket making. Baskets are woven of our thick paper or flexible strips of wood and then woven into a basket shape. This activity is popular among young children and often precedes the big event…the Easter egg hunt!
Easter egg hunts will take place all over the UK, from organised events and farm parks and playgrounds to those hosted by the parents of children in the back gardens or even around the house. Children will either be led on a trail, following clues and completing questions to be rewarded with a chocolate egg at the end. Another type of hunt will involve hundreds of small individually wrapped chocolates being hidden and the children sent to gather as many as they can find!
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