Easter marks the start of Spring, a time of creation, and more importantly for us Minnesotans a sign of warmer weather. Once Easter hits it’s only a matter of time before we’ll be pulling out the swimsuits and sunbathing. But before we do, it’s always fun to embrace the bright, vibrant colors and designs that come along with celebrating the Easter holiday. And what better way to do so than with these adorable Easter crafts your kids will love.
Before getting started you’ll want to round up a few basic supplies:
Once you’re all set, take a look at the list below and pick out which craft you want to try out first.
1. Easter Egg Lacing Craft
This paper plate lacing craft is perfect for kids who are working on their fine motor skills. And is a great way to get your older kids involved as well. Simply have your older children help with the set up and hole punching. Plus you can get even more creative by using bright neon colors.
2. Bunny Nose Masks
These adorable bunny nose masks will make for a picture perfect Easter. Craft some for the whole family, grab your camera, and get ready for some super fun photos. This doesn’t require a ton of supplies but the instructions do call for a glue gun so your kiddos will need some help crafting this one.
3. Easter Bunny Toilet Roll Stamp
This is the perfect craft for a preschool playdate. It’s just messy enough to keep the kiddos entertained, while being a breeze to clean up. You can either use one large sheet of paper for everyone to share or have individual pieces so the kids can take them home. And the kids will look super cute painting together in these preschool paint smocks.
4. Easter Bunny Wreath
An Easter Bunny Wreath is a great project for siblings. Each child can paint their own egg and then they can be combined to make a family wreath for the holiday. Also, by combining everyone’s eggs onto one wreath, you are able to cut down on the amount of crafts and don’t have to worry about where you’re going to display them all. Instead, this wreath can be hung on the wall, fridge or even your front door.
5. Paint Filled Eggs
Looking for some outdoor fun this Easter? Well look no further, these paint filled eggs are the perfect outdoor craft for the artists in the family. Not only will this keep the kids entertained for hours but is the perfect way for them to get out some wiggles before dinner.
6. Cotton Ball Bunny
If your little one is still tiny, this is the perfect craft that can double as an Easter gift for grandparents. You can use Elmer’s glue and have your child help you put the cotton balls on, this will help them practice those fine motor skills.
7. Pasta Easter Eggs
Crafting with pasta has been around for decades and is great for a rainy day project. Instead of having to round up a ton of art supplies, simply grab a box of pasta, some paint, an paper for this classic craft. Don’t feel like getting out the paint? Grab some colored construction paper and markers for a mess free version.
8. Easter Basket Craft
Let the kids get creative and make their own Easter baskets this year. These baskets are made by using toilet paper rolls glued to a card stock bottom and painted Popsicle sticks. This size is perfect if you are looking to minimize this Easter. However, if you are wanting to make something a bit bigger consider using an old cardboard box for a square design.
9. Easter Egg Rocks
This has to be the simplest and cheapest craft on the list. Send the kids outside to find their ‘perfect’ rocks and then hand out some paint. When they’re all done designing their Easter egg rocks, you can add them to your garden for a festive decoration.
10. Thermochromic Color Change Easter Eggs
These thermochromic Easter eggs provide the perfect opportunity for kids to craft while learning the science behind this color changing phenomena. However, based on the ingredients and steps involved, you’ll likely want to reserve this craft for your older children. Also, keep in mind that you can save any leftover thermochromic pigment for another craft such as color changing slime.
11. Paper Bag Easter Bunny
Here is another simple craft where set up and clean up are super easy. Grab a pack of markers and some colorful paper to let your little one get creative with their paper bag bunny puppet. You can even use stickers or decals to dress this simple craft up a little more.
And if you’re more of a traditionalist you can always stick to the good old craft of dying hard boiled Easter eggs. Whatever craft you choose, keep in mind the goal is to have fun and spend some quality time together as a family this Easter season.