Easter is a wonderful time to get creative and make some fun crafts with the whole family. Whether you’re looking for something easy and fun for the kids, or something a bit more challenging for yourself, here are some Easter craft ideas to inspire your creativity.
Decorating Easter eggs is a classic Easter craft that never gets old. You can use traditional dye kits or try some new techniques, like painting with watercolours or decorating with stickers and glitter. You can also try paper maché to make larger creations.
Easter Bunny Masks
Kids love playing dress-up, so making Easter bunny masks is a great way to get them excited for Easter. You can use paper plates, construction paper (white and pink), and pipe cleaners to make a simple and adorable mask.
- Begin by cutting the paper plate in half. These halves will be the base for the mask.
- Cut two bunny ears out of the white construction paper. These can be any size you like but make sure that they are big enough to be seen when the child wears the mask.
- Cut two smaller inner ear shapes out of the pink construction paper.
- Glue the pink inner ear pieces to the white bunny ears
- Attach the ears to the top of the paper plate halves using glue.
- Use markers, crayons, paints or felt tips to draw on the bunny’s nose, ears and mouth.
- Cut a length of elastic or string and attach it to the sides of the mask using glue or tape. Be sure to make it long enough to fit around the child’s head comfortably.
- Let the child decorate their masks with additional embellishments such as glitter or stickers.
- If you are going to carry out this activity with younger children, it may be easier to pre-cut the ears and ear shapes before starting the activity. Young children can easily get bored whilst waiting for their turn.
- You can use different materials to decorate your masks. Felt, cotton wool or pom poms all add texture to your masks.
- Always make sure you supervise children during this activity, especially when using scissors and glue.
Another fun activity you can do with kids in the run-up to Easter is to create easy Easter wreaths. These wreaths can be made with simple materials and can be adapted for different age groups.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to create easy Easter wreaths with kids:
- Paper or foam plates (foam plates will make for a sturdier wreath)
- Construction paper in pastel colours
- Ribbon or string
- Easter-themed stickers or embellishments (optional)
- Begin by cutting the centre out of the paper or foam plate to create the wreath base.
- Cut out egg shapes from the construction paper in pastel colours. You can use different shades of pink, blue, yellow, and green to make the wreath more colourful.
- Glue the egg shapes onto the wreath base, overlapping them slightly to create a layered effect.
- Once the wreath is covered with egg shapes, you can add additional embellishments such as Easter-themed stickers or glitter.
- Cut a length of ribbon or string and attach it to the back of the wreath using glue. This will be used to hang the wreath.
- Allow the wreath to dry completely before hanging it up.
- For younger children, you can pre-cut the egg shapes before starting the activity to make it easier for them to create the wreath.
- You can also use other shapes such as bunnies or flowers to decorate the wreath, depending on the child’s preferences.
Making your own Easter baskets is a fun and creative way to personalise your Easter gifts. You can use a variety of materials, like felt, fabric, or even paper bags, and decorate them with ribbons, stickers, and other embellishments.
Bunny Ear Headbands
Bunny ear headbands are a cute and easy Easter craft that kids will love. You can make them with felt, construction paper, or even pipe cleaners, and add fun decorations like pom-poms or sequins. For an even easier but just as cute version, have your little ones draw and colour their bunny like I did with my youngest and his cousins recently.
Easter Egg Hunt Signs
If you’re planning an Easter egg hunt, make it extra special with some handmade signs to guide your guests. You can use cardboard, paint, and markers to create cute and colourful signs for your yard or home. Alternatively, subscribe to our newsletter to receive free downloadable signs and Easter Egg hunt clues. By subscribing through the link below you will also receive our free Easter ebook with more Easter crafts, games and easy to follow recipes to cook and bake with your little ones.
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Making Easter cards is a fun and thoughtful way to show your friends and family that you’re thinking of them. You can use a variety of materials, like cardstock, markers, and stickers, to create unique and personalised cards.
This Easter card is perfect for making with younger children. Cut out an Easter shape, stick it onto cardstock and have your little ones decorate the card by finger painting around the image. My son made this card last week when his cousins were over one afternoon.
Easter Chick Finger Puppets
Finger puppets are a fun and easy Easter craft that kids will love. They will encourage children’s creativity whilst also providing a fun way to interact with others. You can make them with felt, construction paper, or even socks, and decorate them with feathers, googly eyes, and other fun materials
- Coloured felt
- Googly eyes
- Ribbon (optional)
- Begin by selecting the colours of felt that you would like to use for your finger puppets. You can choose pastel colours that are typically associated with Easter, such as pink, blue, yellow, and green.
- Cut out a finger puppet shape from the felt. You can use a template or draw your own design. The shape should be large enough to fit a child’s finger comfortably.
- Glue googly eyes onto the finger puppet shape. You can use different sizes and colours to make it more fun.
- Cut out shapes for the nose, mouth, and ears from the felt. You can use different shapes and colours to make it more colourful.
- Glue the nose, mouth, and ears onto the finger puppet shape.
- Add additional embellishments such as pom-poms or ribbon to the finger puppet to make it more festive.
- Allow the finger puppet to dry completely before using it.
- You can create different types of Easter finger puppets such as bunnies, chicks, or even eggs.
- You can also use a marker to add details such as whiskers or stripes to the finger puppets.
- To make the finger puppets more durable, you can sew them together instead of using glue.
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Making Easter garland is a great way to add some festive decoration to your home. You can use paper, string, and other materials to create a colourful and fun garland that will brighten up any room.
We hope you enjoy these fun Easter crafts and wish you a very Happy Easter. Love, Colleene and Milly xx
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