Easter is just around the corner. So, to celebrate, we've put together a list of 20 simple Easter crafts your kids can create with inexpensive items found around the house.
1. Sock Bunnies
These sock bunnies by A Pumpkin & A Princess are an easy, fun craft that younger kids can create with help from a grown-up. These adorable bunnies are perfect for Easter and also make great springtime decor. To create these sock bunnies, you’ll need a small sock, felt, a large pompom, googly eyes, a ribbon, clear rubber bands, rice, and scissors.
How to Make Sock Bunnies:
Fill your sock with a cup of rice, depending on the size of your sock. Next, tie two clear rubber bands, one below the heel of the sock and the other just above the heel, to create the head, ears, and body for your bunny.
Cut an oval shape into a piece of felt to create a “belly” for the bunny, then glue the felt onto the bottom section of the sock using tacky glue or hot glue.
Cut out a tiny square piece of felt. Cut a slit down the middle of the felt to create your bunny's teeth. Next, cut a small rounded triangle out of a piece of felt to make your bunny's nose. Finally, glue a pair of moveable eyes, the nose, and the teeth on your bunny's head to create its face.
Glue a pompom on the back of your bunny's body to create its tail. Tie the ribbon into a bow around your bunny's neck. Cut a slit down the top of the sock to create your bunny's ears. Snip off the corners to make the ears slightly rounded.
These fun, messy, shaving cream-painted Easter eggs by A Night Owl Blog are a great sensory craft. To create these shaving cream painted Easter eggs, you’ll need shaving cream, card stock, paint, a tray or box lid, a paintbrush, toothpick, or fork (something with a pointy end), newspapers, and a scraper tool or old gift card.
How to Make Shaving Cream Painted Easter Eggs:
Cut out egg shapes from the card stock.
Spray shaving cream onto the tray and spread it around. Next, squirt lines, squiggles, or blobs of paint all over the shaving cream.
Drag a fork, toothpick, or the pointy end of a paintbrush in straight lines back and forth and up and down through the shaving cream and paint to create a marbled look in the shaving cream.
Place one of your egg shapes on the shaving cream. Press the shape gently on the shaving cream, then pull it up and set it aside in a safe place for a few minutes.
Use a scraper tool or old gift card to scrape the shaving cream off the paper. Let the paint dry for a bit, and then your Easter eggs will be ready to be put on display!
These adorable paper bunnies by Easy Peasy and Fun are perfect for decorating Easter baskets and can be filled with treats. Preschoolers may struggle with this craft, but it's an excellent project for kids in kindergarten. To create these paper bunnies, you’ll need pastel blue and pink construction paper, scissors or a paper trimmer, googly eyes, glue, white paper, and a black marker.
How to Make Paper Bunnies:
Cut 4 long strips along the length of the paper and 4 shorter strips along the width of the paper. Each strip should be about the width of your thumb.
Glue 2 long strips of paper together, making a cross. Repeat with the remaining long strips of paper. Glue the 2 crosses onto each other to create a snowflake. Repeat this process with the short strips.
Glue the strips of the large snowflake together to form loops until all strips are glued together, creating a ball. Repeat this process with the smaller snowflake.
Glue the paper balls together. You might need to hold them together for the glue to dry.
To create the blue bunny's ears, cut 2 ear shapes out of pastel blue construction paper, then cut a smaller set out of pastel pink paper and glue them inside the blue shapes. To create the pink bunny's ears, cut 2 ear shapes out of pastel pink construction paper, then cut a smaller set out of pastel blue paper and glue them inside the pink shapes.
Cut an oval out of construction paper to create the bunny's snout. Draw a nose onto the snout.
Cut a small rectangle out of white paper and draw a line in the middle of the rectangle to create the bunny's teeth. Glue the teeth onto the snout.
Glue the ears and the snout onto the smaller ball and add two moveable eyes to create the bunny's face.
This simple Easter basket craft by iHeartCraftyThings is an easy, fun project that younger kids can create and decorate with a bit of help from a grown-up. To create these mini Easter baskets, you’ll need craft sticks, mini craft sticks, ribbon, a hot glue gun, cardboard, white paint, a paintbrush, Sharpie markers, scissors, and optionally, green yarn.
How to Make Mini Easter Baskets:
Heat up your hot glue gun. Glue together two mini craft sticks and two regular craft sticks to make a rectangle.
Glue one more regular craft stick along the middle section of your rectangle. Glue three more mini craft sticks across the rectangle.
Turn your rectangle over and glue four more mini craft sticks across the rectangle. Position them so that they offset the mini craft sticks on the opposite side.
Thread a ribbon through the top section of the rectangle and secure the ends in place on the back of the Easter basket with your hot glue gun. Thread another piece of ribbon through the bottom half of the Easter basket and secure the ends on the back of the basket.
