I just love a good holiday craft, and I embarrassingly take it seriously in my parenting role. These were especially fun because Easter is such a pretty holiday and there are so many colors, shapes, and sizes you can pull out to create the perfect craft. Below are 4 we have done this week and more on the way!
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Marbled Easter Eggs:
I think this has been one of my favorite crafts because the kids loved it and it was so much fun to do. Plus, they came out so pretty! See below for directions.
- Shaving cream
- Baking sheet
- Food coloring
- Egg-shaped cut-outs (I used card stock paper, it holds up better than standard printing sheets)
- Pan Scraper
Directions (Step-by-step photo above):
- Squirt shaving cream all over a baking sheet so that it is completely covered.
- Drop dots of food coloring (various colors) all over shaving cream.
- Using a toothpick, spread the food coloring around so that it mixes slightly with the shaving cream.
- Press egg-shaped paper onto shaving cream/food coloring mixture and lift up, gently place aside to dry. Repeat with all cut-outs.
- Once the shaving cream has dried, using a pan scraper, scrape excess shaving cream off the paper and proudly display these beautiful marbled art pieces!
Paper Plate Bunny Masks:
- Paper plates cut in half
- Popsicle sticks
- Cotton balls
- Pink pom pom
- Black pipe cleaners
- Craft eyeballs
- Pink and white construction paper
- Scissors and glue
- Place glue all over the front of the paper plate and have your child place cotton balls all over, however they see fit.
- Glue pipe cleaners, eyeballs, and pom pom on the front of the paper plate to create the rabbit’s face.
- Cut and glue together pink and white construction paper to create rabbit ears.
- On the back of the paper plate, glue the rabbit ears on top to finalize the rabbit “look” and then glue the popsicle stick on the bottom so your child can hold over their face (as seen in step 5).
Paperchain Easter Countdown:
- Construction Paper
- Tape or glue
- Cut construction paper into 1-inch pieces.
- In order for my son to practice his writing skills, I outlined all the dates leading up to the Easter Holiday and had my son trace over the numbers.
- Take the first piece of paper (with the corresponding date) and wrap it so it creates a circle, tape together. Grab another piece of construction paper and link it with the first piece. Repeat steps until all chains are linked together.
- Optional, I created a small bunny face for the April 21st date so every day my kids take a chain off will be leading to the Easter Bunny’s arrival on April 21st (shown in the picture above).
Watercolor Egg Surprise:
- Card stock paper.
- White crayon
- Watercolors and paintbrush
- Trace an easter-egg shape onto each piece of paper.
- Using a white crayon, draw various shapes and decorations onto each egg (I drew various zig zags, flowers, bows, confetti, patterns, etc. )
- Set-up a water-coloring station for your kids and let them paint the eggs.
- As your kids are painting, the crayon will start to show the various designs you have drawn.
- Once dried, cut out the shapes to be displayed as an Easter decoration!