6 Fun and Easy Easter Crafts for Kids of All Ages
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.