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Easter is one of those holidays with lots of color and plenty of springtime vibes. Make your space extra festive with these cheap and easy Easter craft ideas. Whether you’re looking for some fun activities to do with your kids or just want to add some cheerful decor to your home, we’ve got you covered.
Easter is a wonderful time to get together with family and friends, enjoy a delicious Easter dinner, munch on mini cheesecakes, and have indoor Easter egg hunts! And, don’t forget to pick up affordable pre-filled easter baskets.
If you’re in the mood for some DIY projects, check out these affordable Easter crafts and decoration ideas that you can do with your family or on your own. From decorating Easter eggs (or egg alternatives) to creating your own bunny ears wreaths, there’s something for everyone.
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1. Easily dye eggs with a wire whisk.
Dyeing eggs is a classic activity, like the OG of Easter craft ideas. While there are many ways to dye eggs, using a wire whisk can be a fun and easy method that yields beautiful results. This is a great activity to do with kids, and they will love seeing the different colors and patterns that they can create.
2. Make a DIY drying rack made from pins and thick foam board for your painted eggs.
After you’ve dyed your Easter eggs, it’s important to let them dry properly before handling or displaying them. Instead of using paper towels or other makeshift drying surfaces, you can create your own DIY drying rack using pins and thick foam board.
Here’s how to do it:
- Thick foam board
- Box cutter or craft knife
- Straight pins
- Measure and mark a grid of evenly spaced dots on the foam board, leaving about an inch between each dot. The size of the grid will depend on the size of your foam board and the number of eggs you want to dry at once.
- Use the box cutter or craft knife to make small slits at each dot, cutting about halfway through the foam board.
- Insert a straight pin into each slit, leaving enough of the pin sticking out to hold an egg.
- To use the drying rack, simply place your freshly dyed eggs onto the pins, allowing them to dry completely.
By creating your own DIY drying rack, you can ensure that your painted eggs dry evenly and without any smudging. This is also a great way to display your colorful eggs as part of your Easter decor.
3. Blow the yolk out of an egg with a rubber aspirator syringe from the dollar store.
Using the tip of a craft knife, very gently create a hole on each end of the egg. Break up the yolk inside with an open paper clip, and place the aspirator over one of the holes. Press the ball of the aspirator to fill the egg with air, pushing the yolk through the hole on the other end.
4. Assemble a non-traditional Easter “basket” with rubber boots.
Looking for a unique way to create an Easter basket this year? Consider using rubber boots! This non-traditional Easter “basket” can be a fun way to display your Easter treats and gifts. Here’s how to do it:
- Rubber boots
- Easter grass or shredded paper
- Easter treats and gifts
- Choose a pair of rubber boots in a fun and festive color or pattern. You can also decorate plain rubber boots with paint or stickers to make them more Easter-themed.
- Line the boots with Easter grass or shredded paper to create a nest-like base for your treats and gifts.
- Fill the boots with your Easter goodies, such as candy, small toys, or other treats.
- You can also add some decorative elements, such as silk flowers or ribbon, to give the “basket” a finishing touch.
The rubber boots not only make a unique and fun Easter basket, but they can also be reused after the holiday season for outdoor activities. This is a great way to repurpose items you already have at home and create a one-of-a-kind Easter display.
5. Easter craft ideas that transform a chocolate creme egg into a bunny.
How eggcelent is this craft? Twist the pastel pipe cleaners into bunny ears and feet. Apply a dot of hot glue to the pipe cleaners to attach them to the egg.
6. Perfectly cook hard boiled eggs by steaming them.
Instead of boiling your eggs, STEAM THEM! Starting eggs in cold water gives the membrane time to attach to the eggshell, making it hard to peel the egg.
Begin with an inch deep of boiling water in your pot. Place your eggs in a steamer basket, then put the basket in your boiling water. Cover your pot, turn the heat to medium-low, and let ’em cook for 13 minutes. When the 13 minutes are up, halt the cooking process and cool the eggs by placing them IMMEDIATELY in an ice bath for 15 minutes.
7. Soak eggs in vinegar for two full minutes before dying to get the color to stick.
Drain and dry the eggs thoroughly. Do not exceed two minutes. The vinegar will begin to eat away at the shell.
8. Turn a potato into an Easter egg stamp.
Potatoes are already a perfect egg shape—carefully use a knife to carve outlines, dots or other designs in the potatoes. From there, your kids can use the paintbrush to apply multiple colors on the potatoes and then stamp on the paper!
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9. Decorate eggs by swirling them in food coloring and whipped topping.
Soak eggs in a large bowl of white vinegar for two minutes to help the food coloring to stick. Drain the vinegar and dry the eggs thoroughly.
Fill each cup of a muffin tin with whipped topping. Using whipped topping instead of shaving cream will ensure they’re still safe to eat. Add three to four drops of liquid food coloring in your favorite color combinations to each cup. Using a toothpick, swirl the colors to create a marbled effect.
