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Easter Crafts for Kids of All Ages
Bunnies, Bunnies Everywhere!
We all love the holidays! Especially Easter. It's such a friendly theme to follow with the children, and there are so many things to do. Here's a few crafts we've done that the children seemed to have a lot of fun with. Our room is so comfy with all the decorations, and the children are only getting better, and better.
Rice Crispie Easter Nests
Materials: Rice crispies, marshmallows, a large bowl, a couple tablespoons, a microwave, large cupcake wrappers, and jelly beans.
Invite the children to spoon the rice crispies, and marshmallows into a large bowl. Place it in the microwave, and watch carefully for the marshmallows to melt. This won't take very long so stay close to make sure you don't burn it. Take the bowl out of microwave, and stir it. Give each child a cupcake wrapper, and spoon a large amount of the rice crispie mix into each wrapper. Invite them to mold the mix with their hands into a tiny birds nest. Decorate with jelly beans for eggs, and let them cool. They can eat these later on as a special treat.
Recycled Paper Bunnies
Materials: Toilet paper rolls, colored paper, white paper, printed or drawn bunny faces, scissors, glue, cotton balls and crayons.
Cut out the shaped for the following from the colored paper: Ears, paws, and feet. Cut out the faces of the bunnies, and have each one in a different container. Cut some smaller ear shapes from the white paper for gluing into the bigger ear shape. All of these shapes can be made with simple ovals of different sizes. Invite the children to color the toilet paper roll, and glue the shapes to it. Encourage them to use the shapes for the places intended, but allow them the freedom to make their own choices. After they've glued their bunny together give them a cotton ball to glue on the back for a tail. Allow them to dry, and then the children can play with them.
Paint, and Sparkle Eggs
Materials: Colored paper cut into large egg shapes, paint, and glitter.
Invite the children to paint the eggs however they want. Use polk-a-dots, stripes, zigzags, and spirals. Explain how on Easter people decorate eggs with different colors so the Easter bunny can hide them for children to find. While the paint is still wet have them sprinkle some glitter over it, and allow them to dry before hanging on the wall or allowing the children to take them home.
Bunny Ear Hats
Materials: Long strips of cardstock paper, large pink paper ovals, medium white paper ovals, glue, crayons, and tape.
Invite the children to color the strips, of paper for their crown. Have them glue the smaller ovals into the larger ovals, and then glue them to the strips so they stand up like the bunny ears in the photo. Fit the strip around the child's head, and tape. These make a great toy for dress-up, and imaginary play. The children also have fun running around on their own, and playing their own games with them.
Materials: Colored paper egg shapes, yellow paper chick shapes, glue, stickers, crayons, googly eyes, scissors, googly eyes and paper fasteners.
Cut the eggs in half with a zigzag cut, and invite the children to color them, and decorate them with stickers. Pin the halves together on one side with a paper fastener so you can open and close the egg. Have the children glue the chick on the back of the bottom half of the egg so when you open the egg it shows the chicks head popping up. Glue some googly eyes on the chick, and let them dry. These are great for decoration, and children love playing with them on their own.
Easter Bunny Cards
Materials: White paper folded in half, and cut into bunny shapes with the fold still attached on one side, stickers, and crayons.
Invite the children to color the bunny card however they choose. Decorate with stickers, and help them to address the card to someone like their parents, or the Easter bunny. Encourage them to draw a face for the bunny on the front of the card. Considering there is no need for glue they can take them off right away, and do what they wish with their Easter cards.