6 DIY Easter Activities for Kids
Getting Crafty With the Kids This Easter Holiday
Easter is just around the corner, and if you’re planning to celebrate the holiday by gathering with family, it’s important to have some festive activities scheduled for the young ones. Busy kids are happy kids, so keep those kids extra occupied this Easter break with these simple and fun DIY activities that will help get the whole family into festive spirits.
From handmade decorations that will make your home look charmingly festive, to edible crafts that kids will love to nibble on, try celebrating the Easter holiday with these six DIY activities the whole family can enjoy.
1. Paper Bunny
If crafting is a regular pastime in your home, you’ll most likely already have everything you need to make these cute paper bunnies. This simple project requires only construction paper, scissors, glue, googly eyes, and crafty kids! These little bunnies will make an adorable decoration around the house or can be hidden in the backyard during an Easter egg hunt.
2. DIY Paint Chip Easter Garland
Dress up your mantle with this whimsical Easter garland made out of paint chips. Don’t have any paint chips? Just head down to the paint section of your local hardware store and ask for some, as chances are good they’ll be happy to accommodate. The colors you use are up to you, but traditional Easter colors like yellow, pastel pink, and light blue are especially appropriate. Bonus: this activity helps teach color association to little ones!
3. Peeps Houses
If your family enjoys the Christmas tradition of gathering together to make gingerbread houses, then get the family around the kitchen table this Easter to try your hand at graham cracker houses for marshmallow Peeps. A cute and festive way to decorate your Easter dinner table, this simple project is a great way to put that excess holiday candy to good use. Remember to get creative with it, as your little chickadees will love decorating and then munching on these cute little Peep homes!
4. Felt Easter Chicks
These adorable felt Easter chicks are a great holiday project for the more experienced crafters in your home. A little bit of sewing knowledge is needed, but the end result is cute, fun, and sure to get everyone in the festive Easter spirit.
Your family will also have a great time playing with these charming chicks. Make them dance, limbo, forage for food – the possibilities are endless! This tutorial comes with a free downloadable pattern, and the project can be easily adapted to be more “user-friendly” for younger children.
5. Brown Sack Easter Mask
Keep little hands busy and put the paper grocery bags that have been collecting under the sink to use with these super fun Easter animal masks. It’s an easy and engaging activity for the whole family to enjoy, and a great way to keep the kids busy while you cook Easter brunch or hide eggs for the Easter egg hunt.
6. Chalkboard Eggs
Take egg dying to the next level with these egg-stra fun chalkboard eggs. Simply coat the eggs with special chalkboard paint, and let the kids go to town, personalizing their eggs by drawing directly on them with multicolored chalk! Once your egg masterpieces are completed, place them in a bowl with edible grass to make a lovely centerpiece for the Easter table.
Have a Hopping Good Time This Easter
Before the Easter bunny visits your home this April, make that you’re fully prepared with activities and projects to keep those little hands busy. We hope that these tips will help make this holiday a festive and crafty occasion for you and your family, and from all of us at Homes.com, happy Easter!
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