Crafting with kids can be a fun way to spend your weekend or keep them engaged in the week leading up to Easter. They will be super excited about the coveted bunny coming so Easter crafts that deal with bunnies, chicks or Easter in general are guaranteed to garner their attention. Explore some fun, creative Easter crafts that won't require you to break into your savings.
Chicken Eggs With Personality
There are Easter eggs and then there are Easter eggs. Take your colored eggs to the next level by adding a little character. Since this project will require cutting out little pieces of felt or foam paper and handling eggs, it is recommended for older children.
- Felt, construction paper, foam paper (a variety of colors)
- Colored eggs
- Eye stickers or googly eye stickers
- Sharpie markers
- Use orange felt, foam or construction paper to make a beak.
- Cut yellow paper to create an animated chicken comb (this looks a bit like a chicken foot).
- Cut out two orange feet.
- Glue all the pieces on to a colored egg (this might have been colored with a marker or died with food coloring).
- Stick on the eye stickers.
- Use the Sharpie markers to add any other details to your egg chicks to enhance their character.
Creating a funny bunny mask for your kiddos to run around in couldn't be easier. The project is fun for toddlers to early elementary with a little help. Allow kids to get creative with it by using different colors and creating silly faces for their bunnies.
- Construction paper
- Paper plates
- String or elastic
- Hole punch
- Glue stick or stapler
- Using the construction paper, cut out two ear shapes. (You can also use construction paper to create the entire mask)
- Glue or staple the ears to the plate.
- Draw two circles toward the top of the plate.
- Use the hole punch to make a hole in the middle of each circle.
- Use the scissors to cut out the eye holes.
- Use the hole punch make two holes in either side of the plate.
- Run the string or elastic through the holes fitting it around the child's head.
- Tie the elastic or string.
- Let the kids decorate their masks.
Kid's Easter Craft Cards
A creative card is something kids can make regardless of their age. Since this can get a little messy, you might want to put down a sheet or a mat before the little creative juices start flowing. Gather your materials and get your elementary to pre-teeners ready to have some fun.
- Multiple colors of construction paper
- Oval stencils or pre-cut ovals
- Decorations, such as glitter, pre-cut letters, headings, messages, and captions
- Fold the construction paper into fourths.
- Using pre-cut letters, children can design the outside cover of the card to say, "Happy Easter."
- If children prefer, they can create a picture of an Easter bunny, eggs, or basket instead.
- Then children can design the inside of the card. Younger children can use pre-printed messages to glue on the inner right side. Older children can type up their own messages or add an Easter poem, and then cut them out to place inside.
- Show children where to sign the card when they are done.
- Let the cards dry before children put them in envelopes or give them away.
Mailing out Easter cards can get even more fun for elementary-aged kids with their own Easter envelopes. If you have a card that you need to make the envelope for, you'll first need to measure it so that you make the envelope big enough. Once you have your size ready, it's time for the fun to happen.
- Construction paper (Multiple colors)
- Glue stick
- Select the color of construction paper for your Easter bunny envelope.
- Using the scissors from the outline of the rectangle for your card, you will cut a triangle on both the top and bottom of the card that will cover roughly half of envelope when folded.
- On the sides, cut rectangles that are a little over half as long as the card when folded.
- First fold the sides in. (They should touch slightly)
- Glue the area where they touch.
- Fold the bottom up and glue it to the sides.
- Fold the top down, but don't glue it.
- Cut out small ovals out of the white construction paper.
- Glue them to the top flap.
- Cut smaller black ovals out of the construction paper.
- Glue them on top of the white ovals.
- Cut out bunny ears that match the color of the envelope.
- Glue them to the top of the envelope.
- Allow kids to use the markers to add any additional decorative flourishes.
- Put your card in the envelope.
Sock-It to Easter
Sock puppets are fun for all ages and are simple and cheap to make. Sock puppets for Easter can get really simple to a bit more elaborate depending on the time you want to send on them. While small children might need a little supervision, kindergarten-age children should be able to create this with ease.
- Old socks (preferably white or pink but other colors are fun too)
- Glue stick or stapler
- Additional items (stick on eyes, construction paper and felt)
- Create the ears: You might have kids color and cut ears out of felt or construction paper.
- Glue or staple the ears to the toe end of the sock about two or three inches from the seam.
- Either use the markers or stick on eyes to make eyes on the sock.
- Use the marker to add a nose, mouth and whiskers.
- Now put on an Easter puppet show.
Easter placemats are great keepsakes that double as kids' Easter crafts.
- Multiple colors of legal-size construction paper
- Markers and pens
- Precut letters
- Sentence strips
- Using 8 ½" x 14" construction paper, have children draw what Easter means to them.
- Use the precut letters for younger children, or sentence strips for the older children, to write what their picture is about and glue it to the bottom or top of the picture.
- Laminate it, and the children have a placemat gift to keep or give away.
Funny Bunny Cups
With a little adult supervision, this can be fun craft for all different ages. While kids won't be able to drink out of them, this can be a great craft to decorate a classroom or keep kiddos busy for an afternoon. All you need is a little creativity and lots of fun.
- White paper cups
- Construction paper (polka dot, tan and white)
- Markers or beads
- Glue sticks
- Cotton balls
- Using the scissors cut out two tan ovals about the size of a half dollar, a polka dot circle about the size of a quarter.
- Cut out ears using the white construction paper.
- Using the polka dot paper, cut out the inside of the ears (it should be roughly half the size of the ears).
- Glue the inside of the ears to the white outsides.
- Glue the ears to the rim of the cup.
- Glue the polka dot nose to the cup, just above center.
- Have the tan cheeks overlap slightly, both each other and the nose.
- Using the marker, have kids give the bunny teeth and eyes.
- Glue the cotton balls to the back of the cup to add a tail.
- Glue the cotton balls to the bottom of the cup to add feet and Voila!
Easter isn't all about the bunny! Let your little kids have fun creating and decorating tin eggs.
- Aluminum foil in a variety of sizes
- Egg cutout templates (below; use Adobe to download and print)
- Using the template draw your egg on to the foil.
- Cut out the egg.
- Use the markers to decorate your egg with strips, pictures, etc.
- Don't forget to get creative.
- Make a batch of eggs and you can hang them from a plastic hanger to create a mobile.
Crafting for Easter
The Easter holiday opens the road to creating all kinds of fun projects and crafts that kids will love. From sock puppets to bunny decorations to religious crafts, these can work great to fill a Sunday afternoon at home or get the kids geeked in your classroom for that coveted bunny and its sweet treats. Whatever the case, make sure you are ready for all the kiddos with an arsenal of simple fun crafts.