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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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).
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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!
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!
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find Easter egg inspiration
Our friends at 5 Minute Fun have put together some egg-inspired projects that are great for young children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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?
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.