Can you believe it’s almost Easter?! Nope, neither can I!! I’m excited though because it means it’s crafting time!!!
I’ve come together with some more of my friends to bring you another fun craft blog. Scroll through and take a look at our favourite Easter crafts, activities and gifts.
If you feel inspired to create something from the blog, don’t forget to share it with us on Instagram, tag us and also use the hashtag #acraftyeaster
DIY Bunny Stamps
Toilet rolls x3, tape, nature paints/your favourite type of paint, paintbrush, black marker and cardboard or paper
- Pinch two toilet rolls one at a time to create two teardrop shapes for the bunny’s ears. Position the two rolls on top of your remaining roll, and secure with tape.
- Prepare your nature paints, or pour your favourite paints into a bowl or on to a plate that your bunny can be dipped into.
- Dip the bunny into the paint, and stamp onto the cardboard or paper (using cardboard is a great way to recycle unused boxes!).
- Using the paintbrush, paint grass.
- Once dry, use your black marker to create a face for each bunny, and you’re done!
Handmade Easter Card
Card stock, white paint, small bunny foot cutout, bio glitter.
- Fold your card stock in half.
- Paint an Easter themed picture on the front of the card or use a template to trace one (We have a link in the last activity for a bunny paw template).
- Sprinkle some glitter over the wet paint and then let it dry.
Yellow paint, 5mm googly eyes, 20mm and 30mm foam balls, felt, glue and toothpicks.
- Start by piercing a toothpick into the center of one 20mm foam ball and one 30mm foam ball, you should have about a centimeter of toothpick hanging out the base once you’re finished.
- Find something to stick the toothpick and base into. We used some old foam packaging to hold them steady and then we painted each chick.
- While they’re drying (preferably overnight) you can start cutting felt shapes. We made little squares for the beaks and pinched them together with a bit of glue. We cut out hearts for their feet and shell shapes for their wings.
- Once the paint is completely dry you can start gluing each piece of felt onto the baby chick.
You can decorate an basket with straw and nature finds to make a bird’s nest and then put it on display for all of your guests to admire.
Homemade Chocolate Surprises
Cocoon/egg mould, cooking chocolate, your favourite treats (e.g. raspberry liquorice, black liquorice, honeycomb, freeze-dried strawberries, pistachios, freckles) and a pastry brush
- Melt a small amount of cooking chocolate as per the instructions on the packet.
- Using a pastry brush, apply a thin layer of the chocolate into each mould.
- Place in the fridge to set.
- Cut up your treats into small enough pieces to fit into your chosen mould.
- Once the chocolate shells are set, melt another small batch of cooking chocolate, and remove the shells from their moulds.
- Spread a thin layer of chocolate into each cocoon for the treats to stick to.
- Add your treats into each egg, and drizzle some chocolate over the top.
- Place the eggs back into the fridge to set.
These DIY eggs are the perfect accompaniment to the bunny gift bags for the ultimate Easter gift!
Sock, rice, ribbon, marker and twine.
- Fill the sock with enough rice for the bunny and tie the top off with twine.
- Use another peice of twine to form the head.
- Use some more twine to form a tail.
- Take the remaining length of the sock at top and cut it down the middle towards the twine. You should have two lengths of fabric attached to the sock, you now want to shape the bunny ears with your scissors.
- Tie a ribbon around the neck.
- Draw some eyes and a mouth with your marker.
Egg shells, decorative eggs (how to in the next activity), dried flowers and nature finds.
This one is all about having fun and playing around with what nature finds you’ve collected. Decorating an Easter table can be fun and easy, this one looks stunning and when you take a closer look it shows you that there is beauty in simplicity. The best part is, this table centerpiece wouldn’t put a strain on the budget!
Cardboard, pencil, scissors, craft glue, paintbrush and nature finds (e.g. leaves, flowers, berries, grasses)
- Draw or use a computer template to trace egg shapes onto cardboard and cut them out.
- Take an adventure into nature and collect some treasures such as leaves and flowers.
- Apply glue to each egg using the paintbrush, and arrange your nature finds on each egg to decorate them.
These can be used as decorations in the home, as DIY Easter cards, or even a gift to grandparents, friends or family members who love receiving crafts from your babe!
Air Dried Clay Fridge Magnets
Air dry clay, food colouring, straw, Easter shaped cookie cutters, rolling pins, magnets and a hot glue gun.
- Roll out your clay and add some patterns by either using patterned rolling pins or imprinting onto your clay with nature pieces.
- Add drops of food colouring to your shapes. Using a straw, let your child blow the dye to decorate.
- Leave your clay shapes to dry for 24-48 hours.
- Once dry, you can glue your magnets on with a hot glue gun. You could use an old fridge calendar magnet and cut it into small sections.
- Now it’s time to decorate your fridge!
