3 Easy Easter Crafts for Kids
Easter provides plenty of creative inspiration for crafts, and kids will love celebrating the season by making their own springtime decor! This list of easy Easter crafts for children focuses on projects that are simple, fun and require very few supplies. If you’re looking for Easter crafts to make with your children, this list of suggestions from Pottery Barn Kids has just what you’re looking for!
Easter Egg Sun Catchers
This simple decorative project mimics the look of stained glass, and your kids will love admiring these bright crafts all year long.
- Wax paper
- Colorful tissue paper
- White glue
- Sponge craft brushes
Step 1: Cut Out the Eggs
Before the little ones begin putting things together, start by arranging all the supplies and tracing and cutting some egg shapes out of your wax paper. These will act as templates for your kids to work from.
Step 2: Help the Little Ones Design Their Eggs
Now it’s time to bring in the kids! Show them how to tear or cut strips and shapes out of the tissue paper and use the sponge brushes and glue to affix the colorful shapes to their wax paper eggs. You can even show them how to layer different colors to create new variations of their favorite shades. Younger kids might benefit from some assistance with placement and design, so think about arranging the tissue paper on the Easter egg before gluing it down.
Step 3: Clean Up the Edges, Let Dry and Display!
Once the kids are satisfied with their designs, you can trim the edges of the eggs to keep the oval shape looking smooth. Let the glue dry and then hang your “stained glass” Easter eggs in the window for everyone to enjoy.
Paper Plate Bunny Masks
These simple masks give your kids a silly and fun Easter-themed activity to enjoy in the days leading up to the holiday.
- Paper plates
- Construction paper in multiple colors
- Craft glue
- Popsicle sticks or yarn
- White or gray pipe cleaners
- Pink pompoms
Step 1: Prep the Plates and Ears
Before calling in the kids, start by cutting eye holes into their masks to ensure that they’ll be able to see. After that, you can have the kids decide what color they want their Easter bunny masks to be; they might want to leave them white or color it pink, blue or whatever shade they’d like. Once they’ve decided on their colors, they can choose construction paper and trace out ear shapes.
Step 2: Attach the Ears and Nose
Younger children might need your help with this step, so you can guide the process as they use glue to attach their ears to the tops or sides of the plate. The Easter bunny’s pink pom pom nose and pipe cleaner whiskers can also be glued down during this step.
Step 3: Don Your Disguises
After you give the glue some time to dry, you can attach a popsicle stick to the bottom of the plate or a piece of yarn around the back so the kids can hold or wear their Easter bunny masks easily.
Cupcake Liner Flowers
With a few simple ingredients, it’s easy to celebrate Easter and spring at the same time. You might even want to have a few cupcakes on hand to enjoy during this craft!
- Paper cupcake liners in a variety of colors and patterns
- Brightly colored paper
- Markers, crayons, stickers and other decorations (optional)
For this easy project, the kids can use any combination of paper and cupcake liners they’d like to make colorful flower shapes in their own designs. Markers, stickers, glitter and other tools add more embellishment and make the flowers unique. They can make daffodil-like shapes by cutting out a base flower shape and using the cupcake liners in the center, or they can combine multiple cupcake liners to make a cool new flower shape. When they’re done, you can string all the flowers together to create a decorative garland to display for the entire spring season.