Glue a piece of ribbon on the back corners of the Easter basket to create a handle.
Cut five or six small eggs out of your cardboard. Paint them white. When they have finished drying, decorate them with your Sharpie markers.
If you want to add grass to your basket, glue some small pieces of green yarn along the back of the basket.
Glue your decorative Easter eggs on the back of the basket.
5. Yarn Eggs
These yarn eggs by Fantastic Fun and Learning are super easy Easter crafts for kids of all ages. These fun decorations can be hung in windows or as mobiles. To create these yarn eggs, you’ll only need three things: cardboard, yarn, and tape.
How to Make Yarn Eggs:
Cut an egg shape out of the cardboard. Punch a hole in the top of the egg and thread a loop of yarn through the hole.
Wrap the yarn around the egg until it is completely covered. Wrapping the yarn while holding the egg in one hand can be challenging for younger children. You can modify this step by taping the end of the yarn to the egg. Then, children can hold both ends of the egg and flip the egg repeatedly. As they flip the egg, the yarn will twist around it.
Tuck the end of the yarn in so it won't come loose, and hang up your yarn egg.
This simple foam cup bunny craft by One Little Project is a fun decoration that doubles as a way to hold your Easter candy. To create these foam cup bunnies, you’ll need styrofoam or paper cups, Elmer's white glue or a hot glue gun, googly eyes, white craft foam or cardstock, pink craft foam or cardstock, a black gel pen or black Sharpie, a pink Sharpie, and scissors.
How to Make Foam Cup Bunnies:
Cut two oval shapes out of the white craft foam or cardstock for the bunny's feet and two long, pointy ear shapes for the ears. Finally, cut a small oval out of the pink craft foam or cardstock for the nose.
Use a pink Sharpie to color the ears and feet.
Glue the movable eyes, nose, ears, and feet onto the cup using Elmer's white glue or a hot glue gun.
Draw the bunny's face using a black gel pen or black Sharpie.
This simple Easter decor by The Creek Line House is a great way to keep kids busy with a cute craft and reuse yesterday's newspaper. To create these Easter decor carrots, you’ll need newspaper, fake grass, twine, tape, a hot glue gun, and paint.
How to Make Easter Decor Carrots:
Wrap the fake grass in tape to create the carrot's leaves.
Scrunch newspaper around the fake grass and wrap tape around the newspaper to create a carrot shape.
Wrap the newspaper in twine and secure the twine using hot glue.
Paint the carrots various shades of orange.
This bunny vase by Weekend Craft is a fun craft for kids and an adorable Easter decoration. To create these bunny vases, you’ll need a mason jar or sauce jar, white chalk paint, black and pink acrylic paint, paintbrushes, and optionally, twine.
How to Make Recycled Bunny Vases:
Remove the label from the jar.
Paint the jar with white chalk paint. Then, paint a bunny face on the jar using acrylic paint.
If you would like to add more detail to your vase, wrap the rim of the jar in twine.
9. Q-Tip Lamb
This Q-Tip lamb craft by One Little Project is excellent for young kids and it makes an adorable accessory for your Easter table. To create these Q-Tip lambs, you’ll need Q-tips, white glue, a fine tip magic marker, a pink colored pencil, scissors, white card stock or an old greeting card, 2 clothespins, and a red ribbon.
How to Make a Q-Tip Lamb:
Cut an egg shape and an extended oval out of the card stock.
Add a small line of glue at one end of the lamb's body. Cut off the tips of the Q-Tips and neatly place them on the line of glue. Overlap a second layer of Q-Tip ends on top of the first layer. Keep adding lines of glue and Q-Tip ends as you work your way across the lamb's body.
Add a small amount of glue to the narrow part of the egg shape and add three Q-Tip ends. Choose Q-Tips that have been cut to a similar length.
Add more glue and two sideways Q-Tips for the ears.
Draw closed eyes with eyelashes, a nose, and a mouth with a fine tip magic marker.
Use a pink colored pencil to draw 2 little circles for the lamb's rosy cheeks.
Tie a piece of red ribbon into a small bow and glue it to the top of the lamb's head.
Once everything is dry, glue the head to the body. Glue two clothespins to the back of the lamb to create its legs.
This cute Easter chick craft by Red Ted Art can be hung up as an Easter decoration. To create these paper plate Easter chicks, you’ll need heavy-duty paper plates, scissors, a hole punch, a pencil, yellow yarn, black buttons, orange and yellow felt, a hot glue gun, and tape.
How to Make a Paper Plate Easter Chick:
Draw an egg shape on a paper plate.
Cut the egg shape out of the center of the plate.
Punch holes along the perimeter of the egg shape.
