Inspire creativity in kids with homemade Easter crafts the whole family will enjoy. And don't think that Easter crafts are just Easter baskets and egg dyeing (although they are included in our list as well). To help you celebrate the holiday we have lots of crafts for both kids and adults to get involved in, from cute chick puppets and easy-to-make Easter cards to flower vases decorated for spring and a quilted carrot table runner that you'll treasure for years.
Lightbulb Lamb Figurines
Don't hurry to throw away burnt-out lightbulbs. Who would have thought that ordinary lightbulbs can turn into such cute little lambs that don't require many supplies to look their best! Get a standard lightbulb and paint it white. After it got dry, use pink paint to add a face, and then black and white paint to add more facial features. To make a hat wrap the metal screw top with white yarn, then glue on black pom-poms as the feet and adorn with a bow. You may encourage the kids to embellish their lambs with other decorations like glitter or paint, if they like.
Paint Chip Easter Egg Art
You can easily make this sweet Easter artwork on the cheap using free paint chip samples from home improvement stores. Let kids choose a variety of colors to use, then cut egg and bunny templates and attach the paint chip eggs to a 12x12-inch piece of scrapbook paper with adhesive foam dots. What is left is just frame the paper and hang for a simple pretty Easter decoration.
Bottle-Cap Chick Napkin Rings
Getting kids to help with setting the Easter table is easy if they make these adorable napkin rings first! To begin with, get a bottle cap, paint it yellow and let dry. Paint eyes with a black paint marker and then add a small orange triangle of paper to make the beak. Attach a yellow feather to the back of the bottle cap, after that get a piece of wide ribbon about 4-1/2 inches long and glue the chick to it. Finally, to tie the napkin ring together you need to glue a second smaller ribbon to the back.
Easy Spoon Candy
After big Easter dinner treat the whole family with these creative sweet candy spoons which kids are sure to love making. The adults' job is to melt milk and white chocolate. As soon as the chocolate got melted, you should fill each spoon with just enough chocolate so it doesn't spill over but is full. Then drizzle leftover melted chocolate across the spoons for an extra embellishment. Let kids adorn spoons with small Easter candies, then put in the fridge for 15-30 minutes to set the chocolate. As soon as the spoons are set, decorate them with a small bow tied around them. These adorable Easter candy will look great on the holiday table when set in a glass.
Embroidery Floss Egg Garland
To get the whole family involved in preparing for the holiday, consider crating this easy garland of embroidery floss Easter eggs. First, take a bowl of stiffener mixture (you will need 1 cup of liquid starch mixed with 1/2 cup of flour) and gently coil embroidery floss into the bowl. After you blow up a water balloon to the desired size of your egg, wrap the floss around the balloon (you may try multiple colors if you like). The finished product needs drying for several hours, after that you can pop the balloon to reveal your egg. To make a garland take another strand of floss and hang as many eggs as you like with the floss tied to the top of each egg.
Egg Carton Bird Decorations
For a charming flowerpot decoration you will need recycled egg cartons and plastic eggs to turn them into peeping birds. Divide egg-carton into single egg-carton cups, paint them and wooden dowels in bright colors and let them dry. Glue a plastic egg into each cup and glue each dowel to the back of the egg cup. Then glue a feather of the matching color to the back of each bird, and paint a corner of the egg cup yellow for a beak.
Hatched-Chick Place Cards
Just a little cutting and folding is required to create this nice chick place card for your Easter table. Get a 4x12-inch strip of heavy scrapbook paper or cardstock and fold it in half lengthwise. Use a tape to attach a smaller piece of paper to the front of the strip. Cut out the chick and eggshell in coordinating colors, then tape to the place card. Use a pen or a marker to write each guest's name below the chick.
Easy Yarn-Wrapped Wreath
To engage the kids in decorating the exterior of your home suggest making this so-easy Easter wreath. To create one take a wreath form, some yarn, and a few springtime decorations. Let kids decide which colors they would like to use and where, and mark the different areas on the wreath form. Grown-ups will begin and finish each yarn color and make sure you use hot glue to secure the yarn ends before and after wrapping. When kids have done the wrapping, use hot glue to decorate the wreath with spring elements, for example, faux flowers. Finally add a colorful ribbon to hang on a door or wall.
