Family DIY

6 Kid-Friendly Easter Crafts for a Rainy (or Sunny) Spring Day

Ah, spring! After a long winter, your kids are ready for sunny days and beautiful weather. But we all know the saying “April showers bring May flowers,” and sudden spring storms might ruin a perfect afternoon at the park. But, for those days when the kids can’t play outside, try these fun and easy DIY projects that will not only be a hands-on, creative activity but will also produce some cute, Easter-themed decorations. Everyone wins!

Carrot Paper Garland: Easy

Paper crafts are easy to make, and, more importantly, easy to clean! This adorable carrot-shaped garland is a simple, tasteful addition to your Easter decor that would look great in any room of the house, or as a way to spruce up your Easter dinner serving station.  Get the instructions here.

Stained-Glass Cross: Easy

The perfect project for a rainy April afternoon, these colorful crosses encapsulate the beautiful message of Easter. This all-paper project will definitely be within budget, too. When you’re done, they look gorgeous taped in your kitchen window or on the sliding glass door where the spring sunlight can shine through. Get the easy instructions here!

Vintage Yarn Easter Eggs: Easy

These adorable yarn eggs are an inexpensive and fun way to make reusable Easter decorations with your little ones. These eggs are perfect for any color scheme. For the classic yarn eggs, follow these instructions here. Or, if you want to kick it up a notch, try the garland version here.

Tie-dye Easter Eggs: Intermediate

Put a twist on a classic Easter tradition and tie-dye your hard-boiled eggs this year! Whether you’re a family who uses dyed eggs as purely decorative, or as a delicious addition to your Easter meal, these eye-catching eggs have you covered. (P.S. they’re 100% edible!). For step-by-step instructions on these Instagram-worthy eggs, click here!

Up-Cycled Bunny Planters: Intermediate

Teach your kids about recycling and gardening with this budget-friendly bunny planter tutorial. It might take some patience to get the bunny features just right, but we promise they’re the perfect planter for your Easter day-lilies. These tin planters will make a cute centerpiece for your dinner, or a thoughtful gift for Grandma. Get the instructions here!

Paper-mache Easter Basket: Advanced

These adorable baskets will make your little ones the talk of the Easter egg hunt! Though this craft will take more time, the end-project is a one-of-a-kind Easter basket that can be used again and again. The tutorial shows several different variations so each little one can have an Easter basket that’s all their own! Get the instructions for a bunny, chickadee, and chicken here.