Leading up to this Easter (2020 Easter during the COVID Pandemic) everything feels a little different. I’ve been trying to do my best at keeping the kids entertained while we are home all day everyday. I decided the whole week leading up to Easter Sunday we would do an Easter craft a day!
While Easter is done and over with now, I still wanted to put this together so that maybe next Easter I (or anyone) can be reminded of these.
Monday – Paint Cardboard Easter Eggs
– White Cardboard Easter Eggs
– Washable Kids Paint
– Paint Brushes
Prep Time: 15 Min | Occupied 3 Yr Old: 20 Min | Occupied 1 Yr Old: 10 Min
Since my kids are three and one I decided against real eggs this year. I found these great white cardboard eggs at Target and thought that would be perfect. Also decided to give them washable paints and paintbrushes instead of dye. We have many more years to come for those.
Tuesday – Cotton Ball Easter Bunnies
– Cotton Balls
– Paper Plates
– Construction Paper
Prep Time: 5 Min | Occupied 3 Yr Old: 10 Min | Occupied 1 Yr Old: 5 Min
Glue cotton balls to the back of a paper plate. I had my three year old dip the cotton ball in glue and place it. I had put glue all over the plate for my one year old and had her put the cotton balls on. Glue eyes and whiskers to the front and ears from behind the plate. Make the eyes, whiskers and ears out of construction paper or whatever craft supplies you have on hand.
I thought this would occupy them a lot longer than it did. They grew weary of the cotton balls quickly and just wanted to play with the pipe cleaners. Over all it was a cute craft … maybe a little scary if you look at it straight on haha.
Wednesday – Stained Glass Crosses
– Construction Paper
– Clear Contact Paper
– Tissue Paper
Prep Time: 30 min | Occupied 3 Yr Old: 5 Min | Occupied 1 Yr Old: 1.5 Min
We used the instructions found here: Stain Glass Butterfly
I had my highest hopes set on this craft because it was something different and fun. We planned on sending these to my grandmas (their great grandmas) so we went with crosses. You could always do an Easter Egg or Easter Bunny. (or really anything else if its not Easter).
This took more prep time with cutting out the frames, putting them onto the contact paper and cutting that out, and then cutting little tiny pieces of tissue paper. My kids did this craft for about 2 minutes and they were done. I bribed Sebastian to finish his. (told him we would play outside if he finished)
Thursday – Salt Dough Egg Ornaments
– Cookie Cutter
– Kids Paint
– Some sort of clear coat, modge podge or clear nail polish
Prep Time: 20 Min | Occupied 3 Yr Old: 30 Min | Occupied 1 Yr Old: 15 Min
Did you ever use Salt Dough to do projects when you were younger? I made an entire salt dough map once.
Basically you make a dough of flour, salt and water. Cut out the shape that you want. I used a straw to make a little hole because I knew I wanted to hang them. Bake them at 250 degrees for 3 hours to harden.
The kids then painted them and I sprayed a clear coat. They gifted them to their grandmas
Friday – Pinecone Bird Feeders
– Peanut Butter
While this might not be an “Easter” craft, it was kind of spring-like and I was out of ideas so I went with it. Basically you just cover pinecones in peanut butter (sun butter if you have peanut allergies) and roll them in birdseed. Hang them from trees for birds or I also just set them into the nooks and crannies of trees for squirrels.
Thats it! Our week of crafts leading up to Easter. You could actually do these crafts anytime. The salt dough can be any shape, the stain glass can be any other thing (butterfly, flower, etc.), you could make a cotton ball sheep and the bird feeders can be done any time.