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Easter Crafts For Preschoolers And Toddlers

Think way beyond egg dyeing this Easter.

Bunnies, chicks and decorated eggs take center stage in the standard roundup of Easter-themed kid crafts. But if you want to think outside the Easter basket, we’ve included some unique ideas as well—magic seeds, anyone? If you’re looking for some of the best Easter craft ideas out there, look no further.

Easter Crafts for Toddlers

Making crafts together is a great way to get your toddler interested in art from a young age. It also helps build fine motor skills, which will come in handy for preschool. The best Easter crafts for toddlers are the ones that keep things quick and simple; kiddos this age still have pretty limited attention spans. Some of these crafts can even be done independently.

Easy Easter Bunny Mask

Think beyond your basic paper plate mask. PagingSupermom has come up with a super simple mask that even the littlest fingers can tackle with ease.

Button Easter Egg

Carrie Elle shows us how to craft one of the most beautiful, frame-worthy Easter crafts that we’ve ever seen using only buttons and glue. Your toddler will likely enjoy grasping the buttons all my himself—just remind him not to put the buttons in his mouth!

Easter Baskets

Satisfy your toddler’s inner desire to get their hands dirty with these adorable papier-mâché Easter baskets from Red Ted Art. This is one of those craft ideas that relies on simple materials, so you may be able to skip that trip to the craft store.

Fluffy Chick Easter Slime

Little Bins for Little Hands brings us this soft, fluffy Easter slime thanks to a special ingredient: shaving cream. Add some fun spring accessories to it like toy bunnies, chicks and plastic eggs to create an Easter-themed sensory bin for even more hands-on entertainment.

Scrapbook Paper Easter Egg

If you’re a Mom that does lots of crafting or scrapbooking, you’ve probably got some extra paper laying around. This Easter craft is the perfect excuse to deplete your scraps stash. Carrie Elle’s strips of paper project is stunning, of course, but we’re guessing your toddler’s version of this egg will still be totally adorable in its own way!

Q-Tip Easter Eggs

Like most toddlers, yours probably loves to paint. And like most toddlers, yours probably doesn’t quite have the dexterity to do that without making a mess. Skip the brush and opt for Q-tips. Clare’s Little Tots brings us this perfect toddler Easter activity on her blog.

Cotton Ball Bunny

This time-honored craft is basically an Easter rite of passage. Jodi at Meaningful Mama has put together this adorable cotton ball bunny tutorial using a paper plate and cotton balls. Warning: Your little one may become slightly obsessed with cotton balls after tackling this project.

Pom-Pom Chick

We love that this pom-pom chick from Red Ted Art is super simple yet totally adorable, and your toddler will be so proud of his furry little creation. While this craft teaches you how to make your own pom-poms, feel free to skip that step to make the process easier.

Easter Crafts for Preschoolers

Crafting with preschoolers is a great way to encourage fine motor skills, color recognition and attention span. We’ve gathered a list of Easter crafts for preschoolers that are perfect for your early learner—including a STEM activity.

Easter Egg Doilies

These Easter egg doilies from A Pinch of Perfection only require two supplies: watercolor paints and doilies cut in the shape of Easter eggs. The result is gorgeous, Instagram-worthy Easter decorations. You can give them as Easter cards or string them together to make a hanging garland—either way, they deserve to be on display!

Paper Easter Wreath

Easter crafts for kids that double as decorations? Yes please! Not only is this paper Easter wreath super cute, but it pulls double duty to help hone your preschooler’s cutting and pasting skills as well. Get the tutorial on the Resourceful Mama blog.

Easter Egg Carton Chicks

Painting, cutting and gluing are preschool favorites, and this craft checks all the boxes. The result is a great place to store Easter sweets. Visit the One Little Project blog for complete instructions.

Easter Egg Lacing

This Easter egg lacing craft from Paging Supermom puts an “egg”stra special spin on a classic. Lacing—like an intro to sewing—is one of the best ways to build your preschooler’s fine motor skills.

Magic Beans Seed Packet

Help your kids “plant” a couple of jelly beans in this springtime craft. But making sure those magic beans grow a surprise overnight is all up to you, if you follow all of Paging Supermom’s steps.

Juggling Chickens

Corn hole is a fun spring activity for all ages, and Red Ted Art brings us this “juggling chickens” version for kids. Even though you’ll have to do the sewing to make the bean bags, it’s worth the extra effort for a craft that will hold up after the Easter baskets are stored away.

Bunny Bookmarks

Crafts that get kids interested in reading are a total win-win, but this bunny bookmark from Red Ted Art is so cute, it might distract them from the words.

Bunny Crown

Floral crowns have been trending for a while, but bunny ear floral crowns? It’s a totally new take from the Jamonkey blog.

Sock Bunny

There’s a good chance you have everything you need for this Easter craft from A Pumpkin and a Princess at home—the main components are rubber bands, socks and rice. But you may need to restock—bunnies tend to multiply (especially ones as cute and easy to make as these).

Easter Floam

Never heard of floam? It’s a special textured kind of slime with polystyrene beads. Check out Little Bins for Little Hands Easter edition. Since it includes the choking hazard of those little foam beads, definitely wait until the preschool years to introduce this one.

Felt Easter Egg Animals

These cute and simple felt Easter egg animals from the Idea Room blog are one of those Easter crafts your preschooler can do all by himself once you help cut up some shapes. Using only plastic eggs and felt, his imagination will run wild as he creates all kinds of different animal creations.

Published March 2018

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