Easter Crafts For Kids
Fun Activities And Easy Easter Egg Decorating

Easter crafts for kids make the holidays even more enjoyable when you spend time together doing your own activities.

Let's start by showing you all the methods you can use to make Easter egg decorating so much fun.  You'll find out about:

  • Wax and dye eggs
  • Using natural dyes
  • Marbling

And we'll finish by moving on to fun Easter bunnies for little ones and these wonderful homeschool rock bunnies painted by my daughter Catherine.

fun Easter egg decorating techniques

Easter egg decorating is great fun and we've got lots of easy ideas to make yours look beautiful.

In fact, I think they'll look so lovely you won't miss the chocolate!

Fun Crafts For Kids: Easter Egg Decorating

Homeschool Wax eggs

I said we were starting easy didn't I?

You can buy wax eggs like this one together with the pens you need for decorating them.

wax egg

If you ask some kids over as well you can make homeschool Easter crafts for kids fun for everyone.

Wax and dye eggs

Decorating eggs is fun if you draw an easy pattern on an egg before hard boiling.

Use a white wax crayon or a piece of candle for decorating - watch out not to press too hard!

  • Put a few drops of food coloring into some water in a saucepan and hard-boil the egg.
  • When your egg is cooked, take it out and leave to cool - all the patterns you made will show up because the food coloring only colors the egg where there is no wax.

More easy homeschool wax and dye methods

candle
  1. If you boil an egg and leave it to cool you can light a candle and drip spots of wax on to the egg. Put some food coloring and water into a saucer for decorating and roll the egg around.
  2. If you add a few more blobs of candle wax on to the egg and roll it in darker food coloring and water you'll get even more variety.
  3. Put the egg in a medium hot oven for a few minutes. Take the egg out and wipe off any excess wax.

Homeschool Easter egg decorating using natural dye

onion

So far we've used food coloring for decorating our homeschool Easter crafts for kids but it's nice to experiment with a fun and easy natural homeschool method of dyeing.

  1. Wrap your egg in layers of onion skins.
  2. Put the egg and skins onto a piece of material fabric or the toe of an old pair of tights and tie up into a parcel.
  3. Hard-boil the egg.
  4. When the water is cool take the egg out. When you unwrap your parcel you'll see your egg have become a fun shade of orange-brown.

Marbled eggs

Marbling inks work well for decorating all sorts of objects - homemade marbled paper, plates and polystyrene cups - we've had homeschooling fun with all of them.

One of the easy ways to enjoy homeschooling Easter crafts for kids is decorating eggs with marbling.

Decorated marbled egg

You'll need marbling inks and plastic eggs. They are fairly easy to find from crafts suppliers.

  • Put some water in a long tray. Your tray will get messed up, so pick something you don't mind about.
  • For decorating the eggs, add a few drops of different color marbling inks. Your kids can get a bit carried away with dripping drops so it's best to supervise this bit!
  • Put the plastic eggs in the water and twirl them round on the end of a barbecue stick. You'll be delighted with all the different color effects you get and every one will be guaranteed unique.
  • And it's not only Easter eggs that marbling inks create. If you look at our page on baby dinosaurs you'll see ours turned into a very effective fun dinosaur egg.

Red Ted Art has a great post on how to blow eggs and make these candles.  Great for Easter crafts for kids. Thanks to Becky for showing me this one!

Now you've been busy decorating all these beautiful eggs it seems a shame to waste them!

Kids love hunting Easter eggs and parties so why not combine the two?

To make things easy, you can use these printable Easter invites to make your kids party complete.

Kids Crafts

Personalized Easter Basket

paper mache Easter basket

Find our how to make your own personalized Easter basket using paper mache! 

You can get your kids to fill it with all their favorite things.

Rock Painted Easter Bunnies

rock painted Easter bunny

If you have an older child, I'm sure they'd love Easter crafts for kids when they can paint their own bunnies on a rock from the beach.

My daughter Catherine has painted these and the one above is actually a baby bunny which sits by its Mom.

You can see how to make your own rock painted bunny in this wonderful book by Lin Wellford:

Or you can try freestyle!

  • You'll need a bunny shaped rock
  • Clean it thoroughly
  • Use a pencil to mark out the main parts of your rabbit - head, ears and eyes, tail etc.
  • Paint using acrylics.  Fur lines need to be thin and delicate, with a series of overlapping lines.
  • Get the book for full details - it's fantastic.

You can see more rock painting tips and ideas here.

hand painted rock of two cats

And if you'd like to see more of my daughter Catherine's rock paintings, have a look at her shop  Wild Art Treasures on Etsy.

Easter Bunny Activities

Rock painted Easter bunny

Here are a few bunny ideas from my Courageous Homeschooling Facebook group.

Kids Easter bunny painting

"I drew the Easter bunny by hand. All I would probably advise is to print the feet and the hands first and then see how big you have to draw the bunny body and head, so the proportions are right lol.

You can use cotton wool etc. to decorate or make the tail with, we used a button. Glitter is great to highlight certain features, other than that it is down to personal preference."

~ Simone x

Easter bunny masks

And here are two lovely Easter bunnies in the shape of Samantha's daughters! 

Don't they look sweet :)

It might be interesting to add in some fun history into your homeschool Easter crafts for kids activities and find out about the history of Easter egg decorating.

Wikipedia tells you how decorated Ostrich eggs have been dated from 60,000 years ago. Even the White House chooses decorated eggs from each State to display every Easter.

Easy Crafts For Kids

  • See how easy is is to make fun patterns using a few felt tips and blotting paper:
valentine heart

Valentine's Heart

Easter crafts for kids are great for having fun over the holidays and I'm sure older kids will love to try out Easter bunny rock painting.


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