Easter Egg Suncatchers & Messy Play

Easter craft for kids

This Easter craft was not planned at all but sometimes beautiful things happen on hard days. This happened when my daughter refused to nap on a day I needed to pack for a trip , I just wanted her to sleep but she had other plans. Instead of trying and trying to get her to sleep and getting more and more frustrated I decided we’d play. Play we did. I had no plans on turning it into a craft but I am so glad we did because every time we pass the window where these eggs are with my daughter she claps and points with pride.

  1. Gather your materials. So my plan was just to do an Easter sticky table so I grabbed some confetti and Easter grass, contact paper and painter’s tape. easter craft for kids
  2. I popped the contact paper on the table sticky side up using painter’s tape to keep it on the table. Added the confetti and Easter grass to stick on. My son was mildly interested but she was in love.easter craft
  3. She poured and poured and asked for more.
  4. Picked it up and let it drop.
  5. All over the table and the floor.easter fun for kids
  6. It was a blast. But to say it was messy would be an understatement . I confined the mess by sealing the confetti under a 2nd layer of contact paper. easter craft for kids
  7. Then cut them into egg shapes. Aren’t they pretty??
  8. I used a little double stick tape to make sure that the paper was stuck together, because there were so many layers of confetti that the contact paper didn’t stick. The double stick tape did the trick and I put them up in the window. Even in the dark gloomy rain these brightened up our playroom!

She never did nap but wow did we have fun!

van Gogh Easter Eggs

easter craft This post was supposed to be about monogrammed eggs. We were going to use a white crayon to make our initials on the egg and then paint. Totally didn’t work. The painted wood eggs we got simply were too smooth for the crayon wax to stick well, I should have grabbed the unfinished ones. So we’ll try that again next year, instead this post evolved from our failure.  As I told my son to just paint them however he wanted he said ” Look I am making swirls like van Gogh!”  So we grabbed one of the few art books that is not already in storage while we sell the house and looked at some of his art. After talking about the colors and how ” Gloppy” his paint was on the canvas we added more paint to the eggs and made a few more swirls.  This was so much fun to do and you could easily adapt it to various artists. Paint small dots for George Seurat, splatter paint them for Jackson Pollack,  do large color blocks for Mark Rothko or even cut some collage paper and modge podge it on for Matisse!  The variations are endless. I think I am going to make this a Easter tradition grabbing a few eggs every year and choosing an artist to use as inspiration. After a few years we will have our own collection of masterpiece eggs.

For this project we used pre painted white wood eggs from Micheal’s , acrylic paint and paint brushes. Ignore the crayons that was a big old flop!

Our Best Easter Egg Crafts For Kids

I love Easter.  Here are our best Easter egg crafts for kids of years past. We have a few fun new ones planned for this year too so sit tight, but until then check out these old faves.

Marshmallow Egg

Yarn Egg

Paint and Eat Easter Waffles

Polka Dot Eggs

Hard and Soft Texture Egg

Easter Chick Treat Box Craft

This Easter craft was incredibly easy to make. You could make a whole bunch in an evening or have fun just making one and filling it with treats for someone special. If you want to make it even easier you can use sticky back felt , although good quality double stick tape worked great for our chick.

  1. Gather your materials. You will need a party treat box ( we found ours at a big box store in their party section), some Easter grass, googley eyes, yellow felt , orange felt, scissors and permanent double stick tape.
  2. Cut a beak and 2 feet out of the felt.
  3. Tape them on.
  4. Tape the eyes on
  5. Put double stick tape along the inner edges of the treat box.
  6. Press Easter grass onto it.

Books About Chicks


Lulu the Big Little Chick by Paulette Bogan is an old familiar tale about a little chick who is frustrated about being too little to do anything so instead she decides to go far far away. When I started reading this to my presently obsessed with superheros son he didn’t want to read it unless the chick had super powers. I convinced him to read it with me to find out and it took all of one page before he was hooked.  He was so worried about how far the little chick would go and why would she want to go in the first place?! The cartoon like illustrations were a perfect compliment and fresh addition to a familiar tale.

This Little Chick by John Lawrence is just about the perfect board book for my daughter right now, she didn’t even try to eat it! The rhymes are melodic the text full of animal sounds is spot on for our littlest readers . My son and I had fun reading this old favorite to my daughter for the first time.  The illustrations are fantastic with lots of contrast and is the perfect length for  a quick snuggle and read for wiggly babies who are eager to move.

Wee Little Chick by Lauren Thompson is a sweet almost saccharine book about a little chick that may be small but is just as capable as everyone else. Honestly I was sorta luke warm to the story. When I sat down to write about it I had to grab the book to remember what I wanted to say, which is normally a big clue that it is not too memorable. What I didn’t forget was how much I loved the illustrations by John Butler.  Soft , gentle, feathery illustrations of farm animals that are full of realistic detail. We all loved the illustrations. SO while there was nothing wrong or off putting about the text it didn’t leave a lasting impression but the illustrations are what make this book stand out.

Bunny Ears Craft

easter craft for toddlers
This was a huge hit with a group of 2.5 year olds, but younger children will still enjoy the process even if they don’t love the end result!

  1. Gather your materials. You will need 2 pieces of construction paper or card stock, some glue, cotton balls , double stick tape or a stapler and some chalk.
  2. Give your child one piece of the paper and the chalk to decorate it with. I use chalk because it gives a soft fluffy look , but don’t feel limited to that.
  3. While they color, fold the 2nd piece of paper in two .
  4. Draw a bunny ear, and cut through both layers.
  5. Using the glue attach the cotton balls to the ears. Let dry.
  6. While your child is gluing , take their colored piece of paper and cut in two lengthwise . Using double stick tape or stapler, create a headband that will fit your little bunny’s head. I don’t suggest glue, it’s too messy for this step.
  7. When the ears are completely dry attach them on either side of the headband! Again i suggest using double stick tape or a stapler for this step.
Song!

Do your ears hang low?Do your ears hang low?
Do they wobble to and fro,
Can you tie them in a knot ?
Can you tie them in a bow?
Can you through them over your shoulder like a continental soldier?
Do your ears hang low?

( Repeat fast, slow, quiet and loud!)

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