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Super Easy Easter Crafts to do with Your Kids

By March 30, 2022 No Comments

Spring is that period of the year when nature is awakening from its deep winter sleep. At the same time, we are feeling different and our creative mind is also enlivened. We feel the need to do or make something creative. That’s why this period of the year is a great time for being creative, along with your family. There are plenty of creative things we can do in spring. For instance, we can indulge in some creative spring projects for our yard or home or we can involve the kids and make some super easy Easter crafts. Kids adore these! They are ideal for boosting their creativity and imagination as well as their graphomotorics. Take a look at all the things you can do together with your little ones.

The most frequent Easter symbols include bunnies, chicks, baskets, and eggs, so our craft ideas will include them as well. You can choose crafts according to your kids’ age. We’ve included some bunny crafts such as a paper plate Easter bunny and bouncing paper bunny. There are also egg-related crafts including salt dough Easter eggs as well as potato stamped Easter eggs. When it comes to chicks, we’ve listed only two: paper roll chicks and peek-a-boo chicks. 

Easter bunny crafts

Paper plate Easter bunny

Naturally, we’ll start with bunnies. There are plenty of Easter bunny crafts you can opt for with your kids. Our two favourites include a paper plate Easter bunny and a bouncing paper bunny. This is a simple Easter craft that kids love, ideal for preschoolers and toddlers. You only need a few supplies. These include some construction paper, pom-poms, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, small paper plates, and glue. You can do it together with your kids, showing them how to do it along the way. 

You should start with making whiskers out of pipe cleaners and glue them to the plate. When it’s dry, glue the nose (pom-pom) in the middle of the whiskers. Next, you should cut out ears from construction paper and glue them to the plate as well. Glue the googly eyes and draw the mouth with a marker. Voila – your Easter bunny is finished and ready to play!

You can find detailed instructions here.

Bouncing paper bunny

This next craft is ideal as a starter Easter craft when you pick your kids up from child care. It can quickly put anyone in the Easter mood! These bunnies are so simple to make and they look so adorable. However, have in mind that this activity is more suitable for kids in kindergarten, but both they and younger kids would require some adult help. You need some construction paper, scissors, wiggly eyes, glue, white paper, and a black marker. This is the part where kids need help. 

Cut 4 longer and 4 shorter strips of paper. Glue the two longer strips making a cross, and then add the other two, making a snowflake. Do the same with shorter strips. Make a paper ball using the strips and glue them together at the top. Repeat with the shorter strips. Glue the smaller ball on top of the bigger ball. Cut out and glue the ears, nose, and teeth. Draw a mouth. Add the wiggly eyes.

You can find detailed instructions here.

Easter Crafts to do with Your Kids

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Easter egg crafts

Salt dough Easter eggs

Moving on to the other prominent Easter symbol: the egg. We can make great ornaments from salt dough, and Easter is no exception. Kids love playing with dough, so they’ll surely love these cute ornaments. For making the salt dough you need only three ingredients: flour, water, and salt. In order to make the egg shapes, you’ll also need a cookie egg cutter. Other things you need are acrylic paint, mod podge or a glossy spray, some glitter, and twine. 

You’ll start by making the dough, kneading it, cutting the egg shapes, and placing them on a paper sheet. Don’t forget to punch a hole for the twine – you can use a straw for that. Once they’re completely dry, you can paint them. Seal them off with a mod podge or a glossy spray. You can paint them however you like and add glitter as well. Lastly, use the twine and hang them on your Easter tree.

You can find detailed instructions here.

Potato stamped Easter eggs

This one was my favourite when I was a kid! It’s so creative and engaging, making it perfect for kids of any age. You should prepare the potatoes by making stamps on them. Besides the potatoes, you also need paint in different colours, glitter glue, white cardstock, and green Easter filling. The kids can paint the potato stamps in the colour they like. It’s important to press the potato firmly on paper. Add some glitter glue to the stamped eggs – they’ll look more festive. Moreover, you can make it more challenging by making an Easter paper plate basket.

You can find detailed instructions here.


Easter chick crafts

Paper roll chicks

Next, come the chicks. For this creative Easter project, you’ll need a strip of yellow card stock, some yellow paper, and pipe cleaners. Besides these, you’ll also need googly eyes, some crayons, scissors, crafter’s as well as invisible tape.

For detailed instructions, check here.

Peek-a-boo chicks

Peek-a-boo chicks are super cute! You need a clothespin, glitter craft foam, some yellow paper, cardstock, crafter’s tape, black and orange gel pens as well as scissors. Start by cutting the egg out of egg foam and making a zig-zag pattern in the middle. Put some tape on the side of the pin and glue each egg part on the upper and lower pin part. Next, cut out a tiny chick and draw its face. Attach the chick on the little piece of foam glued to the back part of the pin.

You can find detailed instructions here.

These are just some of the great Easter crafts you can do with your kids. Do your research and make it a weekly thing, during April as a way to prepare for Easter and get in the festive mood.

Author bio: Jess Cooper is a part-time journalist and blogger based in Sydney, Australia. She is an energetic, creative, highly motivated person with plenty of interests. She enjoys the most writing about different creative crafts to do after picking kids up from child care, family-related content, and bringing up children generally. She likes giving practical advice to parents, especially the ones related to better home organization. 


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