5 Easy Easter Crafts for Toddlers to Do at Home
Looking for fun and easy Easter crafts for the kids? Show your “egg-citement” with these simple toddler easter crafts. On this “hoppy” day, you’ll probably be seeking new ways to adorn your home.
These easy easter crafts for toddlers will keep kids entertained and engaged. Enjoy a cup of tea while your child decorates, but don’t forget that there’s enough to encourage adult creativity as well!
To celebrate the arrival of spring and Easter Sunday, we’ve rounded up our favourite Easter projects for the whole family. Some easter crafts for toddlers are simple to construct, while others may require more skill. The Easter Bunny will appreciate your efforts if you make these projects, no matter how advanced your DIY skills are.
5 Easy Easter crafts for toddlers to do at home
1. Marbled Decorative Eggs
To decorate your Easter table using a simple toddler easter craft, cover empty eggs with a stunning marbled effect or use them as markers for a chocolate egg hunt or a basket of colourful eggs.
You will need
- Fresh white eggs
- Disposable foil roasting tray
- 1 can shaving foam
- Gel food colourings in different colours
- Kitchen paper
What to do
- Using BBC Food’s egg-blowing guide, remove the yolks and whites from your eggs, then wash and dry them.
- Cover the tray’s base in shaving foam. Use a skewer or toothpick to draw coloured patterns in the foam and marble some colours together after sprinkling drops of gel food colouring in your desired colours onto the foam. Bright neon food colouring creates a more dramatic impact, whilst pastel food colouring creates more delicate designs.
- Place each egg on kitchen paper to set after rolling it in the foam. Allow for 20 minutes of rest time. Wipe away all the foam, leaving only the marbled designs to decorate with.
2. Bunny and Chick Sweetie Jars
Make chocolate-filled jars for your kids to give to their teachers or hide in the garden for an Easter egg hunt. This is an easy Easter craft for toddlers, yet the finished result is fantastic.
You will need:
- Glass jar with screw lid
- Craft paint suitable for glass
- Sharpie pens
- Patterned card
- Pom-pom (chick only)
- Chocolate eggs and chocolate coins
What to do:
- Paint your lids and jars, leaving a circle at the front of the jar unpainted. Allow to dry thoroughly before applying a second coat.
- Once dry, draw faces on your bunny or chick with Sharpie pens.
- Cut out bunny ears or chick party hats from patterned card. Glue pom-poms to your party hats. Bend back a 1cm-wide flap of the card at the base of each ear or party hat and glue it to the jar lids. To finish, fill the jars with chocolate.
3. No-Sew Felt Bunny Ears
No sewing machine is necessary to customise these bunny ears for your toddlers and their teddies. To make your own unique yet easy craft, experiment with the colour of the hairbands and felt, as well as the size and position of the ears. *For the glue gun and ironing, you’ll need an adult.*
You will need:
- A4 sheet tracing or plain paper
- Sewing pins
- A4 pieces of felt in contrasting colours
- Fabric scissors and/or pinking shears
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Plain headband
What to do:
- Draw a bunny ear on your paper or tracing paper, followed by a smaller inner ear. To make flaps under the headband, add 1cm to each ear template, depending on your child’s age and desire. Cut out both shapes.
- Then cut out two big ears and two inner ears from felt using pins. If you have pinking shears, use them to zigzag your inner ears.
- Hot glue the inner ears to the outer ears and let them dry. Snip a little triangle about 1cm high from the central base of each ear.
- Fold the ears lengthways down the middle, inner ears facing inwards, then use a hot iron to press along the outside of the crease. This will give your bunny ears a bent look when you unfold them.
- Fold the end of each ear under the headband and attach to the band using a hot glue gun. Depending on the look you want, you can either overlap or set the two ears apart.
4. Easter Bunny Plate
This paper Easter Bunny activity is simple to make and ideal for toddlers and preschoolers. Children can assist in cutting out the rabbit ears and glueing them on. All you must do now is gather the necessary materials. Because of their simplicity, they are a great, simple Easter craft for your toddler to complete!
You will need
- Construction Paper
- Pom Poms
- Pipe Cleaners
- Googly Eyes
- Small Paper Plates
What to do
- Nose: Take three pipe cleaners and twist them together in the middle to connect/stick them together. The concealed part that you twist will go behind the nose (pom pom) and will be hidden. The whiskers will stick out on both sides.
- Whiskers: Then glue to the paper plate. Allow time for drying because this step requires a strong glue bond, or the pipe cleaners will fall off.
- You can also use hot glue (which will last longer), but adults should do this first and then let the children glue the pom-pom on once the hot glue has dried and cooled. Once the pipe cleaner glue has dried, apply it on your nose (pom pom).
- Ears: Cut some ears out of white construction paper and a smaller inside ear out of a different colour.
- Eyes: Use googly eyes or you could make your own eyes out of construction paper.
- Mouth: Use a marker to draw on the mouth.
5. Handprint Chick
All the baby animals that start appearing as tiny little fluffy chicks at springtime are so adorable!
As a result, we decided to build egg-shaped chicks, which are ideal for spring, Easter, or farm-themed activities. They look great and are easy Easter crafts for toddlers to make!
What you need:
- Yellow and orange paint
- White craft paper
- Yellow craft paper
- Orange craft paper
- Black pen
What to do:
- After that, paint your child’s feet and make a footprint of each foot on white paper. Allow time for the handprints and footprints to dry.
- For the chick’s body, cut a huge oval out of yellow paper. You can either draw a line for your little one to cut out or cut it out for them.
- Cut two smaller ovals for the eyes and use the pen to put circles on them.
- For the beak, cut a triangle, and for the top of the chick’s head, cut a wavy shape.
- Attach the chick’s eyes, beak, and top to the chick with glue.
- Cut around the handprints and footprints. You can use the whole footprint or size it down, it’s up to you or your child.
- Glue the handprints to the chick’s side for wings and the footprints to the chick’s bottom for feet. Your chick can be hung up to enjoy after the adhesive has dried.
Simple Ways to Explain Easter to Your Toddler
If you’re unsure what to say to your kids about Easter, try these suggestions:
- Consider the age, developmental stage, and personality of your child. Some kids are more sensitive than others. If you don’t want to read your kids the whole Bible account of Easter, use John 3:16 to describe what happened.
- Answer your kids’ questions honestly. Be patient with them and don’t be scared to admit when you don’t know the answer. Even as adults, we may not fully appreciate some aspects of Easter.
- Creativity is key! You can teach your kids about redemption and forgiveness through real-life examples, science experiments, skits, or an Easter book.
- Describe what Easter means to you. Focusing on personal reflections might help you communicate with your child.
A parent knows what is best for their family. And remember to spend Easter with your family.
Summary: Easy Easter Crafts For Toddlers
- Marbled decorative eggs
- Bunny and chick sweetie jars
- No-sew felt bunny ears
- Easter bunny plate
- Handprint chick
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