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40+ Easter Crafts & Ideas to Inspire You

| February 18, 2012 | 27 Comments

40 Easter Crafts that will delight you!Welcome to Easter Craft Ideas Round Up! You know how I love a good old “Get Crafty” (check out my Easter category for more) and Easter is such a great time of year to really have a go at crafts – either for yourself or with kids. All those beautiful, cheery Spring colours and cute Easter bunnies and chicks. I thought it would be helpful to group things a little differently this time – we have egg decorating ideas (which broadly speaking apply to either a “blown egg” or a hard boiled egg), we have treat gift ideas and decorations. All sorts. Hope you enjoy this month’s get crafty and find lots of things you like to make!!!

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Easter Decorations & General Easter Crafts

egg cozy ideas

Baby Sock Egg Cozy

My my my, I think these egg cozies are ADORABLE. Take one baby sock, some “bits and pieces” and before you know it… you have the most ADORABLE egg cozy ever! My mummy heart melts! Check out Parents for their full craft idea!

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egg cozy pattern

Knitted Egg Cozies 

As you know I do love a bit of Knitting and Crochet. Here some adorable little knitted Bunny Egg Cozies. Great project for first time knitters! Adorable. Zakka Life shares.

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easter lamb craft

Easter Lambs Egg Cups

How cute are these Easter Lamb Egg cups? I found them by Travis, but originally they are by Crafts By Amanda (who we know well!!!), but I did love the coloured eggs that by Travis added. Such fun. And guess what they are made from…. yes… my favourite: The Loo Roll!!!

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easter lamb crafts

Woolly Sheep

The Inadvertent Farmer came up with this cute woolly sheep craft – a bit like a lacing activity, I think young hands would enjoy the “wool winding” part of this idea. Very cute.

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easter craft ideas bunnies

Bunny Finger Puppets

Aren’t simple designs, simply the best. Take one “simple white bunny”, add some fantastically contrasting colours and you have these beautiful  Easter Bunny puppets simply beautiful? Find the tutorial and pattern by the fabulous Purl Bee.

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Easter Finger Puppets

Hear are some more adorable Easter puppets. Love that they are all based on the “egg shape” and look easy to make. Fiskars shares the craft. I love that you get all the “typical” Easter animals – a chick, a bunny and a lamb! Just adorable.

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juggling chickens bean bags

Juggling Chooks

How about some “juggling chooks” – well you don’t have to juggle with them, you can have them as pretty decor, or you can play bean bag toss like we did! Your call. But they are SUPER easy to make – hand or machine sew and make a great project for someone learning to sew!  Also a great way to use up slightly large pieces of scrap fabric.

Would make a lovely gifts too!

easter candles how to

Egg Candles

Use your empty egg shells to make candles! No fancy equipment required, just some old wax (we used ours from Christmas), homemade wicks and egg shells! We had great fun making these and used our “secret” ingredient to colour the white wax. The kids were fascinated! Come check out this Egg Candle how to!

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make your own side walk chalk

Make Your Own Chalk

Wow, it never occurred to me that you could make your own sidewalk chalk! How cool! Combine this fabulous recipe and step by step process from Hipster Hostess and an egg shaped mould and you can make your own “Easter Egg Chalks”.

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chick pom pom easter craft

Chick Pom Pom

A round up of Easter Crafts just wouldn’t be the same without some Easter chick pom poms. How about these from More Style Than Cash? And she uses her fingers as the pompom maker shape! Perfect. I am going to try out this finger technique with my 4 year old, who can’t quite manage the cardboard circle yet. (Well he can, he just looses patience!).

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easter craft ideas bunny pom pom

Bunny Pom Pom

If chick are not your thing, or they are, but you also love bunnies, how sweet is this little cutie. D Handy Crafts shares their step by step guide to making pom poms (with the above mentioned cardboard rings) as well as how to assemble this bunny. Lovely.

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Keepsake Chick Card

How about these very cute little Easter Chick cards? They are sooo quick and sooo easy to make and they make lovely little keepsakes! Come take a closer look and make some!
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Chicken Egg Cups - a simple upcycled craft idea

Egg Carton Chick

A “classic” and perfect craft for Easter – convert your egg carton box into a Rooster or chick. These take me back to my childhood. Feathers, paint, some card and hey presto… Here is more info on how to make the Egg Carton Chicks!

