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Free Easter Crafts for Kids

Updated on January 5, 2015

Easy Easter Crafts for Kids

Kids love making Easter crafts. Keep them busy with these super cute Easter crafts making Cute little chicks, bunnies, or even decorating eggs can help keep their minds busy when all they can think of is the chocolate eggs. As the holiday approaches you will be looking for Easy crafts and Easter Themed Activities to keep the children occupied.

As a teacher it was important for me to have a good collection of easy DIY crafts for the kids to make. Helping to keep them occupied as the excitement of the impending holiday approached. I always made these crafts with the kids I was teaching and they loved taking them home.

These are all very easy to prepare for And all were great quick time fillers for during lessons, or Sunday school craft, and groups. Kids and Adults will have lots of fun creating the Easter Basket, made from old newspapers, and brightly decorated to carry their eggs they find from their Easter hunt, or how about the cute Easter chicks unique to each child made with their own hand prints.

We love the Make your own 3D Easter cards, and of course lets not forget the adorable fluffy easy to make Bunny Ears.

All the craft ideas are very easy to make, and pictures included to see what it should look like when finished.

All the craft projects were made and completed by my daughter. (12) With a little help.

We all love crafts that you can create with ordinary every day things, this also helps promote the care of our environment.

All Photos on This page are Authors Own.

Easter Crafts Shopping checklist - glues, and bright spring colored paper and colors

As Julie Andrews said"These are a few of my favorite things". the perfect Easter craft survival shopping list.

Cotton wool - Whether its for making easy easter chicks or bunnies, these cotton balls go a long way.

Wiggly Eyes- Every craft project is finished off with a pair of googley wiggly eyes, Kids love them

Kids Washable Paints - Kids have fun and can paint anything with this rainbow of colors

Kids Paint brushes various sizes- these are really handy for every type of craft possible from painting to glueing to paper mache.

Craft Paper - All the Springtime colors you need for your Easter Crafts

How to weave an Easter Basket from Old Newspapers. - Recycling feels good and makes great materials for Easter Crafts

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easter crafts for kids-easter-crafts-activities

  • Roll the papers diagonally from corner to corner, and fix with a small piece of glue

  • Arrange as above for the base of the basket to start weaving.

  • You will find the wider you weaving around the base the more the basket sides start to want to point upwards.

  • This shapes your basket

  • Keep working until you have a deep enough basket

  • for the handle we plaited 3 paper lengths together and stapled at each side to create the handle

now the children can paint them in their favorite colors. We got dad to spray paint ours in Gold paint

(children should not be allowed to do this, always use spray paint in a well ventilated area, and allow to dry overnight)

Fill your basket with Eggs, or the children can make their own ready for the Easter hunt.

whether you use it for the kids to collect their easter eggs in the family easter egg hunt, or whether you get them to make it and fill it for their easter, these easter baskets are just great fun, and so easy to make.

Easter Basket Crafts for Kids - make your own Easter Basket

these resources all provide printable Easter basket templates to download for free and cut out and glue to make it easy for kids to make.

Easy Make 3D Easter Cards for Easter - Easy Kids Crafts ideas

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easter crafts for kids-easter-crafts-activities

Making their own Easter Card is such a lovely creative way to help them celebrate this important holiday, and of course mom and dad love nothing more than their handmade easter cards.

Again by recycling toilet roll cardboard tubes, we can easily turn them in to beautiful spring daffodils.

Cut the end off a toilet roll holder and glue around the base of cut end,

stick onto card folded in half,

get the children to draw the 4 petals around edges of the tube and

paint their daffodil yellow or whatever color of flower they want.

So easy, but so Cute this 3d Easter card.

Make your Own Easter Cards for Kids - Free Easter Printables

Great resources to have for the classroom or home.

