Easter is the time for creativity, crafting, and designing. Whether it’s dyeing Easter eggs, making decorations or filling Easter nests – bright colours and homemade crafts are the highlights at Easter time for young and old alike. Children particularly enjoy being creative and crafting. We have put together a few simple but modern DIY Easter craft ideas that you can do with your children.
You will find cute Easter logos and templates for our craft ideas on our craft sheet.
Decorative Easter egg tags
Cute Easter handicrafts for (small) children
Jam jar Easter figures
Easter crafting is fun and also promotes the development of your child. This creative hobby stimulates the imagination, increases concentration ability, and improves your child’s fine-motor skills. The holidays are the perfect time to make decorations or small Easter crafts with your children. Below we give you three ideas for Easter crafts with children and give step-by-step instructions.
Salt dough is a staple craft material. It is versatile, quick and offers many design possibilities. For this year’s DIY Easter crafts with the children, we show you how to make stylish eggs out of salt dough. The decorative Easter eggs look great on a bouquet or in an Easter nest.
The materials for the salt dough Easter eggs:
2 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
1 cup of water
Paper doily and/or crocheted cotton lace and/or old clothes with embroidery
Stamps, figures, etc.
Tip: Alternatively, you can use air-dry clay.
Did you know that...
You can make many things out of salt dough. For example, you can make Easter bunny figures, shape egg cups or make tea light holders.
1. Knead flour, salt, and water into an elastic dough. For very young children, it would be best to do this in advance.
2. Roll out the dough until it is about ½ cm thick.
3. Take the paper doily, cotton lace, or a piece of fabric and carefully press it into the dough. You can also make figurines and stamps in the dough.
4. Next, you need either an egg template (you can find one in our craft template) or an Easter egg cutter. Cut out as many eggs as possible. Collect the leftover dough and repeat the last steps until you have used up all the dough.
5. Use the needle to poke a hole in the top of the Easter egg. Later you will need to thread a string through to hang it up.
6. Place your eggs on a baking tray and leave them to dry for about an hour at 50°C convection or 60°C top/bottom heat. Wedge a wooden spoon in the oven door so that the air can circulate. Then close the oven and bake the egg-shaped tags for about 50 minutes at 120°C convection or 130°C top/bottom heat. If you have a little more time, you can leave your eggs to air-dry for 2 days.
7. Let the eggs cool and then paint them with watercolours or scrape over the pattern with a wax crayon. Thread in the string to finish your homemade Easter egg pendants.
These fun hand-shaped animals are lots of fun to make and are also quick, easy, and suitable for young children. You can make a garland, turn them into creative Easter cards, or use the colourful Easter animals as gift tags. You can also decorate the animals to your heart’s content using glitter, bows, feathers and much more.
You will need these materials:
Craft paper in yellow, orange, white, pink, & black
Plastic googly eyes
Small pompom or felt ball
Scissors and glue
The older your child is, the more they can do on their own when making Easter crafts. Try to motivate them to do it on their own and give them help when they need it.
How to make them:
Take a sheet of yellow craft paper. Use your child’s hand as a template and draw around it, then cut it out.
Draw a small triangular beak and two small chick feet on the orange craft paper and cut them out.
Glue a pair of googly eyes on the top part of the palm, add the cute beak and glue the legs on the back so they stick out and show on the front.
To make the Easter bunny, you need another piece of craft paper that matches the colour of the bunny. This doesn’t always have to be the classic white, grey or brown because in a child's imagination a bunny can be any colour. Get your child to make the peace sign with their hand (a clenched fist with outstretched index and middle fingers) and together trace the shape of the hand. Next, cut out the ‘rabbit’s head’.
Draw two oblong ovals on a piece of pink craft paper that will fit into the Easter bunny’s ears. Carefully cut them out and glue them on.
Now place two googly eyes in the middle of the head and pop a pompom or a felt ball underneath to make a cute nose. Draw a mouth and some whiskers and you’ve got your Easter bunny.
Start with a sheet of black craft paper for the Easter lamb. Outline your child’s hand again and turn the shape around so that the fingers are pointing downwards.
In our craft sheet, you will find a template for the head of the lamb. Print this out and use it as a template for the black craft card. Cut it out neatly.
Next, glue the head onto the farthest finger to the right. You now have the basic shape of the Easter lamb with a head and four legs.
Glue small cotton wool pieces onto the palm of the hand. You can fluff the cotton wool up a bit to make the lamb even fluffier. Finally, all you need to do is stick on the two googly eyes.
Jam jars are not only environmentally friendly and practical, they are also great for DIY projects. We have put together a modern craft idea for making cute Easter bunnies out of jam jars. You can either use them as decoration or fill them with sweets and gifts and give them away to friends and family.
This is what you need to make the jam jar Easter bunny:
Chalk paint for glass
Black marker pen
Oven modelling clay in different colours
Hot glue or nail glue
How to make them:
1. Take the jar and clean it thoroughly inside and out. Then paint it with the glass chalk paint in your favourite colour. Now put it aside to let it dry. The glass may need a second coat after the paint has dried.
2. Next, prepare the ears for the bunny. Knead the oven dough soft and roll it out until it is about 0.5cm thick. Use a pin to draw 2 bunny ears. You can also use our Easter craft template for this. Then trace the shape with a knife to cut out the two ears.
3. To create a colour contrast, repeat step 2, but make the second pair of ears 3-5mm smaller than the first.
4. Now place the smaller inner ear on top of the larger ear and press them together. Roll some smaller balls of clay, flatten them and place them on the rabbit’s inner ear. You can bend the ears a little to make it cuter.
5. Roll a small round nose and a bow out of the clay. Roll the clay out thinner and cut out a rectangle. Now carefully press the centres of the longer sides together to create the folds in the bow. Next, roll a thin strip of clay around the middle and cut it off.
6. For the Easter chick, all that’s needed is to shape a yellow beak and cut out two little wings.
7. When all the dough pieces are ready, bake them as described in the instructions.
8. Paint a cute bunny face with whiskers on the front of the jar and glue the pieces of clay on with a hot glue gun or nail glue.
Tip: You can also create amazing marbled effects with two different colours of clay. Choose a strong and lighter colour and roll them separately into long strips. Then twist them together. When rolling them together the roll will become thinner, so fold it in the middle and repeat the process. You can repeat this as often as you like until the colours look good. For a light marbling effect, use a main colour and then just a smaller amount of the contrasting colour.
Bear in mind that...
When handling glue and knives, make sure that your child doesn’t injure him/herself. Be realistic about your child’s ability and help them with more difficult steps if necessary. Never leave your child unattended while crafting.
These three great ideas make Easter crafting really fun. Take advantage of the Easter holidays and try out our craft ideas together!