The ideas in this section are not your traditional easter crafts for children. You may not find a whole lot of construction paper bunnies, but you will find other ideas which will fit along with the season. If you have a suggestion for easter crafts for children, please see our form below.
New Way To Color Easter Eggs
Tired of the messy dyes in stores? These Easter crafts for children are more organic, and can be a lot of fun to make!
To obtain different colors for your Easter eggs, use the following materials:
For pinkish red – use fresh beets
For orange – use yellow onion skins
For yellow – use ground turmeric
For pale green – use spinach leaves
For blue – use canned blueberries
For beige to brown – use strong brewed coffee
For brown-orange – use chili powder
Place eggs in a saucepan, then cover with water. Add a tablespoon of white vinegar for each cup of water used and one of the items from the chart below. Simmer eggs for 20 minutes.
MUCH easier than dying eggs the old fashion way!
Cinnamon ornaments are really Easter crafts for children, but they can be used all year round. Pull out your bunny cookie cutters for this classic craft, and turn it into easter crafts for children!
What you’ll need:
6 tbsp. applesauce
9 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves
Extra cinnamon for rolling out dough
Mix applesauce, cinnamon and cloves. Stir until blended. Knead with fingers until it feels like clay. Sprinkle cinnamon on pastry board and rolling pin. Roll dough to about 1/8 inch thickness.
Use cookie cutters or cut around patterns using a small knife. Use a pointed tool to draw any eyes, nose or other decorative designs. Make holes for hanging.
Place on cookie sheet in 120 degree oven for one and one half hours. Turn off oven and leave ornaments in warm oven for 5-6 hours. Can leave overnight.
Decorate with ribbon and dried flowers or leave plain. Seal in ziplock bags or other sealed container.
Note: This can be used for Christmas, Easter, Valentine or Mother’s Day gifts. Nice smell in lingerie drawers as well as on Christmas tree or kitchen ornaments.
Who says all Easter crafts for kids have to involve dying eggs or making bunnies? Try paining something else instead! This craft involves painting cookies, although you’ll still need an egg or two.
What you’ll need:
1 egg yolk
1/4 tsp. water
Divide 1 egg yolk and 1/4 teaspoon water among several cups. Color each with a food color. Paint onto sugar cookies prior to being baked with paintbrush. If “paint” thickens, just add a few drops of water.
Egg Carton Creations
Need Easter crafts for children which involve all those empty egg cartons? All you’ll need is a clean, empty egg carton and maybe few extra decorations. There are several Easter crafts for children which you can do from empty egg cartons.
Cut along the bottom of three connected cups of an egg carton. Set cups bottom up. Make a face on the end cup with a felt pen or crayon. To make an antennae, curl the ends of 2 (2″) pieces of pipe cleaner and stick them into the caterpillar’s forehead.
Another idea: Use a styrofoam egg carton. Fill cups with any combination of wild bird seed, sunflower seeds, raisins, apples, suet, seeds mixed with peanut butter, peanuts, bread crumbs, water, corn or berries. Place outside on a window sill or hang from a tree.
Yet Another idea: Plant one seed in each of the twelve cups. Water and watch your seeds grow (this could be a good lesson on tithing, also).
See what other ideas you can come up with based on the ones above!