Easy Easter crafts that kids can make with stuff around the house
Easter Sunday falls on April 4th this year. These easy crafts for kids will keep them entertained and decorate your house for Easter – and the best part is they can all be made with things you probably already have in your cupboards. Let the crafting begin!
This little guy is almost too cute to eat! One big pancake makes the face, two smaller ones the cheeks, and with banana ears and eyes, blueberry eyeballs, a jelly or strawberry nose, and cheese or apple sticks for whiskers, he’s checking off most of the food groups too. Bun appétit!
This adorable Easter egg paper wreath can be made with pieces of scrapbook paper, construction paper, or even old magazines that you have lying around at home. Simply cut out egg-shaped pieces of paper in different sizes, and glue them to a cardboard circle for stability (or just each other). Finish with a bright ribbon, and hang!
If you aren’t able to get together with family members this Easter, having your children make personal Easter cards will let family and friends know that you’re thinking of them. Cutting out simple shapes from construction paper, like these circle, triangle, and teardrop chicks, is a cute way to decorate and personalise cards.
Some cotton wool balls from the bathroom, a little glue, a bunny template (made by you), some kid-safe scissors, kitchen twine and some sturdy paper! That’s all you need for this super cute hanging garland. Kids could colour each rabbit to look like friends or family. Each rabbit gets a sweet cottontail and you get a sweet house decoration.
With some glue, coloured construction paper and pretty ribbon, this Easter craft for kids creates beautiful decorations for an Easter tree. Simply cut out as many egg shapes as you want, and glue strips and scraps of ribbon, or decorate with glitter pens or coloured markers. A ribbon loop on top for hanging and you’re done!
These Easter crafts for kids are simple to make: All you need are some old cardboard rolls, cotton wool or mini pom-poms for the noses, and some paint, paper and glue. The littlest ones might need help with whiskers and eyes, but you’ll have a whole bunch of cute bunnies hopping about your kitchen in no time. Did you know a group of rabbits can be called a fluffle? It’s true!
If one of your favourite Easter crafts for kids is decorating eggs, you know it’s nice to have somewhere to show them off. Enter the humble egg carton, repurposed for decoration! A shiny metallic pipe cleaner for a handle and some crepe paper wrapped around a specially painted egg carton makes for a beautiful (and sturdy) Easter basket.
Another use for any old jars you have lying around is this Easter craft for kids: a super cute bunny vase transformation. Simply paint the entire jar the desired colour of your bunny (pink, green, brown, it all works), and glue some googly eyes on. Feet, noses and whiskers can be drawn on with glitter pens or markers, or added in paper or foam like the ears. Fill with your favourite flowers!
If you have paint, glue, craft paper and paddle pop sticks, you’ve got everything you need for Easter crafts for kids – and to create some new furry friends. Paint the paddle pop sticks first, then line four or five up vertically, and keep them in place with two horizontal sticks glued together 2/3 of the way up (where the ears go). Add a paper nose, ears, eyes and whiskers. Pro tip: gluing an additional stick on the bottom enables your paddle pop stick bunny to be hand-held, like an ice block – which means they’re perfect for puppet shows.
For older kids, origami is a fun challenge. As long as you have paper and patience, there are tons of video tutorials out there to make everything from chickens to rabbits to carrots. Some even hop! Kids will love seeing their folding accomplishments decorating the Easter dinner table.
These adorable felt eggs are perfect for an Easter centrepiece, or for gluing inside Easter cards. With felt cut into a base egg shape, these cute eggs can be decorated with glitter, sequins, ribbons, buttons, or whatever your imagination can come up with!
This is a really adorable way to package Easter treats for everyone in the household (and the neighbours too!) or to include in a creative Easter basket. All you need is some orange tissue paper, some green paper, ribbon, tape and scissors. Pour Easter goodies into the tissue, roll it up into a carrot shape, and tape. Shred the green paper to look like carrot tops and tie it to the carrot with some ribbon.
A fun Easter craft for kids who love getting their hands dirty are these funny little hand-print Easter bun buns. Two fingers make up each ear (think of the Vulcan salute from Star Trek), but if your child’s fingers can’t do that, then a peace sign with two fingers will work equally well for ears! Once the paint is dry, simply add some eyes (or glasses), a nose and whiskers.
Children will love to set and decorate a special Easter table for dinner or lunch, and these adorable bunny paper napkin holders will be the stars! A cute bunny cut out of construction paper, a little artistic flair from pens or markers, and a couple of slits cut into his tummy to hold the napkin are all you need. Bonus: your kids will have to practise folding to get those napkins pointy enough to sit in the bunny’s tummy. Try them out on your laundry pile.
A leftover egg carton, some decorated eggs and a cardboard cut-out and painted mother hen make this a beautiful Easter scene perfect for a table centrepiece or decoration. Kids will love making cute baby chicks!
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