Homemade Easter Decorations!

Easter is fast approaching and with the kids at home, why not decorate for the occasion with some cute homemade Easter decorations? We’ve put together some of the best craft ideas the internet has to offer! They’re relatively easy to follow, should suit kids of many age ranges, and best of all you get to have fun with your kids!

Have a look through our homemade Easter decorations and get crafting!

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Decorative Eggs

This one requires raw eggs so just be careful of any allergies you or your children may have!

You will need:

Eggs (raw)

Paint

Pin

Straw

How to:

  1. Empty the eggs of their contents. This will involve what is known as ‘egg blowing’. Taking a pin, pierce the top and bottom of the egg. Place a straw over one of the holes and blow through the straw. The contents will come out of the bottom hole. For more info see here.

  2. Rinse the egg thoroughly.

  3. Take your emptied egg and get painting.

  4. You can also add glitter or draw bunny faces on the eggs.

  5. We recommend attaching string to the top of the eggs so that you can hang them up, a hot glue gun would have the best stick but superglue should also work!

Easter Baskets

Make your own Easter baskets for that all important egg hunt!

You will need:

Popsicle sticks (available from most Craft stores)

Glue

Paint

Ribbon

Decorations (up to you, but paper bunny ears, or flowers can be very cute)

How to:

  1. Lay out your popsicle sticks and paint (this is optional, you can keep the popsicle sticks plain if desired).

  2. To form the basket, lay 5 popsicle sticks lengthways and then lay 5 more over top in the opposite direction. Repeat this step 3 more times to form 4 sides.

  3. You will also need to construct a base of 8 popsicle sticks. For in-depth detail see the Pinterested Parent Blog.

  4. Construct your basket.

  5. Decorate to you and your kids taste! We recommend adding a handle made out of fabric or ribbon and glue-gunned into place to keep secure!

Photo by  Annie Spratt  on  Unsplash .

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash.

Spring Chicks!

If you’re making the Decorative Eggs from above, don’t let the box go to waste! These spring chick egg cartons decorations from Typically Simple are super cute and easy for little ones to make!

You will need:

Egg cartons

Paint and brush

Glue

Scissor

Markers

Card (in a range of colours)

How to:

  1. Cut the egg cartons up into individual sections, one standard 6 egg carton will make 3 chicks.

  2. Glue the separate pieces together.

  3. Paint to your taste.

  4. Cut out two triangular pieces of card to form a beak, and another triangle to glue to the top of the head (or add a feather).

  5. Draw or paint on eyes.

Tin Foil Eggs

This is an easy craft project for younger kids to follow.

You will need:

Cardboard (cereal boxes are very good for this)

Tinfoil

Scissors

Markers

How to:

  1. Draw an egg shape on the cardboard and cut out (be careful if little fingers are involved).

  2. Cut off a piece of tinfoil big enough to cover your egg.

  3. Lay the egg on the tinfoil and fold the tinfoil around the shape so that the front of the egg is completely covered and smooth.

  4. Decorate using your markers - little ones can make their own designs and colour in as they see fit.

  5. This is an optional step but if you would like to hang the eggs up to decorate punch a hole in the top of the egg and thread string through.

Photo by  Monika Grabkowska  on  Unsplash .

Photo by Monika Grabkowska on Unsplash.