38 Fun and Easy Easter Crafts for Kids

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

There's no better way to get your children excited about an upcoming holiday than with a good crafting session. This spring, lean into the fun of Easter with easy, family-friendly crafts that play into the charm of the holiday. From bunny masks to creative eggs, these 38 Easter crafts for kids will add a dose of fun to your spring season.

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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, and vegetable oil. The friction of the water and oil creates a pretty marbled 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 an easy way to totally transform these pretty no-dye Easter eggs. If you don't have washi tape around the house, you can find it at most craft stores. Simply wrap it around hard-boiled eggs, covering the entire shell 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 with this clever craft. Sheets of colorful cardstock form the base of the bunny face around plain paper party cups, with tiny pink noses as the cutest finishing touch.

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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 to add details, then place the eggs on 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 to add colored pencils 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? 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 eggs can be made to hold chocolate candies, jelly beans, or even confetti. If you're hosting an Easter brunch, have your kids help you make one surprise-inside egg for each place setting.

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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 them into an oval shape. Have kids fold them up and dip the corners in diluted watercolor paints for an Easter craft that is perfect for kids of all ages.

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Egg-Bunny Craft

bunny easter eggs
Johnny Miller

Even older kids will love crafting these charming string bunnies. To make them, simply apply strips of double-stick tape to plastic eggs. Starting at the top, wrap the egg in white yarn until fully covered, then tuck the end in. Cut felt shapes to make the ears, feet, and eyes (use a black marker for the dots on the eyes), then glue them to the egg. Cut pieces of fishing line and glue them to the egg for whiskers, followed by a small pink pom-pom for the 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 the shapes from stiff white felt. Adhere pink felt inner ears using hot glue, also running a line of hot glue along the ears' bottom edges and sticking them onto a headband.

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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 them, then apply brightly colored paints in stripe and polka dot patterns to mimic Easter eggs.

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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 and can be made using only construction paper. 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 a home improvement store. 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 it for a 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 to jazz things up. Place the strips into a little ball, then nestle an egg 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 quickly morph into cute little bunnies with help from pipe cleaners. To make, hot glue a colorful pom-pom to be a bunny tail, then wrap a pipe cleaner around the egg, looping the ends into ears and twisting them together. Use a thin permanent marker to draw on a face.

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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 for a holiday craft that is so simple, even the little ones can master it.

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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 this easy paper Easter egg napkin ring, you can add colorful cutout Easter eggs, which 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, like glitter or paint.

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Fabric-Wrapped Spring Containers

fabric buckets on chair
Cameron Sadeghpour

Plants are a customary gift for Easter, and this is an easy way to dress up a container. To determine how much fabric you'll need, wrap the fabric around the metal pail, allowing extra on all edges, then trim. Cut openings for the handle, then fold under all edges to get a smooth look. Spread Mod Podge across the pail, place the trimmed fabric atop the decoupage medium, and smooth. Spread a second coat of decoupage medium atop the fabric and 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 sailboat, 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; add felt strips and leaves to create a "carrot."

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

Make the balloon: Cut one egg cup out of a paper egg carton for the balloon basket and hot glue four wooden skewers to the 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

This adorable garland would look perfect strung in a doorway or adorning a fireplace mantel during the Easter season. To make, use black and pink puff paint to draw facial features on one half of a plastic egg. Cut bunny ears, bird wings, and beaks from felt and 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 to create this personalized Easter basket. Fold the ends of the paper so that they meet in the middle, then unfold and cut small slits along the folds, one on each side. Gather the sides of the basket together and secure them with glue. Repeat on the other side. Attach a narrow strip of paper to each side with a brad fastener 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, then 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 identifying details like a hair bow, tie, collars, and buttons. Glue them onto blown-out eggs, then add heart-shaped cutouts glued to the bottom of egg cups to make shoes and googly eyes for a finishing touch.

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Marbled Egg Garland

Marbleized Paper Easter Egg Garland
Barbara Peacock

Good news: This gorgeous garland couldn't be easier. Simply cut poster board into egg shapes, then pick several coordinating colors of paint and drip paint onto them. Use a toothpick to swirl the paint around for a marble effect and let dry.

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Critter Easter Eggs

decoupage easter eggs
Wendell T. Webber

Paint your kids' favorite critters onto eggs for a fun Easter craft that goes beyond the usual one-color design. Stick to simple shapes and outlines to keep the craft entry-level, 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. To make, paint single egg-carton cups and wooden dowels in bright colors and 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 it 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 and 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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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-boiled eggs, then dye them. Remove the stickers to reveal freshly monogrammed Easter eggs, then challenge your kiddos to hunt down the alphabet or spell their names.

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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 them, paint a bottle cap yellow and let it 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 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 paper to create these cheerful candy cups that kids will love to snack on for dessert. 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

Making these charming treat bags is actually easier than it seems. Stretch an 8 1/2 x 11-inch sheet of 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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