Easter Gift Craft Ideas

Many people give gifts during Easter. These Easter crafts are great gift ideas for anyone, from kids to teachers and everyone in between.

Easter Chicks

Fuzzy little chicks are fun to make and can be used as decorations or Easter gifts.

Materials

  • Wire-Free Chenille in pastel colors
  • Styrofoam Balls
  • Small craft eyes
  • Orange and black pipe Cleaners
  • Tacky Glue or hot glue gun

Instructions

  1. Spread a thin coat of glue all around the top of the Styrofoam egg, being careful to cover it. Starting in the middle of the egg, begin to wrap the wire-free chenille around it until the egg is completely covered.  Add more glue if need be.  Allow to dry, then glue on two craft eyes.
  2. Cut a 2″ piece of orange pipe cleaner for the beak, then fold it in half, pushing the ends into the egg under the eyes. You can glue it, if you prefer.
  3. Cut four 3″ pieces of pipe cleaner for three toes and a leg. The easiest way is to bend one piece around the second piece to make three toes and a leg. Trim to desired length.
  4. Make a second leg, then push the legs into the bottom of the chick.

Flower Pot Easter Basket

This little flowerpot is the perfect container for Easter treats and an alternative approach to the traditional Easter basket.

Materials

  • Terra-cotta flowerpot
  • Acrylic paint
  • Puff Paint  (optional)
  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Large lollipop
  • Tape
  • Pen

Instructions

  1. Paint the pot with acrylic paints in designs of your choice. Once the pot has dried, add an Easter greeting or the recipient’s name with puff paint.
  2. For the flower, cut out paper petals from construction paper and tape them to the back of an over-sized lollipop. Then, wrap the lollipop stick with green paper to make a stem and “plant” it in the pot. You can tape it or nestle it in with the goodies.
  3. Fill with Easter grass and Easter treats.

Chick Greeting Card

This is a festive Easter greeting card.

Materials

  • White poster board
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Colored markers
  • Glue
  • Paper fastener

Instructions

  1. First, make an eggshell by cutting a pair of matching ovals from white poster board. You can make them any size you want though 5 inches is the  standard.
  2. Cut a simple chick from the yellow construction paper, making sure that it will fit in the egg. Use the colored markers to draw on eyes and a beak.
  3. Center the chick on one of the white ovals and glue it in place.
  4. Cut off the upper third of the other oval with a zigzag line that looks like a crack. Glue the bottom piece onto the chick, matching up the edges with the back oval.
  5. Lay the top piece of the cracked shell over the chick’s head, and use the paper fastener to attach a lower corner to the rest of the egg, so that it works like a hinge.
  6. Next, add an Easter greeting to the front or the back of the egg.