It’s time for Easter Crafts. With Easter celebrations just around the corner, it’s time to get creative with the kids. Not only are crafts an easy way to keep the young ones busy, Easter crafts can be used for family time. My family loves to do crafts in the backyard on our lanai (back patio). It is just a great way to keep the family busy on rainy afternoons. Or, these crafts are great for Easter family gatherings.
No matter why you need a quick Easter craft, use these crafts to stir kid creativity. For this round of Easter crafts, we are focusing on crafts we can do outside. When the weather is beautiful, going outside is a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors and do crafts at the same time.
Kid Friendly Easter Craft Ideas: Cascarones
What You Need:
Dye (Dye Eggs)
Markers or Paints
Spoon or Fork
Tissue Paper (Color paper)
Easter Cascarones Ideas:
Easter Cascarones are easy and fun! Not only that, Easter just isn’t complete without confetti filled Easter eggs. Cracking Cascarones on heads will make any Easter family gathering complete! If you’ve never made these before; you’ve got to try them. They will become an Easter tradition for sure!
Have a table cleared for making this craft. We like to have a few dozen eggs ready so everyone will have plenty of eggs to crack. Take an egg in your hand. Gently tap the end of the egg with a spoon or fork. You just want to break off a small piece of the egg off, just enough to get the egg out of the egg. Pour the inside of the egg out into a bowl. Once you have the interior out, you can wash the egg under water. Rinse a few times and let dry on a clean towel.
Once the all the eggs have been cleaned and dried; now it’s time to decorate the eggs. The eggs are gentle so be careful. Use the markers or paints to decorate each egg. If you want, you can dye the eggs. Let the kids let their imagination run wild with the eggs. Kids will have fun with this part of the process.
Take the funnel and pour the confetti inside the eggs. Once you have the desired amount, you can cover the hole with the tissue paper. The easier method is just to take a strip of the tissue paper and cover the hole. Glue directly onto the egg. Let dry.
Let the kids crack the eggs over people! The fun is just getting started.
Fair Warning is needed. Give the family and friend’s fair warning. They will get surprised when a kid cracks an egg over their head. Plus, the confetti will get everywhere. But most people are good sports and join in the fun!
Appoint kids on Clean-Up Duty after all the eggs have been cracked. There is nothing worse than having a mess to clean up after the Easter celebrations. Have trash bags ready for cleanup duty.
Dye the Easter Eggs. Do this before adding confetti to the empty egg. They will look beautiful and can be just as fun as the cracking part.
Kid Friendly Easter Craft Ideas: Easter Glitter Jar
What You Need:
Easter Sparkling Glitter
Empty Pickle Jar
2 Yellow, Green, Orange Glow Stick (Must use non-toxic) Pick your favorite colors!
Easter Glitter Jar Craft Directions: First, put on gloves. Next you want to crack the glow sticks. Use scissors to cut off the tips and pour liquid into the pickle jar. Next add the colored glitter. Seal the jar and shake the jar. The glow sticks can last up to six hours.
Notes: There are many thoughts on using glow sticks for your Glitter Jar Craft. What I’ve found is that if you use safety protocols, there are no issues or hazards. Using the gloves and keeping the kids a safe distance away while you crack the glow sticks will ensure there are no issues and we use a safety first protocol.
Also, you can rename these jar crafts. Because we are using them at Easter, we call them Easter Glitter Jar Craft. This would also be a wonderful craft for a girl birthday party. If so, change the name to Fairy Jar Craft. Girls will love the idea of fairies and this craft will keep young girls busy for hours.
Kid Friendly Easter Craft Ideas: Glow in the Dark Jars
What You Need:
Glow in the Dark Paint
Glow in the Dark Jar Directions: Paint the inside of the jar with Glow in the Dark Paint. This project can be a multi-step project. Let the kids go to the store with you to pick out their favorite glow in the dark paint. Then, spend the afternoon painting the inside of the jar. All crafts are better when done with parent and child. In our house, we call it definite bonding time.
Start by painting the inside of the jar. Let this dry completely. You will also want to spray the small twigs with the paint. Let the twigs dry also. When you are ready, gather kids around. Place the painted twigs in the jar. Add sparkled glitter to the jar. Seal jar. Shake the Glow in the Dark jar and enjoy!
Easter Craft Safety Tips:
There are different ways you can make the fairy jars in a safe environment. First, always use gloves. Second, always use toxic free craft ingredients. Third, there are many ways for the kids to take part without ever touching ingredients. Fourth, wash your hands thoroughly after.
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