Kids love to do crafts, and Easter is the perfect time to put their creative energy to work. These are some easy Easter crafts for kids:
This lamb is easily made from the child’s hand print.
- White crayon
- Black, brown, and pink construction paper or craft eyes
- White glue
- Styrofoam tray to work on
- Cotton balls
- Hole punch
- Black marker
- Thin ribbon
- Using the white crayon, have the child trace their hand onto black paper. Cut the hand shape out.
- Cover the palm of the hand, base of the thumb, and fingers with glue. Attach cotton balls to make a sheep.
- Punch an eye for the sheep from the brown paper. You can also use craft eyes, if desired. Glue the eye to the middle of the thumb.
- Tie the thin ribbon around the base of the thumb to form a neck for the sheep, and tie a bow in the ribbon.
- If desired, cut a heart shape from the pink paper small enough to fit on the back of the sheep and write “Happy Easter,” “The Lord is my shepherd,” or similar sentiments on the heart with the marker, then glue the heart to the reverse side of the sheep.
Hatching Easter Chick
- 2 yellow cotton balls or 2 yellow pom-poms for each egg
- ½ of a clean egg shell, or you can use a cup from an egg carton
- Black construction paper
- Orange construction paper
- Hole punch
- Craft glue
- Easter grass
- Googly craft eyes
- Glue one cotton ball or pom pom into the bottom of the egg shell. Glue the other cotton ball on top for the head. Ensure they are secure by holding the two balls together for about a minute.
- Either use craft eyes purchased from a craft store, or make your own, using the hole punch to cut out two black circles from the construction paper. Glue the eyes on to the chick.
- Next, make the chick’s beak using the orange construction paper. Cut a small square from orange construction paper, fold it in half to form a triangle for the beak then glue it onto the pom pom or cotton ball to make the beak.
- Next, add a little Easter grass to your egg shell or carton cup to make a nest for the chick.
These little chicks are made out of the kids’ footprints.
- Yellow acrylic/tempera paint
- Orange and black paint or markers
- Wash tubs for rinsing feet off
- Large construction paper
- Have the children choose construction paper for background. Yellow or white work well.
- Pour enough yellow paint onto a paper plate for children to dip their feet into.
- Have the child dip a bare foot into yellow paint. Make sure they do it gently, instead of standing directly in the pain.
- Make sure the construction paper is beside the paint. Each child will then step on the paper, making a footprint.
- Have the kids step into the wash tub to rinse their feet off; dry their feet off.
- The heel of the foot is the chick’s head. Have the kids sprinkle cornmeal onto the chick, if desired, for “food.”
- Draw a beak, eyes and feet on the chick using orange and black paint or markers.