Kids' Easter crafts can be educational and fun activities. Crafts can teach children a number of things about Easter, shapes, calendar math, writing, and art.
Design an Easter calendar is a fun children's Easter project. Materials needed include:
- Sturdy piece of paper, such as cardboard, a manila folder, or cardstock
- Precut letters
- Easter stickers
- Construction paper
- Easter grass
Using approximately ¾ of the paper, draw a 5 row, 7 column table of 35 squares. Label the top of each column Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Look at an existing calendar for the year to determine what day to put the first day of the month.
Continue labeling the following squares to 30 or 31 (depending on whether the month is March or April). The square containing Sunday in the last row will need to be sectioned into two triangles in order to make all the numbers fit properly.
Use the construction paper or stickers to make pictures representing different holidays. For example: St. Patricks Day, April Fools' Day, Daylight Savings Time, Good Friday, and Easter.
Use the precut letters to spell the month at the top of the calendar, and above the month, use the Easter grass, construction paper, stickers, and glitter to design a picture for the month. Older children can write an Easter poem in place of the picture and layer construction paper behind the poem as a frame.
Easter placemats are great keepsakes that double as kids' Easter crafts. Materials to make Easter placemats can include:
- 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.
Kid's Easter Crafts Cards
Materials needed to make Easter cards include:
- Multiple colors of construction paper
- Oval stencils or precut ovals
- Decorations, such as glitter, precut letters, headings, messages, and captions
Fold the construction paper into fourths. Using precut 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 preprinted messages to glue on inner right side. Older children can type up their own messages, 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 envelops or give away.
Materials to make bunny magnets include:
- Cardstock or various wooden shapes (one large white circle, two large white ovals, and two smaller pink ovals for each bunny)
- Black markers
- Goggly eyes, puff or cotton balls, and other decorations
Glue the smaller ovals onto the larger ovals for the ears. Next glue the ears to the circle to make the face. Add the goggly eyes to the face, draw in whiskers with the marker, and use a puffball for the nose. Place a small piece of magnet on the back to complete the project.
Another kids' Easter craft is making Easter eggs. Easter eggs can be made using yarn, construction paper, and a hole puncher. Cut out large ovals from the construction paper. Punch holes about a half inch away from the edge of the entire oval. Thread yarn through the holes. Children can decorate the eggs as they wish, then hang them from the ceiling, curtain rods, or make a mobile from them by tying them to a clothes hanger.
Kids' Easter Crafts Summary
This includes only a few kids' Easter crafts children can make. Modifications can be made to each craft, depending upon the child's age and supplies available, but no matter what the child's age or the materials used, each craft will be unique and meaningful.