11 Easter Crafts for Kids That Are Just as Fun as the Egg Hunt
There's so much about spring for little ones to love, from picking fresh flowers to jumping through puddles left by April's showers. Something that's not so fun? Waiting oh-so-patiently for the Easter bunny to arrive (or for the candy-filled egg hunt to start). Luckily, we've rounded up our all-time favorite Easter crafts for kids to keep them busy and entertained until the festivities begin.
From basket stuffers to easy decorating projects, here are some great DIYs that kids will love to pitch in on—including a few surprises to sneak into their baskets.
Daffodil Candy Cups
Everyone will love these sweet daffodils made from baking cups and a printable flower template. Use them as place cards, and kids can help you set the Easter table by writing names on the petals and setting one to each seat (just be prepared to lose a candy or two).
Salt-Dough Easter Eggs
Take a cue from some of your favorite Christmas ornaments, and create salt-dough Easter eggs. They're easy to make and require just a few kid-friendly materials you can find in your pantry.
Dot and Stripe Painted Treat Bags
Kids can keep their Easter egg finds or simply stash their candy haul in these simple painted treat bags. Easy enough for a kids' craft, it makes for a fun Easter DIY.
Easter Bunny Headbands
This is how you dress in your Sunday best: Help kids craft their own headband—by shaping flowers, leaves, and spring vegetables from felt—with a floppy pair of rabbit ears. Then, all that's left for them to do is hippity-hop!
Painted Wooden Easter Eggs
If they can make strokes with a paintbrush, they're up to this task. These hollowed linden wood eggs are easy to customize with color—try one tone or two, as we've done here. Best of all, the kids will be able to treasure their creations for years to come.
Miniature Gnome Garden Easter Baskets
With much talk about fairies and elves, a child's world is always filled with wonder. This Easter, help them build a basket that sparks their imaginations: Fill it with charming gnome eggs, miniature details, and a candy-laden garden of "vegetables" like corn, beets, cabbages, and the holiday must—bundled carrots.
With some adult assistance, kids can craft their own Easter egg nests. Phyllo dough is used to create this swirled bed, while the jelly beans are the eggs.
Hatched Egg Chickens
This brood is all smiles (er, beaks?) as they pose for a family portrait to welcome their latest addition. Simply paint eggs and cut and glue felt to mimic beaks. Draw on eyes with a black permanent marker.
Eggshell Flower Pots
Young gardeners can use eggshells as pots to start seeds and coffee-stirrer tags to foretell what will pop up where. Plant seeds according to package instructions, and nestle planters in an egg carton on a sunny windowsill, where they can be watered easily. The first leaves to sprout will be the cotyledons or seed leaves, which supply nutrients to the young plant until the first true leaves (resembling those of the parent plant) appear. When plants have grown to about three inches and have at least two sets of true leaves, they are ready to be transplanted to the garden. Just be sure to remove them from the eggshells first.
Crepe Paper Carrots
A kids craft that the Easter bunny will love? These crepe paper carrots are sure to please. To make them, loosely wrap an orange streamer to form the carrot shape, making it thicker at the top. Tuck in gifts as you work. Press the end of the paper down into the top. Then, fold the green crepe paper in half across its grain. Download leaf template, and trace onto the folded paper. Cut out and bunch up. Finally, tuck the leaves into the carrot top then secure with a dab of hot glue.w
Crystal Egg Geodes
This Easter, making eggs can double as a science project thanks to this geode technique, which involves a crystallization process. This Easter craft for kids is perfect—and they can even start a day or two early to allow the eggs' crystals to "grow." By the time Easter arrives, the eggs will be ready to be put on display and can be used to brighten up a tablescape.