20 easy Easter crafts for kids

These Easter craft ideas for children are a great way to keep them busy while you're at home on holidays, especially if you're stuck inside. Pick a spring DIY project, reach for a few basic supplies and get making!

Free Easter egg basket printables

Finding activities to occupy your little ones over the Easter break can be challenging, but we’re here to help. Explore this collection of quick and easy Easter craft ideas for kids to help you find inspiration. See more kids craft ideas here.

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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

Paper Daffodil Template

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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 melt down chocolate into crispy cakes, then make your own bunny cake toppers using our printable template. Reach for a fe 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 papier maché eggs, the better! You can also use this to decorate real egg shells (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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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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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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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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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.

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Head to Projects with Kids for the rock-painting Easter Eggs tutorial

Easter Egg Painted Rocks