Fun Easter Crafts for Toddlers

egg cardEaster Egg Card Surprise

  1. Sketch egg top and egg bottom shapes on white cardstock and cut them out.
  2. Have your child decorate the top and bottom egg pieces with crayons, paint, glitter, stickers, candy, sequins, pom poms, ribbons, or any other age-appropriate craft supplies you have.
  3. Put a thin layer of craft glue along the entire bottom edge of the egg bottom. Do not glue the “cracked” part. Line up the egg bottom with the bottom of the egg back and glue together – creating a pocket.
  4. Line up the egg top with the top edge of the egg back and pin all three pieces together with a paper brad (available in the scrapbook section of craft stores) on the left side, where all three pieces overlap. The top piece is now movable.
  5. Put a little “surprise” in the pocket. It can be a pack of seeds, a cute picture, or a note for the Easter Bunny.

Bunny Ear Headband

  1. Sketch bunny ear shapes and a headband piece on white cardstock and cut out the pieces. If your cardstock isn't strong enough to allow the bunny ears to stand upright when worn, glue two pieces together.
  2. Have your child decorate the bunny ears.
  3. Fold the bottom of the bunny ears. Fold that tab around the headband and glue or tape to secure ears to headband. (Depending on the width of the headband, you may have to trim the tab, or fold it multiple times.)

Easter Handprint Wreath or Frame

  1. Trace your child's hand many times on multiple pieces of paper. You can use white paper, pastel-colored construction paper, or scrapbook paper with Easter patterns, or a combination of these.
  2. Have your child decorate the handprints with crayons, paint, Easter stickers, sequins, or any other age-appropriate craft supplies you may have.
  3. Have your child glue the hand prints together into a circle to make a wreath, or around the edges of a photo to make a frame. For extra fun, take a picture showing off your child's handmade bunny ear headband for the photo!
  4. Punch a hole at the top, and make a loop with a ribbon for easy hanging.

Egg Carton Bunny Planter or Egg Holder

  1. Cut out one “egg holder” from an egg carton. Punch two holes near the top of the carton.
  2. Have your child paint the egg carton.
  3. Place a pipe cleaner through the holes of the egg carton and twist the pipe cleaner together at the ends to create a sturdy handle.
  4. On one side of the egg carton, have your child decorate a bunny face using googly eyes and a small pom pom for the nose. Have your child design and cut out bunny ears from construction paper and glue them to the egg carton. Glue a larger pom pom to the other side of the egg carton to make a tail.
  5. The egg carton bunny can be used to hold decorated Easter eggs, or you can fill it with soil and plant a flower. Be sure not to overwater!

“Peep” Garland

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  1. Create a simple peep-shaped template.
  2. Measure 2 inches from the edge of a separate piece of cardstock and draw a small line. Using this line as a guide, fold the cardstock back and forth like an accordion, making sure each fold is 2 inches wide.
  3. Trace the peep template onto the folded cardstock. Be sure the top of the ears are touching the folds on each side of the paper.
  4. Cut the peep shape out of the cardstock. Do not cut the folds!
  5. Unfold the paper and let your child decorate the garland. If you want a longer garland, make several garlands and tape them together on the back. If you decorate with glitter, the garland will look just like the sugary marshmallow candies.

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