3 fun Easter crafts the kids will love!

Posted on April 16th, 2019

These cute ideas will keep the kids busy for hours! By Kirsten Davids

3 Fun Easter crafts for the kids

Need to keep the kids busy this Easter weekend? Help them make these cute Easter crafts. They’ll love storing their Easter eggs in them.

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Bunny boxes

These boy or girl gift boxes are perfect for collecting Easter eggs.

You will need

Method

  1. Download the bunny box template and print it onto the white card.
  2. Cut out the box.
  3. Fold along the lines on the template using a ruler. Fold inwards with the printed side on the outside.
  4. Apply glue to each of the marked sections.
  5. Glue each tab to the side of the box that’s directly next to it. Press to secure.
  6. Decorate and fill.

Easter craft bunny boxes

Make your own paper maché

Mix 1 part flour and 2 parts water. Microwave on full and stir every minute until the paste is thick. Allow to cool.

Animal bowls

These are fun to make and can be used to store trinkets when all the eggs are eaten.

You will need

  • Balloon
  • Paintbrush
  • Craft glue
  • Tissue paper in various colours
  • Cardboard in various colours
  • Black marker
  • Pom-poms
  • Feathers
  • Scissors
  • Shredded paper

Method

  1. Blow up the balloon and tie closed.
  2. Cut the tissue paper into small pieces.
  3. Spread glue or paper maché paste onto the balloon with the paintbrush and stick on the tissue paper. Make sure each piece is completely soaked in the paste.
  4. Apply about 4 to 5 layers of tissue paper to cover half the balloon.
  5. Place into a mug and allow to dry completely.
  6. Snip a small hole in the balloon at the knot to deflate and remove from inside the bowl.
  7. Trim the edges of the bowl to the desired shape and neaten the edges.
  8. Decorate with paper, marker, feathers and pom-poms.
  9. Fill with shredded paper and Easter eggs.

Easter crafts animal bowls

Egg carton bunny and chick

The kids will love making these silly bunnies and chicks

You will need

  • Egg carton
  • Scissors
  • Small pom-poms
  • Feathers
  • Coloured paper
  • Masking tape
  • Craft glue
  • Paint brush
  • Pink, yellow and baby blue paint
  • Black marker

Method

  1. Cut out 2 egg compartments and trim off any excess.
  2. Place the trimmed egg cartons on top of each other with the tops matching.
  3. Attach the two halves with a small piece of masking tape on the inside and outside.
  4. Paint the egg cartons and pieces of masking tape and allow to dry.
  5. Draw and cut out feet, ears and beak and glue into place.
  6. Glue on feathers and draw on eyes.
  7. Fill with speckled eggs.

Egg carton bunny and chick Easter craft

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