Build A Nest
This is another super easy activity and you’ll probably find that you have a lot of pieces laying around the house. You could use wood wool or straw, some old ribbons, dried flowers and feathers.
See if you can rustle up a basket or go op-shopping if you don’t have one. Let your child take over this activity by asking them how they’d like to decorate their nest.
Dyed Wooden Eggs
Wooden eggs, dried flowers, food dye and a hot glue gun.
- Place wooden eggs into a bowl.
- Squirt 3-4 drops of food dye in the bowl and roll your eggs around until they’re fully coated in colour.
- Place eggs in an egg carton and leave them to dry.
- Once the eggs are dry you can now start gluing on your flowers.
Cardboard (firm), pencil, scissors, craft glue, nature paints, paintbrush, hot glue gun and jute string.
- Using a pencil, draw (or use a computer template and trace) twelve Easter eggs onto cardboard and cut them out (I found it easier to cut one out and use it as a template for the rest).
- Arrange the eggs into a wreath, and from this, draw a circle on fresh piece of firm cardboard as a backing for the eggs. Draw another circle around this and cut the inside out, leaving you with a circle with around a 2-3cm width.
- Decorate your eggs. I alternated nature paints and floral, creating 2 of each style to arrange around the wreath.
- Once dried, use a hot glue gun to adhere each egg to the wreath. I stuck on the 6 painted eggs and overlapped the florals atop those so they stood out the most.
- Tie one piece of hessian/jute string into a circle and use the hot glue gun to stick it to the back of the top egg to hang your wreath.
- Create a hessian/jute string bow, and use the hot glue gun to stick it to the front to complete your wreath!
Salt Dough Eggs
- Preheat oven to 120 degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper.
- Mix all dry ingredients together.
- Add oil and slowly add water while mixing to form a dough.
- Knead on a floured surface.
- Break of chunks of dough and roll them into an egg shape.
- Place on prepared baking tray and cook them in the oven for approximately 2 hours, until firm.
- Once dry you can start decorating the eggs with paint, flowers, glitter and crystals.
Easter Egg Sun Catcher
- Cut out egg shapes from your cardboard- then cut out the middle of each egg, leaving a 3cm border.
- Trace your egg shapes onto clear contact and cut that out.
- Decorate the sticky side of one piece of contact with dried flowers and glitter.
- Stick another piece of contact (face down) over your decorations, so they’re fully enclosed.
- Paint your cardboard frame using white paint, once the paint dries you can add some glue and glitter.
- Glue your decorated contact pieces in between your two cardboard frames.
- Using scissors, pierce the contact just under the frame at the top of your egg, thread string and hang in a well lit area.
Bunny Gift Bags
Hessian/jute bags, cardboard, pencil, scissors, craft glue, dried florals and a hot glue gun.
- Using your pencil and cardboard, draw two bunny ears (you can print a template off the computer if you prefer). Once drawn, cut out your template, and use these to trace subsequent ears if doing more than one bag.
- Apply glue to the ears, and stick on dried florals to decorate. Alternatively, you could use nature paints, or sprinkle powdered vegetable dye for a variety of looks.
- Once dry, use a hot glue gun to stick the ears at the top of the bag.
- Fill your bag with your favourite Easter treats to gift, and tie it at the top.
Easter Egg Cress Heads
Eggs, peat pellets/cotton wool, Cress seeds.
- Carefully cut the top off your eggs, empty them and rinse out the shells.
- Fill with peat or damp cotton wool.
- Sprinkle Cress seeds over your growing media.
- Place them somewhere warm and bright, making sure that you check them daily and water as required.
Watercolour Gift Tags
Paper, paintbrush, sponge, scissors, watercolour paints, glue and pressed/dried flowers.
- This is a wet on wet technique, so you’ll need to wet an entire piece of paper with a sponge.
- Paint some designs on your paper and hang to dry overnight.
- Cut some egg shapes out of your beautiful new dried paper.
- Glue on some dried/pressed flowers.
- Write a note on the back and you’re done!
Edible Birds Nest
2 cups of Pretzel sticks, 1 cup of white marshmallows, 1/2 cup of white chocolate and 2tbs of butter.
- Melt the marshmallows, butter and white chocolate in a saucepan on low heat while stirring continuously.
- Stir in your pretzel sticks and let the mixture cool for 5 minutes.
- Empty the mix into a deep bowl and mold it around the bowl and up the sides so you have a pretzel bowl inside a bowl.
- Let it set in the fridge until you’re ready to eat your nest. Carefully remove the nest with a spoon and decorate it with some Easter snacks.
You could also use a muffin tray and make mini nests.
Bio glitter, dried flowers and crystals.
Super simple, gather all of your supplies and mix them together in a bowl. Leave it out for the Easter bunny to snack on!