Easy Easter Crafts For A Hop-pity’ Good Time!

easy easter craftsIt’s that time of the year again!  The time when eggs are more than just scrambled or poached, everything cute seems to have a white fluffy tail, and you find yourself reaching for that tube of sugar-coated peep more times than you would like to admit.  It’s Easter!  As we get ready to relish at the start of spring, we have some wonderful easy Easter crafts that will come in handy during this blooming season.  So put on your bunny ears and let’s hop to it!

Bunny Ears

We are all going to need a pair of these.  If we humans cannot join the ranks of our fluffy-tailed friends, this is the closest way to get in on the action.

You Will Need:

  • 1 headband
  • Pink and white felt
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Bunny ear tracing template if necessary

Steps:

  1. Print out or draw your bunny ears and trace the shape on the pink felt once.
  2. Fold over so that you will cut out two bunny ears
  3. Do the same with the inner part of the ear using the white felt.
  4. Glue the inner white felt onto the pink felt and let it dry
  5. Position ears onto the headband and fold the bottom part of the ear to attach to the headband, and glue on.

Jelly Bean Carrots

And we thought you were trying to be healthy!  With these jelly bean carrots, feel free to trick any of your Easter guests or friends with this sweet carrot treat.

You Will Need:

  • Orange Jelly Beans
  • Plastic confection bag
  • Green ribbon or string

Steps:

  1. Fill up your plastic bag 3/4ths with orange jelly beans
  2. Simply tie the top off with your green ribbon
  3. Stuff the carrots into an Easter basket, or distribute individually for a “healthy” Easter snack!

Egg Relay Race

Try out this new and improved version of an Easter-egg hunt that can be a fun activity for both children and adults.  Time to get that heart pumping!

You Will Need:

  • Energetic people
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 plastic spoon for each person participating
  • A marker to indicate a starting point

Steps:

  1. Divide your group into two teams.
  2. Have each of the teams line up on opposite sides of a large open space, and place markers to indicate starting lines.
  3. Give each person a plastic spoon, and each team one egg.
  4. Each team member must run the egg to the other team’s starting line “marker” and pass off the egg to their next team member without using their hands.
  5. The first team to pass the egg off between all of its members wins.

Chick Cupcakes

You are not required to sit on a batch of eggs to hatch any of these sweet chick goodies.  This is a fun baking exercise for any type of baker, from a group of kids willing to learn, to

You Will Need:

  • 15-20 Vanilla Cupcakes
  • Frosting of your choice.  We recommend a light vanilla or butter cream.
  • 4 cups of shredded coconut.  Feel free to toast the coconut if you like.
  • 1 piece of black licorice lace and 1 piece of red licorice lace
  • 15-20 whole almonds.

Steps:

  1. Bake your vanilla cupcakes using the method of your choice.  Boxed cupcakes are fine for a more light and fluffy taste.  Make sure you let your cupcakes cool completely once they are done.
  2. Take the cupcakes out of their paper holders and coat them entirely with frosting.  Feel free to coat as thick as you need to in order to create a dome-like shape.  The cupcakes will represent the chick’s body.
  3. Now, apply the coconut shavings onto the coated cupcakes.  Press the coconut lightly onto the cupcake using your hands after you sprinkle them on.  The coconut will be the chick’s feathers.
  4. Cut your licorice lace into small pieces, which you will use for the eyes.  Cut the red licorice lace into larger (but still small) pieces that will act as the chick’s feet and top comb.
  5. Use your whole almonds for the chick’s beak.
  6. Enjoy these puffs of fluffy coconut goodness!

Peep Kebabs!

While we are on the topic of sugar, why not go all out.  Here is the ultimate cute and cool project that you can do with your Easter Peeps.  Peeps are an Easter staple that only come around once a year, so kebab away!

You Will Need:

  • Peeps
  • Marshmallows
  • Plastic straws or long toothpicks
  • White chocolate
  • Sprinkles
  • Cello bags if you intend to package the kababs.

Steps:

  1. Melt the white chocolate thoroughly.
  2. Roll your marshmallows delicately into the chocolate and lightly sprinkle your sprinkles onto them.
  3. Place the chocolate-coated marshmallows onto a sheet of foil to dry completely.
  4. Once marshmallows are dry, push a straw or long toothpick through each of them along with your Peeps following any type of pattern you wish.
  5. If you plan on transporting your kebabs, place them in a Cello bag and tie them off at the lower end.

Wooden Spoon Chicks

This is a cute and Easter-appropriate utensil to use throughout the month of April.

You Will Need:

  • Wood Spoons
  • Yellow Paint
  • A paint brush
  • Google eyes
  • Glue and scissors
  • Orange Paper
  • Feathers, if desired

Steps:

  1. Paint your entire spoon yellow, and let it sit to dry completely.
  2. Cut out a tiny triangle from your orange construction paper for a beak.
  3. Take your dried spoon and glue on your google eyes, beak, and features (optional).
  4. Have the kids put on a puppet show with their spoons, or place your spoon chicks in a vase for a festive Easter centerpiece!

Hop To It!

Crafts are a fun way to get everyone involved and working together, and holidays are a great excuse to whip out some cute and occasion-appropriate projects.  Get into the Easter spirit with these yummy treats and crafty ideas, and make sure you check out Udemy’s online courses for ideas for crafts for any occasion!