Easter crafts

Discover easy and beautiful Easter crafts for kids. From colourful marbled eggs to homemade bunny ears, these fun projects will keep them entertained for hours. 

Sweetie jars

Looking for ways to keep the kids entertained over Easter? These homemade projects will ensure young minds stay happy and focused. Depending on your child's age, you may get the chance to have a cup of tea while they decorate...but perhaps you won't want to as there's plenty to inspire adult creativity too!

1. Marbled decorative eggs 

Cover empty eggs with a pretty marbled effect to decorate your Easter table or use as markers for a chocolate egg hunt. 

Takes 1 hour

You will need

  • fresh white eggs
  • disposable foil roasting tray 
  • 1 can shaving foam
  • gel food colourings in various colours
  • skewer or toothpick
  • kitchen paper

What to do

  1. Empty your eggs of their yolks and whites using our egg-blowing guide, wash and leave to dry.
  2. Cover the base of your tray with shaving foam. Sprinkle drops of gel food colouring in your chosen colours onto the foam and use a skewer or toothpick to make coloured patterns in the foam and marble some of the colours together. Bright neon food colourings give a stronger end effect while pastel colourings result in more delicate patterns.
  3. Roll each egg all over in the foam and place on kitchen paper to set. Leave for 20 minutes. Wipe off all the foam, leaving just the marbled patterns and use to decorate as desired. 

2. Chocolate bar cards

Give one of these easy-to-make chocolate parcel cards as a personalised alternative to a traditional Easter egg.

Takes 15 minutes

You will need

  • Brightly wrapped chocolate bars
  • Brown paper
  • Stickers and stamps
  • Ink stamping set with ink
  • Set of patterned notecards and matching envelopes
  • String

What to do

1. Wrap your chocolate bars up like little parcels in brown paper, address them to your children, friends or family and decorate with little stickers, rubber stamps or pretend postage stamps. 
2. Line up each parcel on the card where you would like it to be positioned and mark a dot each side with a pencil where you would like to tie it. Use scissors to poke a hole through each dot on your card (pop a blob of modelling clay behind the dot on the card to do this easily and safely).
3. Cut a length of string long enough to wrap around your parcel and tie a ribbon. Thread it through the holes then use it to attach the chocolate parcel in place and tie in a bow or knot. 

3. Bunny and chick sweetie jars

Make these chocolate-filled jars for your children to give to their teachers - or hide on an Easter egg hunt in the garden. 

Takes 1 hour + drying time

You will need

  • Glass jar with screw lid
  • Craft paint suitable for glass
  • Sharpie pens
  • Patterned card
  • Glue
  • Pom pom (chick only) 
  • Chocolate eggs and chocolate coins

What to do

1. Paint your lids and jars, leaving a circle at the front of the jar unpainted. Allow to dry thoroughly before applying a second coat.
2. Once dry, draw faces on your bunny or chick with Sharpie pens.
3. Cut out bunny ears or chick party hats from patterned card. Glue pom poms to your party hats. Bend back a 1cm-wide flap of card at the base of each ear or party hat and glue to the jar lids. To finish, fill the jars with chocolate.

 

4. No-sew felt bunny ears

No-sew felt bunny ears

Customise these bunny ears for your children and their teddies, no sewing machine required. You can play around with the colour of the hairbands and felt, plus the size and position of the ears, to create your own unique designs. *You will need an adult for the glue gun and ironing.*

Takes 30 minutes

You will need

  • A4 sheet tracing or plain paper
  • sewing pins
  • A4 pieces of felt in contrasting colours
  • fabric scissors and/or pinking shears
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • iron
  • plain headband

What to do

  1. Draw a bunny ear shape onto your paper or tracing paper and then a smaller inner ear shape next to it. Adjust the length of the ears according to the age of your child and personal preference then add an extra 1cm in length to each ear template - these will be folded under the headband as flaps. Cut out both shapes.
  2. Use pins to fix the ear templates to your felt and cut out two big ears and two inner ears. You can use pinking shears, if you have them, to give a zigzag effect to your inner ears.
  3. Attach the inner ears to the outer ears using a hot glue gun and allow to dry. Snip a small triangle about 1cm high from the centre base of each ear. 
  4. Fold the ears lengthways down the middle, inner ears facing inwards, then use a hot iron to press along the outside of the crease. This will give your bunny ears a bent look when you unfold them.
  5. Fold the end of each ear under the headband and attach to the band with a hot glue gun. You can fold under from either the front or from the back then choose to either overlap the two ears or stick them apart depending on the look you want to achieve. In the picture, the ears on the girl’s headband are folded under from the front and overlapped while the teddy bear’s are folded under from the back and set apart.  

5. Easy Easter table nests

Use cut foliage to decorate ramekins and add personalised painted eggs for an easy way to set your Easter table. 

Takes 30 minutes

You will need

  • cut foliage eg. ivy 
  • gardener's twine
  • ramekins
  • gold shredded paper
  • fillable plastic eggs
  • chocolate beans
  • craft paints suitable for plastic
  • Sharpie pen

What to do

  1. Cut lengths of ivy from your garden or the park and twist around plain ramekins, fixing in place with gardener’s twine (or use a sandwich bag tie to secure it in place). 
  2. Fill the ramekins with shredded paper.
  3. Fill the plastic eggs with chocolate beans. Paint with drawings of bunnies or sheep and, once dry, add details with a Sharpie, alongside the names of family and friends. Sit each egg in its nest as name place holders for your table. 

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