Looking for something to keep the kids busy over the Easter Holidays? Need to prepare some crafts to send to the family over the Easter Weekend, why not try some of these Easter Craft ideas?!
Paper Plate Bunnies
Looking for an activity that’s simple, requires few resources and is fun for the whole family, then these paper plate bunnies are the perfect activity for your little one!
All you’ll need is;
- Googly eyes
- Small Paper Plates
- Pipe Cleaners
How to make:
For the nose: take 3 pipe cleaners and twist them around each other in the center so that they are connected/stuck together. The part you twist is the hidden part that will go under the nose (pom pom) and will be hidden. This will leave you with the whiskers sticking out on both sides.
Then glue to the paper plate. Leave time to let dry as this step will require it to be glued well or the pipe cleaners will fall off.
You can also glue with hot glue (which will stay better) but make sure adults do this part and then let the kids glue the pom pom on once the hot glue has dried and cooled.
Once glue is dry from the pipe cleaners, now glue on your nose (pom pom).
For the ears: Really all you need to do is cut out some ears from white construction paper and then cut out a smaller inside ear with a different color. We chose pink and yellow.
For the eyes: We used googly eyes and just glued them on but you could also use construction paper and make the eyes yourself.
For the mouth: We simply just drew on the mouth with a black marker.
Egg Carton Easter Bunnies
Not only are these the cutest, easiest little crafts to create, but the perfect place for the Easter bunny to hide his mini eggs!
All you’ll need for this is:
- Egg carton
- Googly Eyes
- Pom Poms
- White foam
- Masking Tape
- Black Marker Pen
- Begin by cutting 2 egg compartments and trimming off any excess to create a flat top to the cartons.
- Place the trimmed egg cartons on top of each other with the flat tops touching. Take a piece of masking tape and put a small piece on the back of the cartons.
Then open up the egg carton and place another piece of masking tape on the inside.
- Paint the egg cartons a spring colour.
- Cut 2 bunny ear shapes out of the foam.
- Once the paint has dried, add the eyes and pink pom pom for the nose with glue.
Glue on the ears as well. Take a thick black marker and add whiskers and eyelashes if desired.
Cotton Wool Bunnies
How cute are these cotton wool bunny pictures?! And it’s so super easy to make your own too! Even better, these could double up as cards or decorations!
All you’ll need to make these super cute crafts are;
- -White and Coloured Card
- You can free-hand draw the shapes for the cards too.
Cut out the template elements.
For the bunny face, fold your white cardstock in half and then trace the face part of the template so that the card will open up.
- Trace and cut out the ear templates. Draw around white cardstock for the outer ear and colored cardstock (we used yellow, pink and blue) for the inner ear.
Then glue the inner ear to the outer ear template and glue this to the back of the card.
- Add some glue around the outer ear and the face and then start adding your cotton balls.
- Keep adding the cotton balls until you fill the face. Then glue on the googly eyes.
- Twist three pipe cleaners around each other and glue down for the whiskers.
- Glue a pom pom on top of the whiskers for the nose.
- Make the mouth by folding over a pipe cleaner into the shape of the mouth and then gluing it just below the nose.
Tin Foil Easter Eggs
These gorgeous Easter crafts are so simple but allow children’s creativity to run wild whilst using a potentially new material for their mark-making.
All you need for this is;
- Tin Foil
Instructions for making Tin Foil Easter Egg Art
Cut out an egg shape from your cardboard. I drew the shape for my preschooler and she cut it out herself.
Tear off a piece of tin foil from your roll. Lay your egg on top of it and then fold the tin foil edges over the egg all over so the front of the egg is completely covered in the foil.
Leaving the lid on the Sharpie marker, have your preschooler use it to draw lines and designs all over the tin foil easter egg.
When they are finished drawing designs, they can use all of the Sharpie markers to trace over their designs and add any more details that they’d like.
Potato Masher easter eggs
And for the younger children, how about something simple yet so effective! Using a kitchen utensil you’re bound to have in the drawer!
All you need is;
- Potato Masher
The simplest of activities for even the smallest hands!
Provide paint and paper and encourage your child to push the masher into the paint, before printing onto the paper, voila! You’ve got the perfect egg shapes!
Easter crafts and decorations, sorted!
We hope this selection keeps them busy during the Easter break and takes the stress out of finding arty activities to do!
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