Get crafting // Easter craft ideas for toddlers & pre-schoolers

(I first featured this post two years ago, but as it proved to be such a hit with you guys, I thought I’d bring it to the fore again…)

For those of you that don’t know me, I’m not the most crafty of people. Partly because I don’t have an artistic bone in my body and secondly the littles do such an enormous amount of painting and crafting at nursery that on the days we spend together they would much rather head to the park or see their little buddies for a ‘play date’ somewhere.

That’s not to say I don’t like to get my craft on, I’d just rather be in the fresh air if the weather allows! But with very mixed reports about the weather this weekend, I’ve been looking into Easter craft ideas to keep Jack and Phoebs entertained when they aren’t consuming copious amounts of chocolate or bouncing on the trampoline.

Here are my top 15 Easter craft ideas for toddlers and pre-schoolers…

1 // Your little animal lovers will love making these adorable spring lambs

Easter craft ideas - lamb

2 // How cute are these toilet roll Easter bunnies

toilet roll Easter bunnies

3 // Make some pretty ‘Eric Carle’ inspired eggs

4 // Or if they look a bit tricky for small hands, these vibrant Spotty Eggs should be a lot easier!

Spotty Eggs

5 // Have a go at these fabulous ‘Printmaking easter eggs‘ – these would look brilliant framed

Printmaking easter eggs

6 // How adorable is this Paper plate footprint bunny

Paper Plate Footprint Bunny

 7 // If you can get your hands on white eggs, these Sharpie eggs are possibly the easiest Easter craft ever!

Sharpie eggs

8 // I love these Spring chicks, and your toddler will love all the cutting they require

Spring chicks

9 // Make a gorgeous Easter basket for you Easter egg hunt!

handmade Easter basket

10 // These Easter flower pots not only look great, but they are practical too

Easter flower pots

11 // Baking Soda Easter Eggs are really quick and easy to make and fun for your little ones to decorate

Baking Soda Easter Eggs

12 // These Paper plate Easter chicks, would look brilliant as a garland if you make a few and join them together

Paper plate Easter chicks

13 // Get REALLY messy and make these brilliant shaving foam eggs for an Easter tree

shaving foam eggs for an Easter tree

14 // The obligatory chocolate Easter nests. Yummy!

chocolate Easter nests

15  // No Easter is complete without a pair of homemade bunny ears!

homemade bunny ears

What Easter crafts will you be doing this weekend? Leave a link in the comments below!

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  • Helen at Casa CostelloApril 18, 2014 - 4:18 pm

    These are so lovely – I love the idea of the paper plate crafts – we have a lot of Easter baking going on and some lovely Easter bunting courtesy of my girls. Happy Easter xReplyCancel

    • Stephanie OakesApril 19, 2014 - 5:54 am

      Ah lovely, you can’t beat some good old Easter baking and crafting. xReplyCancel

  • Chrissy (@preschoolmum)April 18, 2014 - 8:47 pm

    Some great ideas for Easter craft hun! wish I’d have had these before we broke up for Easter as they would have been fab to do with my Nursery class! :) xxReplyCancel

    • Stephanie OakesApril 19, 2014 - 5:53 am

      You’ll have to make a note of them for next year :) Hope you’re having a lovely Easter. xReplyCancel

  • Mama UndoneApril 20, 2014 - 3:57 pm

    Brilliant craft ideas, easter crating is one of those things that’s always in the back of my mind but we never really get round to doing!ReplyCancel

    • Stephanie OakesApril 22, 2014 - 8:26 am

      We managed to make 2 from the list, bunny cards and chocolate nests. Thankfully the weather was gorgeous so we spent most of the weekend in the garden.ReplyCancel

  • Becky Willoughby (@LakesSingleMum)April 20, 2014 - 7:52 pm

    chocolate nests was our fave!ReplyCancel

    • Stephanie OakesApril 22, 2014 - 8:25 am

      Mine too! I devoured about 5 last night – ooops!! xReplyCancel

  • GhostwritermummyApril 21, 2014 - 10:58 am

    I love some of these ideas! We do more messy play than craft generally but the preschooler is really starting to sit more for focused activities like these. Thabks for sharing!
    X xReplyCancel

    • Stephanie OakesApril 22, 2014 - 8:24 am

      We are the opposite. I think we need to do more messy play as the boy sure does love getting messy, maybe thats something I’ll look into, thanks xReplyCancel

  • This Mama LifeMarch 22, 2016 - 8:52 pm

    What a great pick of Easter crafts. It’s such a fun time of year for crafting. I’m like you, I love crafting but Little I does so much at nursery, we tend to go out and about at the weekends instead! I love the look of the spring chicks and bunny ear hats. Thanks for sharing :)ReplyCancel

  • TanitaMarch 23, 2016 - 9:03 am

    Aw these are some really fantastic ideas here. You have made me want to start baking and crafting with the kiddos. xReplyCancel

  • Harriet from Toby & RooMarch 23, 2016 - 8:51 pm

    What a fab selection of crafts! I can’t wait to give these a go next week when the boys are on holiday :)ReplyCancel

  • oana79March 23, 2016 - 9:16 pm

    We are planning on dying eggs and making buns this weekend. Such a great list of adorable Easter crafts!xxReplyCancel

  • Sarah HPMarch 23, 2016 - 10:15 pm

    Thank you for sharing these super cute ideas. My daughter is super creative and would eat these ideas up. My twins are a bit of a crafting challenge! I think they could even get to grips for the simpler ideas here.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs HMarch 23, 2016 - 10:57 pm

    These Easter crafts all look fabulous and I am sure that Little Miss H would love making many of these. I will have to Pin this post for next year. Those toilet roll Easter bunnies are adorable and I love those cute baskets for an Easter egg hunt. Hugs Lucy xxxxReplyCancel

    • Steph@HelloBabyMarch 23, 2016 - 11:16 pm

      Ah thanks Lucy, the baskets are one of my faves too xReplyCancel

  • FiMarch 24, 2016 - 6:55 am

    I love the footprint bunny! Can only imagine the carnage that would bring with a toddler though haha! some lovely ideas here though XReplyCancel

  • stephanieMarch 24, 2016 - 11:36 pm

    some lovely ideas. Me and Emily have been doing lots of easter crafts, I especially love the sheep with cotton wool. xReplyCancel

  • JodieMarch 25, 2016 - 10:17 pm

    Very Easter appropriate. You have some really cute design ideas featured.ReplyCancel

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