Easter Art And Craft Ideas
Easter Art And Craft Ideas for preschool through school age children.
I blow out eggs, poking holes in top and bottom of the egg. make sure you wash them out. Let them dry. Then take small squares of tissue paper and glue and let the children glue them on. They turn out beautiful and they had a nice keepsake.
I’ve been doing this activity for 2 years. Works great. First, make some pudding, Vanilla works best. Then, buy a package of Peeps (pink, blue, purple) Put a dab of pudding on finger-paint paper cut in the shape of egg or bunny. Give each child a Peep. Then let them spread the pudding with the Peep. The pudding turns the color of Peep and the kids can eat their marshmallow when they’re all done. What a great way to paint! Kids Love it and it is open-ended!
A fun hands-on sensory project that my young special ed. kids enjoy making is a bird’s nest. I have them “scrunch” a brown paper lunch bag. Give them an open bag and have them start at the top and roll and scrunch it down. Flatten it to resemble a bird’s nest. I have a container of snips of yarn, small twigs, and dried leaves. They glue these with school glue on the nest. To finish off the nest, they glue candy robin eggs in the middle (readily found for Easter treats at this time of year). For a treat, after our project, I make rice krispie bird nests with jelly beans for eggs.
Draw a simple Easter basket outline on paper- make copies onto construction paper. Cut out a picture of Easter candy, bunnies, and toys from newspaper advertisements. The first step for children is to have them color their basket. The second step is to glue green scraps of either tissue or construction paper where the basket opening is. The third and final step is to glue on the various candy, bunny and toy pictures above the “grass”.
Purchase a cardboard egg and have the kids paint it with bright colors. Let dry. Spray it with glitter. These are beautiful.
Giant Painted Bunny!
Take white poster board and cut into two large oval shapes and then cut 2 ears, 4 paws and a tail. Take each piece and have the children finger paint each piece whatever color than choose. Then when dry have the children paste felt eyes, nose, mouth and pipe cleaner whiskers on. Then assembling by gluing or pasting all the bunny together. This may be a 2-day project. Also cut to smaller earpieces out of felt for the middle of the ears and paste. Then do a large oval felt piece for the tummy. For the tail Use a large pom pom. Happy Easter!!
Items needed: Empty film canister with the cover on. Jellybeans cut in half. Glue the half of the jelly bean onto of the top cover of the film canister, and you have a really neat jelly bean stamp. My kids loved stamping lots of beans and it made great wrapping paper or decoration for an egg shape that was cut out of construction paper. Have fun.
I teach Pre-K and my children love to paint. I have found an idea to help my students feel like a real artist and get into the Easter spirit. What better way than Big Stuffed Rabbits. I put them everywhere in the room even in the art center. The children love to look and paint the rabbits. They even talk to them.
You use an egg carton (emptied out). Then put a pompom in each of the 12 places where the eggs go. Different color spring colors in the pompom’s works best. Then you do a beak with crafty foam and wiggly eyes and you have little chicks!
Every year for Easter I dye eggs with my class the 5 and 6-year-olds. They can color the eggs lightly with wax crayon before I help them dye it. I just buy an egg dying kit. The children can pick any color they want sometimes for a little fun we mix the colors They come out looking really good when they dry. I give each child a Styrofoam cup to put their egg in with some colored Easter grass. The children can decorate their cup with crayons and stickers. Then I give the children a pipe cleaner for the handle of the cup. I just let the eggs dry in the egg carton then we put them in the cups. The cup ends up looking like a basket with an egg in it. The eggs last for a long time.
At Easter time, we make sun catcher Easter eggs. To do so all you need is contact paper and tissue paper squares. First, you peel the paper off the contact paper. Then you place it sticky side up in front of the child. They then cover the sticky side with tissue squares. When they are all finished I trim the edges and hang in the window of from the ceiling lights.