It’s almost Easter time, and however your family chooses to celebrate this holiday, there are plenty of fun, engaging crafts to get the whole family, including your little ones, involved with the celebration! My 2 1/2 year old daughter and I chose four of our favorites to share with you!
For all 4 crafts, our supplies list was simple. Construction paper, glue, large craft sticks, white pipe cleaners, a white and pink crayon, scissors, and package of assorted googly eyes, puff balls, and other little crafty items.
My daughter picked the bunny mask to make first. We found the idea at here at Kailo Chic and thought it would be a great, mess-free craft to start with. Needed for this craft is 3 white pipe cleaners, a large craft stick, a pink puff ball (I chose a green one for mine), and some glue!
It was pretty easy to construct this little mask, and it is by far her favorite of the day. I had to make her put it down at bedtime tonight because she was still hopping around the house with it! You just tie the pipe cleaners around the stick and I twisted each end to the other to tighten everything down. Glue on the pink puff ball for the nose and you’ve got yourself a bunny!
Next we decided to make the little lamb craft found here at Baby Savers. This one was fun and easy, and we needed black construction paper, a whit crayon, white puff balls, googly eyes, and some glue.
We started off by tracing her hand for the lamb’s body. I cut it out for her and we covered the ‘palm’ area with glue and glued on all the white puff balls. Glue the eye to the head and draw a mouth and hooves in with the white crayon, and voila! Your own little easter lamb!
Next up, we did another hand-tracing craft and made an easter chick we found at Kaboose. I changed the structure a little by omitting the paper fasteners and just gluing the wings on. This one was a lot of fun! We needed glue, two googly eyes, and yellow and orange construction paper, and traced both her hands and cut them out, cut out the body, the feet, and the beak and were ready for assembly!
By this time, my daughter has fallen head over heels in love with glueing things. She was so excited to glue all these pieces together. We glued the wings and the feet to the back of the chick, then turned it over for the rest.
And the chick masterpiece! Chick says “peep, peep!” Mama!
Our last easter craft of the day was the beloved easter bunny. We got our inspiration from Free Preschool Crafts. We decided to use white construction paper instead of paper plates for the bunny and are much happier with how it turned out! I cut out ears and a head from the white construction paper, and a blue bowtie from the blue paper, and needed glue, two white puff balls, a small pink puff ball, two googly eyes, and a pink crayon to finish it off!
We each colored an ear, then glued them to the back of the head. We turned it over to glue the rest of the features on. Her favorite part was the bowtie!
With just these four easter crafts, we filled up over two hours with laughs, smiles, and creativity, and the only clean-up was paper scraps! We played with our little masks all day and hung up the rest of our creations on the refrigerator. It was a great way to bond together and get excited about Easter!
Check out AllFreeKidsCrafts- Free Easter Crafts for many more fun Easter Crafting ideas!!
Michael’s is also having a $1000 gift card giveaway to help you get your craft on! You can enter HERE!
AllFreeRecipes also has 11 Easter Brunch Recipes for those looking for inspiration this coming weekend!