As we continue into April, Easter is just around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to get your class working on some fun Easter crafts!
Introducing your students to Easter crafts will allow them to get creative, improve their artistic skills, and make something they can be proud of.
Here are some of our favourite Easter craft ideas that enable your students to get creative:
Paper roll chicks
These paper roll chicks
are super simple to make, and lots of fun! You’ll need:
- Yellow card stock (cut into strips)
- Yellow paper
- Yellow and orange pipe cleaners
- Googly eyes
- Pens and crayons to decorate.
Use the card stock and cut strips to make the paper roll, which will form the body of the chick. Whilst the paper strip is still flat, decorate with a beak and eyes, and any other decorations the kids want to add. Then roll up the chick and secure it before adding pipe cleaners for the wings and legs.
If you’re working with little ones, you can make the paper rolls ahead of time, then let the children decorate the chicks themselves.
Easter egg suncatchers
Around this time of year, the days tend to get a little brighter and warmer. These Easter egg suncatchers
are great fun to make and can be taken home to use as a lovely Easter decoration.
To make these, you’ll need:
- Sticky back plastic
- Tissue paper in bright colours
- Sticky tape
Tear the tissue paper into strips, then take two rectangles of sticky back plastic and cover with the tissue paper strips. Then, stick the second piece of sticky back plastic over the top, and cut out an egg shape. Add a loop of ribbon to the top of the egg, then hang them in the window to see them in all their glory!
These adorable sheep masks
are the perfect Easter themed craft! To create these masks, you’ll need:
- Paper plates
- Cotton wool balls
- White card
To make them, cut the inner circle out of a paper plate and cover them in cotton wool balls, then leave the glue to dry. For a bigger mask, use dinner-sized plates or for a small mask, use a snack/side size paper plate.
Then, cut out some ears, and stick them to the back of the card. If you’re feeling extra crafty (and time allows), you can even let the children get creative and add some extra decorations to their masks – think glitter, paint, and paper flowers!
Doily Easter Eggs
These bright, colourful Easter eggs
are fun to make and great to take home for Easter gifts. And the good news is, they’re relatively mess-free to make too!
To make these bright eggs, you’ll need:
- Paper doilies
- Craft paper
- Marker pens
Draw an egg shape on the paper and let the children cut it out (you can do this stage for them if they’re little ones). Then get them to colour a paper doily in with the marker pens, making them as colourful as possible.
Brush water over the doily, so the colours run into each other, creating a watercolour effect. Once they’ve dried, cut the doily into the egg shape, and stick it on the paper egg.
Every Easter bunny needs a carrot! These super easy crafty carrots
make a great addition to any Easter rabbit outfit, or can be left out for the Easter bunny in the hope he’ll be extra generous with his chocolate eggs.
- Shredded green paper
- Craft sticks or wooden lolly sticks
- Orange paint
- Orange and green paper
Glue the craft sticks together to form a triangle shape (like a carrot!), and paint them orange. Cover the back with a triangle of orange card, then cut a green carrot top out and glue it in place. Then cover with the shredded green paper to create a grass effect.
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