40+ Fun and Easy Easter Crafts for Kids

kids with paper and pipe cleaner bunny masks
Photo: Andy Lyons

Fun and simple Easter crafts for kids are a great way to get them excited for Easter Sunday. These Easter crafts are easy to make and fun for the whole family.

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Easter Bunny Masks

kids with paper and pipe cleaner bunny masks
Andy Lyons

There are Easter bunnies everywhere! These adorable DIY bunny masks can be made in any color, so every kid can have his or her favorite. Use these as photo props for this year's Easter photos.

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Unicorn Easter Basket

completed diy unicorn easter basket
Brie Passano

This DIY unicorn Easter basket is downright magical! Create your own unicorn Easter basket with felt, yarn, and stickers. Embellish your finished basket with colorful homemade pom-poms.

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Shaving Cream Easter Eggs

bowl of decorated eggs with swirled effect
Brie Passano

Dye a batch of marbleized Easter eggs using shaving cream! This interactive project is the perfect Easter craft idea for toddlers—it's colorful, fun, and hands-on. Want the eggs to be food safe? Substitute packaged whipped cream for the shaving cream.

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Pom-Pom Bunny Garland

pom-pom bunny garland
Andy Lyons

Upcycle old manila folders and scrapbooking scraps into a DIY Easter garland. Oversized pom-poms become bunny faces, mounted on fun colors and patterns. These bunnies are created for a 360-degree view.

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Marbled Easter Eggs

decorated easter eggs sitting in bowl
Brie Passano

Skip the store-bought kit this year: All the ingredients you need for these gorgeous DIY marbled Easter eggs are already in your kitchen pantry! Dip hard-boiled eggs in a mixture of water, vinegar, and food coloring, to dye them a solid color, then dip the eggs again in a mixture of water, food coloring ($5, Target), and vegetable oil. The friction of the water and oil creates a pretty marble effect that's so easy to achieve.

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Washi Tape Eggs

washi tape eggs in floral and gold
Carson Downing

Washi tape is all the rage, and it totally transforms these pretty no-dye Easter eggs. If you or the kids don't already have washi tape around the house, it is available at most crafts stores. Simply wrap it around hard-boiled eggs. Cover the white with floral or glittery washi tape.

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Paper Cup Bunnies

paper cup bunnies
Andy Lyons

There will be bunnies hopping all over the Easter brunch table. Sheets of colorful cardstock form the base of the bunny faces around plain paper party cups ($5 for 10, Walmart). The tiny pink noses are the cutest finishing touch on these paper cup bunnies.

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Cactus Easter Eggs

painted cactus eggs in miniature terra cotta pots
Brie Passano

A few coats of green paint and bright pink tissue paper flowers transform ordinary ceramic eggs into faux cactuses. Use black or white paint pens ($6 for a 2-pack, Target) to add details, then add the eggs to a bed of neutral raffia in miniature terra-cotta pots to finish the look.

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Easter Coloring Pages

easter printable coloring book pages
Brie Passano

If you're expecting a wide variety of ages at your Easter dinner, make sure there's something for everyone. Dyeing eggs and making bunny masks are great crafts for older kids, but toddlers or other little ones may have more fun with our free Easter coloring pages and activity sheets. Set up a craft station with our free printables, and don't forget colored pencils ($3, Walmart) or markers!

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Baking Soda and Vinegar Eggs

tie dye rubber glue swirled eggs
Jacob Fox

This isn't your typical science project! We've all seen the baking soda and vinegar volcano experiment, but did you know you can use the same technique to dye Easter eggs with baking soda? Simply coat the eggs in baking soda and gel food coloring, then slowly pour a small amount of vinegar over the coated eggs to reveal a bright tie-dye pattern.

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Surprise-Inside Felt Eggs

pastel felt eggs

These felt Easter eggs are hiding a delicious surprise inside. Made from felt and parchment paper, these surprise-inside eggs can be made to hold chocolate candies, jelly beans, or even confetti. If you're hosting an Easter brunch, have the kids help you make one surprise-inside egg for each place setting.

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Chick in an Egg

chick in string egg decoration
Alexandra Grablewski

This craft might be a little bit messy, but a whole lot of fun! Make a chick out of two yellow pom-poms. The face is made of felt and fabric paint. Place the chick into a pre-stretched balloon. Inflate the balloon and coat it in cooking spray. Coat colored string in glue and wrap it around the inflated balloon. After the string dries, pop the balloon to remove it.

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Coffee Filter Easter Eggs

coffee filter easter eggs
Gretchen Easton

Transform your windows with this colorful Easter craft for kids. Made using coffee filters, these dyed Easter eggs look pretty hung on glass doors and windows. To make, simply iron coffee filters flat and cut into an oval shape. Have the kids fold them up and dip the corners in diluted watercolor paints. Simply add water until you've achieved the color you'd like. This easy Easter craft is perfect for kids of all ages!

