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4 Easter Art Activities for Kids

It's time to get hopping! Easter is right around the corner, and your kids are ready to craft for the holiday. If you're on the lookout for a few easy art activities, check out these easy, imaginative and awesome ideas for kids in preschool and up. Bunny Mask Cut two eye holes and a mouth hole in the center of a paper plate. Have your child glue two bunny ears (made from card stock paper) onto the top and paint or color the front of the plate. Punch one hole on each side of the plate. Tue a piece of...

Easter Egg Art Activities for Kids

Don't have time to dip and dye Easter eggs with the kiddos? That's okay. Before you make the traditional standards, try these other options. Use the art activities as holiday décor or just keep them to commemorate the special day! Paper Easter Egg Collage Cut a large oval from poster board or card stock paper. Give your child a stack of construction paper scraps (leftover from other art activities) to glue on to the egg. They can create patterns, make an abstract Easter design or puzzle together holiday-themed shapes such as bunnies or chickies. Craft Felt Eggs This is an...

Leftover Easter Egg Recipes

You've made dozens of dip and dye eggs for Easter. Now what? Provided you used food coloring (meaning that the color is completely safe and edible) to add the hues and have kept the eggs cold (in the fridge), you can turn these holiday items into a delicious meal. Check out these awesome Easter egg recipes to try with your kiddo's creations. Avocado Egg Toast Take the popular toast creation up a notch with the addition of hard-boiled eggs. Toast multi-grain bread, spread a creamy avocado across it and top the bread with a sliced egg. Sprinkle cheese over the...

DIY Easter Holiday Decor for Kids

As the winter weather winds down and the spring sun starts shining, the Easter holiday gets closer. If you're looking for a creative way to decorate your home for the holiday, without spending too much, check out these easy kid-created Easter art activity ideas! Easter Garland Trace a bunny face onto card stock paper, using several different pastel colors. Use a stencil, cookie cutter or your own template (draw the bunny onto cardboard and cut it out). Your child can cut the bunny tracings out, punch two holes in the paper (one on each side) and tie the rabbits together...

What’s In an Orthodox Easter Basket?

Unlike the chocolate bunny, marshmallow chickee-filled basket that’s decorated with plastic grass and candy-colored eggs, the Ukrainian Orthodox Easter basket isn’t filled entirely with sweets. But that doesn’t mean it can’t come with plenty of treats — just not of the cream-centered egg variety. What goes into an Ukrainian Orthodox Easter basket? Check out some of the common items that you’d find. Pysanky and Eggs Instead of those candy or plastic (candy-filled) eggs you might think of when you hear the words “Easter basket,” the Ukrainian version includes pysanky. These are decorated eggs that are made by using a wax...

Easter Egg Art Alternatives

Celebrating Easter by coloring eggs is a tradition that you’ve always enjoyed. But this year you’re looking for a few fun Easter egg alternatives. Even tough you still plan on making plenty of the dip and dye eggs, the kids are also asking for other artsy ideas. Check out these options that are completely crafty — and fun for all ages! Felt Eggs Cut craft felt sheets into ovals. Make as many ovals, in as many sizes, as your child wants. Each oval is one egg. Your child has a few décor options to dress-up the eggs. They can cut...

Easter Candy Recipes for the Whole Family

You fill your child’s Easter basket with candy. But what happens when there are leftovers? While the kiddos would gladly eat all the sugary goodness, you’d prefer that they didn’t lay waste to it right away. Save some of that Easter candy and turn it into delicious desserts — that the whole family can help to make. Easter Peeps Sundae A scoop of ice cream, a circle of whipped cream and a few Easter Peeps can make for the perfect Sunday sundae. Before spooning the ice cream into a bowl, chop up a few Peeps into small-sized bits. Make sure...

Creative DIY Easter Wreath Crafts for the Family

Decorating your home for Easter doesn’t have to mean buying everything ready-made from a store. You, and your family, can DIY cute holiday crafts to display during Easter-time. These easy wreath art activities are perfect ways to accent your holiday décor. For each wreath, start with a carboard donut shape. Reuse and old box, drawing a circle on the don’t. Draw a smaller circle inside of it and cut the entire shape out. Now you have a base to build the rest of your Easter wreath on. Faux Flowers Cut or tear pieces of colorful tissue paper into square shapes....

Easter Slime Recipe for Kids

Your creative kid has made bunny after Easter bunny. Now you’re looking for something new to try. You’ve dyed eggs, made paper chicks and now…well, now what? Try making Easter egg slime. This activity combines art, science and sensory play — all into one. Materials ¼ cup clear-drying school glue ¼ cup liquid starch ¼ cup water Pastel glitter How-To Steps Mix the glue and water together. Add the liquid starch and mix until it is slimy feeling. The mixture should gel together, but still be able to stretch. Sprinkle in the glitter. The more glitter your child adds, the...

Easter Egg Hunt Alternatives

Take the traditional Easter egg hunt up a notch this year. Get creative and go beyond simply hiding and finding painted or plastic eggs. What can you do to make this holiday activity even more fun for your kids? Take a look at these imaginative egg hunt alternatives. Dinosaur Eggs: Turn your Easter eggs into the dino version. Use paper mache to cover balloons, crafting over-sized eggs that your child can paint. Hide the dinosaur eggs around the yard for the holiday hunt. Buried Treasure: Your kiddo can play the role of a pirate, searching for buried treasure. Make a...