11 Mar 2018Mont Marte

Get set for a fun crafting afternoon with the little ones. Our list of DIY Easter crafts for kids includes a range of easy projects to make it a special occasion they will remember. From paper bunny ears, to Easter checkers, we’ve got plenty of ideas for an exciting Easter.

1. Air Drying Clay Easter Eggs

Yellow Easter basket with air dry clay made Easter eggs.

Create colourful Easter eggs using air drying clay and acrylic paints. Simply roll the clay into egg shapes, let them dry, and decorate each one with an array of designs. Kids can choose patterns, their favourite cartoon character, or an animal to bring their polymer clay eggs to life. If you need some guidance, we’ve created a video tutorial that shows you how to create your own air drying clay Easter eggs.

Tools and materials:

•  Acrylic paint
•  Acrylic metallic paint
•  Air hardening white clay
•  Glitter
•  Paint Brushes
•  Water
•  Butter knife (non-serrated)
•  Paper towels

2. DIY Bunny Ears

Paper bunny ears laying on green grass.

Image credit: Buzzmills

Make your own bunny ears with this fun idea from Jane at Buzzmills. If the kids want to make a full transformation, this easy project can be coupled with some simple bunny face paint. To get started, cut some bunny ears out of card stock and use origami paper, paint, pencils, or markers to decorate the inside part of the ear. Next, all you need to do is staple on some elastic to create the headband and you’re ready to go. This is up there with one of our favourite Easter crafts for kids. T

Tools and materials:

•  Card stock
•  Origami paper
•  Elastic
•  Stapler
•  Acrylic paint, pencils, or markers

3. Easter Checkers

A game of Easter checkers with paper rabbits and chickens.

Image credit: Tonya Staab

If you have some empty egg cartons lying around, Tonya Staab has just the thing. Create your own Easter themed checkers game with some basic craft materials and a piece of plywood. This activity is a little more time consuming than some of the other Easter craft ideas on our list, but it provides endless hours of fun.

Tools and materials:

•  1 piece of thick ply wood
•  Acrylic paint
•  Egg cartons (24 egg cups)
•  Card stock
•  White pom poms
•  Clear school glue
•  Googly eyes
•  Black marker
•  Hobby knife
•  Scissors
•  Ruler
•  Paint Brushes

4. Easter Egg Collage Bunting

Easter egg collage bunting on a white wall.

Image credit: New Young Mum

Create your own vibrant Easter decorations with an egg collage bunting. For this activity, you can use glue and an assortment of craft bits ‘n’ pieces like Alice from New Young Mum, or paint, pencils, and markers to create your bunting. Kids of all ages will have a great time decorating their eggs and seeing their masterpieces hanging up on display.

Tools and materials:

• 4 sheets of card stock
• Assorted craft scraps: buttons, card shapes, stickers, etc.
• PVA Glue
• Glitter
• Hole Punch
• Ribbon
• Paint, pencils, or markers

5. DIY Paper Towel Roll Stamp

A toilet paper roll squeezed to look like a white bunny rabbit stamp.

Image credit: New Young Mum

These easy homemade stamps from Alice at New Young Mum are a great activity for kids of all ages. Cut a paper towel middle into three pieces then push two of them into a point to make bunny ears. To make your stamp, attach them to a third roll (as pictured) using PVA glue. Once the glue has dried, it’s time to get stamping. If you’re looking for quick and easy Easter crafts for kids, you can’t go wrong with this gem.

Tools and materials:

•  Paper towel middles
•  Acrylic paint
•  Paper

6. Bunny Napkin Rings

Various spring coloured, bunny napkin rings.

Image credit: Kids Craft Room

Add a creative touch to your lunch setting with this Easter bunny napkin ring activity from Emma at Kids Craft Room. For this recyclable craft project, all you need is the tube from a paper towel roll, acrylic paint, paint brushes, scissors, and felt tip pens. To bring your bunny to life, cut the roll into 5cm segments and cut ‘V’ shapes to create the ears. The next step is the fun part – paint the rabbits, then draw on the details once they have had time to dry.

Tools and materials:

•  Paper towel middle
•  Acrylic paint
•  Markers

Get creative this Easter with these great craft activities for kids. If you have your own Easter craft ideas, feel free to tag @montmarteart or #montmarteart on social media to show us. We’d love to see what you’ve come up with!