Are you looking for some kid-friendly Easter crafts? It’s time to get out the construction paper and put out the newspaper under the table, because these are some great Easter crafts that your kids will love making to celebrate the Easter season.
Bunny Rabbit Ears Easter Craft
Instructions for making Bunny Rabbit Ears:
- Begin by tracing two large bunny rabbit ear shapes on a large piece of paper (two for each set of Bunny Rabbit Ears). You can make the bunny rabbit ears as tall or as short as you prefer. Then cut out the ears. Let your kids color in the ears so that they look, well, like ears, if they want to.
- Cut out a strip of paper for the head band. This strip of paper needs to be long enough to go around your child’s head. If you can’t cut a single piece of paper that is long enough, then simply tape together two longer stripes of paper so that the head band is long enough. You can make these strips–the headbands–as thick or as thin as you like. Thicker headbands will stay on your kids’ heads better than thin headbands, but it is entirely about personal preference.
- Now, take the bunny ears that you have already cut out and decorated as desired, and tape the ears onto the strip of paper that is going to serve as your headband. Tape the ears on firmly so that they will not flop over or fall off. If tape doesn’t feel secure enough, you can either use glue or staple the ears on to the headband firmly.
- Now, you can decorate the headband strip if you wish. Do this decoration now rather than later, since the headband strip still is flat. You can decorate the strip with Easter themed stickers, markers, glitter, crayons or other accessories. Make sure that you let the headband dry completely before you continue on, if you decide to use glitter or sequins or anything else that requires glue.
- Now that you have decorated the headband and the ears, and the ears are connected to the headband, tape the ends of the headband strip together so that the strip will fit comfortably on the head. Tape is a good idea rather than glue, because if the strip does not fit on your kids’ heads, then you can easily adjust the size of the headband.
Handprint Easter Lamb
- Either black or grey construction paper
- Elmer’s glue
- Either a white pencil, a white crayon, or a silver marker
- Cotton balls
- A pair of wiggly craft eyes
Instructions for making handprint Easter lambs:
- Place your hand, or your child’s hand, on the either black or the grey construction paper. Make sure that your fingers are slightly spread out with your thumb as far as possible. Your fingers are going to be the legs; your thumb is going to be the head.
- Next, trace around your hand on the paper.
- This step is optional. You can either cut out your handprint, or you can leave it on the paper. The latter option might be better for younger kids if you don’t want them to use scissors and there is a large group of kids so that you will not have time to cut out all of their lamb handprints.
- The next step is to glue cotton balls all over the handprint. However, you do need to make sure that you leave the tips of the fingers as well as the tip of the thumb free of cotton balls. Unless, of course, you would prefer that your lamb have wool all the way down to the bottom of his hooves!
- The next step to make a handprint lamb is to either draw eyes on the lamb with the white crayon or pencil or the silver marker. You can also glue little wiggly eyes on the lamb instead. Finally, draw a nice little smile on the lamb. You can add any other decorations that you want, but really, your lamb handprint is done! This particular craft is so easy to make that you can have an entire flock of sheep in no time at all!