These Easter crafts will put a spring in your little one's step. From basket stuffers to crafts, egg hunt ideas and easy decorating projects, here are some great ideas that kids will love to pitch in on—not to mention, a few surprises to sneak into their baskets.
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There's so much about spring for little ones to love, from picking fresh flowers to puddle-jumping through April's showers. Not always as fun? Waiting oh-so-patiently for the Easter bunny to arrive. Luckily, we've rounded up our all-time favorite kids' crafts and spring-themed activities to keep them busy and hoppily entertained until the big egg hunt.
Let them decorate this charming gardener's basket, perfect for stashing candy, colored eggs, and miniature toys. Or, have kids help assemble a basket full of these envelope bunnies by gluing on pom-pom noses, then filling them up with chocolate-wrapped eggs and other fun goodies.
Little hands will even adore helping out with our kid-friendly egg-decorating techniques, from these coloring book eggs (they choose the clip art, you do the at-home printing) to our painted wooden eggs, which open to a few treasures tucked away within. These sticker eggs—a cinch to embellish—really shine when nestled among the grass or hidden in natural nooks. A cute party idea everyone will love? Surprise bunnies! Made out of crepe paper streamers plus cutesy facial features and floppy ears, these favors are sure to delight guests of ages when filled with candies and other small treats.
And the fun doesn't have to stop once the eggs have been found. Invite kids to learn about seed-starting and feed their budding green thumbs with our eggshell flower pots how-to. All you'll need are a few coffee-stirrers for labeling the seedlings, and an empty egg carton to reuse as the pot holders.
However you decide to get crafty with the kids this holiday, these ideas and activities are guaranteed to be eggcellent fun.
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The traditional methods of Easter egg decorating—dipping into dyes, simmering water, and mixing food coloring—can be prohibitive (read: messy) with younger children. Make eggs that everyone can have a helping hand in: This line drawing clip-art is meant to be colored in (just like their favorite coloring book!) and glued to eggs—it's that easy.
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 (albeit, missing a candy or two).
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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!
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If they can make strokes with a paintbrush, they're up to the task. These hollowed linden wood eggs are easy to customize with color—in one tone or two-toned as we've done here. Best of all, the kids will be able to treasure their creations for years to come.
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With much talk about fairies and elves, a child's world is always filled with wonder. This Easter, help them build a basket that's spark their imaginations: charming gnome eggs, miniaturized details, and a candy-laden garden of vegetables like corn, beets, cabbages, and the holiday must—bundled carrots.
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This brood is all smiles, er, beaks as they pose for a family portrait to welcome their latest addition.