Get inspired for spring with these ridiculously easy Easter crafts anyone can do:
1. Make emoji Easter eggs with paint and markers.
To make these emoji Easter eggs, you’ll need paper mache eggs (easier IMO) or blown-out eggs, yellow craft paint and oil based Sharpie paint pens for the faces.
Start by painting the eggs yellow and letting them completely dry. After the eggs are dry, use a pencil to draw the outline of the emoji face.
Depending on your skill level, you can easily draw the emoji faces on with paint or paint markers — up to you.
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2. Paint or dye craft eggs, and set in terra-cotta pots for cactus Easter eggs.
To make these cactus Easter eggs, you’ll need eggs (hard boiled or craft eggs), green egg dye (or paint for the craft eggs), a fine tip black marker, small terra-cotta pots, decorative gravel, floral foam, small wooden dowels or skewers and tissue paper.
Start by dying the hard boiled eggs green or painting the craft eggs green. Once those are dry, use a fine tip black marker to draw on “thorns.” These can be lines down the egg or little “X’s” down the egg.
Next, cut small pieces of floral foam, and place them in the bottom of each pot (to require less decorative gravel). Insert a small (trimmed to size) wooden dowel or BBQ skewer into the bottom of your craft egg, and stick the dowel into the floral foam for a secure fit.
Place the egg/dowel/floral foam into the terra-cotta pot. If you like, take squares of scrunched-up pink tissue paper, and glue them to the top of the eggs for blossoms. Fill the pot with decorative gravel, and you’re good to go!
3. Make Rice Krispies carrots with candy melts and apple sour punch bites.
Grab a box of Rice Krispies Treats, Wilton orange candy melts and Apple Sour Punch Bites, edible Easter grass or Rips Whips candy.
Cut each Rice Krispies Treat diagonally in half, insert a toothpick in the base, and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
For best results cutting, run your knife under hot water to heat your blade. Wipe your blade dry, and cut the Rice Krispies Treat while the blade is still hot. Repeat for each cut. Place in the freezer for ten minutes, and while the treats are firming up, melt down the orange candy.
Dip each Rice Krispies Treat into the candy melt, or use a spoon or spatula to help evenly distribute. Return to the cookie sheet, and set in the fridge till the candy has hardened.
Cut your sour punch bites into slices. Carefully remove the toothpick, and use it to widen the hole. Insert the sliced candy into the hole, and use a small dob of candy melt to secure it in place.
4. Use a potato to paint eggs.
To paint potato eggs, you’ll need potatoes (obviously), a knife, acrylic paint, a paintbrush and paper.
Use the knife — very carefully — to carve out lines, 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!
5. Attach plastic eggs to string 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, and you’re done!
TIP: Not all plastic eggs are created equal. Craft store eggs may cost $2 instead of $1, but they’re thicker, less brittle, and less likely to break when you drill into them.
6. Use a brown paper bag and pom poms to make an Easter Bunny lunch bag.
Turn a boring brown paper bag into an Easter Bunny that your kids will love to take to school. Just use a brown paper bag, a colorful pom pom, gift tag (or you can make one out of any color paper), twine or string, a hot glue gun and scissors.
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 the nose, and you’ve got yourself the cutest Easter Bunny lunch bag!
7. Draw bunny tracks with sidewalk chalk.
Show the Easter Bunny the way to your home with sidewalk-chalk-drawn bunny tracks.
8. Use food coloring and white flowers for a fun centerpiece and springtime “science” experiment.
You’ll need white flowers, glasses and food coloring. 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 up” as much water as possible. Set one flower in each glass and wait!
Watch as your white flowers change color!
9. Make an Easter basket out of candy boxes.
To make this Easter basket, you’ll need four theater box candy boxes, two Laffy Taffy or Nerd ropes, a glue gun with glue, cardboard and fake grass.
Glue the candy boxes together as shown. Then, cut out a piece of cardboard that will fit the bottom of the basket, and glue it to the bottom of the candy boxes. Hot glue one end of the Laffy Taffy or Nerd rope to the center and top of the candy box. Glue the other end of the rope to the center of the other box of candy. Do this one more time with the remaining rope.
Fill the basket with grass and goodies!
