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Bunnies, Bunnies Everywhere!
We love the holidays—especially Easter. Between eggs, bunnies, flowers, and chocolates, there are so many fun and friendly motifs to incorporate into the crafts and activities we do with the children we look after. Here are a few Easter crafts that the kids really seemed to have a lot of fun with.
Creative Easter Projects for Children
- Rice Krispie Treat Easter Nests
- Recycled Paper Tube Bunnies
- Paint and Sparkle Eggs
- Rabbit Ear Headbands
- Hatching Chicks
- Easter Bunny Cards
1. Rice Krispie Treat Easter Nests
These cute little edible crafts are a blast to make and even more fun to eat. Be sure to photograph them before they get devoured so you can remember how adorable they were.
- Rice Krispies
- Large bowl
- Large cupcake wrappers
- Jelly beans
- Invite the children to spoon the Rice Krispies and marshmallows into a large bowl.
- Place the bowl in the microwave, and watch carefully for the marshmallows to melt. This won't take very long, so stay close and make sure they don't burn.
- Take the bowl out of the microwave and stir the mix together.
- Give each child a cupcake wrapper and spoon a large amount of the Rice Krispie mix into each wrapper. Invite them to mold the mix with their hands into a tiny bird's nest.
- have the kids decorate the nests with jelly bean "eggs" and let them cool. They can eat them later on as a special treat.
2. Recycled Paper Tube Bunnies
This toilet paper tube bunny craft is a great way to introduce children to the concept of using recycled materials in their arts and crafts projects.
- Toilet paper rolls
- Colored paper
- White paper
- Printed or drawn bunny faces on white paper
- Cotton balls
- To prepare this activity for the children, cut out the shapes for the ears, paws, and feet from the colored paper. All of these shapes can be made with simple ovals of different sizes.
- Cut out the printed bunny faces and use the leftover/scrap white paper to cut some smaller ear shapes to glue into the bigger ear shapes.
- Invite the children to color their toilet paper rolls and glue their shapes to them.
- After they've glued their bunnies together, give each child a cotton ball to glue on the back of their bunny as a tail.
- Allow them to dry before the children play with them.
3. Paint and Sparkle Eggs
This craft may be the simplest of the bunch, but it's a classic! It's also a great alternative to egg-dying for younger children.
- Colored construction paper cut into large egg shapes
- Explain how people decorate eggs with different colors so the Easter bunny can hide them for children to find.
- Pass out the egg-shaped pieces of construction paper and invite the children to paint the eggs however they want. Show them how to make polka-dots, stripes, zigzags, and spirals.
- While the paint is still wet, have them sprinkle some glitter over it.
- Allow the painted eggs to dry before hanging them on the wall or having the children take them home.
4. Bunny Ear Headbands
This wearable craft is always a favorite among the children we work with. I hope yours enjoy it too!
- Long strips of cardstock paper
- Large pink paper ovals
- Medium-sized white paper ovals
- Invite the children to color the strips of paper. These will become their headbands.
- Have the children glue the smaller white ovals into the larger ovals to create bunny ears.
- Next, have them glue the ears to the headband strips so they stand up like the bunny ears in the photo above.
- Fit each child's strip around their head, then tape the ends together. These are great toys for dress-up and imaginary play.
5. Hatching Chicks
These dynamic little decorations feature newborn chicks emerging from their eggs just in time for spring.
- Colored paper egg shapes
- Yellow paper chick shapes
- Googly eyes
- Paper fasteners
- Cut the eggs in half with a zigzag cut, then invite the children to color them and decorate them with stickers.
- Pin the halves together on one side with a paper fastener so you can open and close the eggs.
- Have the children glue their chicks to the backs of the bottom halves of their eggs.
- Next, the children can glue googly eyes on their chicks before letting them dry. Once dry, these craft eggs make great decorations.
6. Easter Bunny Cards
This activity involves children decorating their own greeting cards. Once finished, these can be taken home to parents, sent in the mail, or used as decorations.
