Though Easter is coming up quickly, for my kids it feels like Peter Cottontail is taking his sweet old time getting here. While we wait, I’ve found a bunch of cool Easter crafts that will keep them busy…and not make you crazy with prep or clean up. –Christina
With some strips of colorful paper and Minted’s Easter egg template, you and the kids can make a framable work of art for the hallway. Looks so neat with nice straight strips, though I’m sure my kids would create something nifty even if they didn’t follow the rules.
Even if you’ve already decorated eggs, grab a few more to make this adorable Egg Family from Mr. Printables. Just print out and assemble the free templates, hand the kids a marker and let them create fun expressions.
We loved seeing repurposed animal figurines on storage jars, so it’s no wonder we also adore Torie Jayne’s Easter version. Using little plastic rabbits, empty jam jars, and spray paint, she makes an entire herd of pastel bunny jars, just ready to be filled. This isn’t a craft for the wee bunnies (it involves super glue), although eager hands will sure enjoy filling the jars with pretty candies when it’s all done.
Hello, photo opp! Oh Happy Day’s Easter Animal Masks will turn your kid into a bunny or chick. Cut out the recommended shapes and affix to a brown paper bag for some quick and easy dress up.
Have a crafty tween? Let he or she take some bright-colored yarn and wooden beads and turn them into these sweet little Bunny Bookmarks. Younger kids can get in on the action too by helping you string the beads. Or, make them yourself and nestle one between a favorite hardcover in their Easter basket.
Make and Takes’ Yarn Art idea would keep my kids happily occupied for a long time. Have them create their egg on an inexpensive canvas (available at craft shops) and prop them up where everyone can admire their good eggs. Make sure they sign their work of art!
So simple, yet such a great craft for a bunch of kids, Two Straight Lines’ garland gives everyone artistic license to decorate their egg any way they’d like. Grab some peel-off vinyl letters to reveal messages after the eggs dry. String them up as shown, and you have a festive Easter garland to hang across your windows.
We’re all eager to put winter behind us, though our snowflake-cutting skills will be put to good use once again with these clever “Snowflake” Easter Eggs. I love how these look framed in a group, though they’d be equally nice affixed to the window.
There is no need to go out and purchase an Easter basket when your kids could create a Mod Podge Fabric Easter Basket with Kiwi Crate’s tutorial. This is similar to a paper-mache craft, so expect some sticky hands when it’s all done. But, once the fabric dries and the balloon is popped, you’ll be left with a basket that is just waiting to be filled with Easter eggs. So sweet!