Kids Craft Ideas for Easter

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Simple Easter Bunny Fun Projects to do with your Children.

Easter bunny

According to the Easter tradition, the Easter Bunny would hide Easter eggs in the garden for young children to find and collect in their little baskets. This activity was always a fun event with our own children and sometimes they would even find Easter eggs throughout the house, hidden under and behind furniture. We as adults would also give Easter eggs to our family and friends when we visited them over the Easter break.

What to use for Easter craft projects…

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Materials to Use

Easy craft ideas for kids
Easter craft materials can be purchased from your local craft supply store or you may find many items amongst your household items. Pegs, plastic spoons, paint, coloured cardboard or paper; felt, icy pole sticks, disused cardboard cylinders, pipe cleaners, cotton balls, coloured ribbons, string, wool, paper plates (all sizes), egg cartons, cotton eye-wipes, ear-cleaners, straws, paper bags, colored cellophane and tissue, feathers, popsicle sticks and, of course, paint.


Great ideas for kids’ craft for Easter can be realised so simply by collecting many of these items and placing them into a craft box, in readiness specifically for any craft projects that will happily entertain and occupy your children, grandchildren or toddlers leading up to the many events during the year.

Painting

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Encouraging children to be more creative using paint is a fun way for them to experience painting, and by using the many other craft activities, children learn to express themselves. By using the primary colours, then mixing different ones together, they can create the various shades of colour, which extends their palette experience.

Fun Things to Do for Easter

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It’s a wonderful experience for children when they see, for the first time, small fluffy yellow tiny chickens hatching out after a long wait, while the mother hen has been sitting on these eggs over the past few weeks. Children love holding, very gently between their two hands, a lovely little chick who is chirping endlessly and enjoying being held.
Bunnies and chicks can be so absolutely adorable and can be made from the simplest items.

These will inspire you to make many other fun handicraft items for all pre-school children.

Easter Crafts

Easter crafts

Easter is a fun time of the year, it’s both a religious time where we get together with family and friends to celebrate and for some it’s an extended holiday. Special table settings are decorated with coloured Easter eggs and other symbols of the celebration of new life. This is a great time of the year to involve toddlers and young children in card making, painting eggs, cutting and gluing activities, using ribbon, string, glue, coloured paper along with discarded kitchen egg containers, cereal boxes and cylinders that can all add to this overall fun event. Involving your pre-schooler in these easy craft ideas adds to the whole occasion.

Great Activities for Toddlers

Hand print birds

There are many craft ideas that can involve our toddlers and pre-school age children, especially indoor activities for kids. Toddler activities need to be colorful and easy for them to do and this can involve many art activities such as painting or crafting and they need to be quick and easy and fun things to do with kids.

Easy Easter Potato Prints

Easter craft for kids to make
Easy Easter Potato Prints

Make some colorful Easter decorations by painting on potatoes!

Make these colorful Easter Chickens

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How did Easter originate?

Make a Hand Print Bunny Card for Easter

Easter Bunny Card

WHAT YOU WILL NEED…

  • White cardstock

  • Small white pom-poms

  • Pink pipe cleaner

  • Pink pom-poms

  • Googly eyes

  • Pink paint

  • Craft glue

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Take a piece of white card and fold it in two

  2. Place your child’s hand onto the card at with fingers at the fold

  3. Spread the fingers at the middle finger and ring finger to form the bunny ears.

  4. Trace around the fingers.

  5. Cut out the card but do not cut the fold.Easter Bunny Card

  6. Paint the inside of the ears pink and leave to dry.

  7. Glue the white pom-poms to the card

  8. Cut a length of pipe cleaner into two and twist the two pieces together to make the rabbit whiskers.

  9. Glue the whiskers on to the card and then glue a pink pom-pom on top to make the nose.

  10. Glue on the eyes.

  11. Open up the card and write an Easter Greeting

  12. The child can give the card on Easter morning.

More Fun Activities

Elephant and Lion Finger Puppets

Elephant and Lion Finger Puppets

Elephant and Lion Finger Puppets
Elephant and Lion Finger Puppets

This is a great project for teachers or parents and grandparents to involve young children in creating their own puppet toy.

What you will need…

  • Colored card.

    • 1 gray square 5” x 5”

    • 1 yellow square 5” x 5”

  • Colored markers (“textas”)

  • 1 pencil

  • 1 adult scissors

  • 1 child scissors

  • Hole punch

  • Protection sheet for table

Instructions for making your Elephant and Lion Finger Puppets…

  • With the aid of a plastic bowl that’s smaller than the square, trace a circle on each piece of colored paper

  • Elephant.

    • From my sketch in the video, draw eyes, ears and trunk

    • Draw 2 circles at the bottom and cut holes to put fingers through.  Make sure the holes are close enough together for the child’s fingers

    • Poke a hole in the middle of each circle and carefully cut out the circle (or use a hole punch) either side of the elephant’s trunk

  • Lion

    • Draw a wiggly line around the lion’s head and draw eyes and nose in pencil

    • Start cutting carefully around the elephant’s head and ears and the lion’s head

  • Check holes are large enough for your child’s fingers

  • Allow the child to freely colour the puppets

  • Now, placing the child’s fingers in the holes, you can play with the elephant and lion puppets, using different voices for each animal.

  • Have fun pretending that the animals are talking to each other and walking around.

Have fun with your finger puppets!  Children like to pretend and can use different voices for each animal. This develops their imagination skills.

Download the free template

(Use this pdf as a guide for your drawings.  Expires 28 September 2019)

Watch for more activities to extend your art and craft collection.