With trees coming into bloom, the first of the flowers poking through the soil, and sunshine starting to light up the morning, Easter is a time to celebrate!
And what better way to welcome this joyous occasion than with some crafting?
I love to decorate the home for Easter, and some hands-on crafts are a great way to keep the kids (and the adults) from eating all the chocolate in just one go.
Take a look at this guide to find my top 10 fun Easter crafts, perfect for crafty parents and creative children.
1. Decorate Eggs For An Easter Egg Hunt
Everyone loves an Easter egg hunt (see also “How To Make Easter Eggs (With Sharpies)“), and for crafty parents, the fun is in the decorating.
From the dyeing, to a simple lick of paint, here are a few ways to decorate your eggs:
- Dry your own flowers by pressing petals between sheets of tissue paper. Add to the eggs with glue and a paintbrush.
- Use washi tape to create geometric strips on the egg. Paint the entire egg, and leave to dry. Peel away the washi strips, for a patterned egg.
- Glue a cotton wool tail to the back of your egg, and a pair of paper bunny ears to the top of the egg. Use a sharpie to add a rabbit face.
2. Egg Carton Flower Wreath
The egg carton flower wreath is a pretty hanging decoration you can make alone, or with the help of your kids!
To make an egg carton flower wreath, you need:
- Egg cartons
- Craft knife
- Acrylic paint
- Glue gun
Use your craft knife and scissors to cut away the excess parts of the egg carton, leaving you with just the egg cups. Keep the excess for later.
Neaten up the edges of the cups with scissors, or add petals by shaping the four sides of the cup.
Paint the inside and outside of the egg cup to resemble flowers (see also “How To Make A Candy Flower Bouquet“). Cut leaf shapes from the remaining cartons, and paint green. Arrange your flowers and leaves in a circle, and use a glue gun to stick it all together!
3. Sock Bunnies
These sock bunnies are full of character, and look adorable decorating the home (see also “How To Make Your Own Arm Warmers? (With Old Socks)“).
To make a sock bunny, you need:
- A (clean) sock
- Rubber bands
- Pom poms
Use rice to fill your sock, and give the bunny some shape. Don’t fill the sock to the brim — you only need about 1 cup of rice to make a bunny.
Create the head by tying a rubber band at the neck, and one at the top of the head. Both the head and the body should be padded with rice, but the top of the sock (the ears) will be empty.
Add bunny features using the felt, and glue a pom pom for a tail. Cut the top of the sock into an ear shape, and finish with a ribbon tied around the neck (see also “How To Make Pink Ribbon Quilt (For Breast Cancer Awareness)“).
4. Easter Bunny Headband
The perfect accessory for looking super cute on Easter Sunday: an Easter bunny headband!
Begin your Easter bunny headband by taking a plain plastic headband, and wrapping it in ribbon, securing the ribbon with a touch of glue.
Now you can add your ears! Keep it simple by cutting bunny ears from construction paper, or wrap and bend pipe cleaners to create a bunny ear shape.
Another excellent option is felt. Attach with glue, and finish with some fake flowers and ribbons for decoration.
5. Egg Carton Chicks
Egg carton chicks are a great craft to make with the kids if you’re trying to get them to take a break from all the chocolate!
To make egg carton chicks, you need:
- An egg carton
- Acrylic paint
- Craft knife
- Construction paper
Cut out the egg cups from the egg carton using a craft knife and scissors. (Note: this part is not for the kids!) Glue two egg cups together at the edges, to create an egg shape.
Paint the cups yellow, and leave to dry. Cut a beak from the construction paper, and stick to the cup. Draw on some eyes, and you’re done!
6. Fluffy Tail Bunny Garland
A simple craft that’s customizable and adds fun and color to your Easter home, a fluffy tail bunny garland is excellent for crafting novices and those who like to add their own style.
The easiest way to make a fluffy tail bunny garland is by using a bunny template. You can find one here, but there are plenty of options online.
