DIY Easter Crafts for the Best Easter Ever
BUNNY EMOJI EGGS:
There is nothing wrong with plain-old Easter Egg Dying, but the old eggs could use an update. Try adding Emojis to add a little more fun and interest with a modern twist to your DIY Easter Eggs this year!
Paint the eggs various colors.
Use a pencil to mark the center of the front of each egg for the nose.
Draw emoji eyes of choice above the nose.
Draw a bunny mouth below the nose dot and add a tongue or teeth to match the emoji you chose.
Trace over the pencil marks with paint pens and let dry.
Choose a chenille stem and cut it in half.
Fold each half in half and twist the open ends together to close, creating two bunny ears.
ADULT: Use hot glue to attach the ears on the back side of the egg so that you do not see the glue.
ADULT: Hot glue a pom-pom to the front of the egg for a nose.
Project Note: For materials and instructions to create projects featured in the image above, click on the project here.
Easter Kids Tic-Tac-Toe Table Game
Searching for Easter Eggs doesn't have to be the only game you play on Easter. Make your own Easter-Themed Tic Tac Toe game that you can hang onto all year round.
Measure and cut a sticky back foam sheet into a 6″x6″ square.
Cut four slices of foam that are 6″ long and ¼” wide.
Place the strips in a tic-tac-toe pattern across the foam square.
Peel and stick the square into the center of the large piece of foam.
Decorate the edges of the foam with egg stickers.
Separate felt stickers into two categories of animals. Place at least six on each side.
More information can be found online here.
Easter Tree with Personalized Doodle Eggs
If desired, dye or paint the egg to give it a base color. If you’re using an Easter egg dye kit, follow the packaging instructions. Craft eggs won’t sink into the cups of dye like regular eggs, so reduce the amount of water and/or vinegar to make a more concentrated dye, then paint the dye onto the egg with a brush.
Once the egg has dried completely, begin drawing with a black pen, creating words and outlines. Let the ink dry for 10-20 minutes before adding color.
Tip: As you work, protect your drawing with a paper towel to keep it from being smudged by your fingers or the side of your hand.
Color in sections and add details, giving the ink 5-10 minutes to dry in between sections. This will help to reduce the possibility of smudging.
Once your egg is doodled to your satisfaction, let it dry for another 30 minutes, then lightly spray with Krylon® clear spray coating to seal, following the instructions provided on the packaging. Let the clear coating dry.
To make a hanger for your egg, cut a 4″ length of ribbon, fold it in half and knot the two ends together to create a loop. You may need to repeat to enlarge the knot size.
Thread the ribbon loop into the larger end of a bead cone and out again through the narrower end, so that the loop is sticking out from the top of the bead cone.
Adhere the larger (bottom) end of the bead cone to the top of the egg with E6000®, following packaging directions. Let the hanger dry overnight before hanging.
To create a tassel to hang from the bottom of the egg, cut five 3″ lengths of the same color ribbon and knot them together at one end. Thread the loose ends through the bead cone so that they hang from the narrow end of the cone, then use E6000 to adhere the larger end of the cone to the bottom of the egg, as shown. Again let the glue dry overnight before hanging.
Find out more about this DIY Easter project here.
DIY Easter Bunny Centerpieces
Start by inflating your pastel polka-dot balloons with helium, tie it to a yellow string, and tie it to the balloon weight (you can make the strings as long or short as you want).
Place the balloon with the weight inside the Easter basket
Fill the bucket, and cover the weight with Easter grass (or crinkle paper)
Place Bunny plush inside the bucket
Fill basket with Easter eggs.
More information can be found here.