The sad fact of life is that COVID will still affect us when we celebrate Easter this year. However, that doesn’t have to stop us from enjoying the tradition of Easter crafts; it just means we will have to plan differently for them.
Easter Craft Ideas on the Cheap
Just because a craft doesn’t cost a lot doesn’t necessarily make it cheap. These craft ideas will save the holiday and help the many struggling bank accounts hoping for that next stimulus check sometime soon.
- Easter Bunny Hats: A few pieces of simple printer paper (or colored paper if you’re feeling extravagant), some googly eyes, and some glue or tape, and you have all you need for a paper bunny. These are very fun to do with younger kids, as it lets them imagine what the Easter Bunny looks like.
- Q-Tip Lamb: Here is an idea that those who celebrate the religious implications of Easter will love! A cool idea from One Little Project shows how a bit of ribbon, a bunch of q-tips, glue, and some clothespins make for an adorable Q-Tip lamb.
- Hand Bunnies: This is a little messy, but younger kids will love that. All you need is some paint, colored paper, markers, crayons, or colored pencils, and your kids can make a memento you can pin to your fridge for months to come.
Easter Crafts for the Truly Creative
These crafts will take a little more supplies and a bit more effort, but the payoff is fantastic! These kinds of crafts also have a level of complexity that might make the very little kids frustrated, but it will undoubtedly engage teens and anyone else you can supervise.
One idea to work with is using salt dough to make amulets, Easter eggs, or any other type of item. Salt dough is relatively easy to make, with this craft site providing a basic recipe, and how you use the dough from there is up to you!
You might also consider digging the pipe cleaner out from the garage or that light backpack of school supplies because that will be a mainstay of a lot of Easter crafts ideas. A pipe cleaner can make headbands, little colorful Easter eggs, Easter wreaths, and many other cool Easter crafts.
A final idea of what could be fun would be to upgrade your Easter egg game and do speckled eggs! This requires more paint types to get the right color, but if you do have them, many ways of getting the speckled color are relatively straightforward.
Regardless of what you do with your family, make sure to consider who is going to be there and how you can share the craft with others. During this time, when COVID has kept so many people from their friends and family, it would be a reassuring gift to have a bit of a typical craft with your family, and that is something anyone can enjoy.