Print out your template, and cut out your bunnies from construction paper (or any nice paper you own).
Add fluffy tails with homemade or store bought pom poms. You can also add non-fluffy tails using contrasting paper. Or try something really different, like a dried flower!
Punch holes in the bunny ears, thread through twine, and hang your garland.
7. Salt Dough Easter Eggs
Salt dough Easter eggs can be used as tags if you have a lot of chocolate eggs to hand out, additions to an Easter basket, or a hanging decoration on an Easter tree.
Don’t have an Easter tree? I’ll show you how to make one below!
I like to use salt dough Easter eggs as place cards/napkin rings. Guests have a take home gift that isn’t candy, and I can organize the table better.
Salt dough is made by mixing two parts all purpose flour, one part salt, and one part water. Shape into flat eggs, and bake on a low heat for 2-3 hours.
To use as tags or place cards (see also “How To Make Father’s Day Cards“), simply cut the name into dough before baking.
8. Easter Tree
We all know (and love) the Christmas tree (see also “How To Find Pinterest Inspiration For Christmas“), so why not bring a little of that festive magic to Easter? An Easter tree is a simple creation, celebrating the buds that are just coming into blossom.
To make an Easter tree, you need:
- A tin or vase
- Floral foam
- Twigs and branches
- Construction paper
The first thing you need to do is collect your branches to make your tree! If you have trees in your yard that are in bloom, then you can trim a few overhanging branches.
Otherwise, look for twigs that have fallen off trees. If you can find some with blossoms, that’s excellent. Otherwise, use bare branches and decorate.
Fill your tin or vase with floral foam, and arrange your branches to your liking. Create blossoms and flowers using paper, and stick to the branches with tape.
Cut bunny and egg silhouettes from paper, and add a loop of ribbon to create hanging decorations.
9. Hanging Carrot Candy Garland
Bunny rabbits might love carrots, but personally, I prefer candy and chocolate! Luckily, this simple construction combines them both.
To make a hanging carrot garland, you need:
- Orange and green fabric
- Needle and thread
- Candy and chocolate
Begin by cutting out a long, carrot-shaped triangle from your orange fabric. Fold the triangle in half, with the right side facing in. Sew the side edge together, leaving the top open.
Turn the fabric inside out, and fill with your chosen candy. Repeat, until you have all the carrots you need for your garland.
Cut rectangles from the green fabric, and knot at the top of the carrot to create leaves, and close the carrot. Space each carrot evenly along the twine, and tie in place.
Hang your garland, and enjoy!
10. Toilet Paper Roll Bunnies
Hold onto your old toilet roll tubes for a few weeks, and you might be surprised at how quickly you start to build a collection!
There’s much more you can do with a cardboard toilet roll tube than simply recycling. Instead, you can use a layer of paint and some careful scissor work to transform them into toilet paper bunnies!
If you want to do this craft with children, I recommend either cutting ears into the toilet roll tubes, or cutting ears from construction paper in advance.
Then, you can encourage the kids to paint, glue, and unleash their creativity. Use pipe cleaners for whiskers, and pom poms to make fluffy tails.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Can Kids Make For Easter?
There are plenty of Easter crafts you can make with your kids! Paint egg cartons to make flowers and chicks, or decorate toilet roll tubes to create Easter bunnies.
Add some crafts to your Easter celebration, to encourage the kids to have a break from all the chocolate!
How Do You Make Easter Fun At Home?
The best way to add some Easter fun to the home is with an Easter egg hunt! Decorate eggs and hide them all around the home and yard, and then encourage little ones to start exploring.
How Can I Decorate The Home For Easter?
Fresh flowers are an excellent (and easy) Easter decoration, but if you want something a little different, make an Easter tree!
An alternative to the Christmas tree, the Easter tree uses blossoming branches, which you can cover in decorations.
Have an egg-cellent (sorry) time this Easter with these fun Easter crafts. They can make your home look beautiful, and keep you occupied when you’re trying to resist the call of all that chocolate!