Felt Easter Bunny Bags
Kids will love to receive these cute Easter bags that resemble bunnies filled with eggs and candy first thing on Easter morning. First, stretch an 8-1/2x11-inch sheet of 100% wool felt so the length is 12 inches. Cut 3 inches from one long side, then make the two ears by cutting this strip in half. Next, fold the remaining piece of felt in half with the fold facing you. Make light marks a scant inch from the side edges and across the top and along the short ends of the ears. Use a pencil through the marks to make holes, after that thread ribbon through the holes to sew up the sides. Sew the ears onto each side of the bag, so that the middle of the bag between the ears remains open. Let kids decide what face to make on their bags. We suggest using white felt circles and black pom-poms to make the eyes, and a pink felt triangle and two white pom-poms to make the nose.
Button-Embellished Easter Basket
Use your spare button stock to create this adorable Easter basket. Take a simple wooden basket, and use glue to attach buttons in all sizes and colors onto it for a unique and colorful look. When the job is done, let the basket dry, and then adorn the handle with a bright ribbon tied in a bow.
Use baby socks turned inside out to make this chirping set of baby chicks which are the right size for little fingers. All you have to do is cut the cuffs off the socks, cut wings from the cuffs, and sew two wings onto the sides of each puppet. Then sew black beads for eyes, orange felt for beaks, and feather-boa tufts for hair. To make legs, poke orange pipe cleaners through the socks and bend to hold in place.
Pom-Pom Fringe T-Shirt
For an exclusive pom-pom T-shirt that will be a hit all spring just buy lengths of pom-pom fringe at a local fabrics stores. Let your child arrange the trim on a plain T-shirt, and use fabric glue to secure the design. Let it dry and then make a zigzag stitch to ensure the trim will last through the season.
Tape-Covered Spring Vase
Fill a used glass bottle with new life having crafted a pretty Easter vase. All you need to do is cover the bottle with thick strips of colored tape you can easily purchase at a crafts store, then layer thinner tape strips on top.
Easy Easter Tote
Present a thoughtful Easter gift in an easy homemade holiday tote to the Easter hostess. Put fizzy bath balls into an empty egg carton covered with pretty paper and decorated with a ribbon.
Fabric-Wrapped Spring Containers
Welcome the spring holiday with charmingly beautiful pails decorated with fabric and used to fit spring plants or to serve as your Easter baskets. Simply wrap fabric around the container, making sure there is some extra fabric on all edges, then trim. Next, cut openings for the handle. Fold under all edges for a smooth look. Spread decoupage medium across the pail, place trimmed fabric atop the decoupage medium, and smooth. When you work your way around the container apply a second coat of decoupage medium atop the fabric.
Flower Power Candy Cups
Treat the kids with candy in these cute brightly colored cups for a memorable holiday. You may also use this sweet Easter craft as an easy place marker if you add leaf-shape name tags. Purchase brightly colored cups and scrapbook papers, then put a store-bought cup top-side down on pretty paper and trace its outline. Remove, and draw petals radiating from the circle. Cut triangle shapes from the center of the circle to the rim and trim the bottoms of the triangles if necessary. Slide the cup inside the flower and fill with candy. Finally, embellish with a leaf made from paper.
Consider using the traditional Easter egg in an original way, giving eggshells second life as one-of-the kind planters. Plant different types of seedlings like these colorful alyssums into the planters. Encourage the kids to plant and care for the little Easter garden.
Nested Egg Placeholders
Create unique placeholders for your special guests by personalizing and decorating plastic Easter eggs. Use pastel paint to base-coat the terra-cotta pot and let it dry. Dab on parchment-white paint with a damp sponge, then set the pot aside to dry. Take the plastic egg and write a child's name on its top half with paint markers, after that let it dry. Next, embellish the egg using colorful coils and polka-dots. Put grass into the painted pot and glue it around the rim. Then glue the base of the egg on top. Trace the flower and leaf patterns onto tracing paper and cut them out. Get crafts foam and cut out two green leaves and two flowers - one white and the other pastel. Glue the flowers together in the center and tuck the leaves between the flowers. Put candies inside the egg.