It’s Easter time again, and oh my, do we have some fun crafts in store for you! Create til your hearts content with our 16 Eco-friendly Easter Craft Ideas.

This month, we bring you all the fab ideas for a craftastic Easter, with projects like our DIY baskets and egg shell planters. The kids and adults alike are sure to have a blast recreating some of our fav crafts.

Whether you forage through nature, or dig through the craft cupboard, we’re sure you’ll have all you need at home to complete these sustainable crafts.

What’s more exciting than getting your craft on? Our Sarika and Sage creative challenge is back for the first time this year! Yep, you heard correctly. For a chance to win a $100 voucher to shop online with us, post a photo of your Easter craft to Instagram, and tag your image with #createwithsarika! Entries close April 19th, and the winner will be announced on Instagram shortly after.

Ready to start embarking on a craft journey until the Easter bunny arrives?

Here we have our 16 eco-friendly Easter Craft Ideas…

1- Egg Candles

Images by @a.playful.day

What You Need

Eggs, wax (I just used some old taper candles I had), wick (I used the wick from the aforementioned candles), spoon or popsicle stick to stir, bio glitter (optional)

Directions:

  • Crack egg near the top and empty the contents (save for scrambled eggs!)
  • Clean the inside of the egg shells with water and allow them to dry. Once done so, place the wick in the centre of the egg.
  • Create a double boiler (I fill a small pot with water and then use an empty tin as the inner boiler, holding it in place in the water with tongs).
  • Bring water to a simmer.
  • Fill the smaller of the two boilers with your wax and stir to assist with melting.
  • Once melted, pour wax into your egg shells.
  • Top with bio glitter.

2- DIY Carrot

What You Need

Wool, glue, green felt, tissue paper roll 

Directions

  • Cut your tissue paper roll vertically. 
  • Roll one side into the other to create the structure of your carrot with a point.
  • Cut the top off to make it round and to your desired size.
  • Using glue, glue down a piece of the string at the top of the carrot. 
  • Wrap string around until fully covered and tuck the end piece into the carrot tip (or glue) 
  • Using a piece of felt cut out a rectangle. Cut vertically into the rectangle (without cutting it fully off) to create a frill. 
  • Roll your frill up and place inside the top of the carrot.

3- Easter Gift Jar

What You Need

Jar, paint, sponge, easter shaped sticker, ribbon, glue, paintbrush, bio glitter

Directions

  • Place a sticker onto your jar where you would like your window to be. We used an egg shape, but you could use anything you have.
  • Paint the jar using a sponge and make sure you have an even coat. You may need to do this step twice.
  • Once the paint is dry, remove the sticker carefully.
  • We painted glue around the egg shaped window, and then we sprinkled on some bio glitter.
  • Add some sweet treats to your jar, place the lid on top and tie some ribbon around for a thoughtful gift.

4- Blueberry Playdough Bunnies

Images by @meishaclaire

What You Need

Blueberries, water, pot, flowers, rollers, circle cutters

Directions

  • Bring a handful of blueberries to boil and then simmer until water is coloured.
  • Strain and use the water in your favourite playdough recipe.
  • Roll out playdough and make 3 small circles for the heads and 3 larger circles for the bodies.
  • Decorate with flowers or pieces from the garden

5- Egg Shell Planters

Images by @a.playful.day

What You Need

Eggs, paint & paint pens (optional), soil, plants

Directions

  • Break eggs near the top and empty the insides- save it for some scrambled eggs later!
  • Clean the inside with water and allow them to dry.
  • Paint outside of egg shells as you like. My kids opted to mix all the colours together to create a murky green haha. Once dry, they then chose to draw easter images on them with paint pens.
  • Fill with soil and either plant seeds or put hearty plants like succulents inside.

6- Nature Eggs

Images by @our_life_behind_the_lens

What You Need

Cardboard, scissors, glue, nature treasures, string 

Directions

  • Cut Easter egg shapes from recycled cardboard.
  • Use pieces of nature you have collected on your walks to cover and create patterns. 
  • Add string if you wish to hang as decoration. 

7- Easter Baskets

Images by @sweet.little.soul

What You Need

Cardboard cup, scissors, twine, hot glue gun.

Directions

  • Cut even vertical strips down the sides of your cup. You will need to have an odd number of strips though.
  • Start gluing on twine and wrapping it around the base until you reach your cuts.
  • Weave under and over all the way until the top.
  • To make the top look neater we wrapped twine around the last 2 rows and secured with glue.
  • Cut 30cm lengths of twine and braid them together to form the handle.
  • Secure the handle to your basket and you’re done.

8- Clay Easter Tags

Images by @meishaclaire

What You Need

Air dry clay, Easter shape cutters, string, nature paint, decorations (we used bio glitter and flowers), skewer, rolling pins, small dish of water.

