Easter is an exciting holiday every year, and Easter crafts provide you with a great way to welcome in the spring season and celebrate new life. I hope you enjoy these easy, affordable, and creative projects with your children! Let us know your favorites in the comments below, and be sure to link out to your own projects with your kids!
Can you believe that springtime is just around the corner? With springtime comes Easter—a celebration of baby chicks, fluffy little bunnies, and all the happiness of renewal as we head into the warmer months of the year. This is a wonderful time to do some crafts with your kids! Make Easter more fun than ever with these wonderful spring-themed projects, perfect for kids of all ages.
Easter egg carton chicks
After you make your Easter eggs this year, the fun isn’t over! This fun project allows you to transform your leftover egg carton into adorable little yellow chicks with cute beaks, wings and feet. The chicks double as containers which open and close, which you can use to store candy or whatever else you want. Supplies are really basic—just the leftover egg carton, some yellow paint, a black marker, and some yellow and orange card stock, scissors and glue. Just check out the tutorial at the link and follow along.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Paperplateandplane
Toilet roll bunnies
Seriously, it is amazing what you can do with some paper, fabric, and other basic sewing and craft supplies! Looking at these adorable bunnies, I almost wouldn’t guess that they are simply repurposed toilet paper rolls, but underneath that cute polka-dot fabric, that’s exactly what they are. This is a project which is really easy to customize; you can choose any fabric you want for the bodies, noses and ears. It just does not get any cuter than this. The tutorial is in Spanish, but if you hit “translate” on your browser, the instructions are easy to follow in English as well.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Pragentemiuda
Bird’s next bowl
These bowls are incredibly cool, and would make a great activity for anyone, whether you have kids or not! They are easy to make, but definitely produce a really artistic effect. They’d look great sitting on any table or shelf, and you might very well decide to keep them out and use them through the rest of the year. I imagine there are a lot of ways you could subtly modify this project with different colors or sizes of paper strips or even arrangements of strips. A very colorful and fun project that children or grown-ups can enjoy.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Womansday
Mini wooden Easter baskets
These little Easter baskets are fun and easy to make. They do require some supplies you may need to go out and buy like mini wood craft sticks, acrylic paint jars and fuzzy sticks, but everything you need is cheap and easy to come by. The detailed tutorial will teach you how to make these baskets and paint them step-by-step. A perfect activity for small children.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Rockinmama
Papier-mâché Easter eggs
These eggs are a fun alternative to the plastic Easter eggs you buy at the store! While they are fragile and can easily break open (by pulling on a string), they also are durable in their own way and can hold quite a lot of candy. You will probably be surprised at how heavy you can make them. Just like a real egg, you have to break them open to get at what’s inside. So they add fun to Easter in two ways; they give you something fun to create with your kids, and you kids will also have fun breaking them later to get at the candy. The actual process of creating them is itself pretty entertaining, and involves water balloons! As a cute bonus, hide some little chicks inside a few of the eggs and surprise your children with them.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Notmartha
Wooden spoon chick puppet
Have an old wooden spoon around that you no longer need? One great use for a wooden spoon outside the kitchen is in the craft room. This is a very easy project which is ideal for toddlers and other young children. The only supplies you need are the spoon, some yellow paint, orange craft foam, yellow feathers, eyes and glue. The concept is every bit as simple as you are probably guessing. The tutorial is very quick. This project is great for kids with a short attention span who may not be able to handle something more complex with more involved steps. It’s a fun toy to play with after it dries, and if you have more wooden spoons around, you can create other farm animals for the chick puppet to play with!
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Activityvillage
Bunny bean bags
This is an adorable project without a step-by-step tutorial, but judging from the simplicity of the toy, it would be quite easy to figure out how to make these from scratch. For children who want to learn some basic sewing, they would make a fun activity—not bad for the grown-up who loves to sew either. Just look at those cute fluffy little tails! This is another project you could easily do variations on. Get some yellow fabric and add on little beaks and you could easily make chick bean bags too. These are a blast to play with too! They’re so cute and probably so addicting to make that you shouldn’t be surprised if they multiply like … well, bunnies.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Twostraightlines
Paper plate Easter chick
Looking for a really easy craft you can do with a toddler? It’s hard to get simpler than this Easter chick made using a paper plate, paper legs, paper beak, and feathers glued on (and cute little eyes of course).
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Simpleasthatblog
Egg carton hens
These are actually pretty amazing. It turns out the shape of an egg carton actually lends quite naturally to the neck, head, and wings of a hen, if you cut it the right way. Not only that, but the egg carton texture actually adds a nice touch—it gives the same effect as feathery down! You can use the scraps left over from the carton to create the beaks and crests. Then just decorate an egg and stick it between the wings. These really look quite sophisticated, considering how simple their construction is. All you need is the carton, the eggs, and some paint and glue and scissors. Awesome craft!
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Krokotak
Feathery chick craft and more
There are several great tutorials all on one page here. The top one for the feathery chick craft is my favorite. Just look at that adorable ball of fluff. Scroll down and you’ll see another craft idea for a bunny made out of a plastic cup. At the bottom of the page, you’ll find an idea for a sheep made out of a paper plate, some cotton balls, and construction paper. All of these projects are perfect even for really young children. You can do all three, or let your kids pick and choose the ones they want to do. You probably have a lot of the supplies on hand for them already.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit – Sheknows