Archive for the ‘Easter crafts’ Category

Footprint Easter chick

Monday, March 30th, 2009
Baby chick from footprint

Baby chick from footprint

The child’s own footprint forms the base for this cute yellow chick! This craft is great for Easter, but would also work for a farm unit at school.

What You Need: Yellow paint (nontoxic washable); paintbrush; sheet of white or cream construction paper; scrap of orange cardstock; black marker; yellow feather; glue.

How to Make It: Help child paint a clean foot yellow. (Alterative: step into a shallow tray with yellow paint in it.) Press foot onto construction paper and lift away slowly, without wiggling. Let dry. The heel is the chick’s head. Use black marker to add eye. Cut triangle shape from orange cardstock and glue to “face” for beak. Glue feather to body. If you’d like, children could glue birdseed or Easter grass to the paper as well.

Egg carton Easter basket with pipe cleaner handle

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

egg carton basket with 2 cups
Here’s another take on the egg carton Easter basket, this time using 2 sections from the carton. Fill with 2 kinds of candy or treats!
What You Need: egg cartons; paint and other decorations; 2 pipe cleaners; scissors.
How to Make It: Adult cuts out 2 sections of egg carton, keeping them together. Let kids paint and otherwise decorate the baskets. Once dry, adult pokes holes in either side of basket and attach 2 pipe cleaners, twisted together for handle.

Paper plate rabbit for Easter

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

paper plate Easter bunny
This quick bunny craft is great for Easter or anytime.
What You Need: paper plate; red or pink pom pom; 2 cotton balls; black marker; red or pink construction paper; glue; scissors.
How to Make It: Cut out ear shapes and glue to back of plate. Glue on pom pom nose and cotton ball muzzle. Use marker to add mouth, whiskers and eyes.

Egg carton Easter basket

Friday, March 21st, 2008

egg carton Easter basket
Pre-cut a bunch of egg carton cups, set out random craft supplies and let kids make their own little Easter baskets!
What You Need: Egg cartons, construction paper for handle; various decorations such as markers, sequins and glitter.
How to Make It: Adult cuts out egg carton sections. Cut construction paper handle and attach with glue or brads. Decorate with paints, sequins, markers, etc.

toilet paper tube Easter egg holders

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Easter egg holders
These Easter egg holders let kids show their creativity, and can be used as centerpieces year after year.
What You Need: Toilet paper tube; scissors; glue; various craft supplies such as: construction paper, markers, ribbon, tissue paper, paint and pipe cleaners.
How to Make It: Adult cuts toilet paper tube in half width-wise. Let child paint, paper and otherwise adorn the cups, each of which can hold a decorated Easter egg!