Easter Arts And Crafts For Kids


Keep the little ones occupied and out of mischief this long Easter weekend with these easy and affordable Easter arts and crafts projects. They will be so busy having fun crafting their own baskets, bunnies and eggs, they won’t have time to say the dreaded words “Mommy, I’m bored.”

Easter Arts And Crafts For Kids

Papier-Mâché Easter Baskets

Let the kids make these papier-mâché baskets for their egg hunt instead of spending a fortune buying baskets.

What you need: 

  • Papier-mâché paste (made from mixing equal parts flour and water)
  • Newspaper
  • Paint and paint brushes
  • Balloons
  • Pieces of felt or coloured paper
  • Wide ribbon

Method: 

Blow up the balloon and tie it closed. Draw a pattern around the balloon with a marker. Balance the balloon on a bowl to prevent it from moving around too much. Next, tear the newspaper into long strips. Dip the paper into the papier-mâché and attach it around the top of the balloon until the pattern you drew is complete. Continue attaching newspaper until you have a thick layer of paper around the balloon (about five layers). Allow the papier-mâché to dry, this will take a few hours. When the papier-mâché is dry, pop and remove the balloon. As an optional step, sand the basket to get smooth edges. Next, paint the basket and attach embellishments of your choice. Make some small holes in each side of the basket and attach the ribbon.

Image and idea sourced from Red Ted Art.

Easter Egg Wreath

These wreaths are not only adorable, but easy to make too. Make a few and hang them off a tree outside during the Easter holidays for a gorgeous decoration.

What you need: 

  • A paper plate
  • Coloured paper or wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Ribbon

Directions:

Start this project by cutting out the inner portion of the paper plate. Cut out large egg-shaped patterns from the coloured paper. Next, glue the eggs onto the paper plate. Tie the ribbon into a bow and attach to the top of your wreath.

Image and idea sourced from The Resourceful Mama.

Eggshell Painting

Let your little ones have a blast creating their own art masterpieces. But be warned, this project can get a little messy. We recommend doing it outdoors with lots of newspaper!

What you need:

  • Empty eggshells, carefully broken
  • Paint
  • Canvas
  • Tissue paper
  • Glue

Method: 

Carefully wash the eggshells to remove any remaining egg then fill them with various colours of paint (we recommend using washable paint). Glue a bit of tissue paper (in the colour of the paint) over the opening of the egg shell. Now, hand the eggs over to the kids and watch as they make a mess throwing their paint bombs at the canvas.

Image and idea sourced from Growing A Jeweled Rose.

Bunny Boxes

This is a great way to put an Easter spin on your children’s juice boxes. When they are done with their juice, they can use the box as a delightful organiser.

What you need: 

  • Juice boxes
  • Brown, pink and green coloured paper
  • Black and while pens
  • Red crayon or colouring pencil
  • Cellotape
  • Glue

Method: 

Wrap the sides of the juice box in brown paper. Cut two feet and ears per box out of the brown paper. Next, cut out pink inner ears and foot pads and glue onto the brown pieces. Attach the feet and ears to the juice box and draw on a face.

Image and idea sourced from Scrapping With My Bug.

Peekaboo Eggs

These unique crafts are made using clothing pegs. When you pinch open the peg, you’ll receive a surprise visit.

What you need: 

  • Clothing pegs
  • Glitter coloured cardboard
  • Coloured paper
  • Glue
  • Coloured pens, black and orange
  • Scissors

Method:

Start by cutting out small egg shapes from the glitter cardboard. Then, cut the egg shape in half in a zig-zag pattern. Glue each side of the egg to the clothing peg. Make sure you align the egg and peg, so that the egg closes when the peg is pinched closed. Cut out a small piece of yellow paper and draw on eyes and a beak using the coloured pens. Cut out a tiny piece of cardboard and attach it to the other side of the peg. Stick the yellow paper onto the cardboard so that it is facing the egg.

Image and idea sourced from One Little Project.

Easter Character Jars 

These cute jars can be made in any Easter character of your choosing, think bunnies, chicks, eggs or even carrots. Fill them with speckled eggs, Smarties and other sweets and hide them for the kids to find during their Easter egg hunt.

What you need:

  • Small jars
  • Craft paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Coloured paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun

Method: 

To begin, paint the jars and their lids in the colour of the Easter character, such as white for bunnies, yellow for chicks or orange for carrots. Next, cut out embellishments from the coloured paper, such as a beak and feet for a chick and ears and feet for a rabbit. Make whiskers for the rabbit using white pipe cleaners. Glue on these embellishments with the hot glue gun and fill with sweets.

Image and idea sourced from Creative Ramblings Blog.

Do you have any other Easter crafts for kids? Tell us about them in the comments section below!

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