Cut off several yards of yellow yarn. Tape one end of the yarn onto the back of your plate. Wrap some tape around the other end so it won’t fray when sewing.
Sew your strand of yellow yarn through the holes in your plate, up and down, side to side, and diagonal. When you reach the end of the yarn, tape it onto the back of the plate.
Cut two wings out of yellow felt and a beak out of orange felt. Glue the wings, beak, and two black buttons for eyes onto the yarn.
These Easter egg ornaments by Fireflies and Mudpies make beautiful Easter decorations. To create these Easter egg ornaments, you’ll need an Easter egg template, white cardstock, scissors, crayons, markers, or colored pencils, glue or double-sided tape, string, and scrapbook paper.
How to Make Easter Egg Ornaments:
Print the template onto white cardstock. Cut out one egg, then trace it on nine pieces of scrapbook paper.
Cut out each egg, then fold them down the vertical center with the back of the paper facing out.
Tape or glue the back of 2 eggs together to create a 3D effect. Continue gluing on the remaining egg shapes until they are all secured together.
Squeeze a dot of glue (or press a piece of double-sided tape) in the center of the folds.
Stick a loop of string on the glue, then close the egg with tape or glue.
12. Handprint Lilies
These handprint lilies by One Little Project are adorable and easy for kids to make. To create these handprint lilies, you’ll need pink paper, 6-inch green and yellow pipe cleaners, a pencil, scissors, and tape.
How to Make Handprint Lilies:
Trace the outline of your hand onto the paper and cut out your handprint. Carefully erase any pencil marks.
Curl the bottom of the hand into a cone. Leave a small hole at the tip of the cone, just large enough to fit a pipe cleaner. Use a small piece of invisible tape to hold it together.
Use a round pencil, pen, or colored pencil to curl the fingers outward.
Fold a yellow pipe cleaner in half.
Make a little "J" shaped hook on the end of the green pipe cleaner and loop it over the bend in the yellow pipe cleaner.
Bend one side of the yellow pipe cleaner in half again, leaving the other side straight.
Pinch the "J" shape in the green pipe cleaner, so it tightly holds the yellow pipe cleaner.
Wrap the longer end of the yellow pipe cleaner tightly around the shorter side. Keep wrapping until you reach the end of the yellow pipe cleaner.
Poke the pipe cleaner stem through the middle of the handprint flower, pulling it through so the green stem is below the flower and the yellow part is in the center of the flower.
These bubble wrap Easter eggs by The Resourceful Mama are fun, messy, yet very creative crafts for preschoolers. To create these bubble wrap Easter eggs, you’ll need bubble wrap, white card stock, various colors of paint, paintbrushes, scissors, and a pencil.
How to Make Bubble Wrap Easter Eggs:
Draw an egg shape on a piece of white card stock. Don't cut it out yet.
Cut a piece of bubble wrap that is slightly larger than the egg.
Apply paint to the bubble wrap (the side with the bubbles).
Flip your bubble wrap onto the egg so that the bubbles are touching the card stock. Press down on the bubble wrap
Carefully lift the bubble wrap. You should see a bubble wrap design on your egg.
Once the paint has dried, cut out the egg.
This yarn-wrapped carrot by I Heart Arts and Crafts is an easy, fun Easter craft for kids. To create a yarn-wrapped carrot, you’ll need cardboard, orange yarn, green cardstock paper, scissors, tape, and a glue stick.
How to Make Yarn Wrapped Carrots:
Cut a carrot shape out of a piece of cardboard.
Tape the beginning of the yarn to your carrot shape, so the yarn stays in place, then wrap the yarn around the carrot shape.
Once you've finished wrapping the carrot, tape down the end of the yarn or tie it to the back.
Trace 2 handprints onto a piece of cardstock and cut them out. Tape or glue the handprints to the back of the carrot to create leaves.
One Little Project's Easter egg carton chicks are a fun, easy craft that kids will love. The chicks can be used to hold your favorite Easter candy. To create these Easter egg carton chicks, you’ll need an empty egg carton, yellow paint, yellow and orange construction paper, tape, glue, and a black marker.
How to Make Easter Egg Carton Chicks:
Cut out two sections of the egg carton.
Cut them apart and trim the edges so the egg carton pieces can completely close together without gaps.
Add a small piece of tape on both sides of the egg carton so that it can easily fold open and closed.
Open the halves and paint the inside and outside of the egg carton.
Cut out 2 yellow triangles and 2 orange triangles of construction paper for the wings and beak.
Glue the orange triangles to the inside of each egg carton piece to create a beak. Glue the yellow triangles to both sides of the bottom egg carton pieces to make the wings.
Draw two black dots above the beak for the eyes.
Cut 2 shapes out of the orange construction paper to create feet. Glue them to the bottom of the egg carton chick.
