Easter crafts ideas for kids of every age

Family doing Easter crafts

Jessica Taylor Yates

Posted April 04, 2022

From egg painting to making your own Easter hats, get the whole family involved in a day of Easter crafting.

While Easter can be a great time for a family getaway or get-together, crafting is the perfect way to get your kids involved in the holiday fun.

Younger toddlers can enjoy sensory play by creating their own projects with Easter-themed imagery like eggs, carrots, and bunnies, while older kids may want to get creative with paper weaving, DIY paper Easter baskets, and egg painting.

The trick is to keep it fun, simple and contained – while still allowing your kids to get colourful and creative.

Whatever the age, celebrate Easter with the family with these easter crafts for babies, toddlers and kids.

Girl with painted Easter eggs

Kids will be delighted with these Easter craft activities over the holidays. Image: Getty

Easy easter crafts for kids

Easter crafts for babies

While babies are obviously still developing their sensory skills and may not be rivaling Michelangelo just yet, there are still some adorable ways to immortalise your baby’s first Easter:

Make an Easter card with their hand, foot, or fingerprints

Using toxic-free paint, gently paint your little one’s foot or hand and place it on a piece of paper before wiping it off their body. You can then use this print as the base to make a little chicken or rabbit from a handprint, use their fingerprints for bunny ears or add some pom poms on the image for a tail. What a masterpiece – straight to the pool room.

Do a photoshoot

Are you a budding Anne Geddes in the making? Create your own art by staging an adorable photo shoot with your own little Easter bunny. You don’t need much – some little bunny ears, toy eggs, toy chicken or rabbit, and a basket and you’ll have a very cute portrait of your baby for years to come. 


Get a picture of your baby bunny. Image: Getty.
Let your little one get creative and feel proud of what they made with their own hands - literally! Image: Getty.
Using your baby's footprints to make Easter crafts can be treasured for years to come. Image: Getty.

Easter crafts for toddlers

By toddler age, your child will want to be a part of the Easter festivities. Engage curious minds through crafting, where they can make usable art to be proud of:

Easter egg potato stamping

Remember potato stamps? This one is relatively easy and fun.

You will need:

  • 3- 4 potatoes
  • Knife (for the adult)
  • Nontoxic paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Paint tray/paper plate
  • Cup of water
  • Paper

Using uncooked potatoes, cut the potato in half.

In the inside of the potato, using a knife, cut out an Easter-egg style design – zig-zags or lines will do! Only cut about half an inch into the potato.

Pour your paints onto a paper plate or tray, ready for your toddler to use.

Let them use the brush and paints to ‘paint’ different sections of your potato design before ‘stamping’ it onto the paper.

You can keep wiping the potato to use different colours.

Use the paper as art, laminate it as an Easter placemat, or even use it as wrapping paper for a lovely Easter gift!

Make your own Easter bunny bag

Get ahead of the Easter egg hunt by making your own decorative Easter bunny bags!

You will need:

  • Paper gift bag
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Glue
  • Drawing materials (e.g. textas, pens or paints)
  • Optional: googly eyes and pipe cleaners

As the adult, you can cut out paper ears, feet, and a nose for your toddler to glue onto the bag along with googly eyes and pipe cleaner whiskers – and then they can colour in their own little bunny bag how they please! Time for adventure! 


Voila! Use your prints as art or some festive Easter wrapping paper. Image: Getty.
You can simply draw on an Easter bunny face and let your toddler design it, or add in fixtures like ribbon and googly eyes if you really want to get crafty. Image: Getty.

Easter crafts for kids

Egg painting

A classic Easter craft for children is egg painting. Using hard-boiled eggs, there is a multitude of ways you can get creative with your Easter egg colouring. You can simply let your child run wild with their paintbrush or textas, have fun getting messy with glue, tissue paper and glitter, or even look into the classic dip-dye:

You will need:

  • Hard-boiled eggs, cold (or hollowed out)
  • Food colouring of choice
  • Vinegar
  • Water

In a small bowl, mix 1 teaspoon of vinegar with ¼ teaspoon of your food colouring of choice. Pour this into 1 cup of water. Do this for each colour.

Next, have your child take the egg and ‘dip’ it into the colour – perhaps half the egg in the colour blue, and half in the colour pink. The longer it is dipped, the ‘deeper’ the colour.

Allow eggs to dry completely before using them for a lovely centrepiece for your Easter lunch!


Let children experiment with different colours to make their own craft creations. Image: Getty.
Egg painting and decorating is an activity the whole family can enjoy for Easter. Image: Getty.

Make an Easter hat

Remember the Easter hat parade? Have one at home by making your very own Easter hats for the whole family! The world is really your oyster here – you may wish to go simple with a paper Easter bunny hat, or splurge on one fit for the races. For something in-between, make a DIY Easter hat:

You will need:

  • A wide-brimmed hat
  • Glue
  • Decorative items such as small toy chicks, bunnies, eggs, flowers, pom poms, ribbon, or tissue paper

Decide on your design. Perhaps ribbon around the centre of your hat, with toy chicks lining the outside. Or maybe you want a big toy bunny in the middle, and your child wants to paint the rest of the hat. The main part is to have fun, be creative and have the family do a runway show of your Easter hats around the living room.

Have a wonderful Easter break. 


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