Are you searching for some fun Easter crafts to share with you kids? Here are some fantastic ideas to get you started.
Easter Eggs Tree
- white construction paper
- colored pencils and crayons
Lay your child’s hand on the paper from elbow to finger tips allowing space at the top of the page. Start by using a brown crayon or colored pencil and trace around your child’s fingers, hand, and arm up to the elbow, on a large piece of construction paper. Color in the outlined area in brown and this becomes the tree trunk. Next draw several egg shapes on another piece of paper and cut them out. Let each child decorate their own designs on the eggs. And yes, mom and dad should each decorate an egg, too. Last, glue the eggs onto the branches and you will have created a beautiful family decorated tree. You can also draw in some green grass, a yellow sun, etc. to add even more detail to the craft.
- Store bought or homemade sugar cookie dough
- decorating sprinkles and colored sugars
Baking and decorating cookies is a great way to get kids of all ages having fun and spending quality time together. You can find several different cookie cutters at craft stores and many grocery stores. Or simply free hand and cut your own egg shapes. Roll out your dough and cut out the cookies. Next use your various colored sprinkles to create beautiful colored designs. Bake cookies per package or homemade recipe directions and allow them to cool completely.
- 1 boxed cake mix
- 2 8-inch round cake pans
- 1 16 oz. white frosting
- pink food coloring
- shoelace thin licorice for whiskers
- M & M’s for bow tie
- gum drops for eyes and nose
Bake cake per box directions. Once cooled, one round will be used for the bunny face and the other will be cut into two ears (oval of each side) and the remaining middle will look like a bowtie shape that you’ll place under the face. Cut the base of each ear so it fits smoothly to the round face. Take a small amount of frosting and tint it pink. Use this to create the center of the bunny’s ears. Cover the rest of the top and sides of the cake with white frosting. On the bowtie, create your own design using the M & M’s. Use gum drops for the eyes and nose on the bunny’s face. For his whiskers and mouth, cut the licorice to desired length and place accordingly.
- paper plate
- variety of pastel colored construction paper
- colored markers/crayons
Take the paper plate and cut out the round middle of the plate. With ribbon, make a loop for hanging it and adhere it to the top back of the plate using glue. Next, using various colors of construction paper cut out shapes of Easter eggs. Decorate the eggs with colored markers or crayons and then glue each of them to the plate and create a colorful wreath.
Homemade Sun Catchers
- variety of colored tissue paper cut into 1 inch squares
- favorite colored construction paper
- contact paper
This is such a fun craft and you can choose the shape of a cross or an Easter egg. On a large piece of construction paper, cut out the shape of a big cross or Easter egg. Next cut out the middle of the shape so only about a ½ inch border remains. Take a full piece of your contact paper and peel off the back so it’s sticky. Lay your shape onto the contact paper and then begin placing pieces of the tissue paper inside of your shape. It’s okay to overlap them a bit because you want to make it look like a stained glassed window. Once you have all of your tissue squares in place, put another piece of contact paper carefully over the entire shape. Stick down the middle first and then work towards the outside of the shape to help prevent any bubbles from occurring. Your last step is to take the scissors and cut away any extra contact paper around your shape. We chose to do the cross for this project. It is a beautiful craft that also honors the true meaning of Easter.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God didn’t send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him. —John 3:16-17