This adorable 3D craft by Crafty Morning is great for kids and can be used to hold Easter candy. To create this 3D paper plate Easter basket, you’ll need 2 paper plates, a stapler, ribbon, Easter grass, brown paint, glue, a paintbrush, scissors or an X-Acto knife, and construction paper.
How to Make 3D Paper Plate Easter Baskets:
Put the plates on top of each other and cut out half of the inside of the plates.
Paint both plates brown.
Once the plates have dried, flip one plate over on top of the other and staple them together around the edge to make a basket.
Glue a piece of ribbon across one of the plates along the edge of the basket.
Tie a piece of ribbon into a bow and glue it to the ribbon on the basket.
Fill the basket with Easter grass.
Cut three eggs out of colored construction paper and glue them to the inside of the basket.
This adorable craft by Housing A Forest is great for young children. To create this paper plate sheep, you’ll need a paper plate, white shredded paper, googly eyes, black paper, and white school glue.
How to Make a Paper Plate Sheep:
Cover the paper plate in glue, then press handfuls of shredded paper onto the plate.
Repeat with layers of glue and shredded paper until the paper plate looks wooly.
Cut a circle and two teardrop shapes out of the black paper to create the sheep's head and ears. Glue the head and ears onto the shredded paper and add 2 googly eyes.
Cut out four long strips of black paper for the sheep's legs. Glue the strips to the back of the plate.
Kids will love this adorable cottontail bunny behind craft by Our Kid Things. To create this cottontail bunny behind, you’ll need a dessert-sized paper plate, white cardstock, cotton balls in assorted pastel, Easter colors, glue, and scissors.
How to Make a Cottontail Bunny Behind:
Trim the outside ring of one of the paper plates to create the bunny's head.
Flip the larger plate and place a line of glue around the top ring.
Attach the trimmed plate to the whole plate.
Cut 2 slightly rounded bunny ears out of white cardstock and cut out two circular shapes for the feet. Glue the ears to the back of the bunny's head. Glue the feet to the back of the bottom of the body.
Glue 4 cotton balls in a ring on the bottom plate. Glue a cotton ball on top of the 4 to create a puffy tail.
Happy Hooligans's adorable bunny and bird Easter finger puppets are fun crafts that kids can play with. To create these Easter finger puppets, you’ll need pipe cleaners, pompoms in assorted sizes, googly eyes, cardstock or small yellow or orange pompoms, and a hot glue gun.
How to Make Easter Finger Puppets:
Glue googly eyes on a large pompom.
To create a beak for a bird puppet, cut a small triangle out of cardstock and glue it to the large pompom. To create a nose for a bunny puppet, glue a small pompom to the large pompom.
Push a pipe cleaner into the bottom of the pompom and secure it with hot glue. This will become the puppet's body.
To create wings for a bird puppet, twist a second pipe cleaner into a figure 8 and secure it to the first pipe cleaner with hot glue.
Cut a second pipe cleaner in half to create ears for a bunny puppet. Form both halves into a U shape and push them into the top of the pompom. Secure the ears with hot glue.
Twist the puppet's pipe cleaner body around your finger several times to form a spiral. You may have to cut a bit of the pipe cleaner off to shorten it to fit a child's finger.
20. Lollipop Bunnies
This simple craft by One Little Project is easy for kids to make with a little help from a grownup. These bunnies are adorable, and they include a yummy Tootsie Pop. To create these lollipop bunnies, you’ll need Tootsie Pops, styrofoam balls, googly eyes, pompoms, a hot glue gun, white sparkly craft foam, white pipe cleaners, ribbon, and a knitting needle.
How to Make Lollipop Bunnies:
Use a knitting needle to poke holes in the styrofoam balls.
Slide the styrofoam ball onto the Tootsie Pop stick. Fold the wrapper around the stick as tightly as you can. Gently twirl the styrofoam ball until it covers the wrapper.
Glue googly eyes and pompoms onto the styrofoam ball to create the bunny's face.
Cut out 2 feet shapes from the sparkly craft foam. Glue the feet to the bottom of the Tootsie Pop.
Fold a loop about 2 inches long on one end of a pipe cleaner. Wrap the looped end of the pipe cleaner to keep it in place. Repeat the process on the other side of the pipe cleaner to create the other ear.
Fold the ears upwards so they can sit on top of the bunny's head.
Glue the ears to the top of the styrofoam ball.
Add 2 small pompoms to the Tootsie Pop for the bunny's paws. Add 1 small pompom to the back of the Tootsie Pop for the bunny's tail.
Wrap a piece of ribbon around the ears and tie it into a bow.
Go craft memories this Easter.
Try to create some of these crafts with your kids this Easter. They don’t have to be perfect. The most important part of crafting is having fun, exploring, and creating lifelong memories.