25 egg-cellent Easter crafts for toddlers

by Maria Martin |

It’s tempting to make eating Easter eggs your main activity over Easter (no judgement here!), but if you're looking for other ways to spend the Easter holidays, why not try out some of these Easter crafts for toddlers to keep your tot busy over the break instead?

From Easter card ideas to tasty treats, we've got a wide selection of Easter crafts for toddlers that will soon put a smile on their face (without the sugar high) while providing a lovely way to spend time together.

And if you'd prefer a ready-to-go Easter craft kit for your toddler so you have all the resources they need in one place, scroll down for our pick of the best that are fun, egg-citing, and fuss-free!


25 Easter crafts for toddlers

Egg Painting
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Hard-boil some chicken eggs and then let your toddler paint them in bright colours. Alternatively, you can dye them by dipping them in food dye (although this method could end up being a LOT messier). You could also blow out the egg first, by making a small hole in the narrow top of the egg and a larger one at the bottom and blow out the yolk and white. If you do this, you can thread some ribbon through it and it will be light enough to hang from an Easter tree.

Easter Tree
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Cut some branches from a tree that has buds, spring blossom or flowers on and hang egg decorations, fluffy chicks, cardboard egg cut-outs and pieces of colourful ribbon. Who says trees are only for Christmas?

easter bonnets
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Easter bonnet anyone? Either decorate a ready-made straw hat or start from scratch by making your own.

Finger Puppets
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Use two pieces of coloured felt pieces in the shape of your finger that are sewn together around the edge, then add on eyes, ears, beaks and noses to create Easter farmyard animals, chicks or rabbits. Your baby will love interacting with them.

Easter Cards
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Fold a piece of A4 yellow card in half then get your toddler to decorate a card for another member of your family with ribbon and pictures of eggs and chicks. You could even put folded up card inside to create a pop-up card, or have fun with Easter slogans such as ‘Have an Egg-cellent Easter’ or ‘See the bunny side of life’.

Egg Hunt Bucket
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Find an old plastic Tupperware tub – ice cream or soup tubs are good for this - wrap the tub in coloured paper and decorate as desired. Punch two holes on each side and thread through some ribbon, then fill the tub with shredded paper or tissue paper so it’s like a nest.

Spring Bunting
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Find a long piece of ribbon or some coloured string – you're best off visiting the haberdashery section of a large department store. Then using either pieces of old material or coloured wrapping paper, cut out triangle shapes – about 10cm along the flat side, and 20cm long. Staple or sew them to the ribbon or string.

Face Painting
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Go with an Easter theme by painting on bunny noses and whiskers or yellow chick faces. Alternatively, pick spring images such as butterflies, flowers or eggs.

Decorated Chocolate Egg
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Buy a plain Easter egg, then melt some white chocolate and let your toddler make swirly patterns on the egg. You could also make chocolate egg shapes and your toddler can add white chocolate patterns to them, too. Alternatively, why not make your own chocolate eggs?

Baby Sock Egg Cosy
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If you’ve got lots of odd baby socks, find a use for them up by making cute Easter boiled egg cosies. Cut the toe end off the sock so it’s about 7cm long. Sew or staple on ears and noses, or feathers if you want to make a baby chick cosy, and use orange pipe cleaners for legs – pushing them through the bottom of the sock and bending round so they hang at the bottom like feet.

Spring Flower Posy
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It’s best to use freshly cut flowers for this. Using an old wire coat hanger, reshape it so it forms a circle with a hook, then wrap or tie the flowers around the wire until it’s completely covered. Attach ribbon for decoration and hang from your front door.

Papier Mâché Eggs
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Blow up a balloon until it’s the size you want – using this method lets you make large egg shapes that can be used to store smaller chocolate eggs. Cover with glue-soaked pieces of newspaper until it’s covered and let it harden. Paint the egg shape and let your toddler decorate as he or she wants. Then carefully insert a pin until the balloon pops. Now you can cut around the middle of the egg (in a broken eggshell line) and store eggs inside.

Baby Chick Pom Poms
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Cut out two cardboard circles with a smaller circle cut out of the middle. Placing the pieces of card on top of each other, wind yellow wool through the hole and round the outside until all of the card is covered and then continue to cover until the hole in the middle has shrunk so it’s about the width of a pencil. Next cut around the edge of the doughnut shape – you’ll need to slide your scissors so they cut right through the wool and you can see the cardboard underneath. Cut the cardboard so you can pull it out of the pom pom. Then attach cardboard eyes and a beak and you have your woolly chick pom-pom.

Grow Your Own Cress Egg Heads
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Take some old eggshells – you’ll need shells that have had the top cut off, but not cracked anywhere else. Wash out the inside, put some cotton wool in them, dampen with water and sprinkle cress seeds on top. Rest them in an old egg box and place on a windowsill. You can decorate the front of each face with eyes and a smiley face and in a few days, your eggshell should have a fine head of hair.

Mini Egg Pinata
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Take a blown eggshell, enlarge the hole at the end so you can fit mini M&Ms in it (or any other very small sweet) and cover the hole with tape or a sticker. Then let your toddler decorate the egg with stickers and felt-tip drawings. Your toddler will love smashing the egg to collect the sweets.

Decorated Egg Cup
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Buy some plain plastic or china egg cups (plastic is better for toddlers), then paint on glue and your toddler can stick on sequins, feathers and glitter for extra decorations.

easter crafts marshmellow bunny
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This is a fun (and tasty) activity. Draw an outline of a bunny head on a piece of paper and line it with glue. Grab a bag of mini marshmallows and let your tot stick them down to create their own marshmallow Easter bunny. Make sure there’s actually some left to stick down though!

easter bunny rolls
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Have a few spare toilet rolls hanging around in your recycling bin? These are perfect for your tot to create their own little army of Easter bunnies. All you’ll need is some coloured paper, pipe cleaners and some stick-on eyes (although these can easily be drawn on).

Get the full tutorial at The Best Ideas For Kids.

easter carrot balloons
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We just love the look of these carrot balloons, so simple, yet they can create so much fun. Just blow up a few orange balloons, draw on some squiggles (the carrot’s wrinkles) and stick on some green crepe paper for the stalk.

cornflake cakes
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Would it be Easter without cornflake cakes? It’s an easy Easter bake that kids (and parents) love.

easter Bunny handprint
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Your tot will love getting their hands messy in some paint. Why not make some bunny handprints every Easter so you can see your little one’s hands grow? It’ll make a seriously cute keepsake.

carrot footprints
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Ok, so this will probably be messier than the bunny handprints, but look how cool they look!

Get the full tutorial at One Krieger Chick.

painted egg carton
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CREDIT: Design Mom

Let your tot transform your bland egg carton box into something beautiful. You could then fill it with Easter treats or get them to use it if you do an Easter egg hunt.

easater wreath
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An Easter wreath will look lovely hung on either your front door, around the house and it’s an easy idea for the kids to get involved in. This particular wreath is made from egg cartons. Your little one can help paint these and then you can assemble the wreath together.

Get the full tutorial at Our Potluck Family.

easter colouring
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Let your tot engage in some Easter colouring. Print out some of these cute Easter pictures from Crazy Little Projects, arm your tot with a pack of crayons and let them colour to your heart’s content.

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