Elaine is an avid crafter who enjoys celebrating holidays with beautiful DIY decorations and gifts.
Get Crafty for Easter With Kid-Friendly Projects for Every Bunny!
Easter celebrates new life, and this is a wonderful time for crafting. We can take inspiration from newborn creatures and all the pretty flowers that are in bloom. It's also the perfect time to get little hands busy making decorations!
You can transform handprints into chicks and bunnies, get terra-cotta pots and turn them into spring animals to hand out as favors, or make salt dough prints to hang on the wall. Check out all the Easter crafts for kids below for inspiration!
This is so cute and would make such a special grandparent gift! It's way better than chocolate. The multicolored eggs around the bunny are made from fingerprints to add to the cuteness of this project.
Some Bunny Loves You
Transform your little one's footprint into an adorable bunny. This one is super simple.
- Cut out a large egg shape from a piece of paper.
- Paint your child's foot with pink paint and then print it onto the paper.
- Add details like the ears and tail.
- Write the message "Some Bunny Loves You" and have your child sign it (or sign it for them).
3 Little Bunnies
This is a great way to capture siblings' handprints in time. It's also a great project for friends and cousins alike.
- Put white paint on your child's hand.
- Make sure their fingers are spread apart before having them place their hand onto the paper to form the bunny ears.
- Add details such as eyes and pink paint for the ears, and put cute ribbons on each bunny.
Have a "hoppy" Easter with these cheerful bunnies that have footprint ears. Paint large white circles for the heads, and then paint white onto your child's foot to print the cute ears.
Salt Dough Egg Craft
This is a lovely craft that's full of memories. Here's a recipe for making and baking salt dough.
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- 1 cup of salt
- 1 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup of water
- Mix the ingredients in a bowl. The consistency should be similar to playdough.
- Roll it out and make the shape you want. For example, you can cut out an oval shape to create an egg.
- Press your child's hand or foot into the dough.
- Repeat this process till you have made three shapes.
- To hang the decoration on the wall, you need to put a hole in each shape. You can use a skewer for this.
- Bake all the pieces in an oven at 200°F for 3–4 hours, depending on the thickness of the dough.
- Once baked, allow the shapes to cool completely, and then use acrylic paint to decorate them.
- Finish with varnish for protection.
Easter Footprint and Handprint Wall Hangings
Here's a different recipe for salt dough.
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 cup salt
- 7 tablespoons water
- Knead the flour, salt, and water.
- Roll out the dough and have your kids press their hands or feet into it.
- Cut out the shapes. Poke a hole if you'd like to hang them up.
- Bake the shapes on a parchment paper–lined cookie sheet at 300°F for 45 minutes.
Have fun turning your child's fingerprints into a festive Easter card!
- Paint each fingertip with a different color and print it onto the card.
- Add details to the "eggs" with a Sharpie marker.
- Finish by writing the message "Happy Easter" at the top.
Clay Pot Easter Bunny
Kids will adore making this Easter bunny out of a simple clay pot, and it's perfect to give as a holiday gift.
- 1 small terra-cotta pot
- 1 large wooden bead (for the head)
- Felt in a matching color
- Pipe cleaners in a matching color
- Paint both the pot and bead the same color (I like the green here, but you can use any color of your choice).
- Cut out arms from felt, and make the ears out of pipe cleaners.
- Finish by gluing or tying on a cute ribbon (I like polka-dots!).
"He Has Risen" Easter Craft for Preschool or Sunday School
On white paper, you can color a sky line and add handprints and crosses. Write the words “He is Risen” with a Sharpie marker.
Cutest Bunny Ever
Make the cutest bunny ever by printing a picture of your child, and then cutting some cardstock into a bunny shape. Stick the photo of your child where the bunny's face would be. Help your child glue cotton balls around the body to make the bunny look super fluffy. This would make a lovely card for grandparents!
Paper Tube Bunny Stamping
Transform three cardboard tubes into a bunny shape and let your child print their own bunny pattern onto paper!
- Shape two toilet paper rolls into ovals to create the ears, and leave the third one round to create the head.
- Tape together the three rolls. Now you have a bunny stamp!
- Put white paint on a paper plate to dip the bunny stamp into.
- Have your child print the bunny stamp on pieces of paper.
- Use a Sharpie to add the details for the face.
Make some lovely spring wall art with this idea. You'll need to purchase canvas and then paint your little one's feet in two different colors to create the footprints. Afterwards, you can add the details and then paint little flowers. For an extra fun idea, you could use their fingerprints for the petals!
"He Is Risen" Plates
Paper plate crafts are always popular for kids.
- Begin by painting the paper plate.
- Trace your child's hand onto craft paper and cut out the handprint.
- Cut cross shapes out of black cardstock and glue them and the handprint onto the plate.