Easter is the perfect time to get your craft on! We’ve rounded up 20 ideas for pretty decorations, yummy treats, cool craft projects and even games and activities to keep you and the kids well occupied this Easter.
1. Egg cup flower centrepieces
Use hollowed out eggshells and egg cups to create floral table centrepieces. Get the instructions over at Martha Stewart.
2. Washi tape eggs
This is a deceptively simple way to create intricate-looking decorated eggs, using pretty patterned washi tape. Get the instructions at Lovely Indeed.
3. Easter cake pops
You might need to have a some serious cake decorating experience to achieve this look, but they are so pretty they’re worth a try! Visit Bakerella for the recipe.
4. Easter relay race
If you’ve got a gaggle to kids to entertain on Easter Sunday, get them organised in to teams and have an egg relay race. Get the instructions at Martha Stewart.
5. Chocolate birds’ nests
What else you you need at Easter but … more chocolate! Create these chocolate-covered noodle birds’ nests with this recipe at The Curvy Carrot.
6. Surprise eggs
For some cracking good fun, place treats inside hollowed-out and dyed eggshells and seal them at the bottom with a paper baking cup. Get the tutorial at Not Martha.
7. Hunt for your lunch
Extend the hunt to meal times! Fill plastic eggs with sandwiches, snacks and fruit and then challenge the kids to scavenge for their lunch. See this idea in action over at Gluesticks.
8. Cadbury Creme Egg cupcakes
If you’re one of the legion of Cadbury Creme Egg fans out there, take your obsession to the next level and make Creme Egg cupcakes (with mini eggs cooked inside). Get the instructions at My Baking Addiction.
9. Free Easter gift printables
If you’re feeling craft-challenged, these gorgeous designer printables from tinyme are an easy-peasy way to personalised your Easter gifts. Choose from three different collections, each featuring gift tags, cards, egg wrappers and bag labels. Download them from tinyme.
10. Bunny hand puppets
Make these beautiful bunny hand puppets with felt. Hand-sewn, they would make a great project for older kids who are learning to sew. Get the tutorial at The Purl Bee.
11. Folded paper eggs
Get younger kids in on the action with this easy 3D paper egg. They can fold while you stick. Find the instructions at Family Fun.
12. Printable cupcake toppers
Give your Easter treats some decorative oomph with these free printable cupcake wrappers and toppers from Food Art Party.
13. Carrot garland
Visit fiskars.com for instructions on making this cute carrot garland as well as loads of other cute paper crafts for your Easter egg hunt.
14. Marshmallow chicks
Create miniature cuteness with toothpicks, jellybeans, some icing and an edible marker. Find the instructions at Living Locurto.
15. Cascarones egg cracking game
Cascarones are confetti-filled eggs that are thrown or crushed on over people’s heads to shower them with glitter. Create your own version of this tradition using Smiling Mama‘s tutorial and see the fun in action over at taylorseast.
16. Beautiful dyed eggs
Create beautiful dyed egg effects with these tutorials at Wholesome Cook.
17. A pretty 3D Easter garland
Decorate your mantel using a free printable pattern from Creations By Kara. A background of book pages adds texture and warmth.
18. Watercolour eggs
Spoon Fork Bacon has instructions for making these on-trend watercolour style dyed eggs.
19. Egg hunt printables
Style up your egg hunt with these free printables from Design Editor.
20. Bunny pops
Jill Dubien is a kids’ food genius and her themed lunch plates are always inspirational. Check out her tutorial for turning a tray of rice krispie treats in to bunny pops. (You could also try using Rice Bubble slice or Coco Pop slice)