When Easter's around the corner and you're looking for ways to decorate your home while keeping the kids busy, consider making these fun and easy crafts. Little ones can celebrate the coming of spring and Easter while learning about shape, color and form. These projects are simple and aimed mainly at the kindergarten and pre-kindergarten crowd, but can be fun for any age.
Have white cardstock, scissors, pastel-colored tissue paper and glue on hand. Cut out egg shapes from the cardstock, creating large, medium, and small eggs. Cut or tear the tissue paper into small pieces. Glue the tissue paper onto the construction paper. Let the children choose the design and shapes.
Dyed Easter Eggs
For this craft, you'll need hardboiled eggs, water, and an egg dye kit or food coloring. Mix the egg dye according to package directions. Let the children dip the eggs in the color(s) of their choice. For multi-colored eggs, use a wax marker to trace on the egg between dipping it in the various dyes. You can also create faces, shapes and designs on the eggs.
Gather black construction paper, a silver marker, scissors, cotton balls and glue. Trace the child's hand on construction paper and cut it out. Use glue to secure the cotton balls on the palm of the hand. Turn the hand upside down. Use a silver pen to draw eyes and a mouth on the thumb, and voila! You have a black and white lamb.
You need white and green construction paper, scissors, Popsicle sticks, and glue for this craft. Trace your child's hand on white construction paper and cut it out. Next, cut a long piece of green construction paper for the stem, making sure it's wide enough to wrap around the Popsicle stick. Wrap the green paper around the Popsicle stick and glue. Fold the hand into a cone shape and glue it to the top of the green stem. Cut out two or three leaves and glue onto the stem.