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Easter Lamb Basket

Oooooh I love this little thrifty craft – make your own Easter Lamb Basket – either fill it goodies or use it to go on your Easter Egg Hunt! The idea is from Thrifty Fun is and is adorable.!

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easter baskets

Easter Cones

I love this assortment of Easter Cones that the Crafty Chicks came up with. Aren’t they just too cute? Love the “carrot cone”, but I think the bunny is my favourite. I can just imagine the kids running around in delight looking for their Easter treats!

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recycled easter basket

Recycled Easter Basket

Now.. I do like recycling, so I do REALLY like this little basket – made from an old plastic bottle, it is quickly converted into a cute little Easter basket the kids can make and decorate. Wonderful. I think we may have a go at these this year! Craft Elf shares their how to!

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easter garland

Paint Chip Garland
Love this Paint Chip garland from Modern Parents Messy Kids. The colours look wonderful and so cheerful. A reason to go to the DIY shop!

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Bunny Garland

Bunny Garland
This  bunny garland has been popping up everywhere recently. And I am not surprised it is teh cutest little thing around AND the wonderful Titatoni even gives you a hand download so you can make these super duper quickly and easily! Thank you Titatoni!

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easter lamb garland

Woolly Lamb Handpring Garland
Have you seen the cute “cotton wool” handprint lambs around? I am sure you have – they make such a lovely craft for young children. But I love how Avery and Winslow combine a load of these to make lovely seasonal Easter Lamb Garland. Perfect.

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Yarn Egg Decorations
Love the look of these yarn egg decorations. Another craft I am yet to try! This time the tutorial is from Crafts for All Seasons. Go take a look and pick up some handy tips and tricks.

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Easter Wreath

Easter Wreath

Here is a cute little Easter Wreath idea from Kelly at Domestic Goddesque! Certainly something different and the kids will love it. Check out her lovely idea.

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Easter Egg Decorating Ideas

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Easter Eggs Blowing

Before you decorate (some) of your Easter Eggs (you can do hard boiled ones or you can use the “empty” shell), here is a post to show you how you can “best blow out” your egg. It is a little tricky at first, but I am sure you will get the hang of it after a few goes… this year we have already blown out about 20 eggs! It is addictive! Check out this “Easter Eggs Blowing” how to.

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Grass / Cress Eggs

Yep. Nice and easy and straight forward. I know we have all had a go, but I had to included it, as it is a “childhood must”. EVERYONE has to at some point grow cress in an egg at home. Much More Sure took such lovely photos I thought you would like to see how they went about it!

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egg dying techniques

Naturally Died Easter Eggs

Naturally died eggs have a very special and unique look and there are different ways to achieve these different colours. But don’t they all look lovely. Curbly shares a video and recipes to achieve different colours.

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egg dying

Rubber Band & Crayon Egg Dying

I love the simplicity of using rubber bands and the “childhood” favourite of using crayons to leave marks on eggs that you are dying. Frog, Goose and Bear, share their Easter eggs, as well as another lovely recycled bottle basket and chick cupcakes! Looks like fun!…x

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egg decorating ideas

Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland

Oh! Not only does Disney’s Family website have this wonderful “Red Queen” egg, but they also have a Cheshire Cat egg. How cute and fun and wonderful is that? They would certainly bring some Fairytale magic into your Easter. Of if you are celebrating someone’s Birthday these Easter, these sure would be a fun “party decoration” – maybe the kids could even do it as an activity!?

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egg decorating fun

Diving Dudes

And I know.. Family Fun again.. but what can you do – they have such brilliant egg decorating ideas that I just want to show them ALL to you. One was good as the next. How fun are these “diving dudes”? Brilliant!

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Easter egg decorating ideas

Flower Mod Podge

Now why didn’t I think of these? Take some pressed flowers, a  ”blown egg“, some mod podge… and what do you get? Well check out Gingerbread Snowflakes and see the results! The link will take you to a blog post of lost more different egg decorating ideas so definitely worth a look!x

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Leaf Print

I have always loved the idea of creating prints with leaves. And I love this idea of adding them to eggs even more! Genius! Family Fun does it again and shares yet another wonderful Easter Egg Decorating idea with you!

