Easter Crafting Ideas
There's nothing like an afternoon of crafting with the whole family to help cement memories with your little ones and establish meaningful Easter traditions. This spring, we encourage you to kick off your Easter festivities with some our our favorite easy Easter crafts that both kids and adults will enjoy making. These DIY ideas are as inexpensive as they are fun—plus, the finished products make for cute Easter decorations, too.
Pom Pom Bunny Wreath
Your front door is the first thing friends and family see when they arrive for Easter. So this year, why not give them an extra-warm, extra-cheery welcome with a cute Easter bunny wreath on your door.
To make: Make or buy 17 large white pom-poms. Attach to a 12-inch craft ring with hot-glue. Cut ears from white and pink felt; use glue to attach together and then to the back of the craft ring.
Bunny Craft Card
We love how easy and simple this handmade bunny craft is to make! Even if you’re not crafty, we promise you can make this. You just need to grab a few supplies to make this card. And your kids will love making these fluffy bunny cards for Easter!
White card, coloured card (yellow, pink, and blue), medium-sized googly eyes, pom poms for the nose, cotton balls, pipe cleaners, glue, bunny template
Cut out the template elements. For the bunny face, fold your white cardstock in half and then trace the face part of the template so that the card will open up.
Trace and cut out the ear templates. Draw around white card for the outer ear and coloured card for the inner ear.
Then glue the inner ear to the outer ear template and glue this to the back of the card. Add some glue around the outer ear and the face and then start adding your cotton balls.
Keep adding the cotton balls until you fill the face. Then glue on the googly eyes.
Twist three pipe cleaners around each other and glue down for the whiskers. Glue a pom pom on top of the whiskers for the nose.
Make the mouth by folding over a pipe cleaner into the shape of the mouth and then gluing it just below the nose.
Finally write your Easter message inside.
Salt Dough Decorative Eggs
Salt dough lends itself to all sorts of shape making. Once baked to thoroughly dry, the dough is hard and can last for years. The dough is also paintable which makes it all the more fun.
1 cup flour, 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup water
Stir together all ingredients until a dough forms. Kneading the dough a couple times can help make it smoother.
Roll it out and cut out into egg shapes. Place the salt dough Easter eggs on the parchment-covered baking sheets. Remember to make a hole so you can hang the ornaments. Bake at 120 oC for 2 hours.
Once the shapes are adequately baked, dried and then thoroughly cooled, it’s painting time. Allow the paint to thoroughly dry. Use paint pens to add polka dots or lines of decorations to the eggs. Optional: To further protect the color and design, add a clear coat sealer. Loop twine or ribbon through the holes and hang.
Button Easter Egg
This button craft would be a cute project to get the kids involved in or even for a girls crafting night.
8.5 x 11 piece of white card, egg template, various sizes and colours of buttons, hot glue, old toothbrush, an 8×10 frame.
print or draw the egg shape onto white card. Trim the card to 8×10.
Begin with any colour and hot glue the buttons onto the egg shape. Start with the outline of the color block and then fill in the centre. Gaps in the centre are fine, as long as they are small enough to be covered by the second layer of buttons.
Once you’ve completed the first layer of buttons, add the second and if desired, a third layer. Rub your old toothbrush over the buttons to remove any hot glue threads.
Open the frame and remove the glass. Place the egg in the front of the frame, then the glass and backer. Close the frame and hang where desired.
Brilliant to make with children over the holidays, these easy chocolate Easter nests are an annual favourite.
225g/8oz plain chocolate, broken into pieces
2 tbsp golden syrup
36 mini chocolate eggs
Line a 12-hole fairy cake tin with paper cases.
Melt the chocolate, golden syrup and butter in a bowl set over a saucepan of gently simmering water (do not let the base of the bowl touch the water). Stir the mixture until smooth. Remove the bowl from the heat and gently stir in the cornflakes until all of the cereal is coated in the chocolate. Divide the mixture between the paper cases and press 3 chocolate eggs into the centre of each nest. Chill in the fridge for 1 hour, or until completely set.