Kids Easter Crafts

Get hopping over these kids Easter crafts. There are egg crafts, bunny crafts, baskets and more. Don’t forget to check out the new online Easter coloring pages, Easter printables and kids activities for Easter.

Easter Egg Crafts

These Easter egg crafts use several different types of craft supplies. There is a paper mache craft, craft sticks, self drying clay and more.

Although some of these kids crafts are a bit more difficult (and therefore geared towards older children) the little ones can still get in on the fun when it comes to decorating and painting these crafts.

So add some egg decorating fun this Easter and make your own paper or clay egg and paint it with your favorite colors. Your kids will be glad to display these coloful Easter crafts made by them.

frigerator Easter Magnets

These cute little egg magnets can hold your precious papers and pictures or just deocrate your fridge for Easter.

Supplies

  • Self Drying Molding Clay (see note below)
  • Jello Mold or Deviled Egg Tray
  • Pretrolium Jelly
  • Paints
  • Paint Brush
  • Hot Glue or Contact Cement
  • Clear Coat
  • Exacto Knife

Tip: You can make your own self drying clay. What you need is 4 cups flour, 1 1/2 cups salt and 1 1/2 cups water. Mix together and store in an air tight container and refrigerate until ready to use. Simply allow clay to come to room temperature and then make your craft.

How to Make Easter Fridge Magnets

Step 1: Coat your mold with a generous amount of petrolium jelly. This will make removing the clay much easier.

Step 2: Work the clay until it is soft and easy to work with.

Step 3: Push the clay into the mold. Remove excess clay from the sides.

Tip: You don’t need to worry about removing all excess clay. The excess can easily be removed once the clay is dry.

Step 4: Allow the clay to dry (at least overnight). Remove the clay from the mold.

Tip: You may have to allow more drying time as the top of the clay (the part that was face down in the mold) may still be a bit wet.

Step 5: This step for adults only. Using an exacto knife, scrape off the excess clay from the sides of your item. Also smooth out the back side to make it as flat as possible.

Step 6: Place a magnet on the back with hot glue or contact cement. Make sure the magnet is large enough to hold up your Easter egg on your fridge.

Now you can hang your favorite Easter picture with your own Easter egg fridge magnet.

Easter Egg Crafts #2 Craft Stick Egg Wreath

This Easter egg craft takes some drying time and some patience but will look great hanging in your door or on the wall.

craft stick easter egg wreath kids craft

Supplies

  • 12 to 20 Craft Sticks
  • Easter Candy
  • Colored Ribbon
  • Hot Glue
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Elmer’s Glue or Wood Glue
  • Paint

How to Make an Egg Wreath

Step 1: bullet Before starting, determine if you want to use a group of 3 or 5 craft sticks for each section of the wreath. Then paint each craft stick in the group a different Easter color. Paint both front and back.

Step 2: bullet Once the craft sticks are dry, you will glue them together. Place the first colored stick flat on the table. Then place a bit of glue slightly below the tip of the stick. Place the next color on top but at an angle (see picture). Repeat this for the number of sticks in your group (3 or 5).

Step 3: bullet Repeat this with each grouping until you have a total of 4 groups of glued craft sticks. Allow the glue to completely dry before moving onto the next step.

Tip: For a larger wreath, just make 2 or 4 more groups of craft sticks.

Step 4: bullet Glue each of the sections together to form a wreath. Allow to dry completely.

Step 5: bullet Now using the hot glue, place your candies and ribbon onto the wreath. You can also cut out egg shapes using colored craft foam.

Step 6: bullet Hot glue a picture hanger or use ribbon for hanging.

You can also purchase a wreath and then simply decorate it with your Easter candies and shapes.

Yarn Easter Egg

These Easter egg crafts were one of our favorites. It’s a bit hard for the smaller hands to hold onto the balloon while wrapping the yarn, but if you do this project as a team, one person can hold while the other winds the string around. These ess look really neat when it’s all done. You can hang these or place them in a little holder to show them off.

Yarn Easter Egg

Supplies

  • Multi Colored Yarn
  • Liquid Starch
  • Oval Balloon
  • Large Bowl
  • Scissors
  • Canning Lid Sealer

How to Make a Yarn Easter Egg

Step 1: Blow up your balloon to the size you want. Shape the balloon as best you can into an oval (egg) shape.

Step 2: Pour a generous amount of liquid starch into the bowl (enough to completely soak your yarn).

Step 3: Cut yarn into 1 to 2 yard sections.

Step 4: Dip yarn into liquid starch and ensure it is completly saturated.

Step 5: Take the end of the yarn and begin wrapping it around the balloon randomly.

Tip: Squeeze off excess liquid starch with your fingers as you wrap it around.

Step 6: Repeat wrapping the yarn around the balloon until it is covered at the desired amount you want.

Tip: The yarn should cover enough of the balloon that there are no large gaps but do not completely cover. This will give you a neat “open” design.

Step 7: Tie a piece of string to the top of the balloon. Tie this to a coat hanger and allow to dry (approx. 6 to 8 hours).


Step 8: Once your egg is completly dry, pop the balloon and remove.

Tip: Use tweezers if needed to get the balloon out.


Step 9: Decorate your canning jar lid (the part that screws on the jar and is open in the middle). You can glue on colored ribbon or wrap it with some colored yarn.

Just place your yarn egg in the center of the decorated lid to display this beautiful Easter egg craft for kids. You can even add some potpourri inside your egg. Just snip the string at the bottom and fill the egg with the potpourri. Then simply hot glue the string back together to hold in the potpourri.

Easter Egg Crafts #4 Paper Mache Egg Candy Dish

This Easter egg craft is really fun but will take several days for drying time. This kids craft project is messy so be prepared and wear older clothes.

Supplies

  • Balloon
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Tissue Paper
  • Scissors
  • Clear Coat

How to Make an Egg Candy Dish

Step 1: Blow up your balloon to the size you want and tie it off. Shape the balloon as best you can into an oval (egg) shape.

Step 2: Mix 2 parts flour with 1 part water to make the paper mache paste. It should have a glue like consistency.

Step 3: Tear up several pieces of tissue paper in the colors of your choice.

Tip: Tissue paper is very thin so you may want to do a first layer with white printer paper. This will help strengthen the candy dish and prevent you from having to do many layers of tissue paper.

Step 4: Dip the tissue paper in the paste removing excess and place on the ballon.

Tip: Because the tissue paper is so thin that it may tear a bit. This is okay as it will give your egg a cool design.

Step 5: Let each layer dry completely and then repeat for 4 or 5 more layers.

Tip: Test the strength by squeezing the balloon after each layer is dry. You will be able to tell once it is strong enough.

Step 6: Using a needle or pin, pop your balloon.

Step 7: This step is for adults. Cut the egg in half with an exacto knife. Use a zig zag design if you want it to look like a broken egg.

Step 8: Spray with a clear coat and let dry.

You can use both pieces to create one covered candy dish or use both pieces for 2 open egg candy dishes. If you want a lid, simply hot glue wooden bead or something to grab on to lift the lid. We used half of a plastic Easter egg.

Fill it up with your favorite Easter candy and set it out for your guests.