Our first Easter craft was to make an Easter banner. I found some Easter die-cuts at our local $1 store. I don’t know if Deals is nationwide or only found in this area. Anyway, we simply strung some yarn through the cut outs on the Easter figures and voila, our Easter banner. This was really simple way idea that is “beadwork-like”. My main purpose in the Easter crafts is to introduce my daughter to some of the themes of Easter and this craft helps to reinforce this concept.
These next 3 crafts are all courtesy of Ramblings of a Crazy Woman blog, who always has the best holiday crafts out there.
First, we made a sponge painted bunny painting. I used http://www.fun-with-pictures.com/rabbit-coloring-page.html as my bunny picture. Start by drawing the outline onto some construction paper. If you are decent at drawing, you probably wouldn’t need the coloring page if you want to save on your printer ink. Trace (or draw it) with a white crayon. Some tots may need mom/dad’s help with this task. Using white paint and a sponge, fill in the bunny. Add some poms for the nose and tail. You might want to add a carrot, grass, or etc. Here is the toddler version. For kiddos that are a little older, see the original post at Ramblings of a Crazy Woman.
Next, we made a bunny out of an oatmeal box, inspired by Ramblings of a Crazy Woman. Ours isn’t exactly like her version but worked well for my short attention span tot. Let your little one spread glue all over the outside, top, and bottom of an empty oatmeal container. Then add white printing paper or construction paper to the outside. Also add paper to the ends. Next, cut a hole out of the top of the container. Add Easter grass into the top of this hole. Bend some pipe cleaners into bunny ear shapes and staple them to the top. Have your tot glue on some wiggle eyes, pom pom nose, and whiskers made out of pipe cleaners.
Finally, we made a footprint bunny. Start by covering your tots feet with paint. Have them step onto a large sheet of poster board. Draw around the feet in the shape of bunny ears. Have your little one make a large circle or guide her finger, using paint. Next, simply add google eyes, pom pom for a nose, and paint on some whiskers.
My daughter always enjoys painting. I usually enjoy it as well but I’ll be spending the next few hours cleaning up after tonight's fun. The pics below show she was covered in paint. Mommy had instructed her to stay put but of course that translated for her to “Run, run, really fast.” So we now have footprints across our carpet. Thankfully, the paints are washable. I would like to kiss the feet of whoever invented washable finger-paints.
If you’ve done an Easter craft this week, please send me a link! (I’m especially interested in crafts explaining Easter from a Christian perspective to tots because I have a hard time with this. I can explain bunny, eggs, and chicks…but how do you explain the death and resurrection of Jesus to a tot?
I plan on doing ALOT more Easter crafts over the next couple of weeks. Also I still have a giveaway I need to get up and SO much more. I spent way too much time on the Ultimate Blog Party this week.