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Hop Hop Hooray! It's an Easter Crafternoon

From floppy-eared headbands, colorful outfits, and take-home treats you can paint (and eat!), here's how to make a crafty kids party spring to life. 

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  • Decorate the Table
    Decorate the Table

    Can't wait for spring—and Easter—to arrive? Bring seasonal cheer to the table with a few essentials. We used old-fashioned bowls and cake stands—in pretty pastels of jadeite roseite, and delphite—to corrall everything from pom-poms to pipe cleaners. On the wall, try a garland of paper fans in a spring-themed shade (we went for a fun grassy green). Then, leave the rest up to the little ones who, with the right supplies, will be crafting up their own ideas.

  • Edible Art
    Edible Art

    Kids will love this edible take on the crafternoon where basic sugar cookies, shaped like rabbits and carrots, get a colorful upgrade. To make ahead as favors: let kids test out their painting skills on these cookies first, then let set to dry while they switch over to other (non-edible) projects. Post-party, they're ready to pack up and bring home. 

  • Have a Seat
    Have a Seat

    Make your little guests feel extra special with personalized name cards, marking their spot at the crafting table. And what better way to have kid crafters hopping to the occasion than with mini bunnies? For an extra fun touch, we mixed patterns and solids for every place setting (snag the plates at Target and the gold-grid cups from Meri Meri). 

  • Takeaway Treats
    Takeaway Treats

    Until the Easter bunny arrives, send kiddos home with these adorable (and super easy to make) paper-envelope rabbits (filled with yummy goodies, of course!). Take the fun factor up a notch by using them as makeshift baskets in a post-crafting egg hunt game. 

  • Decorate the Table
    Decorate the Table

    Can't wait for spring—and Easter—to arrive? Bring seasonal cheer to the table with a few essentials. We used old-fashioned bowls and cake stands—in pretty pastels of jadeite roseite, and delphite—to corrall everything from pom-poms to pipe cleaners. On the wall, try a garland of paper fans in a spring-themed shade (we went for a fun grassy green). Then, leave the rest up to the little ones who, with the right supplies, will be crafting up their own ideas.

  • Have a Seat
    Have a Seat

    Make your little guests feel extra special with personalized name cards, marking their spot at the crafting table. And what better way to have kid crafters hopping to the occasion than with mini bunnies? For an extra fun touch, we mixed patterns and solids for every place setting (snag the plates at Target and the gold-grid cups from Meri Meri). 

  • Edible Art
    Edible Art

    Kids will love this edible take on the crafternoon where basic sugar cookies, shaped like rabbits and carrots, get a colorful upgrade. To make ahead as favors: let kids test out their painting skills on these cookies first, then let set to dry while they switch over to other (non-edible) projects. Post-party, they're ready to pack up and bring home. 

  • Takeaway Treats
    Takeaway Treats

    Until the Easter bunny arrives, send kiddos home with these adorable (and super easy to make) paper-envelope rabbits (filled with yummy goodies, of course!). Take the fun factor up a notch by using them as makeshift baskets in a post-crafting egg hunt game. 

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Before crafters get their hands and imaginations going, be sure everything they'll need will be within arm's reach. We've gathered pom-poms by color, in a mix of sizes, into bowls for easy access and laid out plenty of pencils for any tracing needs. To avoid a tangle of arms reaching for one supply pile, scatter colored card stock and felt sheets along the center of the table. This way, everyone is close enough to a few materials in every color. 

Depending on the age range of your guests, it may be helpful to have some of the crafting items pre-made (like our pre-cut felted flowers) to avoid any frustration among tinier hands. While older kids may be able to trace and cut out templates without any assistance, younger artists might need an extra hand. With a few pre-traced or pre-cut options nearby, crafters of all skill levels will be able to bring their ideas to life! 

Every Bunny, Gather 'Round

It's not a true celebration without a bit of dress-up! Kids can create these simple bunny outfits—complete with headband ears, flower crowns, and, carrot ones—in no time. For fuss-free outfitting (and, most importantly, hopping), we started each costume with comfy bases, like solid T-shirts, stretchy pants, and pull-over cotton dresses. (The ones pictured here are some of our favorites from Primary.) Then, simply accessorized with a few fuzzy whiskers and pom-pom noses and ta-da! Get-ups they will love. 

 

Get the Easter Bunny Outfits How-To

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