DIY Easter Crafts For Kids
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Another holiday, another DIY! I recently shared with US Weekly a peek into how my family is getting ready for Easter. Since Scarlett is our “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” (her nickname!), she was our ultimate inspiration.

Crafting DIYs in our household for the holidays isn’t just a fun activity ... it’s become a tradition. We plan and look forward to it! It’s a great bonding activity and helps children enhance their creativity. Nothing brings Brooks more excitement than showing off his masterpieces. I can’t wait for Scarlett to be able to fully participate!

If you’re looking for new Easter decorations that can last you for years to come, here are three AH-dorable DIY’s for the season:

Paper Flower Bouquet

Supplies

  • Different colored tissue paper
  • Green pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Stapler

Directions:

  1. Unfold 3 sheets of tissue paper, either all of one color or a combination, and stack.
  2. Starting at one end of the shorter length, accordion fold, each fold being approximately 1 inch.
  3. Secure at center with a pipe cleaner, this will serve as a stem
  4. Secure 2 more pipe cleaners half way between 1st pipe cleaner and ends.
  5. Cut into equal size lengths. Trim the end of each into a half circle.
  6. Take one length and while holding the pipe cleaner, carefully pull top 
tissue towards the middle.

Easter Bunny Flowerpot

Supplies:

  • Clay flower pot
  • White acrylic paint
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Glue
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Assorted sparkly pom-pom
  • Googly eyes
  • Planting dirt
  • Fresh flowers

Directions:

  1. Paint clay pot white and allow to dry.
  2. Once dry, glue on googly eyes directly above the rim of the pot. Dab glue onto the pink pom-pom ‘nose’ and place it below the eyes. Cut pipe cleaners in four sections for whiskers. Draw a mouth with black acrylic paint under the nose.
  3. Glue white pom-pom to back of pot for the tail.
  4. Cut pipe cleaner in half then shape to form bunny ears. Glue pom-poms between each ear. Insert the straight ends into the hole of the pot to secure in place.
  5. Fill pot with planting dirt and arrange fresh flowers.

Pom-Pom Chicks 

Supplies:

  • Yellow yarn
  • Googly eyes
  • Orange felt
  • Orange pipe cleaners
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue

Directions:

  1. To make pom-poms, start by wrapping a piece of yarn around a few of your fingers. Keep wrapping until you have a thick amount—the poofier the better!
  2. Once you have enough yarn, carefully remove the yarn from your fingers and wrap another piece of yarn around the middle of the loops. Pull the yarn around the center super tight and tie it in a knot to hold the yarn loops in place.
  3. Carefully trim the edges of yarn with scissors.
  4. Once pom-pom is shaped, glue two googly eyes onto the chick.
  5. Add orange felt as the beak and two little orange pipe cleaner feet.

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