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Egg-Bunny Craft

bunny easter eggs
Johnny Miller

Older kids will love crafting these bunnies! Apply strips of double-stick tape to plastic eggs. Starting at the top, wrap the egg in white yarn until fully covered. Tuck end in. Cut felt shapes to make the ears, feet, and eyes (use black marker for the dots on the eyes); glue to egg. Cut pieces of fishing line and glue to egg for whiskers. Glue a small pink pom-pom for a nose and a medium white pom-pom for the tail.

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Bunny Ear Craft

girl wearing bunny ears holding easter eggs
Douglas Merriam

To make these precious Easter bunny ears, help your kids cut ears from stiff white felt. Adhere pink felt inner ears using glue. Run a line of hot glue along the ears' bottom edges and stick them onto a headband, holding them in place until they dry.

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Easter Egg Balloons

child playing with easter egg decorated balloons
Lucy Schaeffer

Give your kids a fun surprise on Easter morning by filling a closet or wardrobe with specially decorated balloons the night before. Choose pastel latex balloons and inflate. Apply brightly colored paints in stripe and polka dot patterns and let dry.

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Carrot Basket

paper carrot candy favors
Andy Lyons

Carrots aren't usually candy-filled, but we'll make an exception for Easter. These easy DIY carrot baskets are the perfect candy container. Don't forget to add chocolate Easter eggs and a paper handle!

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Homemade Easter Fluff

easter fluff dessert cups with peep bunnies
Matthew Clark

This Easter craft for kids is all about getting creative in the kitchen! Whip up a festive Easter dessert with pudding mix, marshmallows, and fruit. Have the kids help make the marshmallow Easter fluff bowls and finish this edible Easter bunny craft with a colorful candy rabbit.

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Paint-Chip Easter Egg Art

paint-chip easter egg art
Kritsada Panichgul

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 free egg and bunny templates. Attach the paint-chip eggs to a 12 x 12-inch piece of scrapbook paper with adhesive foam dots. Frame the paper and hang for a so-simple crafty Easter decoration.

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Paper Strip Nest

monogrammed easter eggs
Wendell T. Webber

Time to upcycle! Instead of just trashing your shredded paper, use it to form pretty nests. If most of your shredded paper is boring and white, shred some scrapbooking paper in fun colors or patterns. Place them into a little ball. Place an egg (monogrammed with a sticker) into the center to form a nest.

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Pipe Cleaner Bunnies

pipe cleaner bunny easter eggs in white basket
Kritsada Panichgul

Hard-boiled eggs are quickly turned into cute little bunnies with pom-pom tails. Hot glue a colorful pom-pom to be a bunny tail. Then wrap a pipe cleaner around the egg, looping the ends into ears, twisting them together. Use a thin permanent marker to draw the face.

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Easy Painted Easter Eggs

painted easter eggs with brushes
Johnny Miller

This egg-dyeing idea proves you don't have to paint perfectly in order to get a beautiful result. After putting down a drop cloth or vinyl tablecloth, let your kids choose paint colors to swirl together and apply to eggs. You'll end up with unique, ombré-effect eggs to be proud of.

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Graphic Pattern Easter Eggs

tissue paper polka-dot eggs on wood table
Douglas Merriam

Ease is the name of the game with these adorable Easter eggs. Use colored dot stickers and washi tape to make graphic patterns. So simple, even the little ones can master it! Cute Easter eggs, no dye needed.

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Paper Easter Egg Napkin Ring

paper easter egg napkin ring
Andy Lyons

Have a little fun with fringe in the form of paper "grass." In addition, to the paper Easter egg napkin ring, colorful cutout Easter eggs are a fun and easy Easter project for kids.

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Lightbulb Lamb Figurines

lightbulb lamb figurines
Kritsada Panichgul

Upcycle burnt-out lightbulbs into precious little lambs. Paint a standard lightbulb white and let dry. Add a face with pink paint, then add 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.

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Fabric-Wrapped Spring Containers

fabric buckets on chair
Cameron Sadeghpour

To determine how much fabric you'll need, wrap fabric around the metal pail, allowing extra fabric on all edges; trim. Cut openings for the handle. Fold under all edges to get a smooth look. Spread Mod Podge ($6, Target) across the pail, place trimmed fabric atop the decoupage medium, and smooth. Spread a second coat of decoupage medium atop the fabric. Let dry.

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Easter Egg Parade

easter egg parade bunny, chick, and lamb
Johnny Miller

Transformed into transportation! Turn blown out eggs into a car a sail boat, or a hot air balloon.

Make the car: Using a pushpin, create an opening in the middle of a blown-out egg. Cut out felt circles for the wheels and headlights; felt strips add leaves to your carrot.

