Get your little ones ready for Easter with these 4 Easy Easter Crafts For Kids! Simple enough to do with preschoolers or kindergartners – and the Christian Easter crafts will make a great Sunday School project too!
Easter Crafts for Kids
There's a lot of excitement surrounding Easter from egg hunts to parades to big Sunday dinner with family. If you’re looking to add some Easter crafts to do with the kids this season, but don’t have time for a ton of prep or shopping – these crafts are for you!
These 4 Easter crafts for kids use a lot of the same supplies (hello, Target drive up order!) and all require very little prep ahead of time! You'll love the simplicity and your kids will love being part of making the family Easter Decorations.
#1 – Salt Painted Eggs
- Salt (plain old table salt is best!)
- White Elmer’s glue
- Watercolor or cardstock paper (you need thick paper to avoid a soggy mess)
- Watercolor paint & brush (or watered down food coloring)
- Paper Egg template
This project really lets your creativity flow and is fun for kids of all ages! A fun and easy 3-dimensional painting that will stand out among other painted crafts 🙂
Step 1 – Trace your egg template onto your watercolor paper using a pencil (you can freehand draw your egg but I prefer to trace to avoid eggs that look like footballs!)
Step 2 – Use the glue to trace around the shape of the egg and add any design you want (think of dyed eggs and use patterns like stripes or polka dots)
Step 3 – Sprinkle salt so that it covers the glue completely. Gently pour off excess salt onto a plate or bowl *do not tap the paper to get rid of salt, you will lose too much from the design*
Step 4 – Use your watercolor paint and gently paint the salted glue!
This craft takes about 24 hours to completely dry (maybe more if your glue is thicker).
Bonus – you can even turn this craft into cards for family or friends!
#2 – DIY Bunny Stamp
I was surprised by how a simple toilet paper tube was able to transform into a bunny stamper in no time! This is perfect for creating bunny wrapping paper or a butcher-paper table runner 🙂
- Paper towel rolls (1 roll per stamp)
- Painter’s tape or masking tape
- Large paper (I like this white paper and this craft paper!)
- Washable paint
- Markers or crayons
- Paper plate for dipping paint
This bunny stamp makes for the cutest craft and I promise – you’ll want to frame the result!
Step 1 – Cut your paper towel roll into 3 even sections
Step 2 – Shape two of your small sections into a teardrop (bunny ear) shape by pinching the top together to form a point. Leave one of the sections round (bunny face).
Step 3 – Tape the rolls together so that the points of the ears now stick up evenly (it should resemble a bunny with ears when you look at it straight on).
Step 4 – Dip your stamp into your paint and carefully stamp it onto the paper. Make sure all sides of the stamp touch the paper (you might have to rock it back and forth gently)
Step 5 – Once the paint is dry on the outline of your bunny, use markers or crayons to add the face and ears!
How CUTE is that?! The possibilities are endless for using this craft in your home. These would be so fun for kids to make their own placemats for Easter, use as a centerpiece, cut to size and frame, set your Easter baskets on, the list goes on!
#3 – Watercolor Easter Egg Surprise
Love dying eggs… but just a little stressful with your extra-little ones helping? Here's an egg dying craft that needs no actual eggs but has an invisible ink surprise!
This fun project brings the magic of dying Easter eggs onto paper!
Step 1 – Trace your large egg onto watercolor paper
Step 2 – Use your white crayon to draw ANY design you want on your egg!
Step 3 – Paint over the egg with watercolor and watch your design magically appear!
Such a fun craft with minimal set up that will keep your kids entertained for hours!
#4 – Fingerprint Cross Painting
This is another craft that would be fun to frame for your holiday decor! The fingerpainting is simple enough for even your toddlers to join in on – and you can take the time to explain to the kids why the empty Cross holds so much significance to us.
- Thick paper (watercolor, cardstock, poster board)
- Painter’s tape
- Washable paint (tempera paint or watercolors)
- Clean, wet sponge **optional
Celebrate the true meaning of Easter with this fun finger painting craft. You can use watercolor paint or traditional washable paint.
Step 1 – Use painters tape to make a cross on your paper
Step 2 – Use tiny fingers to cover the paper in painted dots!
*If you’re using watercolors, have kids wet their fingers on a sponge and then dip in the paint. If using regular paint, they can just dip their fingers in*
Step 3 – Remove the tape to reveal clean paper in the shape of a cross
Set the stage for Easter with this cute Kids' Lent Activity – the jellybean idea is genius! If you want a Jesus Resurrection craft idea – this Mini Resurrection Garden over at WeAreThatFamily is extra meaningful!
Hope you and your kids enjoy these crafts and happy Easter!
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