It’s getting close enough to Easter that we can start thinking about fun projects and narrow it down to a few that we want to work on with our family.
I’ve put together a rather long list of Easter crafts for kids specifically so these ideas are not complicated or time-consuming. There are crafts for ages two and up on this list.
Tip: Don’t wait until the last minute to start preparing. Seasonal supplies sometimes sell out quickly.
Easter craft idea for toddlers
Creating Easter treasures can be especially fun with younger children. Do not be afraid to take the plunge and get down and dirty with them. Have fun! You are creating memories and providing stimulation for their growing minds.
Easter Bunny Mask
This is a very simple project. Children this age love to wear masks and creating an Easter-themed mask is a breeze.
- 2 plain white paper plates
- Pink paint/paintbrush
- Paint the center of one paper plate pink. Allow the paint to dry and cut it in half. These are the bunny’s ears.
- Using the second paper plate, cut a triangle-shaped wedge from the plate totaling no more than ¼ of the plate. The remainder of the plate will be the bunny’s face.
- Staple the two ears onto the plate leaving the cut part of the plate facing downward.
- Cut two eyeholes out of the bunny’s face.
- Let your child decorate the bunny any way that he would like using paint, crayons, etc.
- Staple the elastic to the back of the bunny mask
Easter craft for preschoolers (with grownups help)
There are endless Easter crafts that are geared towards preschoolers and older children. This one requires some help from you.
- Leftover eggshells from dyed Easter Eggs
- Wooden egg-shaped cut-outs
- Glue that dries clear
- Shirt or broach pin backing
- Paint (optional)
- Remove eggs from dyed Easter eggshells, wash them thoroughly and let dry.
- After drying, take the eggs shells and crumble them to make very small pieces.
- Apply glue to the front of the wooden egg-shaped cut-out.
- Let your child pick out different colored eggshells and place them onto the glue. The point is to have a “mosaic” egg.
- Once the eggshell has dried thoroughly, give your child the option to add more color by applying paint to different areas of the egg.
- Once the egg is completely dry, cover the mosaic egg with a layer of clear glue. This will smooth out any sharp edges.
- Finally, super glue the broach or pin backing onto the back of the mosaic egg.
- Have your child give the broach to someone special for Easter! Consider letting them make several and compare their different masterpieces!
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Decorating Easter Eggs
Easter eggs are a favorite craft during the holiday. You can make simple ones with the dye kits from the store or you can be more creative and create a work of art. Here are a few unique ideas you can try.
- Gather various colors of tissue paper, a spray bottle of water and an empty egg carton. Cut up pieces of different colored tissue paper (1″ x 1″). Spray your egg with water. Cover the egg by overlapping the different colors of tissue paper. Spray it again, making sure all the paper is wet. Set it in the egg carton to dry. When the paper has dried, it will fall off to leave its beautiful colors behind.
- Use a crayon to draw a picture on the egg. Dip the egg into regular dye. The crayon will resist the color and your picture will look beautiful.
- Gather flat-sided jewels, silver or gold glitter glue, and an empty egg carton. Glue the jewels to your boiled egg. Trace around the jewel with the metallic glitter glue. Place it in the egg carton to allow it to dry. It is best to do one hemisphere of the egg at a time.
- Wrap your boiled eggs with rubber bands. Dip it in the dye. After the dye has dried, remove the rubber bands and enjoy your beautiful tie-dyed look.
- Leaf-printed eggs are unique and fun. Gather leaves that will lay flat, such as ferns. Secure it on the boiled egg by holding it in place with a piece of pantyhose. Tighten in and make sure everything is secure. Dip the egg into regular dye. When the egg has dried, remove the pantyhose and leaf. The leaf print will remain.
Easy easter crafts
An easy Easter craft for kids of all ages ae homemade cards. Let them use their own imaginations and make Easter cards to pass out on Easter day. Directed crafts are great, but so is so good old-fashioned childhood ingenuity.
- Colorful card stock or construction paper in Easter colors.
- Child scissors
- Glue sticks
- Colored pencils and crayons
- Tissue paper
- Easter and spring stickers.
- Little items that can be glued on like pom-poms and flat-backed jewels.
How do you make fun Easter crafts?
Lots of general crafts can be made into Easter crafts with a little bit of imagination. Here’s a few ideas for your family to try.
Easter animals – Clean out a baby food jar and remove the label. Pack the jar with yellow pompoms for a chick and pink pompoms for a bunny (Or cover the inside with a yellow or pink foam rectangle.) Put the lid on the jar. Paint the lid to match the filling. When the paint is dry, turn the jar upside down. Glue on medium-sized wiggly eyes. If you are making a chick, glue on a little orange felt beak, centered a little lower than the eyes. Glue yellow feathers on the side. If the bunny is more your style, make a nose and mouth area with one small pink pompom and two slightly larger white pompoms. Use lacing or markers to make the whiskers. Make two ears out of white foam and color the inside pink. Glue them to the bottom of the jar (not the lid).
Paperweight – Find a flat, smooth stone about three inches long. Clean it off and paint it white. Allow the base coat to dry. Paint your paperweight rock to look like a rabbit or an Easter egg.
Wall hanging – Cut a 12″ x 18″ from burlap. Fold it over one inch and sew it, leaving the ends open. Cut out felt pictures that could be used to depict an Easter scene. Glue or sew them onto the burlap to create your scene. Insert dowels in the top and bottom of the burlap. Add string to the ends of the top dowel. Hang it on your wall.
Chair cover – Adjust a white pillowcase to fit over the back of your child’s chair. Then allow your child to decorate the back of the case. Cut out two long ears and pink inner ears. Cut out two round pink circles for cheeks and a black circle for a nose. Cut two large oval eyes with two small white pupils. You will need one pink pompom for a nose and a long piece of black yarn for the mouth. Use craft glue to form a rabbit face. Let it dry and slip it over your chair. The face should be on the back of the chair.
There are countless kids Easter crafts available for you and your family to enjoy this Easter holiday. Whether you want to do an easy project or one that will take a little more time, there is something out there for you.
Encourage your child’s creativity by choosing crafts that will spark his interest and this Easter will be an Easter he will never forget. Check over the list and make plans. Children enjoy holiday crafts almost as much as the adult in charge!