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5 Fun Family-Friendly Easter Crafts

01 April 2021
5 Fun Family-Friendly Easter Crafts -  april hoy

How do you plan to spend Easter this year?

With Easter only two days away we are here to help you with some ‘eggciting’ and ‘eggcellent’ Easter crafts to do with the kids this year.

From bunnies to chicks and painted eggs – take a look at these 5 fun family-friendly Easter crafts that are sure bring some joy to the entire family this festive occasion.

1. Easter Egg Emoji’s

Who doesn’t love emoji’s? They add flavour to our texts and now they can add more flavour to your texts with just some yellow paint!

You will need:

  • Acrylic paint – yellow, light blue, white and red
  • Small paintbrushes
  • Black and red paint pens
  • A dozen hard-boiled eggs

How to do it:

Boil your dozen eggs and allow them to dry and cool completely before commencing with the painting.

Now paint your hard-boiled eggs yellow – do two coats if necessary – and place them in your egg holder until completely dry.

You can now start with the fun part – recreating the emoji’s. Choose your favourite emoji and, using the different colour paints, get painting away!

Craft and image credit: www.thediyplaybook.com

2. Easter Sock Bunnies

Back in the day sock animals were quite a big hit and were the high of many arts and crafts sessions. You are never too young – or old – to design your own sock bunny in time for Easter.

You will need:

  • Felt (white or pink)
  • Large pom-pom
  • Googly eyes
  • Ribbon
  • Clear rubber bands
  • Rice
  • Small sock

How to do it:

Fill your sock with about a cup of rice. Now tie the clear rubber bands to create a head - one for the neck and, one smaller, for the head.

Cut a piece of felt in either pink or white (depending on the colour of your sock) to create the belly. Using glue, stick the felt to the belly of the bunny.

Now glue the googly eyes, teeth (using white felt), nose (using pink felt) and the pom-pom to the back of the bunny to create the tail. Using your chosen ribbon, tie a bow around the neck of the sock bunny.

Finally, cut the top of the sock in half to give the sock bunny ears. By snipping off the corners of the sock you can make the ears appear more rounded and bunny-like.

Craft and image credit: www.apumpkingandaprincess.com

3. Pom-Pom Bunny Eggs

Want to make some ‘eggcellent’ bunnies this Easter? These pom-pom bunny eggs are super easy to make and make for great Easter decorations or party favours if you are hosting an Easter party or luncheon.

You will need:

  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Small pom-poms
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Glue
  • Small ribbon

How to make it:

After boiling your eggs, be sure to allow them to dry and cool completely before handling them.

In the meantime, get to making your bunny ears. Fold a piece of 6-inch pipe cleaner in half twice to form an “M” shape. Now twist the two ends together to create the ears.

Using glue, attach the pipe cleaner ears to the back of the pom-pom which will form the bunny’s head.

Once the eggs are cooled, attach the pom-pom to the narrow end of the egg using glue and allow to try completely.

After you’ve allowed the glue to dry, complete your bunny with a small bow tie ribbon!

Craft and image credit: www.goodhousekeeping.com

4. Bunny Ear Aliceband

Does your child want to be a bunny for Easter? You can make this fantasy a reality with no more than some ribbon and an old alice band!

You will need:

  • Thin alice band
  • Ribbon in the desired colour
  • Two white 20-inch pipe cleaners
  • Glue sticks and glue gun
  • Faux flowers

How to make it:

Take the alice band and attach an end piece of the ribbon to the bottom of the alice band using some hot glue. Now wrap the rest of the ribbon tightly around the full length of the alice band until covered applying small dots of hot glue as you go.

To make the ears, gently fold the two pieces of pipe cleaner in half and twist the ends together to form two separate ears. Glue the twisted ends of the pipe cleaner to the headband.

Still using the hot glue, place the faux flowers between the ears and glue them to the alice band. You now have an Easter crown!

Craft and image credit: www.goodhousekeeping.com

5. An ‘Eggcellent’ Centerpiece

Are you hosting an Easter luncheon? Or do you want to decorate the dinner table in an Easter-theme for your own family dinner?

This Easter egg floral centrepiece is sure to be a hit and can be adjusted to the colour-theme of your table.

You will need:

  • Eggs
  • Pink dye (or desired colour)
  • Clear vase
  • Pink and white flowers (or desired colour)

How to make it:

Carefully dye your eggs in varying shades of pink to create an ombre effect. Allow the eggs to dry completely once desired colours have been attained.

Place the eggs gently inside a large see-through vase and complete by placing your favourite floral arrangement inside the vase and between the eggs.

Chop and change the colour of the dye and flowers to suit the colour scheme of your Easter table arrangements!

Craft and image credit: www.goodhousekeeping.com

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Easter is the perfect time for some fun family-friendly crafting! What are your favourite Easter crafts to do together as a family?

Share your ideas or photos in the comments on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages to help our followers get crafting!

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