With spring time here and easter approaching, you might be looking around for easter craft ideas.
Here are some I made a couple years ago. They’re easy enough to make, so that you can involve your toddler or Kindergartner in making them.
My son and I made these egg holders by using baby yoghurt containers, or any yoghurt container that can hold an egg. I think in the USA the tall Yoplait containers should work?
Here, in Switzerland, we used the Petit Suisse kids yoghurts, such as the four on the left. They’re smaller than regular ones (see the one on the right).
After having enjoyed the contents, you wash them out, dry ’em and glue any felt colors you like on the outside of the containers. After the glue has dried you can stick on, glue on, any small decorative items you like. We used plastic gems, and plastic gem flowers, feathers, mini craft flowers, and glitter and hot glued it all on. And you’re pretty much done with these easter egg holders. All you need to do next is decorate your eggs. My son made these with regular egg coloring and stickers.
Another time, we created easter bags using plain paper bags.
Here we used felt, feathers, stickers, a pompom for the tail and googly eyes. We glued it all on with either hot glue, or regular paper glue. For the rabbit I used brown felt, cut an egg shape for the body. For the front and back legs I used a felt pen to sketch on the felt and cut them out, then glued them to the body and paperbag. Then, for the head I sketched a head on the felt, cut it out and glued it on the bag as well. Same with the ears. I also used the black felt pen to draw on the shadow of the “inside” of the ears.
On this one, I used yellow felt for the body of the chick, and glued yellow feathers on top, then used googly eyes and a little orange felt triangle to make the beak. On the bottom I put some egg stickers on the sides of the chick and to “hide” them, I added a strip of green felt that I cut to make it look like grass, and glued it right under the eggs.The butterfly and ladybug are foam insects, which you can find in any craft store, just like the other items. These bags were made in a very simple and naive style, since they were meant for toddlers. You could elaborate these bags by adding a drawing or paint on them.
The last one I’m showing you here are easter cards. Here you need plain greeting cards, regular glue and hot glue, felt, feathers, googly eyes, stickers and anything else you see laying around that looks good enough to be used for these. Just use your imagination and you can create a load full of these cards, and each one will be so individual and so special.
So, what you need for all these crafts is pretty basic:
- Hot glue sticks, and a glue gun
- Regular glue
- A pen for drawing on the felt
- Felt scraps in all kinds of colors
- Craft feathers, also in all kinds of colors
- Plastic gems in all kinds of shapes
- Mini craft flowers
- Googly eyes
- Easter stickers
- Foam animals or insects
- Small sized yoghurt containers
- Plain paper bags
- Plain greeting cards
Use these items and let your imagination run wild!
Please feel free to send me pictures of your creations. I’d be very excited and happy to see what your imagination came up with! And if you agree, I can make an easter slideshow with your crafts and your name. 🙂