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For many children (and adults!) Easter is about the excitement of the Easter Bunny, chocolate eggs, Easter egg hunts and Easter bonnet competitions, with not much connection to the biblical Christian festival which celebrates the time that Jesus rose from the dead – his resurrection. Not all cultures celebrate Easter, but they may still take part in the modern tradition of giving chocolate eggs as gifts, and get involved in Easter Bonnet competitions and crafts.

Easter crafts

Here are 5 cute and creative ideas:

Easter in a Jar

easter jar

This is a beautiful Easter activity and makes a lovely gift to take home. Children can be encouraged to bring in an empty used jar and then either fill with shredded paper, chocolate rabbits and eggs. For a non-chocolate option, fill with shredded paper, decorated polystyrene eggs and little yellow chicks – to create a whole family of chicks in a nest. Add ribbon around the top of the jar for a finishing touch.

Toilet Roll Tube Chicks and Bunnies

Easter crafts
It is amazing what you can make with a toilet roll tube or craft roll! Simply paint the tube and add the features. You can create bunny ears, noses and chick feet from foam sheets; use feathers for chick wings; cut up an egg box to create a beak; and add cute character with wiggly eyes! Children will get plenty of fine motor practice along the way – practising their cutting skills, picking up the small items, and carefully sticking them in place.

Easter Cards

easter cardsEaster cards are a simple make and these class packs are a great starting point. We particularly love the chick-shaped cards! They can be dressed up with feathers and wiggly eyes. The original ‘Happy’ rectangular cards are ideal to add any message; stick on flat decorated eggs, flowers, or perhaps the children can draw their own Easter scene? There are lots of learning opportunities to be discovered when creating cards like these – you’re giving children a great reason to write; allowing them the opportunity to retell the story of their illustration; and of course, giving them plenty of art and design practice!

Decorate a Polystyrene Egg

polystyrene eggs

Decorate a polystyrene egg with paints and patterns or why not try a marbling effect using marble paint? These look lovely on shredded paper in the jar activity mentioned above.

Pom Pom Chicks and Rabbits

Giant pom poms
Giant pom poms
 make irresistible chicks or rabbits. With the addition of pipe cleaners, feathers and wiggly eyes for the chicks; and felt ears, feet, nose and wiggly eyes for the rabbit; these charming characters are just too cute!


For more Easter related crafts visit our TTS Group Easter Pinterest Board.

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