With Easter just around the corner, you’re gonna need these ideas and Easter crafts for kids. Kids will have fun and stay busy making these homemade decorations everyone in your family will love.

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1. Go on a puzzle piece egg hunt.

Buy blank puzzle sets here and create your own message. Hide each piece in individual eggs, and make the kids hunt for them to find out the secret message.

 

2. Make an edible Easter basket.

  1. Glue the candy boxes together as shown.
  2. Cut out a piece of cardboard that will fit the bottom of the basket. Glue it to the bottom of the boxes.
  3. Hot glue one end of the Laffy Taffy rope to the middle and top of the candy box. Glue the other end of the rope to the middle of the other box of candy. Do this one more time with the remaining rope.
  4. Fill basket with grass and goodies.

 

3. Use Kool-Aid to dye eggs.

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.

 

4. Get speckled eggs with a toothbrush.

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5. Make dying eggs easier for younger kids with a whisk.

Just move a couple of the wires apart to insert and remove the egg.

 

6. Give teen girls nail polish eggs.

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7. Make hat baskets for teenage boys.

 

8. Or, use umbrellas as baskets.

 

9. Create bunny jars.

 

10. Use leftover Peeps to make s’mores.

 

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11. Or, use Peeps to make play dough.

All you need is a handful of Peeps, cornstarch, coconut oil, and some food coloring to make some taste-safe play dough!

 

 

12. Throw some leftover Peeps into pancakes.

Use your favorite pancake recipes plus a little extra baking powder for fluffier cakes. Get creative and add a bit of vanilla bean for extra flavor.

 

13. Peel boiled eggs easily by putting a lemon wedge in the boiling water.

 

14. Make festive, colorful deviled eggs.

Peel hard-boiled eggs, then cut them in half and remove the yolks before dying the whites.

 

15. Stick clear adhesive dots onto eggs and dip in sprinkles or glitter for easy decorating.

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16. Wrap eggs in rubber bands before dipping in dye for a cool stripe effect.

 

17. Freeze juice in plastic eggs for Easter popsicles.

Use a nail to poke a hole into the bottom of a plastic egg. Then, use an icing/piping tip as a funnel, and fill the egg with fruit juice. Place the filled egg in an empty egg carton, then poke a round popsicle stick into the hole, and freeze until firm or overnight.

 

 

18. Have a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt.

If you have bigger eggs, you can just fold up an entire glow-in-the-dark bracelet (cheap at Dollar Tree stores) and slip it into plastic eggs. To get the spattered look, cut up bracelets over a sink, and put a small section inside each egg. Close the egg and shake (any loose paint washes off easily with water).

 

19. Throw eggs filled with paint for a fun art activity.

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 an egg. Create a large enough hole to pour paint through, then watch your kids have fun creating modern masterpieces!

 

20. Help kids make jelly bean jewelry.

Use a needle and thread to make these edible accessories.

 

21. Make mini cheesecake nests.

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