6 Fun and Easy Easter Crafts for Kids of All Ages

Updated on January 27, 2020
LittleFoundations profile image

We enjoy sharing crafts, projects, and other educational ideas for children.

These six crafts are perfect for getting creative with the kids on Easter!
These six crafts are perfect for getting creative with the kids on Easter! | Source

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

  1. Rice Krispie Treat Easter Nests
  2. Recycled Paper Tube Bunnies
  3. Paint and Sparkle Eggs
  4. Rabbit Ear Headbands
  5. Hatching Chicks
  6. Easter Bunny Cards

These edible bird nests are absolutely adorable.
These edible bird nests are absolutely adorable.

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.

Materials

  • Rice Krispies
  • Marshmallows
  • Large bowl
  • Tablespoons
  • Microwave
  • Large cupcake wrappers
  • Jelly beans

Instructions

  1. Invite the children to spoon the Rice Krispies and marshmallows into a large bowl.
  2. 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.
  3. Take the bowl out of the microwave and stir the mix together.
  4. 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.
  5. have the kids decorate the nests with jelly bean "eggs" and let them cool. They can eat them later on as a special treat.

These crafted bunnies are made using toilet paper rolls, construction paper, and crayons.
These crafted bunnies are made using toilet paper rolls, construction paper, and crayons.

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.

Materials

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Colored paper
  • White paper
  • Printed or drawn bunny faces on white paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cotton balls
  • Crayons

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Invite the children to color their toilet paper rolls and glue their shapes to them.
  4. After they've glued their bunnies together, give each child a cotton ball to glue on the back of their bunny as a tail.
  5. Allow them to dry before the children play with them.

Real eggs are small and difficult to decorate. Large construction paper eggs provide more room for creativity!
Real eggs are small and difficult to decorate. Large construction paper eggs provide more room for creativity!

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.

Materials

  • Colored construction paper cut into large egg shapes
  • Paint
  • Glitter

Instructions

  1. Explain how people decorate eggs with different colors so the Easter bunny can hide them for children to find.
  2. 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.
  3. While the paint is still wet, have them sprinkle some glitter over it.
  4. Allow the painted eggs to dry before hanging them on the wall or having the children take them home.

These personalized bunny ear headbands are always a hit with the kids.
These personalized bunny ear headbands are always a hit with the kids.

4. Bunny Ear Headbands

This wearable craft is always a favorite among the children we work with. I hope yours enjoy it too!

Materials

  • Long strips of cardstock paper
  • Large pink paper ovals
  • Medium-sized white paper ovals
  • Glue
  • Crayons
  • Tape

Instructions

  1. Invite the children to color the strips of paper. These will become their headbands.
  2. Have the children glue the smaller white ovals into the larger ovals to create bunny ears.
  3. Next, have them glue the ears to the headband strips so they stand up like the bunny ears in the photo above.
  4. Fit each child's strip around their head, then tape the ends together. These are great toys for dress-up and imaginary play.

The fasteners used in this craft allow these decorative eggs to be opened and closed.
The fasteners used in this craft allow these decorative eggs to be opened and closed.

5. Hatching Chicks

These dynamic little decorations feature newborn chicks emerging from their eggs just in time for spring.

Materials

  • Colored paper egg shapes
  • Yellow paper chick shapes
  • Glue
  • Stickers
  • Crayons
  • Googly eyes
  • Scissors
  • Paper fasteners

Instructions

  1. Cut the eggs in half with a zigzag cut, then invite the children to color them and decorate them with stickers.
  2. Pin the halves together on one side with a paper fastener so you can open and close the eggs.
  3. Have the children glue their chicks to the backs of the bottom halves of their eggs.
  4. Next, the children can glue googly eyes on their chicks before letting them dry. Once dry, these craft eggs make great decorations.

These bunny cards can be addressed and sent to loved ones or kept and displayed as decorations.
These bunny cards can be addressed and sent to loved ones or kept and displayed as 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.

Materials

  • White paper
  • Stickers
  • Crayons

Instructions

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • truthfornow profile image

      Marie Hurt 

      7 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Love the toilet paper roll bunnies, so cute. Great ideas for the kids to get in the Easter spirit.

    • rebeccamealey profile image

      Rebecca Mealey 

      7 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      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.

    • cabmgmnt profile image

      Corey 

      7 years ago from Northfield, MA

      congrats on Hub of the day!

    • nmdonders profile image

      Nira Perkins 

      7 years ago

      Great ideas and not just for kids either! Thanks for sharing these :)

    • MarieAlana1 profile image

      Marie Alana 

      7 years ago from Ohio

      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.

    • pinto2011 profile image

      Subhas 

      7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      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 profile image

      Jacante 

      7 years ago

      I'll have to try out those Rice Crispie Easter Nests. Cute!

    • Ruchira profile image

      Ruchira 

      7 years ago from United States

      Great ideas. Will share it to a kindergarten teacher/friend. thanks :)

    • sallybea profile image

      Sally Gulbrandsen 

      7 years ago from Norfolk

      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 profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      7 years ago from Germany and Philippines

      Congrats on the hub of the day award! This is definitely creative ideas for kids at Easter time. Awesome! Thanks for sharing.

    • shampa sadhya profile image

      Shampa Sadhya 

      7 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up, useful and interesting!

      The ideas are very interesting and easy too. Love your ideas. Sharing and pinning!

    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      7 years ago from Germany and Philippines

      Congrats on the hub of the day award! This is definitely creative ideas for children at Easter time. Thanks for sharing;-)

    • bridalletter profile image

      Brenda Kyle 

      7 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

      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.

    • leahlefler profile image

      Leah Lefler 

      7 years ago from Western New York

      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 profile image

      newusedcarssacram 

      7 years ago from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A

      First of all, congratulations on becoming Hub of The day. I really love those rice crispy Easter nests. I loved reading your Hub.

    • PaoloJpm profile image

      John Paolo B.Magdaluyo 

      7 years ago from Philippine

      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.

    • profile image

      lovemychris 

      7 years ago

      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.

    • ytsenoh profile image

      Cathy 

      7 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      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.

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      7 years ago

      Great ideas and so simple to create. I love the egg idea. Voted up and shared.

    • LittleFoundations profile imageAUTHOR

      Little Foundations Child Care 

      7 years ago from Coquitlam, BC, Canada

      My pleasure! :)...

    • Vacation Trip profile image

      Susan 

      7 years ago from India

      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.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, holidappy.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)