Roll the eggs in the whipped topping and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Remove the eggs and rinse them until no whipped topping remains. Let them dry and enjoy!
10. Use white flowers and food coloring for a fun centerpiece and springtime science experiment.
Determine how many colors you’d like to experiment with, and fill each glass with water and food coloring. Cut the stem of each flower at an angle to allow your flowers to drink as much of the water as possible. Set one flower in each glass and wait! Watch as your white flowers change color!
11. Celebrate with a glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt.
A glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt can be a unique way to celebrate the holiday with family and friends. It’s also adds some excitement to the traditional hunt. Fill large plastic Easter eggs with small glow sticks and treats and send the kiddos searching. You can also create levels of difficulty by hiding the eggs in harder-to-find locations or by adding clues to help guide the search.
12. Make Easter egg bath bombs.
Throw these together for a festive spoil:
- 1 cup citric acid crystals
- 1 cup baking soda
- ½ cup corn starch
- ½ cup melted coconut oil
- Food coloring
- 8-10 drops essential oil
- Small Toys (optional)
Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Melt the coconut oil, and divide it evenly into smaller bowls; add food coloring. Evenly divide all the dry ingredients into the bowls with your coconut oil and food coloring and mix well.
Add 8-10 drops of your favorite essential oils. Pack the ingredients into plastic Easter eggs, and for an added bit of fun, place an Easter toy in the center of each egg.
To prevent the ingredients from drying out as you work, keep them covered with plastic wrap. Allow the ingredients to dry in the eggs overnight.
13. Dye eggs using Kool-Aid.
Pour one envelope of each Kool-Aid color and 2/3 cup water into separate glasses, stirring to dissolve the drink mix. Use a spoon to place a hard-boiled egg into each cup.
Keep eggs submerged until the desired color is reached.
14. Skip the Easter basket and fill a makeup bag with goodies for teenage girls.
If you’re looking for an alternative to the traditional Easter basket, consider filling a makeup bag with goodies for teenage girls. This can be a fun and creative way to give Easter gifts that are both practical and enjoyable. Here are some ideas on how to fill a makeup bag with goodies for teenage girls:
- Makeup bag
- Easter treats and gifts
- Choose a makeup bag in a fun and festive color or pattern. You can also personalize it with the recipient’s name or initials.
- Fill the makeup bag with Easter treats and gifts that teenage girls will love, such as:
- Lip balm or lipstick in a fun shade
- Nail polish or nail art supplies
- Hair accessories, like scrunchies or hair clips
- Face masks or skincare products
- Small toys or trinkets, such as mini plushies or keychains
- Candy or chocolates
Add a personal touch by including a handwritten note or card wishing the recipient a happy Easter.The makeup bag can also be reused after Easter for storing makeup or other small items.
15. Serve your kids their lunch in large plastic Easter eggs.
If you’re looking for a creative way to make lunchtime festive during the Easter season, consider serving your kids lunch in large plastic Easter eggs! This is a simple way to add some excitement to mealtime. Opt for easy-to-handle items like fruit, candy, or Goldfish crackers.
16. Turn a paper plate into a bunny ears hat for kids.
Draw bunny ears on the bottom of a white paper plate. Using a craft knife or scissors, carefully cut around the ears and the inner rim of the plate. Fold out the ears so they stand up. The bunny ears hat is ready to wear.
17. Decorate eggs with glue dots and glitter.
Apply glue dots evenly around the egg. Pour glitter over the top allowing it to adhere to the dots. Dust off any excess glitter.
18. Use a brown paper bag and pom poms to make an Easter Bunny lunch bag.
Prepare to cut the bag by folding it in half. Draw a diagonal line from the top outer edge of the bag down toward the folded side. This will help you achieve a nice, even “V” for the ears. Make the cut.
Fill the bag with lunch, Easter eggs, candy or any other Easter goodies, and wrap with twine or string and the gift tag. Glue on a pom-pom ball as a cottontail.
19. Decorate Easter eggs using a plastic bag, food coloring, and glitter.
Place your eggs in white vinegar for 2 minutes to help the food coloring stick. Dry the eggs and place them individually in plastic sandwich bags. Add 2-3 drops of liquid food coloring to the bag, and roll your egg around inside. Open the bag and pour in glitter. Roll the egg again. Remove the egg and allow it to dry.
20. Turn plastic Easter eggs into holiday party lights.
Repurpose string lights from Christmas, and turn them into easy Easter decor! You’ll need string lights, plastic eggs, a drill and drill bit (the size of the bulbs on your string lights), and a block of wood.
First, open the plastic eggs and set one side on the wood block to prevent the drill bit from damaging the surface you’re working on.
Using a drill bit the same size as the light, slowly (and carefully) drill into your plastic egg. If there’s a small hole at the end of your egg (as most plastic eggs have), try drilling into that hole. Your egg will be less likely to crack.
Insert the light into the end of the egg.