Lightbulb Lamb Figurines
These little lambs are an adorable way to recycle burnt-out lightbulbs -- and you don't need many supplies to get them looking their best! Paint a standard lightbulb white and let dry. Add a face with pink paint, and then more facial features with black and white paint. Wrap the metal screw top with white yarn to give the sheep a hat, then glue on black pom-poms for the feet and finish with a bow. Let kids decorate their lambs with other crafty embellishments, such as glitter or paint, if desired.
Paint Chip Easter Egg Art
This pretty Easter artwork can be made on the cheap with free paint chip samples from
home improvement stores. Have kids pick out a variety of colors to use, then cut them out using our egg and bunny templates (available below). Attach the paint chip eggs to a 12x12-inch piece of scrapbook paper with adhesive foam dots. Frame the paper and hang for a so-simple crafty Easter decoration.
Bottle-Cap Chick Napkin Rings
Kids will love helping out with setting the Easter table -- if it means they get to make these adorable
napkin rings! To make, paint a bottle cap yellow and let dry. Use a black paint marker to add eyes and a small orange triangle of paper for the beak. Add a yellow feather to the back of the bottle cap, and glue the chick to a piece of wide ribbon about 4-1/2 inches long. Glue a second smaller ribbon to back to tie the napkin ring together.
Easy Spoon Candy
Sweet candy spoons are the perfect treat for after Easter dinner, and kids will love getting creative with making their own. Adults should take charge of melting both milk and white chocolate; once the chocolate is melted, pour just enough into each spoon so it doesn't spill over but is full. Drizzle leftover melted chocolate across the spoons for an added decorative effect. Have kids sprinkle spoons with small Easter candies, then put in the fridge for 15-30 minutes to set the chocolate. Once the spoons are set, tie a small bow around them and set them in a glass at the Easter table to double as decor.
How to Melt Chocolate
Not sure how to properly melt chocolate without burning it on the stove? We show you our step-by-step tricks to melting chocolate in this short video.
Embroidery Floss Egg Garland
For a family-friendly project, try this easy garland of embroidery floss Easter eggs. Prepare a
bowl of stiffener mixture (we used 1 cup of liquid starch mixed with 1/2 cup of flour) and gently coil embroidery floss into the bowl. Blow up a water balloon to the desired size of your egg, and wrap the floss around the balloon, using multiple colors if desired. Let the finished product dry for several hours, then pop the balloon to reveal your egg. Hang several eggs with another strand of floss by tying the floss to the top of each egg.
Egg Carton Bird Decorations
Transform recycled egg cartons and plastic eggs into peeping birds for a simple flowerpot decoration. Paint single egg-carton
cups and wooden dowels in bright colors; let dry. Glue each dowel to the back of the egg cup, then glue a plastic egg into each one. Add a matching feather to the back of each bird, and paint a corner of the egg cup gold or yellow to make a beak.
Hatched-Chick Place Cards
All it takes is a little cutting and folding to make this sweet chick place card for your Easter table. Fold a 4x12-inch strip of heavy scrapbook paper or cardstock in half lengthwise. Tape a smaller piece of paper to the front of the strip. Cut out our chick and eggshell patterns in coordinating
colors, then tape to the place card. Write each guest's name below the chick with a pen or marker.
Easy Yarn-Wrapped Wreath
Kids will love this so-easy Easter craft -- all you need is a wreath form, some yarn, and a few springtime embellishments. Let kids decide which
colors to use and where, and mark the different areas on the wreath form. Adults should start and end each yarn color -- use hot glue to secure the yarn ends before and after wrapping. When kids are finished wrapping, hot-glue spring elements such as faux flowers to your wreath for accents. Add a pretty ribbon to hang on a door or wall.
Felt Easter Bunny Bags
These adorable Easter bags, made to look like bunnies, are sure to be a hit when filled with eggs and candy on Easter morning. To make, stretch an 8-1/2x11-inch
sheet of 100% wool felt so the length is 12 inches. Cut 3 inches from one long side, then cut this strip in half to make the two ears. Fold the remaining piece of felt in half with the fold facing you. Make light marks a scant inch from the side edges and across the top and along the short ends of the ears. Work a pencil through the marks to create holes; thread ribbon through the holes to sew up the sides. Sew the ears onto each side of the bag, leaving the middle of the bag between the ears open. Let kids decide what facial features to include on their bags; we used white felt circles and black pom-poms for the eyes, and a pink felt triangle and two white pom-poms for the nose.
Button-Embellished Easter Basket
Dig through your spare button stash for this so-easy Easter kids' craft. Choose a simple wooden basket, and glue buttons in all sizes and
colors onto it for a unique and colorful look. When you're finished, let the basket dry completely, then wrap a bright ribbon around the handle and tie a bow for a finishing touch.
Made from yellow baby socks turned inside out, this chirping set of baby chicks is an adorable Easter craft that will delight little ones on Easter morning.
Pom-Pom Fringe T-Shirt
No matter the weather on Easter day, this pom-pom T-shirt will be a hit all spring. Simply purchase lengths of pom-pom fringe (we used white, but many
colors are available at fabrics stores), have your child arrange the trim on a plain T-shirt, and use fabric glue to set the design. After drying, a zigzag stitch ensures the trim stays put permanently.
Tape-Covered Spring Vase
Give a used glass bottle a second life as a pretty Easter
vase. Cover the bottle with thick strips of colored tape (available at crafts stores), then layer thinner tape strips on top.
Easy Easter Tote
Treat the Easter hostess to a little pampering. Fill an empty egg carton with fizzy bath balls for a thoughtful Easter
gift. Cover the carton top with pretty paper and tie with ribbon.
Kids will have a blast creating (and breaking) this adorable pinata. Made from newspaper strips soaked in a flour-and-water mixture, this Easter craft is safe and simple for kids to make. Let them fill it with their favorite candies for extra Easter fun.
Fabric-Wrapped Spring Containers
Welcome Easter with pretty pails dressed up to fit spring plants or to serve as your Easter baskets. To determine how much fabric you'll need, wrap fabric around the container, allowing extra fabric on all edges; trim. Also cut openings for the handle. Fold under all edges to get a smooth look. Spread decoupage medium across the pail, place trimmed fabric atop the decoupage medium, and smooth. Apply a second coat of decoupage medium atop the fabric while working your way around the container.
Flower Power Candy Cups
Use brightly colored store-bought
cups and scrapbook papers to create these cheerful candy cups that kids will love. Insert leaf-shape name tags to transform this cute Easter craft into easy place markers.
For a unique twist on the traditional Easter egg, give eggshells second life as planters. Fill the planters with different types of plants, such as these colorful alyssum seedlings. Involve the kids in planting and caring for the little Easter
Nested Egg Placeholders
Personalize and decorate plastic Easter eggs to use as quick and cute placeholders for your special guests.
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