Easter is a fun time of year for both kids and adults. There are so many things to do, including Easter egg hunts, going to church, and of course – Easter crafts! It is a fun thing for Easter.
We are sharing some of our favorite Easter crafts for kids. These projects are not only creative and fun, but they also help teach children about the meaning of Easter. We hope you enjoy these ideas!
Tissue-Covered Plastic Eggs
These eggs are so pretty, and they’re really easy to make.
•Cover a plastic egg with a strip of tissue paper that has been dipped in liquid starch. The color of the tissue paper will remain unchanged, so pick yellow for a chick, white for a lamb, beige for a person, etc.
•Smooth out the wrinkles. Note: you won’t be able to get rid of all of them.
Decorate the egg with sequins, cotton balls, lace, net, fake fur, thin ribbon, small feathers, braid, construction paper or poster board cut-outs, pipe cleaners, yarn, and small silk flowers.
Printed tissue paper will give you a pretty design that doesn’t require embellishments.
Styrofoam Easter Shapes
This is a really simple project that’s great for younger kids.
•Cut an egg, cross, butterfly, bird, or whatever you desire out of the center of a Styrofoam dinner plate.
•Color it with crayons, markers, or paints.
•Or trace the shape on a piece of wrapping paper and cut it out. Glue the wrapping paper shape to the Styrofoam shape.
•Decorate the Styrofoam shapes with lace, felt, yarn, Rick-rack, ribbon, or buttons.
Tissue paper eggs
•Inflate and tie a small balloon.
• Mix white glue with water.
•With a brush, apply glue to a small part of the balloon.
•Stick a piece of tissue paper to the balloon.
•Continue brushing on glue and applying tissue paper until the whole balloon is covered.
•Let dry on wax paper
•Cut a small slash and pop the balloon
Decorate the egg with ribbon, sequins, braid, buttons, yarn, etc.
Variation: Carefully cut an opening in the front of the egg. Create an Easter scene inside the egg.
Easter Egg Sun Catchers
These sun catchers are a beautiful and easy way to decorate for Easter.
- tissue paper,
- clear contact paper,
- and an egg template.
Simply cut out the tissue paper in the shape of an egg and glue it to the contact paper. Hang the sun catcher in a window to let the light shine through.
Make a fun thing for Easter
Egg heads with grassy hair
This is a really fun and unique craft.
•Carefully remove the top of an egg. Empty the egg’s contents into a bowl. Wash the egg thoroughly and let it dry.
•Draw a face on the egg and color it with crayons, paints, or markers.
•Fill the eggshell with potting soil.
•Sprinkle rye or wheat grass on the soil’s surface and mist it with water.
•Put the egg in a plastic bag and place the bag in a warm spot.
Keep the soil moist until the grass sprouts in about 6 to 10 days.
Variation: Cut a milk carton down halfway. Decorate your milk cartoon basket. Fill it with dirt and follow the instructions above for growing grass once the grass has grown, place real or plastic eggs in the basket.
Pipe Cleaner Easter Egg
This craft is so much fun, and it’s really easy to make.
All you need is a pipe cleaner and some beads.
Simply thread the beads onto the pipe cleaner to create an Easter egg. You can use any bead color you want, and you can make the eggs as big or small as you like.
Chick Magnet Craft
This is a really cute craft.
- a clothespin,
- some yellow feathers,
- a magnet strip
- and construction paper for the orange beak.
Simply glue the feathers to the clothespin to create a chick. Then, glue on an orange beak. You can also add eyes if you want. This chick magnet is so cute, and it’s great for decorating your fridge or other magnetic surfaces.
Who doesn’t want an Easter bonnet?
•Collect old hats or purchase some from a flea market
•Have a contest to see who can make the prettiest or silliest Easter Bonnet.
•Decorate the hats with acrylic paint, ribbons, lace, silk flowers, paper dollies, old earrings, necklaces, and brooches.
Hang the finished hats on hooks on the back of a chair, or turn them upside down and place plant pots inside. Or cut the center out of a paper plate and decorate the rim,
Jelly bean feeders
Chicken feeders are fun candy dishes. Pour the jelly beans into the jar (1-quart canning jar) of the chicken feeder. Screw on the lid and turn it over. The jelly beans will drop into the feeding tray, replacing those that have been removed.
More a fun thing for Easter…
Easter Egg Flower Pot
This cute flower pot is perfect for springtime.
- clay pot,
- and fake flowers.
Paint the clay pot in your favorite Easter colors. Then, glue some fake flowers around the rim of the pot. Add a ribbon to the top, and you’re done!
•Fill a shallow tray with potting soil.
•Make a small hill on one side of the tray.
•Insert a small pot side-wise into the hillside for the cave.
•Cover the hill with moss or grass.
•Make three crosses from twigs and place them on the top of the hill.
•Find a rock that will cover the front of the pot.
•Make a gravel path to the tomb (the pot).
On Easter morning, the stone is placed on one side of the pot showing the empty tomb.
Marbled styrofoam eggs
- Styrofoam eggs
- acrylic paint (light colors)
- paint brush
- wood skewers
- shaving foam
- liquid food dye
- foil container
- wood craft sticks
- disposable gloves
- Mod Podge
We have all seen the directions to use shaving foam on your eggs, but you can’t eat them. This craft uses the same concept.
Insert a wood skewer in one end of a styrofoam egg. Use this to hold on to the egg while you paint it.
Spray shaving foam into a foil container or on a cookie sheet (if you don’t mind doing the clean-up afterward). Drop liquid food dye randomly onto the shaving foam. Use a skewer or a craft stick to draw lines through the foam, partially blending the colors.
Roll the painted eggs in the foam. Sit them in another foil container to dry for 30 or more minutes. Carefully scrape the foam off the eggs and finish removing the foam by patting it with a moist paper towel. If you get too aggressive, you will remove the dye. This is really a fun thing for Easter.
Seal with Mod Podge (optional).
What is the best craft for kids?
There is no one “best” craft for kids. It depends on the child’s age, interests, and skill level. Some popular crafts for kids include painting, drawing, sculpting, origami, and sewing.
How old should a child be to start crafting?
There is no definitive answer, but most experts agree that children as young as 3 or 4 can start crafting with simple projects. It is important to choose appropriate projects for the child’s age and skill level.
What is a craft the whole family can do?
Some crafts the whole family can do together include making cards, scrapbooks, photo albums, and collages. You can also try baking or cooking together. Or, everyone can pitch in to make a quilt or blanket.
What is your favorite Easter craft for kids?
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