Fill the Easter season with creative activities to occupy your little ones over the school holidays with our guide to the best fun and inexpensive Easter crafts for kids.


Explore our hand-picked collection of quick and easy Easter crafts. We've packed this guide full of our favourite ideas for mini-makers this spring.

You'll find lots of fun activities to choose from, most of which you might already have the materials for in your craft stash! Fill your home with egg hunt crafts, bunting making, easter basket making and much more!

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35 easy Easter crafts for kids 2023

1. Paint Easter Eggs

Kids will love the drama and intrigue of helping you blow real eggs and paint them! This is the ultimate Easter craft for kids and we love it every year (both fun for kids and grown-ups). Learn how to blow and paint eggs and get decorating!

How to decorate easter eggs

2. DIY Easter party ideas

Get the kids ready for a fantastic Easter celebration with Clare Buswell’s fun, family-friendly bunny ideas! Our Easter craft activities for kids article shows you how to make hats, table settings and party treat boxes.

Easter craft activity ideas

3. Easter Egg Hunt clues

Our friends over at 5 Minute Fun have got these super cute free printables to help you up the treasure hunt vibes! Head over and download their free Easter Egg Hunt printables today.


4. Make paper bunting

Who doesn't want to make carrot gift boxes and paper easter bunting? We definitely do! Hop into your craft room and create these easy DIY Easter decorations using just paper and card, and our free templates!

DIY Easter crafts - Easter bunting

5. How to make a DIY Easter basket

We've got not one but four DIY Easter basket designs here on Gathered to keep you busy – take a look at our printable templates and free how to make an Easter basket step-by-step tutorials.

Papercraft easter baskets

6. How to make paper daffodils

Bring some sunshine into your home with these pretty paper daffodils! This is a great one to make with older children, as it involves a glue gun. If you're making it with younger children, get them to cut the shapes and glue them together yourself. Download our free paper daffodil templates.

how to make daffodil flowers

7. Easter crowns

Let your kids be the king and queens of the Easter castle with Baker Ross' easter crown packs. They come with a whole array of Easter creatures, flowers and eggs for them to decorate their crowns with. You'll probably have leftover Easter images too which you can create Easter cards from!

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easter crafts for kids crowns

8. Hop to it! DIY cupcake toppers

It is a fact universally acknowledged that kids love baking! Huddle up in the kitchen to make some cupcakes or melt down chocolate into crispy cakes, then Learn how to make Easter bunny cake toppers using our printable template. Reach for a few basic craft supplies (from pens to pom poms) and decorate your bunnies, then serve up your very own me-made Easter tea party!

Easter bunny cake topper

9. Make glitter Easter Eggs!

Frankly how anyone can resist bringing the bling factor to your Easter crafts is beyond us. We're smitten with this sparkly DIY from Hello, Wonderful. The more glitter you add to your paper maché eggs, the better!

You can also use this to decorate real eggshells (prick them with a pin on each end and blow through to empty the contents into a bowl, then gently wash and dry before you do).

Head over to Hello, Wonderful to learn how to make Papier Maché Glitter eggs.

Paper Mache Easter eggs

10. Snip up egg cartons to make cheeky chicks

We are all about the simple craft ideas that don't require expensive supplies in this round-up. This back-to-basics egg carton recycling idea from Typically Simple is the perfect way to enjoy a little happy-making craft project with children without leaving the house.

Learn how to make egg carton chicks then head over to our egg box crafts round-up for more fun projects.

Egg Carton Easter Craft Ideas bring all the happy-making vibes with their egg carton Easter tutorial.

11. Create a cute teapot card

This sweet little teapot care is simple enough for a child to make. It's a great, printable Mother's Day card that can be made by adults and kids.

For younger children, you can cut out the template for them and let them get creative with glue, glitter and sequins. Download our free teapot card template and get cardmaking.

Free teapot card template

12. Easter cross stitch colouring in

It's cute, it gets them to practice their motor skills and most importantly, it's Eastery! These two-in-one cross stitch and colouring packs will keep little hands busy (at least for a while).

The kit comes with five Easter motifs (a sheep, eggs, a chick and a bunny) the thread and a plastic needle making it both fun and safe.

