25 Easter Crafts for Kids to Keep Your Little Bunnies Occupied
Another holiday is upon us, friends, and that means you’ve got another golden opportunity to keep the young and the restless busy with some festive arts and crafts projects. From DIY eggs to festive wreaths, check out our roundup of easy Easter crafts for kids of all ages. The best part? While your child stays occupied with a creative Easter-y pursuit, you can take a few moments to relax (and dive into all the Easter candy).
2. Easter Suncatcher
With winter in the rearview and Easter around the corner, these colorful suncatchers are a particularly fitting craft for the holiday. Plus, this cheery window decor comes together with minimal materials—just tissue paper, laminating paper and cardstock—and the printable template ensures a foolproof project for kids of all ages.
3. DIY Galaxy Easter Eggs
Sure, the standard pastel colors are fine…but these galaxy-themed Easter eggs are undeniably cooler. Best of all, this striking look is surprisingly easy to achieve with nothing more than nail polish and glitter—just keep in mind that this DIY is best left to the adults, especially if you’re worried about potential messes.
4. Optical Illusion Peeps
No need to schlep to the craft store for fancy-shmancy art supplies, because a pencil, a marker and a piece of paper are all you need to make this trompe l’oeil. The takeaway? If you’re looking for a festive project that’s quick, easy and 100 percent kid-friendly, this one will not disappoint.
5. Easter Bunny Mason Jars
Give some plain mason jars an adorable new look with pastel-colored chalk paint with this quick and easy craft. The free bunny template makes the process a breeze—so easy a kid could do it—and the finished product is oh-so pretty. Bonus: Once complete, these jars make excellent containers for storing all that Easter candy.
6. Paper Plate Easter Wreath
In case you missed it, paper plates have a ton of crafting potential. Case in point: This simple Easter wreath, which uses a paper plate and a variety of cardstock to wonderful effect. Start by painting some two-dimensional Easter eggs—from there, you just need to do some cutting and pasting to complete this colorful piece of eye candy.
7. Washcloth Bunny Craft
We’re all about reimagining banal household items, but the plush bunny washcloth is one transformation we didn’t seem coming...and it’s kind of a game changer. Best of all, the technique here requires little more than some creative folding and the finished craft is just the right size to hold a Cadbury creme egg. It doesn’t get cuter than this, friends.
8. Bunny Crossing SIgn
Put a coat of paint on a couple pieces of old wood and you’ll be more than halfway to a homemade bunny crossing sign. (One that boasts a charming, shabby chic look, no less.) Yep, this exceedingly simple craft comes together quickly, and the end result is sure to make your lawn a little more festive. Plus, how else will the Easter Bunny know where to hide all those eggs?
9. Peeps Houses
Easter has its own version of a gingerbread house and we’re not mad about it. This edible craft is a surefire way to get kids engaged in a STEM activity—you know, by satisfying both the inner architect and the ever-present sweet tooth in one fell swoop—and the undertaking is totally manageable. In fact, the hardest part will be trying not to eat all the candy.
10. Felt Bunny Easter Brooch
This sweet bunny brooch is guaranteed to add some festive flair to your Easter Day outfit and it’s surprisingly simple to make. You’ll need only a few, budget-friendly supplies—felt, glue, embroidery thread and a pom pom—to pull this one off, and kids can participate almost every step of the way.
11. Eggshell Mosaic Vase
Egg salad and deviled eggs are obvious choices to avoid wasting Easter eggs once the hunt is over...but what about all those pretty shells? (You know, the proof of your artistic prowess.) Good news: There’s a way to put those to use, too. This clever decoupage project consists of sticking colorful eggshell fragments to a white vase for a finished craft that boasts year-round beauty.
12. Easter Egg Ornaments
You don’t have to be a master crafter to manage this one, but the finished product is impressive, nevertheless. Scoop up some decorative paper, yarn and beads and hop to it! When the (minimal) work is done, hang these pretty ornaments from your window so the whole neighborhood can admire your handiwork.