Make the sailboat: Using a pushpin, create an opening in a blown-out egg. Hot-glue a wooden skewer to inside of egg; add triangle-shaped pieces of felt to finish the sail. Cut out waves from blue felt and add around the bottom of the egg.

Make the balloon: Cut one egg cup out of a paper egg carton for the balloon basket; hot-glue four wooden skewers to cup for ropes. Place an egg between the four skewers and hot-glue where they meet. Glue a thin strip of felt around the egg to cover where the skewers are glued to the egg.

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Easter Garland

easter chick and bunny garland
Douglas Merriam

Use black and pink dimensional paint to draw facial features on one half of a plastic egg; let dry. Cut bunny ears, bird wings, and beaks from felt; glue pieces to eggs. Add white pom-poms for bunny tails. Insert a length of wire through the holes in the bottom of the plastic eggs, bending the ends into small loops to create feet. For the garland, cut a piece of string or yarn to the desired length. Using a needle, thread on pom-poms, buttons, and birds or bunnies.

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Easter Egg Critters

easter egg sea creatures
Gretchen Easton

This Easter, create an ocean of under-the-sea creatures! These adorable Easter eggs are made using dye, felt scraps, and marker. Cut the materials before party time if you're creating this Easter craft for preschoolers.

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Make Your Own Easter Basket

pink dotted paper Easter basket eggs
Cameron Sadeghpour

One sheet of scrapbooking paper is all you need for a personalized Easter basket. Fold the ends of the paper so that they meet in the middle. Unfold and cut small slits along the folds, on each side. Gather the sides of the basket together and secure with glue. Repeat on the other side. Attach a narrow strip of paper to each side with a brad fastener ($8, Walmart) to form the handle.

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Embroidery-Floss Egg Garland

embroidery-floss egg garland
Kritsada Panichgul

For an Easter craft the whole family can enjoy, 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.

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Easter Egg People

easter egg people with googley eyes
Johnny Miller

Replicate the whole family for a fun Easter display! Using decorative craft paper cut out details, such as a hair bow, tie, collars, and buttons. Glue them onto blown-out eggs. For curly hair, coil paper strips around a pencil. Heart-shape cutouts glued to the bottom of egg cups make shoes, and googly eyes add a finishing touch.

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Marbled Egg Garland

Marbleized Paper Easter Egg Garland
Barbara Peacock

Cut poster board into egg shapes. Pick a color, and drip paint onto one of them. Then use a toothpick to swirl the paint around for a marble effect.

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Critter Easter Eggs

decoupage easter eggs
Wendell T. Webber

Paint your kids' favorite critters on Easter eggs for fun that goes beyond the usual one-color design. Stick to simple shapes and outlines to keep the craft painless, but don't be afraid to use lots of bright colors. Kids will love searching for these bright eggs during the annual Easter egg hunt.

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Egg Carton Bird Decorations

egg carton bird decorations
Kritsada Panichgul

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.

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Jelly Bean Door Decor

Purple Jelly Bean B Monogram Door Decor
Helen Norman

Before you begin, agree on what colors of jelly beans are OK to eat and what colors can be saved for the project. Then dig in—to the project and the snacks! Paint a wooden or paper-mache letter (available at crafts stores) in the same color as most of your jelly beans. Once the paint is dry, hot-glue the jelly beans to the front of the letter and let dry. Hot-glue a ribbon to the back to create a hanging loop, and hang on your front door. To make the decoration last longer, spray it with a clear-coat finish and let it dry before hanging.

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Hatched-Chick Place Cards

easter chick place card
Kritsada Panichgul

All it takes is a little cutting and folding to make this sweet chick place card for your Easter table. Fold a 4 x 12-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.

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Floral Fliers

colorful leaf butterflies
Kinzie Riehm

Fully embrace spring by crafting in the great outdoors. Your kids will have a blast searching for leaves and flower petals perfect to construct their own beautiful natural butterflies. Best of all, there are no supplies to purchase!

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Letter Fun with Easter Eggs

colored easter eggs with letters
Marty Baldwin

Turn this year's Easter egg hunt into a giant word jumble. Apply letter stickers or decals to hard-cooked eggs and then dye them. Remove the stickers to reveal freshly monogrammed Easter eggs. How many words can you spell with your eggs?

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Bottle-Cap Chick Napkin Rings

bottle-cap chick napkin ring
Kritsada Panichgul

Kids will love helping with setting the Easter table if it means they get to use 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 4½ inches long. Glue a second smaller ribbon to the back to tie the napkin ring together.

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Flower Power Candy Cups

flower power candy cups
Greg Scheidemann

Use brightly colored store-bought cups and scrapbook papers to create these cheerful candy cups that kids will love. Insert leaf-shape nametags to transform this cute Easter craft into easy place markers.

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Felt Easter Bunny Bags

felt easter bunny bags
Kritsada Panichgul

Stretch an 8 1/2 x 11-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 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.

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