With Easter just around the corner, we’ve put together some ideas for DIY Easter crafts to keep the kids entertained for a few hours.

We’ve tried to use ideas that include household items or materials that hopefully you should have at home already. If you don’t have any of the materials below, get creative! There could be some alternatives you can use instead.
How lovely are these bright & colourful Easter inspired wreaths? These are sure to bring a smile to your neighbour’s faces when they see them hanging on your front door.

Easter Wreaths

How lovely are these bright & colourful Easter inspired wreaths? These are sure to bring a smile to your neighbour’s faces when they see them hanging on your front door.

Easter Wreath

Supplies

  • Paper plate
  • Coloured paper
  • Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors


Directions

  1. Cut the inside of the paper plate without cutting the outside.
  2. Draw designs on your coloured paper & cut them out in the shape of an egg.
  3. Use your glue to stick them around the plate.
  4. Cut a piece of ribbon & make a bow then use the glue to stick at the top of the wreath.
  5. Cut another piece of ribbon to form a loop & glue together. Attach this to the back of the wreath so you can hang it.

It’s as easy as that! You can stick anything you’d like onto the paper plate, it doesn’t have to be paper.

Popsicle Stick Chicks

These chicks are super quick & fun to make.

Popsicle Stick Chick

Supplies

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Orange & yellow paper
  • Yellow paint
  • Googly eyes (or a black marker will do)
  • Piece of cardboard - an old cereal box is perfect
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Directions

  1. Glue 5 popsicle sticks together onto a piece of cardboard.
  2. Once it dries, paint it yellow.
  3. Cut out feet & a triangle nose with the orange paper.
  4. Cut out wings with the yellow paper. Trace the kids hands to make wings!
  5. Once the paint dries, glue the hands, feet & nose on.
  6. Add your googly eyes or draw them on with a marker.


Paper Roll Bunnies

These are very simple to make, they just require a little bit of shape cutting. If you don’t have any empty toilet rolls handy you can just make a cylinder from paper.

Paper Roll Bunnies

Supplies

  • Toilet paper roll
  • Coloured paper
  • White pom poms or cotton wool
  • Pipe cleaners or paper cut into strips
  • Googly eyes
  • Black pen
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Directions

  1. Cut the following shapes from your coloured paper - 1 rectangle, 1 circle, 2 semi circles, 2 ear shapes & a small circle for the nose.
  2. Draw a small mouth on your circle under where the nose will go.
  3. Draw 3 lines on the semicircles to make paws.
  4. Take your pipe cleaners or strips of paper & bunch them together. Wrap tape around the middle & then stick in the centre of your circle.
  5. Stick your small circle in the middle of this.
  6. Add your googly eyes or draw them on.
  7. Glue on your ears & feet.
  8. Wrap your rectangle piece of paper around the toilet roll or you can just paint your toilet roll.
  9. Glue on the bunnies head you’ve just made to the toilet roll.
  10. Finally, glue the white pom pom or cotton wool to the top for the tail.


Egg Carton Bunny

Egg Carton Bunnies

Supplies

  • Egg box
  • Paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Pink pom poms
  • Black pen
  • White paper
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Directions

  1. Cut out 2 egg compartments.
  2. Place the 2 egg compartments on top of each other & place a small piece of masking tape on the back of them sticking them together.
  3. Open up the egg compartment & place another piece of small masking tape at the back.
  4. Paint the egg carton & leave to dry.
  5. Cut 2 bunny ears from the white paper. You can use cardboard & paint white as well.
  6. Once the paint has dried on the carton glue on the ears, eyes & pink pom poms for the nose.
  7. Take your black pen & draw on whiskers & eyelashes.
  8. Fill them up with little Easter treats & enjoy!


Bubble Wrap Easter Egg Stamping

This one can get a little bit messy so make sure you’ve put a cover over your table or use lots of old newspapers.

Bubble Wrap Easter Egg Stamping

Supplies

  • Paper
  • Paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Bubble wrap
  • Scissors

Directions

  1. Cut your bubble wrap into squares or any shape you’d like!
  2. Paint your squares of bubble wrap different colours using your paintbrushes.
  3. Stamp your piece of paper with the painted bubble wrap.
  4. Once the paint has dried, cut Easter egg shapes out of your paper.


Tissue Paper Streamer Rainbows

To show their support for the NHS & to spread hope people across the UK are putting up rainbows in their windows. Although this craft isn’t exactly Easter related I thought it would be a good idea to maintain morale for children during this difficult time.

Supplies

  • Paper plate
  • Cotton wool
  • Colour tissue paper - if you don’t have tissue papery you can use normal paper or ribbons.
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Directions

  1. Cut the paper plates in half.
  2. Cut your coloured tissue paper into strips.
  3. Glue the strips onto the back side of your paper plate.
  4. Glue the cotton wool balls on the front side of the paper plate to make a cloud.

If you want some more DIY craft ideas, check out Søstrene Grenes DIY projects section. From home & interior to yarn & patterns there will be something for everyone.

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