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    Easter Crafts for Kids

    March 27, 2012

    What better way to say “Happy Easter” than by getting your kids involved with some great Easter crafts and decorating your home with their finished product! These fun and easy Easter crafts are the perfect way to keep your kids happy and busy. So round up some simple art supplies and get excited for some great holiday crafts!

     

    Easter Themed Finger Puppets

     

    These Easter themed finger puppets from Craft Jr. are the perfect craft for creative little kids. They're fun, easy to make, and great to play with. All you need is a few cheap supplies:

     

     


    • Pipe cleaners (we suggest pastel colors)

    • Multi-size mini pompoms that match the pipe cleaners

    • Googly eyes

    • Hot glue gun

    • Wire cutters


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    Once you have gathered the supplies, all you need to do is follow these simple directions:

     


    1. Wrap a piece of pipe cleaner around your index finger starting at the knuckle and going all the way to the top of the finger tip, trim any extra pipe.

    2. Put a small dab of glue on the top coil and adhere the largest size pompom, this is the puppet’s head.

    3. Once the pompom has been secured, glue on the googly eyes and smallest pompom as a nose.

    4. Now is the time for creativity to take charge. For example, if you want to make a bunny then secure the mid-size pompom to the bottom on the backside as a tail and glue the remaining pipe cleaner onto the head as ears.


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    From here on you are on your own. Let your creativity flow and encourage your kids to make different sorts of animals, such as an Easter chick or a kitten. Once they have successfully made the puppets tell them to come up with a story to perform for you. Just remember with Easter themed puppets, the creativity does not need to end with the scissors and glue.

     

     

    Egg Carton Easter Chick

     

    Do you want to entertain your kids with crafts, but don’t have any lavish supplies? Why not recycle the empty egg cartons you have laying around the house? These fun and festive Easter chicks from paper, plate, and plane are easy to make with average household items, all you need is:

     


    • Scissors

    • Glue

    • An egg carton

    • Yellow paint

    • Paint brush

    • Black marker

    • Yellow and orange cardstock


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    Once the supplies have been gathered, just follow these simple steps:

     


    1. Cut out two individual egg carton cups.

    2. Paint the carton cups yellow and allow them to dry for about 30 minutes.

    3. Cut a small piece of the yellow cardstock (about ½”) and glue to both halves of the carton, this will be the hinge.

    4.  Cut out two small triangles from both the yellow and the orange cardstock.

    5. Glue the bottom of the yellow triangles to each of the inner sides of the bottom egg carton cup and repeat on the other side. Fold the flap out, this is the wing.

    6. Glue the bottom of the orange triangles to the front of the inner top and bottom egg carton. Fold the flap out, this is the beak.

    7. Cut out two small feet from the orange cardstock and glue them to the bottom cup.

    8. Use the black marker to draw eyes.


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    Once your chicks have been assembled feel free to fill them with candy and other little goodies. Use them as decorations or hide them in an Easter egg hunt as a bonus find!

     

     

     Easter Placeholder

    These decorative Easter placeholders from Better Homes and Gardens are great for older kids and savvy crafters. This sophisticated Easter pot makes for a great table decoration or name placeholder. Gather up the supplies below and follow the simple directions.

     

     


    • 2-inch mini clay pot

    • Acrylic paint (pastel colors)

    • Paint brush

    • Paint markers

    • Plastic egg

    • Easter grass

    • Hot glue gun

    • Pencil

    • Scissors

    • Craft foam (green and another pastel shade)

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    Instructions:

     

     


    1. Paint the mini clay pot using your pastel paint and set aside to dry.

    2. Write a name using the paint markers on the top half of the plastic egg and decorate however you please.

    3. Fill the dried mini pot with Easter grass, making sure to glue it around the rim.

    4. Glue the bottom of the plastic egg to the grass in the pot.

    5. Draw two basic leaf shapes onto the green foam and cut them out. Draw a basic flower shape onto the other pastel foam and cut it out.

    6. Glue the two leaves to the bottom of the flower and glue the bottom of the pot to the center of the flower.


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    Tada! Your Easter placeholder is finished and now you can fill it with jelly beans and other festive treats. Whether you use it as a table decoration or a name placeholder, this Easter pot is sure to be hit among those crafty kids.

     

     

    Do you know of any other fun, Easter crafts for kids? Let us know on Facebook, Twitter, or leave us a comment here!