Saturday, April 19, 2014

Five Easy & Fun Easter Crafts for Kids

This week, the kids and I made these crafts together for our Easter celebration this Sunday. Here are 5 easy and fun Easter crafts to make, which are suitable for kids aged 2+ and above.

1. Easter Egg Decorating

For us, Easter is not complete without some Easter egg decorating. For the past couple of years, we have been decorating the eggs for the kids to hunt on Easter morning, but this year, we got them involved with decorating the eggs too. I started "saving up" egg shells since 2 weeks ago - just make a small hole at the top of the egg (easiest way is to use a small spoon, tap and peel), then wash it well and allow it to dry before decorating. Once the eggs are decorated, you can place them in a recycled egg box, or place some dried herbs (I used rosemary) or shredded paper in a basket and place the eggs inside.

The kids really love the Penguin Easter egg ;)

For young kids, I find the easiest media for them would be water colour and glitter glue. Just let their creative juices flow. For older kids, you can see these two posts for inspiration: here and here.

Things you'll need: Water colour, paintbrush, 12-15 clean egg shells,glitter glue, marker pen.

Time required: 20-30 minutes

2. Mother Hen

And since we have Easter eggs, we gotta have a Mother Hen that laid all the eggs, right? I have provided a step-by-step pictorial tutorial to assist you. It's really fun to make!

First, you need to cut out a small part of the hen for the wing. Then, make the comb and beak, stick on the eyes and decorate the hen with some colorful confetti and glitter glue. If you do not have these, you can also paint or colour with crayon/colour pencils. Finally, stick on some feathers on its back.

Things you'll need: Paper plate(x1), Red art paper, Orange art paper, Craft eye (x1), Glitter glue, Colorful confetti, Feathers (x3), double-sided tape, scissors, glue stick.

Time required: 10-15 minutes

3. Hatching Chick

This is really easy to make - all you need is some art paper (preferably the thicker type). Draw an oval first on yellow art paper, and give your chicks some wings. Cut it out. Cut out some black round eyes and a triangle beak. For the shell, just trace the egg shape onto a white paper and cut zigzag down the centre. We also gave our chick a red ribbon to wear on its head.

Things you'll need: Art paper, scissors, glue stick.

Time required: 10 minutes

4. Easter Bunny
We've been reading a book titled "Henry's Hoppy Easter" lately and the main character of the book is a bunny. So of course we had to make an Easter Bunny each. For this, I have also included a step-by-step pictorial instructions.

We like white bunnies, so we wrapped our toilet roll with white paper and gave it white-pink ears. Stick on the eyes, nose and whiskers and you've got yourself a cute Easter Bunny. Oh and don't forget the stick on the pom-poms for its tail.

Things you'll need:  Toilet roll (x1), White paper, Art paper (white, pink and black), Eyes (x2), Nose (we used heart shaped confetti), Pom poms (for tail), scissors, glue stick, double-sided tape.

Time required: 15 minutes

5. Easter Basket (for your chocolate eggs!)

We decided to make mini baskets to store our Easter chocolate eggs (for eating after our Easter egg hunt on Sunday morning). We used cupcake liners, art foam, as well as some colored shredded paper to line the basket. And of course, remember to fill it with lots of mini chocolate eggs :)

Things you'll need: Cupcake liners (x1), Foam (x1 strip), Paper, scissors, double-sided tape.

Time required: 5 minutes.

Happy, Hoppy Easter from us all :)

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  1. very cute and creative and colourful! love, love, love :)

  2. Great ideas! Happy Easter Day!

  3. Sweet, creative and lovely! Happy Easter.

  4. They're all so pretty! Great activities for kids. These days, most would just keep them occupied...and quiet playing games on their ipads. Tsk! Tsk!

  5. What cute and fun ideas! I hope you're all having a Happy Easter! :D

  6. Haha cute and kept the kids occupied.


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