13. DIY Easter Bunny Bean Bag Toss
Upcycle a cardboard box for a budget-friendly project that promises to keep kids entertained even after the crafting is complete. There are a decent number of steps involved in creating this DIY bean bag toss, but it’s all very straightforward and kid-friendly. (Well, except for the hot glue gun part.)
14. Gold-speckled Robin’s Eggs
The process is foolproof, all the materials—red cabbage, edible gold paint—are 100 percent safe to consume, and the decorated eggs are downright gorgeous. (In fact, they’re almost too pretty to eat.) However, the best thing about this Easter egg craft is that there’s no yolk-blowing required. In other words, this one checks all the boxes.
15. Wooden Spoon Bunnies
This sweet wooden spoon craft can be done with the help of even the littlest kid in your brood and the process allows plenty of room for creativity. Oh, and did we mention that the finished project is just stinkin’ cute? Bottom line: If you’ve never looked at the top of a spoon and seen an Easter egg, you’ve been missing out on a major crafting opportunity.
16. Bunny Handprint Card
This simple card-making craft promises to keep little hands occupied from start to finish. Better still, it relies on just a few familiar materials—pom poms, school glue, pipe cleaner, googly eyes, cardstock and (non-toxic) paint—and the process requires little, if any, help from a grown up. File this one under ‘Easter crafting win.’
17. Paper Roll Bunnies
There’s no limit to what you can accomplish with an empty toilet paper tube...in the realm of kid-friendly crafts, that is. This paper roll bunny project is sure to keep kids engaged, and it’s an absolute breeze to execute. Best of all, there’s a good chance you already have all the required materials (scissors, glue, paint and markers) hanging around.
18. Balloon Chicks
Kids of all ages will enjoy the novelty of crafting with balloons, and these playful Easter props are both easy and incredibly fun to make. (Who doesn’t love a drama-free art project?) Plus, the finished product is sure to make you smile—so be sure to find a prominent place for these guys to roost.
19. Salt Painted Easter Eggs
If you haven’t tried a salt painting project with your kid yet, you’ve both been missing out: This simple technique encourages hands-on participation from kids of all ages and the process serves up a satisfying sensory experience to boot. Plus, the resulting piece of art is pretty enough to put on display.
20. Paper Mache Easter Eggs
Papier-mâché projects require some time and patience (you know, like watching glue dry) but the reward is well worth the effort. Here, Papier-mâché and glitter gives texture and visual appeal to Easter eggs—an end result that the standard egg decorating kit just can’t hold a handle to.
21. Easter Bunny String Art
This intricate string art project is plenty calming for adults, and kids can try their hand at it too. Granted, if you task a tot with this one, the finished product might not look quite as impressive—but it will provide entertainment while giving fine motor skills a boost, so we’ll call that a win.
22. DIY Easter Egg Wreath
This holiday wreath has a decidedly elegant aesthetic—so much so, you’d never guess it started with plastic dollar store eggs. Yep, just tone down those neon eggs with some chalk paint (in muted colors, of course), stick them on a bland raffia wreath and voila...refinement you can hang on your door.
23. Mandarin Easter Bunnies
Did we mention how much we love edible crafts? Well, here’s another one—and this time we’re not pushing candy, since this adorable Easter craft involves dressing up a wholesome piece of citrus. Grab a kid and get started—you’ll both have a blast (and everyone will be grateful for an Easter snack that doesn’t come with a crazy sugar rush).
24. Paper Plate Easter Puppets
Paper plates are at it again—this time as the primary medium for too-cute Easter puppets. Kids of all ages can participate in the process (there’s lots of cutting and pasting) and little ones are sure to get a kick out of making the finished puppet hop to and fro.
25. Easter Egg Weebles
Once all the candy has been consumed, repurpose those plastic Easter eggs with this easy DIY Weeble project. This decorating craft is an excellent way to keep kids entertained once the fun of the Easter egg hunt has come to an end and the materials are mess-free and easy to procure—just be sure there’s a grown-up on standby for the hot glue gun part.