Can you believe that it’s almost Easter already? It’s an exciting time. Get your house ready by engaging the kids in some fun and Easter-themed crafts!
Painted footprints (orange)
Strips of green for the carrot top
Cut footprint out.
Cut strips of green paper out of a paint swatch.
Tapes green strips on back “top” of carrot.
Plastic Egg Easter Wreath
42 plastic Easter eggs
Hot glue gun
Cardboard for wreath base
Cut an approximate 12 inch circle out of a piece of cardboard. This will be the base of your wreath. Next cut a second circle from the middle of the first one, approximately 9 inches across.
While you are letting your glue gun heat up, set out all your plastic eggs and make sure they are all closed and ready to glue on the wreath.
Begin gluing the plastic eggs to the cardboard, making a circle of eggs around the outside edge of the cardboard.
Draw a line with a pencil around the circle, between the two cut edges. Place the bases of the eggs on this line so that they would be evenly lined up around the circle. The edges of the eggs should be hanging off the edge of the cardboard.
When you are gluing the eggs, make sure to put a dot of glue both on the cardboard and where one egg is touching another egg. The hot glue works really well for this project. The glue hardens really fast. You can also peel the glue off the eggs if you get some in the wrong place.
Next make a second circle of eggs, around the inside of the cardboard circle. You will now have two rows of eggs. When you get all the way around the circle with the eggs, you will probably end up with a space where another egg will not fit. You can later cover up this space with Easter grass and/or a bow.
Now that you have the first layer of eggs completed, glue additional eggs on top of the first layer. These eggs don't have to lined up, just glue them where you think they would look best.
When you run out of room for eggs, it's time to start covering any gaps between the eggs with Easter grass.
Anywhere you can see cardboard between the eggs, add a couple of drops of hot glue and then press a few strands of Easter grass down between the eggs. Do this between all the eggs, until all the holes are covered and you are happy with how the wreath looks.
Make a bow to finish off your wreath. Place it anywhere you’d like.
Paper Plate Bunny Craft
Brown pipe cleaners
Pink pom poms
White/pink construction paper
Cover the paper plate with craft glue and have your child glue down cotton balls on the plate. You want to cover the entire plate with cotton balls to create a fluffy bunny.
Cut out bunny ears with white and pink construction paper. Glue the smaller pink ears over the larger white earpieces.
Attach your ears to your paper plate to secure in the plate.
Attach googly eyes, pipe cleaner whiskers, and nose on your bunny.
Easter Egg Suncatchers
Bright tissue paper
To make your Easter egg suncatchers start off by tearing bright tissue paper into strips. You can make the paper strips as thick or thin as you like. Tissue paper is recommended to use in suncatchers because the colors really come to life with the sun shining through them and when they overlap you get some great color mix effects too.
Next, cut out two rectangles of contact paper the same size. You’ll cut these into egg shapes later so they can be any size you like. We think it’s fun to make a selection of Easter egg suncatchers in different sizes.
Now it’s time to enjoy laying the tissue paper strips across the contact paper rectangle. You can cover the whole area, leave gaps and overlap the colors too. There’s no right or wrong way to do it and each egg suncatcher will be different.
Once your colored strips are in place, stick the second piece of contact paper over the top of the tissue paper to secure it. Then using a pencil draw on an egg shape and cut it out.
Finally snip a bit of ribbon and use sticky tape to fix it to the top of the egg. Now your Easter egg suncatchers are ready for hanging up on display!