Looking for some kids Easter crafts to do these holidays? Look no further than 12 easy Easter craft ideas for young kids.
12 Kids Easter crafts
My favourite thing about festive seasons… the crafts.
Christmas definitely wins in the craft ideas awards but Easter crafts come in a very close second.
For me, Easter crafts with kids have to meet a few criteria (really any crafts with kids):
- Crafts must me simple – anything too complicated and my toddler loses interest.
- Crafts mustn’t be too messy – do I need to explain that one? Who wants to clean up extra mess?
- Don’t require too many bits and pieces or any special equipment. Bonus points for craft ideas that use recycled things from around the house.
- Mustn’t be too big – although at least with seasonal crafts they won’t be in the house for too long but we still have to find space to display them right? Smaller is better.
- Must be inexpensive – because let’s face it, they’ll probably end up in the bin right? Eek does that make me a bad parent?
I’m pretty confident that this list of easy Easter crafts for kids meets all of the above criteria.
A few things that are great to have on hand for Easter craft activities
Coloured paper – it’s a must-have for any craft cupboard isn’t it? Give kids a stack of paper, a glue stick and some coloured pens and it’s entertainment for hours.
Googly eyes (in assorted sizes) – because you’re bound to be making a few Easter Bunny crafts in there. They’ll never go to waste after Easter either.
Cotton wool balls – another one that you might even have around the house already but certainly won’t go to waste after. Great for bunny fluff and tails (also makes good snowmen for Christmas crafts).
Paint brushes – having a collection of kids paint brushes in assorted sizes can be used for sooo many kids craft activities. Just be sure to wash them well and leave to air dry between use.
Craft paint – I like to keep big bottles of poster paint in red, blue, yellow, white and black so we can make any colours we like. Here’s how to mix primary paint colours (the ones I keep on hand) into any colour.
12 Easter craft activities you can do with young children
1 Easter Bunny in the grass
Cute little hidden Easter Bunny paper crafts from Crafty Morning are great for little fingers to practice their cutting and gluing.
I could see a little line up of them along the wall. Or use poster paint to make giant versions.
2 Foam cup bunny
These foam cup bunnies from I Heart Crafty Things (you could use a paper cup or really any sort of cup!) could also be used to play a game of memory.
Make three of them and pop a little ‘bunny tail’ (aka a little fluffy ball) under one.
Move them all around and have your child guess where the ball is.
3 Marshmallow bunny artwork
I’m not sure how many marshmallows would make it to the paper but my kids would love this marshmallow Easter bunny craft activity from No Time for Flash Cards.
4 Eggshell bees
How cute are these eggshell bees from Mom Junction?
They would have to be for kids from about 4 or really delicate little fingers.
I’m pretty sure my 3 year old would smash them quick smart.
An alternative would be using styrofoam eggs or even those plastic eggs you can fill with treats.
5 Bunny rabbit bunting
Bunny rabbit bunting from Joyful Family Life would be a great threading activity for littlies.
Depending on their age you could cut out the rabbits (my 5yo would love that job) then have them stick on their little tails and thread them on string.
6 Easter egg carton chicks
It really wouldn’t be a kids craft session without some egg carton craft would it?
How adorable are these egg carton Easter chicks with the little babies in their mouths from Paper Plate and Plane?
7 Paper plate Easter chick
Still on the theme of chicks but one for the older kids perhaps, these paper plate Easter chicks from Simple as That Blog are pretty fun.
You could put them on string to make funny little puppets too.
If you’re not feeling brave enough to get out the paints, try and find some yellow plates or, get a whole lot of yellow tissue paper and have your child glue it onto the plate.
8 Egg carton Easter baskets
Another egg carton craft, these Easter egg baskets from Crafty Morning would make a pretty cute gift with one hollow egg inside.
Maybe one for your kiddoes if they just have a couple of kindy friends to gift to. I think I’d regret promising to make a stack of them!
9 Bunny rabbit bunting
Bunny rabbit bunting from Joyful Family Life is such a cute idea to hang around the house. T
his year we have some bunting over our mirror.
I’d probably add a few carrots and Easter egg shapes to break it up a little.
10 Papier-mache eggs
These papier-mache eggs from Not Martha would require a little patience for the little kids but they’re one that will last a few years if you have a little Easter tree to hang them on.
Add some Mod Podge or glue on top to seal them at the end.
11 Easter Bunny envelopes
My son made a couple of these Easter Bunny envelopes from Martha Stewart the other day (just so he could stash his own eggs!).
12 Finger print eggs
These finger print eggs from Crafty Morning do require delicate little fingers but when the result is so cute I think they’ll try their best not to squish the eggs. Yes this does require paint on hands.
So this one is actually and edible Easter craft but we love Easter cupcake decorating in our house. There are heaps of ideas in the link.
How to keep craft relatively mess-free
One of my best tips for keeping crafting and paint reasonably clean is using a cheap plastic shower curtin as a drop cloth. Thank me later!
What about you?
Will you be doing Easter crafts with your kids this year?
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