Directions

  • Divide clay into 2/3 sections, roll out and place bio glitter on top of the first one. Roll it in. Use cutters to cut shapes.
  • Roll next section and add flowers or other decorations on top. Use cutters to make shapes.
  • Repeat with remaining section and leave plain or use patterned rolling pins to create texture.
  • Dip finger in water and smooth the edges.
  • Use skewer to make small hole at top for string.
  • Let dry for 24 hours.
  • Paint with nature paints and add string to secure to Easter baskets or gifts.

9- Bunny Ears

Images by @a.playful.day

What You Need

Cardboard/thick paper, stencil, scissors, paint (we used the Sarika & Sage nature paints!) and paintbrush, pressed nature items, glue, string

Directions

  • Draw bunny ears template on to cardboard/thick paper and cut out with scissors.
  • Let your child paint to their liking.
  • Once dry, adhere flowers and leaves with glue – we used PVA.
  • Poke holes in to the sides and attach string or ribbon.

10- Dyed Eggshells

Images by @our_life_behind_the_lens

What You Need

Eggshells, vinegar, food dye, water, vinegar

Directions

  • Place the eggshells jar with water, vinegar and food dye.
  • Let sit for 2 hours.
  • Dry on paper towel.
  • Decorate with nature pieces if you wish.

11- Wet Felted Eggs

What You Need

Wool roving, bowls, water, towels, dish detergent

Directions

  • We gathered 5 colours of roving from our craft cupboard (about 10g of each).
  • Split each colour into 3 parts (they don’t need to be equal).
  • Fill a bowl with hot water (warm if the kids are working on this project too). You’ll also need cold water in a 2nd bowl.
  • Roll the roving into balls and make sure you’re rotating the wool around when you roll.
  • Squirt a pea sized drop of detergent into your hand, and then dip your wool ball into the warm/hot water.
  • Start rolling the wool around in your hands very gently at the beginning. Increase the pressure once you feel your ball begin to harden.
  • Dip your ball into the warm/hot water as needed.
  • Once your happy with the firmness of your ball, you can begin shaping it into an egg. I find the easiest way to do this is by rolling in my hands and putting more pressure on one side to form the tip of the egg. You can also shape by pushing your fingers in a vertical motion.
  • After you’ve finished shaping the eggs rinse them in the cold water and allow them to dry for about 2 days.

12- Bunny Binoculars

Images by @meishaclaire

What You Need

Two toilets rolls, stapler, glue, nature paint, two pipe cleaners, brown paper, flowers

Directions

  • Place toilet rolls side by side and staple each end to secure.
  • Roll brown paper around pipe cleaners and flatten out, glue to secure.
  • Paint toilet rolls. Allow to dry.
  • Make ear shapes with pipe cleaners and slide in between the middle of toilet rolls.
  • Place glue in front of ears and decorate with flowers.

13- Fizzing Eggs

Images by @mumma_and_her_cooks

What You Need

Bi-carb soda, water, vinegar.  I added some Sarika and Sage nature paints, for an added surprise once the fizzing began, but you could also hide a little toy inside.

Directions

  • Mix bi-carb soda and some water in a bowl, I just guessed the amounts – you just don’t want the mixture to feel too wet.
  • Just add some more bi-carb if it does.  Take some of the mixture, and flatten it on your hand.  Spoon on a bit of nature paint and then mould the mixture into an egg shape.  I put the eggs into the freezer for about 15-30 minutes to help keep them together.  Now you can use a dropper with vinegar to watch the Easter eggs fizz away…

14- Pinecone Bunnies

Images by @mumma_and_her_cooks

What You Need

A pine cone, a couple of pods and a bit of wool fluff for the tail.  I just used a felt ball.

Directions

Use a hot glue gun to stick the pods to the pine cone for cute little bunny ears. And then to complete, stick a white bunny tail onto its bottom.

15- Eggshell Bunnies

Images by @sweet.little.soul

What You Need

Cardboard toilet roll, eggshells, wool felt sheets, cardboard sheet, hot glue gun, scissors, pen/texta

Directions

  • Cut the toilet roll into 3 parts.
  • Cut strips of felt that will fit each piece of toilet roll. Choose some alternating colours and cut shapes out of them for clothing.
  • Using the cardboard sheet, cut some bunny ears out and then trace them onto some felt and cut those out too. Glue these pieces together.
  • Take a toilet roll and glue a felt strip onto it. Then glue your eggshell to the toilet roll.
  • Attach the bunny ears to the top of the eggshell.
  • Glue on the clothing you prepared earlier.
  • Finish the bunny off by drawing a face.

16- Easter Nature Art

What You Need

Leaves, sticks, grass, paper, glue and an imagination

Directions

Use your imagination to create your own piece of nature art. You could make a bunny, bird, chick, or even some cute speckled eggs.

Here’s some more fun facts about Sarika and Sage!

  • Our products are locally made in Victoria, Australia 
  • Our eco-friendly mission is to make eco-friendly craft and organic products to educate and inspire little minds to care about their environment
  • Our products are all made locally in Koo Wee Rup, Victoria. 

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If you like our 17 eco-friendly Easter craft ideas, you might also want to read last years Easter blog- Easter Crafts.