I’m rounding up our five favorite easter crafts we made this season, complete with recipes, tips and tricks. This post includes affiliate links.
We’ve had so much fun with Easter crafts these past few weeks.
I’ve decided to share with Q a variety of ways to paint and explore easter eggs. With Easter quickly approaching we spent this morning filling up our easter basket full of the easter eggs we’ve made the past few weeks. Sharing below the details on some of our favorites.
Tip about crafting with toddlers, bring ideas to the table, not expectations. It’s easy to imagine the outcome of a craft and see pictures like these and expect certain results. Often Q does half of crafts, or goes back and forth to crafts, and I often “finish” them with his direction. Q is 29 months old and that’s very typical for his attention span. I always bring ideas to the craft table, but never any expectations and it make the craft and experience SO much more fun.
Seashell Easter Egg Craft
Q had so much fun painting these. We drove to the beach and collected lots of large seashells – that’s the best part about the winter- there are a lot of large shells all over the place.
We came home and cleaned off the shells together- that’s an activity in itself!
Once they were all clean and dry we painted them and I added some finishing touches with paint pens. Then we had fun hiding and finding them around the house!
Tip: Seal them with mod podge so they’re weather proof and decorate your yard with them! You can also set them out along a walk for neighbors to discover.
Salt Dough Easter Eggs
- 2 Cups Flour
- 1 Cup Salt
- 1 Cup Cold Water
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and let sit for 20 minutes. Then knead together for 10 minutes. Q absolutely loves salt dough.
How fun are these hand print easter eggs?! Q loves pressing his hands into the dough and then I cut out an egg shape around them. Once we’re done I bake them in the oven at 170F for 3 hours, flipping after 1.5 hours. Once they’re cool enough to touch we painted them with acrylic paint and I added some gold details to the hands! Q loves making these crafts. We’ve made them for fall, the holidays, valentines day, st. patricks day, and now easter.
Tip: Salt dough also makes for great garland pieces. Salt dough is more durable then the air dry clay below, so salt dough pieces are best for little hands.
Mosaic Easter Eggs
See the full post here!
Cut out some egg shapes from cardboard and hot glue on beans and pasta and invite your little ones to paint them! So easy and fun!
Tip: Glue on all the pasta and beans at night so you have a craft ready to go at any time!
Air Dry Clay Easter Eggs
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 1 cup baking soda
- 3/4 cups water
Add all ingredients to a non stick pan and cook over medium high heat stirring constantly until they reach the consistency of mashed potatoes and completely pull away from the pan.
Store directly in an air tight container to cool. Once cool enough to touch, knead really well. Make your shapes. I used these play dough tools to make fun imprints.
Then I baked them for 2 hours at 175F – depending on your oven you can go up to 200F, make sure to flip them a few times at least after 1 hour.
Once they’re out of the oven, paint them with acrylic paint. Check out the post here! Don’t forget to check out my blog post, 22 things to do with air dry clay.
Tip: Experiment air drying for 2 days and baking right after making to see which result is best for you. Baking helps prevent cracking in the clay. You can seal these with mod podge to make more durable.
Shaving Cream Easter Eggs
I picked up shaving cream and white eggs and paired them with food coloring we had at home and this was SO much fun.
We did this with Q’s cousins who are 5 and 7 and all 3 of them loved this activity.
You fill up the cups of a muffin tin with shaving cream. Then have the kids add in food coloring and mix up with a tooth pick. Then add in your egg and gently fold into the shaving cream to completed cover them. Once covered let sit for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes has passed gently rinse under cold water. Enjoy how magical they came out!
Tip: Have wipes and paper towels on the table, this is a MESSY one!!
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