5 Fun Easter Crafts for You and Your Family
Of the many traditions for the Easter season, crafting is a leading pastime for many families, following food and prayer.
Creativity is a great way for kids and their parents to spend quality time together and make lasting memories.
Below are five fun Easter crafts for you and your family to try this spring.
This eco-friendly craft comes from Parents.com. This project can be completed with some paint and recyclable materials you can find around your house.
Get some cardboard tubes (like the kind that come with a roll of paper towels or toilet paper) and paint them green with craft paint on the inside and outside, then let dry.
Cut the tubes to about two 1/2 inches, then carefully snip angled vertical cuts to make a grass fringe around one end.
To create the bunnies, cut two 1/2-inch-high ear shapes from felt, pinch 1/4 inch above the bottom, and glue the pinched section to dyed eggs. Finish with black-marker dots for eyes.
Daffodil Candy Cups
This tasty twist on a simple craft comes from MarthaStewart.com. The only materials you’ll need are stiff decorating paper (like scrapbook paper), mini baking cups, double-sided tape and candy to fill the cups.
Print out the Daffodil template, and trace it on the decorative paper. Next, cut out the design. Fill baking cups with candy and tape them onto the flowers for a fun Easter treat.
Crepe Paper Bittie Bunny Surprise
Create a fun decoration that holds a small surprise inside with this project from MarthaStewart.com. These bitty bunnies are perfect party favors for guests of all ages.
Necessary materials include:
- A fold of crepe paper
- Trinkets or surprises to hold inside
- Hot glue gun
- Tissue or construction paper
- Clear-drying glue
- Cupcake paper
Print out the bunny template and use it to cut two bunny ears from fold. Cut the rest of the sheet crosswise into 3/4-inch strips. Wrap one strip around a trinket or surprise, creating a ball. (Hot glue ends of paper together as needed.)
Add another trinket or surprise every few layers. Continue until the head of the bunny is the size of a tennis ball.
Next, cinch the paper at the bottom and glue ears to the head with a hot glue gun. Cut lashes and a nose from tissue paper and glue them in place with clear glue. Snip away the center of cupcake liner so its head nestles inside. Cut the fluted part of the cupcake liner to create a collar for the bunny.
Paper Blossom Easter Eggs
These paper blossom eggs, featured on Better Homes & Gardens, are an easy — and less messy — twist on the classic dyed Easter egg.
To make the flower decals, cut origami paper into a range of different-sized squares. Fold the squares and freehand-cut flower patterns of your choice.
Use a small paintbrush to apply white glue to the backs of the flowers and adhere them to the eggs, pressing out excess glue or air bubbles. Cut thin strips of paper to make stems and leaves.
This decorative Easter garland from Better Homes & Gardens provides hands-on fun for the whole family. To echo the surprise tactics of the Easter bunny, parents can tuck treats inside the plastic eggs before hanging the garland.
To make the garland, use dimensional paint to draw facial features on one half of a plastic egg and let dry. Cut bunny ears, bird wings and beaks from the felt and glue the pieces to the eggs. Glue on white pom-poms for bunny tails.
Insert a length of wire through the holes in the bottom of the plastic eggs and bend the ends into small loops to create feet. For the garland, cut a piece of string or yarn to a desired length. Use a needle to thread on pom-poms, buttons, birds or bunnies.