Spring has sprung, Easter is around the corner, and bunnies, baskets and eggs are cropping up everywhere! To celebrate the season, I've picked these five craft sites as inspiration for crafters of all ages.
All Free Crafts offers more than fifty Easter crafts projects organized into six sections: Easter Bunny Crafts, Decorating Easter Eggs, Easter Baskets, Easy Easter Crafts, Offsite Craft Links, and Easter Recipes. Each project is illustrated (yay!), has a supplies list, allows for user comments, and includes a printable version without ads. Crafts for other holidays can be found by hovering on the Holiday Crafts tab in the horizontal navigation bar.
"Easter is not all about chocolate and we celebrate it by giving you free Easter craft projects and activities." Visit for ideas and instructions for homemade Easter baskets, Easter decorations and Easter eggs. Some of the ideas are contributed by community members, but all are illustrated, include links to related crafts, estimated time to finish the crafts, and age group recommendations. Crafts for Christmas and Valentine's Day are listed in the left-hand menu.
"Everything you need for a most egg-cellent day: easter decorations, bunny baskets, egg-decorating ideas, and more." With user ratings, time estimates, and crystal clear material lists and instructions, Family Fun has Easter Crafts all wrapped up! In addition to Easter Baskets and Egg Decorating, they also offer Easter Printables, Recipes, and Easter Games. Members (membership is free) can save crafts in a virtual craft box, making them easy to retrieve later.
Although some of these projects are too complicated for little hands, there are still plenty of family crafts here at MarthaStewart.com. You can start with the kids section (Easter Kids' Crafts and Activities), where you'll find thirty-six beautifully illustrated craft projects, but don't stop there. Be sure to also explore Egg Dyeing 101, Easter Clipart and Templates, Decorating Easter Eggs, and Yarn Flowers (just to name a few!)
Although not organized into categories, there are 118 Easter projects listed at Michaels for your perusal. Again, this is not a list of crafts specifically for kids, but each illustrated instruction page includes a skill rating on a scale of one to five, with one being the easiest. And since the ratings are displayed in the index, it should be easy to scan to find the easiest ones, such as Green Bunny Easter Basket (made from foam sheets) and the Easter Egg Wreath. For kid-specific crafts, visit The Knack, by clicking on the Kids/Teachers link in the top menu.