With Easter and spring upon us, it’s time to change our “craft window” from wintery crafts to bright, happy spring-time crafts. Even if the weather is not favorable in your area (I’m tired of staring at the piles of snow out my window), doing some spring crafts with your kids can get you in a sunnier mood (and hopefully the weather will follow soon after!). I love that Easter and spring come around the same time each year — Easter time makes me think of pretty pastels, fun bunny crafts, family get-togethers and chocolate. All good ways to help welcome warmer weather and get in a cheerier state of mind!
Here’s some fun crafts for you and your little ones to do to celebrate Easter and the warm weather that spring will hopefully bring soon!
As most of our readers well know, I have trouble throwing out things that could possibly be reused in the future. This includes toilet paper rolls. We normally have anywhere from 15-20 rolls lurking in our craft bins, waiting to be used up for some sort of craft. Luckily there are a ton of cute ones out there, these bunnies included! These are the bunnies that Tatum and I made a couple of days ago found on the site Crafts by Amanda. They turned out so sweet, and are extremely simple. My favourite kind of craft!
How pretty is this sun-catcher from Savvy Sassy Moms? Using materials you probably already have around the house, you and your kids can make an adorable sun-catcher to hang in your window. You don’t have to limit yourself to a bunny shape — you can make it into any shape you’d like! Perfect to brighten up your home for spring.
This button egg from The Chirping Moms is so adorable! It’s a great craft that you can leave mostly to your kids, too. Cut out an egg shape, cover it in glue, and have your kids attach buttons as they see fit. You can add some “grass” at the bottom of the picture if desired!
Coffee Can Bunnies
I don’t know the source for this cute craft, but found it on Pinterest and thought it was a great way to use up old coffee, soup etc. cans (another thing I have trouble throwing out..). You can personalize them with your child’s name and use them as a makeshift easter basket, to store crafts in, whatever you decide! These are made with easy to find materials (cotton balls, pom poms, coloured construction paper/foam, and paint!) and would be a great Easter project to do with your kids.
I’m always a big fan of festive garlands to hang around the house! This one is a great one for your little ones to do, and it can help tune their fine motor skills. You only need a few materials for this craft, and you can pretty much let your children go to town with it. Just cut out the egg shapes and have them decorate and string them on!
Here’s a fun craft from The Educators’ Spin On It. Trace your children’s hands and cut them out, and cut out egg shapes as the body of the chicks. Then have your kids add their own embellishments to the chicks, and there you go! This is also a good one for fine motor skills as you can get your kids to cut out the egg shapes or even the beaks and legs if they want to try something a little more challenging!
What fun crafts are you and your kids making for Easter & spring this year?