Twelve Easter craft ideas for Children of all ages

April 11, 2017 Published by

 

Arts and crafts are a great way to keep children entertained over the Easter holidays and they don’t have to cost a lot either. Plus, you’ll be creating some lovely keepsakes you can look back on as your child grows up (we have a feeling the Little Bunnies craft will keep you giggling for a while!).

 

Craft ideas for two to four year-olds

 

Easter bunny and chick fingerprint card

(Easter bunny and chick fingerprints card via Chickabug blog)

 

Little Bunnies Photo Frame

(Easter craft ideas: Little Bunnies via Thriving Home Blog)

 

 

Footprint Carrots

(Spring footprint art - Bunny and Carrots via One Krieger Chick)

 

Daffodil Badge

(Make a Daffodil Badge by Activity Village)

 

  

Developmental Tips

 

Crafts are an excellent way for younger children to improve their hand strength and coordination (known as fine motor control), which is important for everything from doing up the buttons on their clothes, to holding a pencil to write.

 

Messy play lets children explore different textures and learn how they can change, for example, seeing colours mix or how wet glue dries hard.

 

Themed activities can help teach children about the world. For example, Easter crafts can be used to teach children about Spring and introduce them to the idea of growth and change.

 

 

 

Craft ideas for five to seven year-olds

 

Simple Bunny Origami

(Easy Origami Bunny by Red Ted Art)

 

Easter Sweet Cones

(Easter cones via The Crafting Chicks)

 

 
Coloured String Easter Eggs

(Cool Craft String Easter Eggs via Arts for Kids and Robots)

 

Pom Pom Chicks

(Easy Pom Pom Chicks for Easter via Red Ted Art)

 

 

Developmental Tips

 

Friends are important to children at this age. Crafts are a great activity for them to do together, developing social skills. Or, children can make gifts to give to their friends.

 

School-aged children take great pride in the things they make, so crafts can build their confidence and self-esteem. Don’t be surprised if they want to show everyone what they’ve made!

 

More detailed crafts require a higher level of dexterity and concentration. This helps refine children’s hand-eye coordination and encourages them to focus - a great skill for paying attention in the classroom.

 

 

 

Craft ideas for eight to 12 year-olds

 

Easy Sewing Bunny Brooch

(Felt Bunny Brooch via Red Ted Art)

 

Pressed Flower Eggs

(DIY: Pressed Flower and Ombre Glitter Easter Eggs via Lauren Conrad)

 

 
Easter Bunny Silhouette Print Shirt

(Eraser-Stamped Easter Bunny Shirt via Cutesy Crafts)

 

3D Decorative Paper Eggs

(How to make 3D Paper Eggs via Kidspot)

 

 

Developmental Tips

 

Older children love to express their identity, and one way they can do this is through design, with the style they choose and the colours they pick.

 

Children this age can take more control of their craft, in following instructions, experimenting with ideas, and solving problems when they arise. This makes crafts great for developing their thinking skills.

 

Trying out new crafts such as sewing gives children new skills to master, making them more confident to try other new activities.

 

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