With springtime upon us, it’s time to start planning our Easter holiday meals and decorations. With a little help from the kids, you can have family friendly decorations throughout your home. Some of the best crafts are made as a family. We have enjoyed garland, wreathes and handmade eggs to decorate our home.
Garland– There is several ways to make Easter Garland. The best DIY craft is to use popcorn.
Materials: Pastel Colored Yarn, Large Needle, Food Coloring, popcorn, plastic Easter eggs are optional
- Make popcorn according to package direction (not microwave popcorn) while heating up the oil, add a few drops of desired food coloring. Small batches allow for more colors.
- Take your yarn (whatever length you desire) and thread it through the needle.
- I like to place a plastic egg at the beginning to add character to the garland.
- Thread cooled popcorn onto yarn and about every 6-8 inches add plastic egg.
- Continue above steps until desired length is completed. Add a plastic Egg at the end.
Expected Cost: Under $10
Easter Wreathes– are the most joyful crafts for small kids.
Materials: Pastel Construction Paper, Scissors, Pencil, pastel party streamer, glue, and a preformed circle wreath.
- Allow each child to draw their hands on the construction paper and then cut them out. On one finger, write their name and the year.
- After all hands are cut out, begin to assemble them palm below palm on to the wreath, alternate between colors and kids for the ultimate effect of Easter décor.
- Allow to dry completely before displaying your current year’s wreathe on the front door.
Expected cost – under $10
Materials: Paper Plates, White Copy Paper, Crayons, String, glue, Colored pipe cleaners
- Make Shapes of Bunny Ears on the paper, you will need two for each plate.
- Using a pink crayon, color the inside of the ear
- Glue each “ear” to the top of each plate , spaced a few inches apart.
- On the plate, allow the kids to make their own funny faces on each bunny.
- Use the pipe cleaners as whiskers – glue firmly to the cheek area of the bunny face.
- Once completely dry, cut a small hole in the top and thread a loop to hang the faces in each window of your home.
Expected cost: Under $5
Making great DIY Easter projects with your kids doesn’t have to break the bank. The most fun can be had with the simplest of items.