10 DIY Easter craft ideas for kids to try this weekend

From colourful tissue paper eggs to bunny stick puppets, these unique Easter crafts are fun and easy to make from home.

Just because we're still under lockdown restrictions, doesn't mean we can't make Easter fun for our kids this weekend.

We can still throw a traditional easter egg hunt in the back garden or attend an early (virtual) morning mass. But, with non-essential shops closed, parents are forced to get creative with Easter baskets and decorations this year.

Not to fear, however, for there are plenty of fantastic, easy-to-make Easter crafts that kids will love.


Here are 10 simple, creative craft ideas to try at home:

  1. Bunny table setting

 Supplies needed: fun napkins, twine, eggs, marker, flowers (optional)

2. Egg-cellent art from GrowingAJeweledRose

Supplies needed: emptied eggshells, paint, tissue paper, glue stick, canvas


3. Tie dye eggs from Amanda'sCookin

Supplies needed: plastic wrap, cheesecloth (or paper towels), food colouring, spray bottle, rubber band, egg carton, eggs

4. Handprint lilies from OneLittleProject

Supplies needed: pink paper, green and yellow pipe cleaners, pencil, tape, scissors

5. Egg carton chicks from TypicallySimple


Supplies needed: egg carton, coloured paper, acrylic paint and brush, glue, scissors, marker

6. Sock easter bunnies

Supplies needed: sock, felt, pom pom (or cotton ball), googly eyes, ribbon, rubber bands, rice, glue

7. Bunny headband from Fun365

Supplies needed: white cardstock, pink paper, scissors, glue, pink button (or use pink paper), black marker, white yarn/thread, stapler, googly eyes (optional), pom pom (optional)

8. Easter bookmarks 


Supplies needed: various coloured paper, white paper, glue, scissors, googly eyes, black marker

9. Paper flower lanterns

Supplies needed: tissue paper, glue, flowers, water balloons, paint brush (or sponge), jar, flameless tea light

10. Craft stick Easter puppets

Supplies needed: popsicle sticks, white paint and brush, white pipe cleaners, paper, pink marker, googly eyes (or black marker), glue 


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