For those of you looking for a way to keep your children entertained this Easter, here is a great overview of some simple, easily achieved Easter arts-and-crafts projects for your child.
Classic Decorated Easter Egg
A simple, easy craft that you are probably all familiar with is decorating Easter eggs. You will need eggs, markers, paint, any other types of decorations you would like to use, pushpin, and pom-poms. Spoonful.com has a great idea for taking your decorated Easter egg one step further. On the website, it shows how to decorate your egg into an Easter bunny. First, use a pushpin to poke two holes into the egg. Blow into one of the holes and push the contents of the egg out the other. Next, you decorate the egg into a face for the rabbit. Next, take the carton the eggs came in and cut out a stand with four legs, as well as two ear shaped ovals. Use a piece of pipe cleaner to hold the ears onto the egg, and then set the egg on the stand. Run any excess pipe cleaner through the bottom of the stand and rap it around the rear legs to stabilize the egg. Finally, use the pom-poms to cover the two pierced holes. These pom-poms will form the tail and the nose of the rabbit. Pictures, as well as alternate instructions, can be found on Spoonful.com.
Bunny Ear Headband
Another great Easter craft is the bunny ear hat. This is another simple project that is perfect for younger children. You will need cardboard paper, markers, glue, tape, and any other types of decoration you will want for the hat. First, cut a long strip of paper that is sufficiently long enough to wrap completely around the child’s head. Next, cut out two ear shaped ovals, decorate the ears as you wish. When you are finished decorating the ears glue them to the sides of the paper headband you previously made (you can staple rather than glue the ears if you wish). After the ears are attached, you can finish decorating the head band and then tape or staple the two ends of the headband together and you have your bunny ear hat. Additional instructions and images can be found at DLTK’s Crafts for Kids.
If you liked these ideas, be sure to visit Spoonful.com and DLTK’s Crafts for Kids for many other great Easter craft ideas.