Here are some great quick crafts for kids to make for Easter.
Bunny Easter Basket Craft
Materials: Paper Plate, Construction Paper or Card stock, Chenille Stem, Pom-Poms, Crayons, Craft Glue, Stapler, Scissors - Used for cutting the paper, Wire Cutters or Old Scissors - Used for cutting the chenille stems.
To form the basket, which is also the bunny's body, fold the paper plate in half and staple along the rounded edge of the folded plate. Leave about 4-inches along the top open to fill. Using construction paper or card stock cut out a basket handle about an inch wide and 12-inches long. Also cut out your bunny's ears. I cut out 2 white ears and 2 smaller pink ear shapes to be the inside of the ears.
Glue the strip of paper into the opening on the curved side of the plate to form the basket handle. Then, glue the ears near one side of the handle on both sides of the paper plate as shown in the picture above. Use an old pair of scissors or a wire cutter to cut a piece of chenille stem into 3 equal pieces, about 4-inches long.
Glue the whiskers onto the bunny basket as shown in the photo above. Next, glue a small pom-pom onto the whiskers to look like the bunny's nose. You can simply draw the eyes onto your bunny using crayons or even markers. If you prefer, you can glue on wiggle eyes instead. Finally, glue a pom-pom (or you can use a cotton ball) on to look like a puffy tail. Once all the glue is dry, you can fill this cute bunny basket with Easter grass and treats!
How to Make a CD Bunny
Materials: CD, Felt, Pom-pom, Chenille Stems, Dimensional Paint, Pen, Craft Glue, and Scissors
Tracing around the CD onto the felt and cutting out the circle. Glue the circle to the CD and start adding the facial details. Cut out ears using the same color felt as the bunny face and then cut out inner ears and a mouth area using white felt. The eyes were also cut out of felt and glued in place. Use a 1-inch pink pom-pom for the nose and pieces cut from black chenille stems for whiskers. Don't forget a draw mouth using red dimensional paint.
Easter Egg Mosaic Pin
Materials: Leftover dyed Easter egg shells, broken, 1 large Egg Woodsies, Glue (like Elmer's school glue), Jewelry pin back, and Hot glue gun
Directions:Put a coat of glue on one side of the egg shaped Woodsies.
Place pieces of egg shell on the Woodsies, colored side up. Let dry.
Break off any sharp edges around the exterior.
Cover with one or more layers of glue, letting dry between coats.
Hot glue a jewelry pin back to the back of the Woodsies shape.
Wear or give as a gift to Mom, Grandma, Aunt, or teacher!
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