Easter season is here! That means it's time to break out the art supplies and make some fun Easter crafts with your kids! The crafts below can be made with art supplies and other recycled items you most likely already have on hand. Plus, no matter your child's age, there's a craft below just perfect for his/her skill level. Some of these crafts would also make cute Easter gifts for a grandparent or teacher, or cute green Easter basket fillers -- so hop to it and get crafting!
With some slightly used or new washcloths in festive spring colors you and your child can bring some cute bunnies to life! These washcloth bunnies are a fun surprise for kids, or can even be wrapped round treats as an excellent alternative to plastic Easter eggs.
This cheerful Easter egg craft is the perfect way to use up all that scrap paper you’ve got laying around. It’s easy enough for the kiddos to help with and looks super professional.
This egg-minded craft is so unique and looks great. Use older seeds, nuts, pasta and cereal to decorate your eggs after you blow them out. This project is best for older kids because of the patience involved while gluing.
Easy, sweet and oh so cute for young kids. This tutorial even comes with a FREE bunny puppet template!
This is one of the most simple Easter crafts for little ones AND allows you to use up some of those obnoxious toilet paper rolls you have laying around, not to mention as many scrap art supplies as you like.
This idea is fun if you’ve got one kiddo or a whole room full of them, say, at an Easter party. Gather some recycled paper, plus embellishments and let the kids go nuts.
This ADORABLE spring craft incorporates beads with felt embellishments, turning basic supplies into sweet little spring critters. If all you have are plain old tan wooden beads, use a little paint to add some spring color to your critters. These are so cute, they’d even make great Easter basket stuffers.
Those pesky plastic eggs are so breakable, full of chemicals (plastic) and never seem to last long. These 100% reusable, wool felt egg pockets are way better. You make them, then stuff them with candy or small Easter treats, then use them over and over again. Your child might enjoy these in her play kitchen too. If you’d like to make some larger, more three dimensional egg pockets, try the fillable soft egg tutorial or even push yourself to try some wet felted pocket eggs.
Here’s a quick tutorial for a VERY special Easter egg fortune you can actually send in the mail (with no worry of spoiling) or place in your child’s Easter basket. The perfect Easter surprise if you have nieces, nephews or other kids you love living far away. Imagine kids faces when they crack open this real egg and find a fortune inside!
Doesn’t it always seem like you have tons of leftover tissue paper hanging around? Here’s a clever art project that will use that tissue paper up and it’s fun for kids to boot. Plus, think about how nice the spring sunshine will look shining through the colored paper! Lovely.
This sweet Easter garland decor is easy and adorable for an Easter party or just to impress your kids during April. This tutorial offers a FREE bunny template to get you started too.
Papier-Mache Polka Dotted Eggs
These eggs are more than clever! They’re also super awesome if your family is vegan, taking the place of egg decorating. Made with tiny water balloons and tissue paper, these eggs can be filled with small toys, candy and then your kids can break them open just like a real egg. Super cute and fun!
Just in case you and the kids need a sweet treat on Easter craft day, give these adorable bunny ear cookies a whirl. You don’t need special cookie cutters, just a little template and the cookies can be made with any dough you like – even vegan sugar cookie dough. Serve with organic milk or alternative milk such as almond or soy.
Lead image via Not Martha