Welcome to Easter Crafts & Ideas Round Up! You know how I love a good old “Get Crafty” (check out Bunny DIYs, Easter Chick Crafts and Easter Basket ideas !!!!) 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 do love Easter Crafts!!! 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!!! This is definitely a great resource for Easter Crafts for Older Kids too! If you are working with young kids, do check out our Preschooler Easter Craft section!
This Easter Crafts inspiration was first shared in Feb 2012! It has since been updated (many times) and republished for your convenience!! Enjoy!
NEED that LAST MINUTE Easter Idea?
If you give ONE thing a go this Easter.. I HIGHLY recommend our Family Easter Game – the great Egg Roll. A bit like the fabulous White House Egg Roll… but with a crafty difference and suited for all age groups and family dynamics.. whether Toddler wants to join in, or Granny in her wheel chair… you can all have a go at this Crafty little Easter Game and have lots of fun. It is now a super simple and FIRM TRADITION in our house..
DIY Egg Cups & Easter Baskets
Quick & Easy Chick Planter DIY
Oh my! These cute little Spring Chick Planters make the PERFECT no candy gift idea this Easter. They are super quick and easy to make and look so cheerful. Perfect for succulents and small cactii. A gorgeous Easter Gift or Easter Decoration to make!!
Adorable Hen or Rabbit Easter Baskets
DIY Spring Yarn Bowls
LOVE these DIY Yarn Bowls – if you have ever had these on yur to do list, make them now for Spring. So sweet when using green woold, some little yarn flowers and any other yarn decorations you can find. Delicate, easy and fun!!
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!x
Awww these are just so fun as Easter Crafts – 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!xx
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!
Super easy origami egg cups for kids to make! A great Origami pattern for kids to get excited about this traditional paper folding craft and technique!
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!
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!x
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.x
Easter Lambs Egg Cups
As Easter Crafts go, these Easter Lamb egg cups are just the cutest!? 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!!!x
Paper Easter Crafts & Easter Card Ideas
Easy Origami Bunny
These paper bunnies are just sooooo easy to make and a GREAT introduction to Origami for kids. Great as decorations (make a garland), as simple toys or as part of an Easter card. Make one. Make many! These would be great easter card ideas for toddlers – make a set and glue to the front of some card stocks. Wonderful.
Flex your origami skills and have a go at this Origami Carrot – this would be super cute as a carrot bunting or maybe as part of an Easter Greeting Card!
Have a go at Paper Weaving. With these Woven Egg Chick Cards – you have a choice of making them as greeting cards, or there is a free printable “big” version as a cute preschooler Easter Art Project! There is also a super cute Woven Bunny Basket card to choose from too!
Also.. why not take Paper Chicks from above and turn them into “Chick Pop Up” cards? So very fun!
Love how FUN this Paper Bird Origami is!
Cotton Wool Bunny Cards
If you are looking for more Easter card ideas for toddlers, you must check out this super cute adn easy Cotton Wool Bunny Card. So simple and so fun to make! Don’t forget that we have an extensive list of Easter Crafts for Preschool for you to browse!
Keepsake Chick Card
Easter Crafts don’t have to be complicated!!! 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! Great Easter Card for Toddlers. They would make cute Easter Egg Finger prints too..?xx
When you have mastered the basic Origami Bunny, ou can then move on to these super cute bunny corner bookmarks. Also easy to make and super sweet. A great little Easter gift too.
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!x
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! You will also find this adorable printable in our Free Printables section!
Easter Crafts – Decorations & General Easter Crafts
DIY Bunny Brooches
If you still have the sewing needles and felts out.. this is a Bunny Brooch craft GREAT for beginners – in fact, why not sit down and teach the kids to sew? Easy and cute and make lovely little Easter gifts too!x
This is one of my favourite Easter Crafts to date – 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.
Lovely Easter gifts to make too!
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!
Another great idea for the craft fair or Easter gift to make (and so thrifty to make too!).
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. This is a great Easter Craft for Preschool and younger kids, as well as older kids! So sweet.
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. A great diy for anyone lookng for easter crafts to sell at craft shows!x
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.
Another great idea if you are looking for easter crafts to sell at craft shows! These make great little Easter gifts to make and sell!
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”. A great Easter craft for kids!x
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!).x
If chick are not your thing, or they are, but you also love bunnies, how sweet is this little cutie. I kat Bag 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.x
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.x
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.x
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.
Oh what DARLING Easter Chick Placeholders!x
Easter Crafts – Egg Decorating Ideas
Easter Eggs Blowing
What is Easter Crafts without egg blowing & decorating?! 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.
Easy Sprout Heads
The kids will love love love these sprout heads. They are super duper easy (seriously.. it doesn’t get easier than this) and fun to make and you can see them sprout within DAYS of making!
How PRETTY are these DIY Unicorn Eggs? A quick make with a hot glue gun..
Similarly.. you simply HAVE to have a go at these Egg Bunnies! So darling!
Or get ARTY and have a go at this easy step by step guide to making Galaxy Easter Eggs.
Similarly, I love these Grass 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!
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.x
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!
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!?
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!
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
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!x
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.x
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.
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!x
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!
Angry Birds Easter Crafts
Or 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?
Easter Crafts – Bonnets Ideas
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! I do love Newspaper Crafts, so very versatile and simply fabulous. Environmentally friendly, inexpensive AND fun!
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!x
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!x
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!Paper 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!x
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!x
Fun Easter Treats & Easter Recipes
Super easy Fondant Bunny How To. These are cute as they are (as small Easter gifts made from marzipan or similar) or also perfect as Cupcake Toppers. Too cute. The kids will love making them too.
Easy Sheep & Chicken Cupcakes
The kids will have a BLAST making these easy peas chicken and sheep cupcakes. And even MORE fun eating them. They are great addition to any Easter treats!
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!x
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!
This is a great 5 minute craft idea for Easter – turn Cardboard Tubes into Chick Treat Boxes in minutes!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!!! I would love to hear what your favourite Easter Crafts have been!
Or Egg Craft Ideas Hangout
Finally.. check out these great Science Experiments for Easter! How fun!