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35 easy Easter crafts for kids 2021

Fill your world with bunnies, eggs and chicks with these fun-filled Easter crafts for kids. Keep mini makers busy while you're at home on holidays with these spring DIY projects for toddlers to teens. Reach for a few basic supplies and get making!

Easy Easter crafts for kids

Fill the Easter season with creative activities to occupy your little ones over the Easter break with our guide to the best fun and inexpensive Easter crafts for kids. Explore our hand-picked collection of quick and easy Easter crafts from across Gathered and our favourite blogs and websites. We’ve packed this guide full of our favourite ideas for mini makers this Spring. Raid your craft stash for paper to make carrot bunting, fill your home with egg hunt crafts, and free the eggs from your fridge to get painting (or if you’re vegan these ideas work just as well with paper or wooden eggs).

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If you like this round-up, you might also like to see more kids projects in our craft ideas for kids and paper crafts for kids guides.

Main image © Ilnaz Bagautdinov

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Paint Easter Eggs

Kids will love the drama and intrigue of helping you blow real eggs and paint them! Paint? on actual food? This is the ultimate Easter craft for kids and we love it every year (both the kids and grown ups in our family).

How to blow and paint eggs

How to decorate easter eggs

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DIY Easter party ideas

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

DIY Easter Party Ideas for kids to try 

Easter craft activity ideas

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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 them today.

Free Easter Egg Hunt printables

Easter-egg-hunt-clues

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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!

How to make Easy Easter Decorations

DIY Easter crafts - Easter bunting

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How to make a DIY Easter basket

We’ve got not 1 but 4 DIY Easter basket designs here on Gathered to keep you busy – take a look at our easy step-by-step tutorials and free easter basket templates.

How to make an Easter basket

Papercraft easter baskets

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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

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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!

Baker Ross, £5.95

easter crafts for kids crowns

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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 meltdown chocolate into crispy cakes, then make your own 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!

How to make Easter bunny cake toppers

Easter bunny cake toppers main

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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).

How to make Papier Maché Glitter eggs

Paper Mache Easter eggs

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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.

How to make egg carton chicks

Egg Carton Easter Craft Ideas
typicallysimple.com bring all the happy-making vibes with their egg carton Easter tutorial.
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Create a cute teapot card

This sweet little teapot care is simple enough for a child to make. 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

Free teapot card template

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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, chick and a bunny) the thread and a plastic needle making it both fun and safe.

Baker Ross, £3.95

Easter crafts for kids cross stitch

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Easy Salt Dough Easter Eggs

Kids will LOVE this two-part project for modelling and painting their very own 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
Design Mom shows you how to whip up kid-friendly decorations this Easter
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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.


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Make footprint Easter 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.

How to make footprint Easter art

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

Get the free printable hatching Easter chick template at Hello Wonderful

Hatching Chick Colouring Template

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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.

Baker Ross, £3.98

Easter crafts for kids sand pictures

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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

Easter egg ideas

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Create Easter egg pom poms

Could these little Easter egg pom poms be any more adorable? Use pastel yarn to make your own sweet spring decorations.

Find out how to make your own on molliemakes.com

Easter egg pom poms

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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 www.whitehousecrafts.net. Turn them into simple Easter eggs then string up as bunting or frame to make a charming me-made gift. Kids will love choosing the 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.

How to make Washi Tape Easter Eggs by White House Crafts

How to make Washi Tape Easter Eggs

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Easter bookmarks

Hey, Let’s Make Stuff have got this cutest of ideas for an Easter make that won’t take long but kids will love. 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.

How to make Easter bookmarks

Easy Easter Craft idea
Easter bookmarks DIY by Hey, Let’s Make Stuff
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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.

Baker Ross, £4.95

easter crafts for kids bunny weaving

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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.

How to make Chick and Lamb Easter plates


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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 specialist 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 the colour.

How to make paper chicks

Simple Paper Chick DIY
Paper Chicks from Easy, Peasy and Fun
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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 www.thebestideasforkids.com.

Find out how to make your own loo roll Easter rabbits

How to make toilet roll easter bunnies

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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.

Baker Ross, £5.95

easter crafts for kids sewing kits

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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.

Easter Egg Paper Weaving from Easy Peasy and Fun


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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.

How to turn egg cartons into flowers

Egg Carton Flowers

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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 egg basket printables

Free Easter egg basket printables

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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

Easter Egg Painted Rocks

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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.

Baker Ross, £4.95

easter crafts for kids ppinwheels

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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

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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

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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 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

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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 can be used making cotton wool balls.

Easter crafts for kids bunny
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We hope you’ve enjoyed our easter crafts for kids round up. If you’re looking for some projects for adults then head over to our free daily craft patterns and our 50 five minute crafts blog post, or get kids crafting with interactive video project in our finger knitting for kids guide or how to make a kaleidoscope article.