- White paper
- Fold each piece of paper in half then cut it into a bunny shape with the fold still attached on one side (see image above).
- Pass the bunny cards out to the children and invite them to color and decorate them however they choose. Encourage them to draw a face for the bunny on the front of their card.
- Help each child address their card to someone they know (e.g. a parent, a relative, a friend, or the Easter bunny). Since there is no need for glue in this project, no drying time is needed—the cards are ready to be sent or displayed.
Marie Hurt from New Orleans, LA on March 26, 2013:
Love the toilet paper roll bunnies, so cute. Great ideas for the kids to get in the Easter spirit.
Rebecca Mealey from Northeastern Georgia, USA on March 26, 2013:
I love the little toilet tissue guys. Kudos to you for giving simple and cute ideas for kid's crafts. They are cute and the materials are readily available. Voted adorable and shared.
Corey from Northfield, MA on March 26, 2013:
congrats on Hub of the day!
Nira Perkins on March 26, 2013:
Great ideas and not just for kids either! Thanks for sharing these :)
Marie Alana from Ohio on March 26, 2013:
Great hub! I have done the Bunny Hats, Easter Bunny Cards, Paint and Sparkle Eggs, and Rice Krispy Easter Nests before. All of these ideas are great ideas. You should come check out some of my hubs for some more spring ideas including songs as well.
Subhas from New Delhi, India on March 26, 2013:
After seeing all these stuffs, anyone would like to become a kid and enjoy with all these stuffs. Great compilation. I am surely going to try a few of your ideas.
Jacante on March 26, 2013:
I'll have to try out those Rice Crispie Easter Nests. Cute!
Ruchira from United States on March 26, 2013:
Great ideas. Will share it to a kindergarten teacher/friend. thanks :)
Sally Gulbrandsen from Norfolk on March 26, 2013:
Little Foundations, Great Hub, congrats on the Hub of the Day. Stunning images and definitely a lovely project to try out with the little ones.
Thelma Alberts from Germany on March 26, 2013:
Congrats on the hub of the day award! This is definitely creative ideas for kids at Easter time. Awesome! Thanks for sharing.
Shampa Sadhya from NEW DELHI, INDIA on March 26, 2013:
Voted up, useful and interesting!
The ideas are very interesting and easy too. Love your ideas. Sharing and pinning!
Thelma Alberts from Germany on March 26, 2013:
Congrats on the hub of the day award! This is definitely creative ideas for children at Easter time. Thanks for sharing;-)
Brenda Kyle from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA on March 26, 2013:
The nests are do adorable, great idea! Thank you for sharing some easy crafts for the kids. I know my kids made some of those during elementary school. I saves some of them.
Leah Lefler from Western New York on March 26, 2013:
I love the hatching Easter chicks! That is such a cute craft, and perfect for little ones! My personal favorite is the Rice Krispie nests, because I love Rice Krispie treats. Yum!
newusedcarssacram from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A on March 26, 2013:
First of all, congratulations on becoming Hub of The day. I really love those rice crispy Easter nests. I loved reading your Hub.
John Paolo B.Magdaluyo from Philippine on March 26, 2013:
Awesome! Your mind truly got those amazing ideas and creativity. When i'll be visiting my nephews I'll show to them, I'm sure they'll love it.
lovemychris on March 26, 2013:
These are great ideas! Especially the paper bunnies. This will be so cool...having a Hub my little 7 yr old can come and check out. Nice job.
Cathy from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri on March 23, 2013:
This hub is great because not only was it well written, it provided parents with several activities to engage upon their children, including young children. My favorite is the rice krispie treat nests because you get to eat it! Good job.
Dianna Mendez on March 05, 2013:
Great ideas and so simple to create. I love the egg idea. Voted up and shared.
Little Foundations Child Care (author) from Coquitlam, BC, Canada on February 27, 2013:
My pleasure! :)...
Susan from India on February 27, 2013:
Wow.. This ideas are so creative and wonderful and children will love to do it. It is perfect for my 6 years old nephew. Thanks for sharing.