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Crafts for any holiday are just part of the deal with kids. They help to have fun and help decorate the house. They love seeing their stuff hanging up and being displayed for everyone to see. With Easter coming up you are probably starting to look for Easter Crafts.
Here are some easy crafts for kids that they will LOVE!
Easy Easter Crafts for Kids
But what are some crafts that are not only kid-friendly but perfect for the holiday? Let’s take a look.
Painting eggs is an Easter classic and an old standby for a good reason. EVERYBODY loves it! Originating in Russia, painting eggs is something both kids and adults can enjoy.
First, you’ll want to hardboil the eggs. Submerge each egg in a pan full of cool water, enough to cover them. You might want to add half a teaspoon of water, as this helps prevent eggshells from cracking, a must when you have small children.
Bring the water to a rolling boil. Then, remove the pan from the burner and cover it. Let the eggs sit for about 12 minutes. Then, when done, remove the eggs and drain the pan. Run cool water over the eggs and let them sit so they can cool off.
Once you’ve made the eggs, it’s time to make the egg dye. You can certainly go out and purchase a kit but if you want to make your own dye, combine about half a cup boiling water with a tablespoon of vinegar and 10 drops of food coloring.
You can also dye eggs with Kool aid!
The eggs should be ready. Get a bowl for each color of dye. To dye an egg, leave it in the desired color bowl for about five minutes- you can go longer for darker colors. Children may enjoy adding additional decorations on their eggs with stickers or crayons.
Eggs are an old Easter stand-by, both for egg hunts and eating. If you do eat them, make sure you eat the eggs within five days and leave them refrigerated when possible.
This is another craft that’s excellent for young children. It’s short, sweet, and children will have loads of fun weaving their own baskets.
All you’ll need is construction paper, scissors, and a stapler. Have your kids pick two colors of construction paper. Cut the paper into one-inch strips.
Then, you’ll be weaving alternating strips of the paper flat on the table. You’ll want 10 paper strips of each color. You should end up with a flat, checked mat. Staple the end strips together and repeat for each side. You should now have a square box.
Add handles with additional strips of paper and add a bow on the top if desired.
This craft is ideal for toddlers and very young children. There may be small parts, so watch carefully.
You’ll need a paper plate, red and black felt, pipe cleaners, scissors, and glue. You’ll want to handle the scissors for this craft.
First, cut the top edge of the paper plate. Don’t discard the pieces, since you’ll be using them later. Create two vertical slits in the center of the plate and thread the white pipe cleaner through.
Cut a mouth and nose out of the black and red felt respective. Glue the mouth and nose down. You can also cut the eyes out of black felt too.
For the ears, use the edges of the plate that you set aside earlier. Add red felt to the middle to finish off the ears and you’re all set to go. If you’d like the ears longer, use a second paper plate.
Easter crafts are an easy way to keep your kids’ attention and help them feel involved in the festivities. Your child just may wish to do the craft again next year.
There are ample creative ideas to celebrate this Easter with fun. If you are intimidated about exceeding your budget no need to fret, you can find discounts offered by coupons site like Frugaa.com!
Check out my Easter Pinterest board for these ideas and more!
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