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Paper Flower Egg

Ooooh how pretty and delicate do these Paper Flower Eggs look? Such Pretty Things came up with this gorgeous and once again surprisingly simple egg decorating idea for you. Really suits all the Easter pastels you get. Beautiful.

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Chalkboard Easter Eggs

I know that chalkboard has been all over the place for a long long time now and that last year MANY blogs did this wonderful chalkboard easter egg… but I still love it. And if you haven’t seen it, it really is such an adorably cute idea. This one is via The Red Thread.

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egg decorating ideas

Owl Eggs

You may have seen our “Owl Eggs” last year? Once you have your empty egg, they are really easy to make and my then toddler really enjoyed helping… You just need some googly eyes, card or funky foam and some feathers and you have this adorable little guy to hang in your Easter tree or decorations. One of my all time favourites!

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easter egg decoratingTissue Paper Eggs

If you are worried that small hands will break the egg – try our tissue paper egg chicks… they are easy (enough) for small hands to make and handle and we haven’t broken one yet!

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Angry Birds

angry birds crafts easter eggOr how about the rather more “on trend” Angry Birds? These are sure to get a giggle this Easter.  I wanted to give these to my Brother in Law for Easter, but a certain someone *really* wants to keep them.. maybe I need to make another set, what do you think?

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Easter BonnetsCraft Ideas

easter bonnet bunny

Bunny Headband

Yes, I know some *may* say that this doesn’t count as a bonnet, but I do like the simplicity of this bunny headband. It is simple. It is cute and it is easy to make. So if you don’t have much time to spare to make your Easter Bonnet this year, why not try one these? I think they count! Check out Kids Parties for more details!

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newspaper bonnetNewspaper Bonnet

Our very own bonnets made out of newspaper and salvaged tissue paper – we made some with flowers and some with Easter chicks! They are so quick and fun to make you will want to make more and more and more!

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easter bonnetFeather Bonnet

Another fun hat “made from scratch” is Mummy Mummy Mums feather top hat! See how to construction the “basic” hat and then add all your feathers and ribbons and chicks. Delightful!

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easter bonnetBirds Nest Bonnets

Or make a wonderful little string/ wool birds nest, fill it with eggs and attach to an existing hat? Me and My Shadow shares their cute craft!

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easter bonnetPaper Plate Hat

Well.. take one paper plate and turn it into this magical butterfly, Spring & Easter creation! Domestic Goddesque got crafty! So cute and very clever. Anyone going to an Easter Parade will be proud to wear this one!

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easter bonnet ideasPomPom Bonnets 

Or how about your traditional Easter Pom Pom Bonnet? Always a favourite. Visit Climbing Rainbows and you will also find some “Egg Heads” and a nice Rooster hat! Hope you have enough bonnet ideas to keep you going now!

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Fun Easter Treats & Easter Recipes

easter treat ideas

Chocolate Easter Eggs

Did you see how we made the Egg Candles above? Well… same principle… BUT… just add chocolate!! Oooh yes. Irresistable. And here they used coloured chocolate candy. Brilliant! Kaboose shares the instructions!

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Paper Mache Easter Egg Treats!

I love these mini pinatas by Not Martha. They simply look fabulous and are such a fun fun fun idea! What child wouldn’t like receiving one of these? Though I think my children would also love MAKING them themselves and giving some to Granny and Grandpa this Easter!

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easter basket ideas

Origami Bunny Treats

I love these Origami Bunny “nests”. Especially the idea of using the white of your origami paper as the outside and adding colour to the inside. Don’t they look pretty. I think I will most definitely be learning how to make these this Easter. Gorgeous. You can find instructions on Origami Spirit. Visit my Free Printables page to find links to GORGEOUS Origami paper downloads to print at home!

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Treat Bags or Easter Lacing Cards

This could be one of two things – the original blog posts make these as cute little Easter Treat Bags.. but I think they would also make a lovely “Lacing craft activity”. Either make them “such like that” or add them to an Easter card to relatives.. Or… as per Simply Modern Mom use two sheets of card and fill with sweets! Hooray for Easter! There is a downloadable printable too to make life easier!

easter egg treat ideas

Surprise Eggs

And you thought these were just brightly coloured eggs? Another ingenious ideas from Not Martha – and yes, it “did the rounds” last year, but I cannot resist showing it to you in case you either missed it or forgot about…  Take an egg shell.. paint it… and.. well, you will have to visit Not Martha for the surprise. But it is great!

