A list of various Easter crafts and instructions that are fun for the whole family.
|Easter crafts are plentiful. In fact, there are more art related activities for this holiday than there are for just about any other holiday we celebrate (the exception being, possibly, Christmas). There is the time honored traditional art of coloring eggs. There are the just as traditional, but less practiced Easter crafts involving making your own cards and ornaments, and there are the newer Easter crafts: making your own baskets and cross-stitch decorations.
Just like any other art, these Easter crafts can be done with or without kits. A great book you can purchase with a wide range of kids Easter crafts is All New Crafts For Easter.
Everyone knows how to boil and dye an egg; and most everyone knows that you can draw on an egg in white crayon, and then dye over the egg to create a wider range of pictures. The newer ways of egg decorating, however, involve Easter craft egg kits, such as these Littlest Pet Shop
kits. These are made for kids four years old and up and are a great way to bring younger children into the art of egg decorating.
One area that you may be interested in learning about is how to make string eggs. These Easter craft decorations are hallow, egg-shaped ornaments made completely of string (see image). Read our free Easter Crafts newsletter for instructions on this project and many more.
Projects included in this newsletter are:
- String Eggs
- Washcloth Rabbits
- Hanging Rabbit Wreaths
- Bulb Painting
All projects included here can be completed without kits.
Another great Easter craft idea is making your own basics. You can purchase plain baskets from the store and glue or sew fabric to the baskets in various designs. If you advanced enough in sewing, you can even purchase material and design your own baskets in the shape of animals or characters. For example: A basket in the shape of a rabbit with ears forming the handle.
For those who aren’t quite that advanced, there are basket making kits
to make your Easter crafts run a little smoother.
One of the more enjoyable and lasting Easter crafts that can be done at any age is ornament making. These can be simple beaded ornaments, or can be more complex, like marshmallow-shaped chicks on faux chocolate stands (think of a holiday smore). You can even purchase holiday themed picture frame kits to make frames where you can display photos of your family completing their Easter crafts or finding their baskets.
Finally, for those a little older, there are many different holiday-themed cross-stitch patterns that can be purchased. These can be religious, or can be younger themes (with bunnies, flowers, eggs, etc).
Remember, art projects are available for any holiday. See our Holiday Page
or our Holiday Craft Store
for a list of more projects available. If you have any ideas for projects Easter craft projects that you would like to see listed here, please send details through our Contact Page