Oh what a wonderful time of the year Easter can be, especially if you’re a kid. If you’re looking for some new ideas to keep those little hands busy during this festive time, we’ve got you covered. Have a look at our fun and easy Easter crafts that are perfect for doing with your kids at home!
A roundup of the best Easter crafts for kids
A simple yet delicious craft for kids, the jellybean bracelet is a tried and tested Easter crafts winner. All you need is a pack of jellybeans, some string, and a sharp, thin needle. Keep in mind that you’ll have to help your kiddos with this one since it involves the use of a potential weapon. To get started, thread the needle with the string. Put the needle through a jellybean and continue until you bracelet is of proper length. When you’re done simply tie the two ends together, and you’re good to go!
Cotton ball bunnies
This is a great activity for smaller kids that want to create some magical Easter crafts. You’ll need cardboard which has been cut out into a bunny head shape. You can also do a round shape if your kiddo wants to do a sheep instead of a bunny. You’ll also need some glue and a hand full of cotton balls. Have your kid smear some glue on the cotton balls and then stick them to the shape. It sounds fun and simple, but it does provide kids with at least 15 minutes of quiet time play.
Paper plate Easter basket
To get started with this craft idea, gather two paper plates for each kid. You’ll also need some paint, scissors, and glue or tape to stick it all together. Start by taking your paper plate and painting the back of the plate. When folded, this will be the outside of the basket. Now, take your second plate and cut half the rim off. You’ll stick that to the basket to form the handle when everything is done.
When the paint is dry, it’s time to cut and fold the plate. Draw a pencil line from the top to the bottom of the paper plate. Now draw another line that spans from one side to the other. Measure 7.5cm from the edge of the paper plate inwards. That’s the line you have to use to cut along to. After cutting along all the lines, you have four flaps. Fold each flap so that each quarter overlaps its neighbour, which then forms the shape of your basket. Once you’re cutting and folding, all that’s left to do is to glue or staple it all together.