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easter lambs

Easter Lamb Cookies (No Cook)

Can you believe that these cookies are no cook? Well.. ok, you use some store bought ones as a basis. Of course you can make your own cookies. I highly recommend our tried and tested shortbread, but otherwise, just but some and make these adorable treats. Visit Last Minute Mel for details.

 

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Easter chocolate treat

Jelly Bean Chocolate

Oh my word. The Englishman would be in Easter Treat heaven if I made him these. He LOVES jelly beans and he LOVES chocolate. And don’t the beans and the white chocolate simply look fantastic together? What a fabulous Easter treat. Scissors and Spatulas shares here recipe!

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chocolate easter nestsClassic Easter Nests

And of course we must not forget our “traditional Easter nests” – the idea is simple and yet you can add so many variations – cornflakes vs rice crispie, addition of peanut butter or butter scotch – your call. But you will find the “basic instructions” for Easter Nests here, as well as some very chocolatey little faces.

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cadbury creme eggs

Homemade Cadbury Creme Egg
Now I didn’t think it was possible to make a Cadbury Creme Egg yourself!! But it looks like someone over at Instructables has done just that! All I can say is WOW! And I bow to you culinary superiority! I think I may just stick to the shop bought ones, but I still had to share the tutorial with you!

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Soooo what do you think? Are there enough Easter egg decorating ideas for you? And what about all those Easter treats? Hope you fun this Easter and that you do get crafty!!!

If you need more Easter Ideas, please do come and explore the blog – there are SOOOOO many more ideas for you and your kids! Search via the Easter category or the Kids Craft category!

Or check out Easter Crafts for 2011:

Easter Craft Ideas

Or Egg Craft Ideas Hangout

10 Egg Craft Ideas - from Bathbombs to Candles to counting tools

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  1. Red Ted Art says:

    Thank you Marcia :-)

  2. Nikki Thomas says:

    I am very new to your site but this is absolutely fabulous, there is something for everyone here and I am feeling really inspired, thank you so much,

  3. Red Ted Art says:

    Thank you Nikki, so pleased to inspire a newbie to my site :-)

  4. PlayDrMom says:

    Wowza! What a great round-up of Easter crafts!

  5. Hi Nikki! I am delighted that you included my Easter chick pom poms. The one thing that I found when I made these with my own children was kids tend to wrap the yarn quite tightly on their fingers when they start(til they turn blue). So just make sure your little guy wraps it not too tight.

  6. Jenny says:

    Wow! So many cool ideas! Going to have fun choosing some to do with my tot.

  7. Rebecca says:

    I love these ideas, especially the pom Pom bunny so cute! Love the egg ideas too. Nice to are all the ideas lined up to choose from.

  8. kayla retich says:

    Love the homemade cadbury chocolate eggs. I so trying that this year. They are my husbands favorite! Thanks for sharing all these fun ideas.

  9. lyndsay says:

    Thanks a million! Some of these are just so exciting!!! can\’t wait to try the chalkboard egg and the yarn eggs. Really appreciate the effort in compiling these.

  10. Red Ted Art says:

    Aaah I am so pleased you have found things to make!! I love the chalkboard egg too. Isn\’t it just the CUTEST!!!

  11. You totally made me laugh with \”If chicks are not your thing, or if they are but you love bunnies too…\”

    Great round up! We made leaf prints on our eggs last year and they turned out gorgeous :)

  12. The not martha eggs are the best. I\’ve done them over and over and they\’re so fun to crack – though time consuming to make!

  13. BarnabyJoe says:

    These are awesome Ideas. Dig on those Diving Dudes.

  14. Fran says:

    What a super round up of ideas! Think we are going to try the egg cosies this year :D
    I made polka dot eggs last year – not with sticky paper, but with something else – can you guess?

  15. Fran says:

    Yes :D Glue dots shhhhhh

  16. Elizabeth says:

    Found your site through Pinterest. A wonderful collection of ideas. Will definitely check this site in the future.

  17. eilval says:

    I’m so pleased I found your site . Love all the crafts here . Fascinating ideas and very original . Love to feature it on my Easter Lens at Squidoo.com . Thanks for sharing .

  18. Hayley says:

    Wow the cream eggs look fabulous! They will go well in my Easter Showstopper Chocolate basket!

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