10. Dye eggs with 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.
11. Make pom poms into Easter chicks.
To make Easter chicks, you’ll need orange and yellow felt, yellow yarn, a hot glue gun and a fork or pom pom loom.
Use a large fork to make two pom poms. You’ll want one smaller pom pom for the head and one larger pom pom for the body.
Cut two “wings” from the yellow felt by stacking two pieces and folding in half. Cut to achieve an oval with one end lopped off. Then do the same with the orange felt, only make slightly larger for the feet. Cut two orange V’s for the beak.
Glue your “beak” into the middle of the smaller pom pom, and glue the head onto the top of the larger pom pom. Fold and add a small dab of hot glue to the end of the yellow wing pieces and stick onto the larger pom pom (the body). Do the same for the orange feet and you’re done!
12. Create a carrot garland with cardstock and tissue paper.
You’ll need orange cardstock or paper, green tissue paper, twine or string, tape, a hole punch or large gauge needle and scissors.
Cut the card stock or paper into four squares. Curl each piece into a cone shape, and tape or glue it shut. Cut off the excess paper at the opening of the cone. Punch holes on opposite sides near the open end. String the carrots onto twine or string (or use a large-gauge needle to thread the string through both sides of the cone).
Cut thin strips of green tissue paper, lay them on top of each other, and fold. Cut the tissue paper so it’s fringed — but don’t cut all the way through. Take paper by the un-fringed edge, and twist and bunch together; tape to the inside of the pre-strung carrots.
13. Wrap plastic Easter eggs in yarn for colorful decor.
You’ll need plastic Easter eggs, yarn, hot glue and scissors. Start with a dab of glue on the egg, and attach the end of the yarn. Start wrapping the yarn around the egg, and add little dots of glue to keep the yarn in place. Continue until eggs are fully covered in yarn.
14. Throw eggs filled with paint at a canvas.
Drain a dozen eggs by using a push pin to make several small holes on top of each egg. Once you’ve made enough push-pin holes, you should be able to easily break away a portion of the egg.
Create a large enough hole to pour paint through, then watch your kids have fun creating modern masterpieces!
15. Make bracelets with jelly beans and thread.
To make these bracelets, you’ll need jelly beans, thread, a needle and scissors.
First, thread your needle and tie a double knot at the end of your thread. Push the needle through the jelly beans until you have strung enough to form a bracelet or necklace. Cut the thread, tie the ends in a knot, and enjoy your new edible jewelry!
16. Make glow-in-the-dark eggs for an epic nighttime hunt.
To make these, you need plastic eggs and glow-in-the-dark bracelets. If you have larger eggs, you can fold up an entire bracelet and slip it into your egg.
To get the spattered look, cut up the bracelets over a sink. Put a small section of bracelet inside each egg, close up the egg, and shake. (Any stray paint washes off easily with water.) The glowing effect is shorter when the bracelets are cut up this way, but you will still have plenty of time for a terrific nighttime egg hunt!
17. Make an Easter egg garland out of paint chips.
Gather together paint chips, an egg-shaped template, scissors, string and a hole punch. (You can find an egg-shaped image online, and use it as a template.)
Use the egg template to trace and cut out as many eggs as you’d like. Punch two small holes in the top of your eggs, thread with string, and hang!
18. Make decorative speckled eggs out of food dye and craft paint.
To make these speckled eggs, you’ll need blown-out eggshells, a needle, straw, blue and green food dye, white vinegar, brown craft paint, an old toothbrush and a brown paper sack.
To make the blown-out eggshells, first wash the shells of raw, uncooked eggs. Use a large needle or nail to poke a small hole in each end of the raw egg. Stick the needle in far enough to break through the yolk and membranes and then place a straw over one end and blow. The egg whites and yolk should come out as you do this. If it’s not flowing easily, try increasing the size of the hole slightly.
Wash out each empty shell, blow out any water, and allow them to dry. Dye your shells in a mixture of one cup of warm water, a few tablespoons of vinegar, four drops of blue and one drop of green food dye. Shake out any liquid from inside your shells, and let them dry.
To speckle your eggs, use an old toothbrush. Dip it into brown paint and then run your fingers over the bristles to flick the paint onto the egg. A brown paper sack shredded makes the perfect nest for your pretty, blue eggs.