Children love crafts and holidays, and the two go together so well. These are great Easter activities for children in school, or just at home for fun.
“Stained-Glass” Easter Eggs
You Will Need:
Vellum in assorted colours
Clear-drying craft glue
Paper punches or decorative edge scissors (optional)
Draw an egg shape on vellum, or use a template if you prefer. This craft looks best if you start with lighter colours as the background and add darker colours as decoration.
Cut out the vellum egg.
Take some vellum in different colours. Cut out designs to put on your egg. These can be stripes or wavy lines cut with decorative edge scissors, die cuts from paper punches, or any little shapes you feel like making and cutting out.
Use clear-drying craft glue to glue the shapes to the vellum egg. Allow the glue to dry. If you like, you can paper punch some shapes out of the egg as well.
Trim around the egg with a scissor if any of the decorations are overhanging the edge.
Easter Tulip Bouquet
You will need:
Paper egg carton
Green construction paper
Green pipe cleaners
Take your paper egg carton. Cut out the egg holder cups. Cut around the top of the cup in a zig-zag shape.
Paint the cups with poster paint, inside and out. Allow them to dry.
Punch a hole in the bottom of each cup. Thread a green pipe cleaner through it. Bend the pipe cleaner to hold the egg cup in place.
Draw leaf shapes onto green construction paper. Cut them out. Glue them or tape the pipe cleaner by folding the edge over just a little bit.
Put all the pipe cleaner stems together and tie them in the centre with a ribbon. Display in a vase or give it to someone for Easter.
Easter Lamb Craft
You Will Need:
You can use white construction paper, but black or a spring colour will offer better contrast. Let the child spread his hand on the paper. Trace around the hand with a pencil.
Cut out the hand shape. Turn it so the fingers are down. This will be your “lamb.” The thumb will be the head of the lamb. Draw a face on it.
Glue cotton balls all over the hand, except for the tips of the fingers and the thumb.
Easter Bunny Hand Puppet
You Will Need:
Paper lunch bag
Take a paper lunch bag while it is flattened and lay it so the bag’s opening is facing you. The bottom of the bag should be facing upward.
Decorate the part that would be the bottom of the bag with the Easter Bunny’s face. You can draw it on, or you can cut out pieces of paper bits and glue them on as the ears, eyes, nose, mouth, and don’t forget buck teeth.
Glue some cotton balls on the bunny’s cheeks to make him fuzzy looking. Flip it over and glue a cotton ball on his backside to be a tail.
Glue buttons or strips of paper on the front of the bunny for his vest.
Glue long paper strips to the sides for arms. Glue cotton balls to the tips of his arms for fuzzy paws.
When all the glue is dry, put your hand inside the opening of the bag and use it on your hand like a hand puppet.