Easy Easter Paper Lantern Crafts to make for Easter - Children love to make these paper lanterns

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easter crafts for kids-easter-crafts-activities

These paper lanterns are so easy to make and decorate in lovely spring colors

  • 1 sheet of A4 Paper, (the younger children can decorate the paper BEFORE this step)

  • fold in half and cut from the folded midway point to 2 inches from the edges do this along the length.

  • Open up and join the edges together (stand Upright and see how the lantern shape is made easily.

  • Decorate as they wish, My Daughter made the sticky out flowers by, folding the short length of paper in a concertina, and glue a small paper flower to the end, and attached to the lantern.

Easy make Easter Chick with paper - Easy Easte rCrafts for kids

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easter crafts for kids-easter-crafts-activities

Kids love drawing around their hands, make this Easy Easter chick from hand prints, and an egg shape.

Attach the hand shapes to the sides of the egg for the chicks wings.

We folded paper back and forth like a concertina, and stuck them to the bottom of the egg shape for the chicks feet.

Draw the eyes, nose and mouth on as they wish.

Making Easter Bunny Ears Easy Crafts for Kids - Make your own fluffy bunny Ears

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Making your own Bunny ears is really easy.

  • Cut out Bunny ear shapes on a piece of White A4 Paper.

  • Cut out smaller same shaped ears in Pink Paper. And Glue into the middle of the bigger ear outline.

  • Using another piece of paper cut a length of paper for the band (make it wide enough to fold over in 2. you will fix the ears between the folded headband here to keep them upright)

  • Turn the ears over and glue a straw to the back of the ears, this helps to keep them upright.

  • Tuck into the headband the 2 ears and secure with staples

  • We teased out some cotton wool balls and glued around the outer edges of the Bunny Ears

Allow plenty time to dry, and then wrap around child s head and secure with staples to fit their head

whether you are looking for bunny dressing up costumes, or need bunny ears for the Easter play kids will love making these, adorable Bunny ears.

Kids Easy Easter Crafts and Ideas
Kids Easy Easter Crafts and Ideas

Easter Craft Supplies - I love the selection available for my crafting supplies

We love hearing what our readers have to say, Do you make crafts at easter? Share your crafts here.

© 2013 Lisa Auch

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      Missmerfaery444 3 years ago

      Sharing over on Little Crafty Kids! Love the newspaper Easter basket!

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      nonya222 4 years ago

      Was looking to get a jump on Easter crafts for the grandchildren and came here. Problem solved:>) They are going to love making some of these Easter goodies.

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      RajlakshmiHB 4 years ago

      wonderful lens.. the tutorials are helpful

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      Lori Green 4 years ago from Las Vegas


      I love the rolled newspaper baskets. It's a keeper for next year. I hate Easter being over. I am going to declare Easter crafting in December for now on. I think I'll start Halloween crafting now.

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      'Vikk Simmons 4 years ago from Houston

      Newspaper is such a handy thing to have around. Really liked the crafts. Great job.

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      MaggiePowell 4 years ago

      I love the newspaper basket... I will make it with my daughter Thanks!

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      DecoratingEvents 4 years ago

      So cute! These Easter crafts would be a blast to create for any kid. Thanks for the instructions!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      These Easter crafts for kids are all adorable! I do love that basket and the bunny ears would just be so much fun!

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      ohcaroline 4 years ago

      I especially like the woven basket. Quite clever. The kids will enjoy doing these.

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      JoshK47 4 years ago

      Some very wonderful craft ideas you've presented here! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      RaintreeAnnie 4 years ago from UK

      I loved making Easter crafts when a child especially painting Easter eggs and making Easter cards and things like that :) Love your ideas here. Great fun for kids...and adults!

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      nightbear lm 4 years ago

      it looks really great. You are very creative and your Rebecca is going to love making her own basket. great job.

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      Wednesday-Elf 4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Really cute Easter crafts for kids. I remember how much my kids enjoyed crafts, and these are also great ideas for those of us who have been Scout leaders and teachers. Nicely done.

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      Nathalie Roy 5 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      That Easter chick made of paper looks simple enough for my son. Fun craft ideas.