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Easter crafts for kids cross stitch

13. Easy Salt Dough Easter Eggs

Kids will LOVE this two-part project for modelling and painting their Easter decorations. Head over to Design Mom for the step-by-step guide to making these lovely Spring decorations – a lovely way to use store cupboard supplies you already have at home to make eye-catching ornaments to add cheer to your home.

Learn How to make salt dough Easter eggs or try our Easy salt dough recipe.

How to make Salt Dough Easter Eggs
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14. Make no-sew sock bunnies

This is a really cute idea for taking a few supplies you have lying around the house and creating a fun Easter bunny from old socks!

Watch the video guide from Handimania on YouTube or head to Dynamic Dad's blog for his step-by-step tutorial.

15. Footprint art

It is hard to put into words how adorable this idea for turning your children's footprints into keepsake Easter artwork is! We found this fun kids craft idea over on One Kreiger Chick.

So reach for the paints and get messy then turn your finished footprints into spring motifs. Learn how to make footprint Easter art and check out our handprint art ideas too.

How to make footprint carrots shows you how to play with footprints.

16. Craft a hatching Easter chick

Cheep cheep! You can't beat a colouring-in project at Easter and this classic Egg project is easy to whip up at home with the free printable over at Hello Wonderful.

Hatching Chick Colouring Template

17. Easter sand art

Another fab Easter craft for kids, thanks Baker Ross! These affordable sand art packs come with eight Easter designs and everything your kids need to make some colourful spring art.

They'll love shaking off the sand at the end to reveal their finished picture.

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Easter crafts for kids sand pictures

18. Find Easter egg inspiration

Our friends at 5 Minute Fun have put together some egg-inspired projects that are great for young children. Check out these eggcellent craft ideas and remember to read our popsicle stick crafts round-up too.

Easter egg ideas

19. Create Easter egg pom poms

Could these little Easter egg pom poms be any more adorable? We show you how to make these cuties in our Easter pom pom crafts tutorial. Use pastel yarn to make your own sweet spring decorations.

Easter egg pom poms

20. Make Washi Tape Easter Eggs

Hands up who else is guilty of hoarding the most beautiful of Washi Tape rolls, only to never ever find an excuse to use them? We love this simple solution from Turn them into simple Easter eggs then string them up as bunting or frame to make a charming me-made gift.

Kids will love choosing bright colours, and if you don't have washi tape you can still use this idea but use crayons or paints to decorate your eggs. Make sure you also browse our guide to washi tape and our DIY washi tape storage.

How to make Washi Tape Easter Eggs

21. Easter bookmarks

Hey, Let's Make Stuff has got the cutest of ideas for an Easter make that won't take long but kids will love it. Make your own Easter Bunny and Chick Bookmarks. Cori George has created this project using Cricut or

Silhouette but head to her site to download her free templates that you can also cut by hand. They make lovely gifts for grandparents if you can't be with them in person this year.

Easy Easter Craft idea

Easter bookmarks DIY by Hey, Let's Make

22. Easter bunny weaving kits

These fun bunny weaving kits by Baker Ross make Easter crafts for kids seem so simple. This 6-pack comes with foam stickers so they can give their bunnies some faces and different coloured ribbons for the weaving. This is a great craft to sit them down with while you get on with working, cooking or cleaning.

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easter crafts for kids bunny weaving

23. Turn paper plates into Spring animals

Struggling to get out to the shops to find craft supplies! Reach for your leftover summer picnic or party stash and dress up some paper plates into a chick and lamb.

This idea is from Vicky Barone's awesome craft blog archive but works just as well this Easter as it did when she first wrote it.

Easter crafts for kids paper plates

24. Easy Peasy Paper Chicks

Turn paper strips into fun chickens with this chirpy idea from the Easy Peasy and Fun blog. You don't need any special supplies to make them – just paper, scissors and glue. Don't have the right coloured paper? Try it with newspapers or old letters and paint them to add colour.

Simple Paper Chick DIY

Paper Chicks from Easy, Peasy and Fun

25. Junk model loo rolls into Easter bunnies!

Raid your recycling box and turn old toilet rolls into the happiest of hoppy bunnies this Easter. We're all heart eyes for the pastel shades in this easy children's tutorial from We've collected over 30 toilet roll crafts for you to make so no matter the season you have a project.

