This egg carton Easter basket is cute and easy to make. It can be used to hold a colored Easter egg or candy. It is a great classroom activity because it is easy to make and doesn’t require a lot of materials. Follow the step-by-step directions below to make your very own Easter basket.
Materials: Egg carton, tissue paper, pipe cleaner, scissor Optional: candy or colored Easter egg, crayons or makers to decorate
Step 1: I did this part before the children came in. Cut each individual cup of the egg carton out so each child can receive one piece.
Step 2: Using a scissor (hole puncher made the hole too big) poke a hole on each side of the egg carton
Step 3: Pass each child one piece of the egg carton. Have them put the pipe cleaner the poked hole and twist it together. Repeat this with the other side.
Step 4: Optional: Have the children decorate their basket with crayons or markers
Step 5: Cut the tissue paper into 3 inch squares. Have the children place a piece of tissue paper in their basket
Step 6: Add candy (M&Ms, Skittles, Jelly beans etc…) or their Easter Egg
After the sock turkey we made with the kids was a big hit we decided to try a bunny for Spring or Easter. Again, this was a big hit with the children. We did it with children ages 3-12 and they loved it. This sock bunny is a variation of one I found on Pinterest. I just made it a little easier with no sewing, which makes it a good craft to do with children off all ages. Follow the Step-By-Step directions below to make your very own sock bunny.
Materials: One calf length sock (I used a child’s size sock), tacky glue, rice, googly eyes, ribbon, small pom-pom balls, scissors, 2 rubber bands
Step 1: Pour a little less than one cup of rick into the sock. I gave each child a plastic cup of rice to fill the sock. Then secure it with a rubber band. This will be the body of the bunny.
Step 2: Pour about half the amount of rick used for the body into the sock, this will be the head. Secure it with a rubber band.
Step 3: Hold up the top of the sock and cut down the middle all the way to the second rubber band. These will make the bunny’s ears.
Step 4: Glue on the eyes, and use three cotton balls to make the nose and mouth of the bunny (one cotton ball on top (nose) and two glued next to each other underneath the nose to make the mouth. Tie a ribbon around the bunny’s neck and make a bow
Step 5: Glue one cotton ball on the back to make the bunny’s tail.
All done, enjoy
This cute snack is easy to make and great for any Spring or Easter themed event. It’s a great snack for a kids party, childcare/day care or classroom. It’s also a great snack to have supervised children make themselves. Follow the step-by-step directions below to make your very own Spring bunny snack.
Ingredients: Chocolate pudding snack, chocolate cookies, bunny peep, candy carrot (Wal-mart had them), plastic sandwich bag
Step 1: Give each child a pudding snack, sandwich bag and 1 chocolate cookie.
Step 2: Have the children peel off and throw out the pudding snack lid. Next have them place their cookie in the plastic sandwich bag and much it up into tiny pieces.
Step 3: Have the children pour cookie crumbs on top of the pudding.
Step 4: place the peep bunny in the bunny.
Step 5: Add the candy carrot.
You can also do this for a BBQ and add gummy bugs or worms instead of the bunny
This cute craft is really two crafts in one. The first part is a footprint bunny and the second part is a handprint chick. You can do both or pick one. I did both projects with my 15 month old on one paper. A great idea is to laminate the paper so you can make it into a keepsake and bring it out every Easter. My plan is to laminate a handprint and footprint holiday craft each year to turn them into decorative place mats. Follow the step-by-step directions below to make you very on footprint bunny and handprint chick
Materials: Construction paper, yellow and white paint, makers for decorating
Step 1: paint a yellow circle towards the bottom of the page and a white circle about 1.5-2 inches above the yellow circle.
Step 2: For the bunny ears, paint your child’s foot white. Stamp his or her foot on the white circle with their toes facing in the circle. Their heel should be at the top of the paper. Repeat with the other foot. It’s great to have baby wipes handy to clean each foot easily.
Step 3: For the chick’s wings, paint your child’s hand yellow. Stamp their yellow hand next to the yellow circle. Make sure their hand is touching the circle. Repeat with the other hand. For easy clean up wipe each hand with a baby wipe.
Step 4: Let your picture dry. Once your project is dry draw faces on your chick and bunny.