With Easter coming up in a few weeks time, we have complied a list of our favourite Easter-themed craft activities to help you get crafty this spring!
10. Easter Bonnet Collage
This easy craft from Activity Village is a great project for early years and primary school children resulting in a fantastic take home gift. This craft idea would also make a great card for the children to write their Easter message to family and friends. Children can use a range of techniques when creating their bonnet from painting, collaging, drawing, fine motor skills and much more.
9. Splatter Paint Eggs
Perfect for toddlers and early years this activity we found on Hands On As We Grow is great for developing fine motor skills at the same time as being creative and having fun. Simply draw and cut egg shapes and let the children get messy and creative. All you need is thick card, paint and toothbrushes. Extra detail can be added with glitter and sequins. Fantastic results can be achieved for take home gifts or displaying in the classroom.
8. Stained Glass Cross
If you’re looking for something pre-cut and ready to go our stained glass crosses could be the perfect activity for your class or group. This pack contains everything you’ll need to create bright and colourful decorations to make your windows glow.
This activity allows children to be creative with both colour and pattern making.
7. Potato Masher Egg Printing
Simple, fun and effective! Who knew using a potato masher could be so much fun. Children will love this activity from De Tout et De Rien and get instant results when they start printing. The simplicity of this activity makes it ideal for younger children and can be created with just paper and paint. Additional embellishment can be added with glitter, sequins and any other collage items. Great for developing dexterity and pincer grip skills.
6. Tactile Rabbits
Everything you need for this simple knotting activity that produces wonderfully colourful and tactile Easter rabbits for wall or hanging displays.
As well as improving fine motor skills this activity also introduces children to simple knotting, threading and weaving with fabrics.
5. Sensory Easter Eggs
Create a sensory sensation in your classroom at Easter with these Sensory Easter Eggs. Making textured eggs in a variety of bright colours and textures is extremely stimulating for children to use during sensory play not only at Easter but all year round.
Children can use any craft materials and glue them onto plastic eggs or use wrapping techniques and warp various threads, yarns, pipe cleaners etc though the eggs.
4. Make a Basket
This primary construction activity is a brilliant way of introducing 2D to 3D construction as well as giving each child the freedom to be creative and decorate their own basket.
Once constructed the baskets are great for filling with small chocolates and using as a take home gift for Easter.
3. Egg Carton Flowers
Use your left over egg cartons and create some beautiful Spring flowers this Easter with this simple egg carton craft.
Simply paint the egg carton and add a straw for the stem and you have a lovely piece of work for display or a take home gift. Children will love making these and giving them to family and friends at Easter time.
2. Paper Plate Easter Chick
This craft idea we found is a really fabulous activity for both early years and toddlers. Not only does this activity allow children to be creative but it also promotes basic folding and sticking techniques to create a lovely tactile chick.
1. Easter Crown Hats
Let your class or group celebrate Easter in style with this great craft activity from Springboard Supplies.
Let the children create their very own crown hat to impress their family and friends. Super simple craft activity which comes pre-cut and ready to go. Great activity for mixed ability groups and snapshot sessions.