How to make toilet roll easter bunnies

26. Easter sewing kits for kids

If you're fond of sewing yourself then this would be a super sweet Easter craft for your kids. These mini felt Easter decorations will teach your kids basic hand sewing and allow them to decorate their own decorations with the felt pieces provided. Then you can hang them around the house for some spring decor.

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We've also rounded up the best sewing kits for kids if you want more fun Easter-themed makes!

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easter crafts for kids sewing kits

27. Try paper weaving an Easter Egg

This quick and colourful papercraft project will help children practise their fine motor skills and keep them entertained for ages as they play with paper weaving and make bright Easter decorations at the same time. Watch how it's done over in Easy Peasy and Fun's YouTube video or head to their website to download the free template.

28. Paint egg carton flowers

Jackie over at I Heart Arts and Crafts brings you this any-age-friendly kids' craft idea to make your own recycled paper blooms this Easter. Accessible for everyone from toddlers to pre-teens, this upcycling project is fun to do for all the family.

Egg Carton Flowers

29. Make your own paper Easter egg basket

Want to learn how to make an Easter basket out of paper? Get your kids to craft their own little paper baskets and fill them up with sweet treats. Click to download our free Easter egg basket templates and free Easter printables.

Free Easter egg basket printables

30. Easter Egg Pebble Painting

Gather up a few rocks or pebbles and prepare to get messy with this sweet way to make calorie-free Easter eggs.

We've long been fans of the community rock-painting treasure hunts and this would be a fun project to turn into a home-made Easter Egg hunt if you hide your finished rocks around the house or garden once they're dry! Add a coating of clear varnish to make your eggs weather resistant if you'd like to use them to brighten up your garden more permanently.

Head to Projects with Kids for the rock-painting Easter Eggs tutorial and stay here on Gathered for more easy rock-painting ideas.

Easter Egg Painted Rocks

31. Colourful paper pinwheels

Pick up this pack of paper pinwheels for the ultimate colourful Easter activity. They come with everything you need to create 6 windmills which you can then pop in the garden/balcony/windowsill and watch spin in a flurry of colour.

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easter crafts for kids ppinwheels

32. Easter egg potato stamps

Easter crafts for kids don't come easier than Premeditated Leftovers potato stamps! All you'll need is a potato, paint and a little imagination.

easter crafts for kids potato stamps

33. Easter sponge painting!

Another simple Easter craft for kids is The Best Ideas for Kids' sponge painting activity. Just cut your sponges into some fun Easter shapes for them and then let them loose with the paint. You could then turn their creations into Easter cards.

easter crafts for kids sponge painting

34. Make your own Easter egg suncatcher

Capture all that lovely spring light in a multitude of colours with Fun 365's Easter egg suncatchers. They'll look so lovely hanging in your windows and are suitable for kids of all ages.

Once you've finished with our Easter crafts for kids activities why not get them to make our rainbow sun catcher too?

easter crafts for kids suncatcher

35. Easter alphabet

Learn the alphabet with your little ones with this Easter craft for kids! This one is perfect for very little children. The Simple Parent came up with the idea of creating Easter pictures which help kids learn the alphabet. B is for bunny and can be used to make cotton wool balls.

Easter crafts for kids bunny

Keep the kids busy during the holidays with crafts!

Choose one, or all of these crafts to try with your little ones. Even better, why don't you pick a few options, write them on slips of paper and put them in a 'craft fun activity' jar and let the kids pick one out?


What's next for your crafty kids?

Try these five minute crafts to keep them busy! With lots of fun ideas, it won't just keep them busy for five minutes but for hours.


Zoe WilliamsLaunch Editor,

Zoe is the launch Editor of She has over a decade of craft publishing experience under her belt. She's a quilter and sewist who works with the UK’s best-selling craft magazines including Today’s Quilter, Love Patchwork & Quilting, Simply Sewing and The World of Cross Stitching. Zoe loves being immersed in Gathered’s quilting content, tweaking our tutorials and publishing new patterns. Zoe has previously written for, Simply Knitting and The World of Cross Stitching and was previously Deputy Editor of Papercraft inspirations magazine. She has guest-lectured at Bath Spa University. She’s a keen quilter with 5 projects in progress at any one time and another 12 or so planned.

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