Many of these projects are very simple, all you need are cardstock or construction paper, glue, scissors, small pom poms, and scraps of ribbon and twine. If you have a cutting machine you can definitely use that to cut out cute little bunnies; if not you can use the free templates I’m sharing and cut them out by hand.
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One of the easiest, and in my opinion, cutest Easter Paper Craft is this Bunny Frame. I just used an 11″x 14″ frame I already had, luckily it was light blue, a perfect Spring color! Here’s how I made this:
Frame – any size you want, mine is 11″ x 14″ which holds an 8″ x 10″ photo.
Cardstock – any color you prefer, I used dark pink for the background, pearly white for the front card, and blue for the bunny.
Small pom pom – you can get some from the craft store
Die cut machine, letter stencils, or letter stickers
Cut the background cardstock to the size of your frame opening
Cut the front piece of cardstock 1/2″ smaller than the background piece. If you have a die cut machine you can cut out the letters for “Hippity Hop Easter’s on its way!”
If not you can stencil the words on, or use stickers. Or you can just print them on with a marker!
Cut out the bunny shape using a die cut machine or the free template here.[spacer height=”-20px”]
If you want to you can emboss the bunny with an embossing machine if you have one, but you don’t have to. You can also hand emboss it, here’s a great tutorial from The Frugal Crafter to show you how to emboss with out a machine![spacer height=”-20px”]
The picture tutorial below will show you how to emboss with the Sizzix Texture Boutique! It’s a cute little machine that’s shaped like a purse. The item you want to emboss is placed into an embossing folder (sold separately in different designs). The folder is then sandwiched between the 2 black plates and in this case because I was embossing a single sheet of cardstock, a mylar shim (plates and shim is included with the machine).
The “sandwich” is then placed in the slot of the machine and cranked thru. When the “sandwich” get thru the cardstock is embossed with the pattern.[spacer height=”-20px”]
Once you’ve cut and embossed all the pieces it’s time to assemble the picture. I used Elmer’s Craftbond Glue Runner, to glue all the pieces together.
Another Easter Paper Craft we did is this adorable Bunny Banner.
Like the Bunny Frame I cut out the bunny shapes with the Cricut and embossed some of the with the Texture Boutique. I wanted each bunny to be different so I stamped a couple of them with white ink. [spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Cut out the bunnies.[spacer height=”-20px”]
Emboss and/or stamp each bunny. [spacer height=”-20px”]
Punch a hole on each ear of each bunny. Make the holes evenly.[spacer height=”-20px”]
Glue a pom pom tail on each bunny. To learn how to make pom poms using a pom pom maker click here![spacer height=”-20px”]
Thread twine thru the holes and you’re done![spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
We also made this vertical Bunny Banner using glitter paper.
I cut the bunnies from glitter paper which we glued vertically along a strand of ribbon. We glued on the pom pom tails and tied on a bow. Easy!
Here’s an Easter Paper Craft the kids loved! A paper plate wreath.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Again I cut out bunnies and eggs on the Cricut and embossed some, and stamped others. Then I cut a circle out of the middle of a paper plate and let the kids glue the eggs and bunnies on it.
When they were done I punched 2 holes on the top of the wreath and threaded a length of ribbon thru for hanging.
These are just a few crafts the whole family can do this Easter season. They are all very inexpensive, easy, and fun. You can decorate your whole house! You can even use the cut outs to make cards and signs. Check out my Easter Plaque craft!
Pom Poms are one of the easiest and cutest way to dress up holiday decor, clothing, and gifts. They make great add-ons to gift wrap and tags, banners, baskets, and more. They are very inexpensive, specially if you make them at home using scraps of yarn. Best of all they are so easy to make and are a great project to do with your kids.
I love to add pom poms to my crochet hats, they make them super cute. But since it’s Easter in a couple of weeks I’ve been making these adorable pom pom bunnies and chicks to add to the Easter baskets I’m making for my grandchildren.
I used Pom Pom makers to make the pom poms for my bunnies and chicks but if you don’t have any you can still make pom poms very easily using a fork or toilet paper rolls and a pair of sharp scissors. Here’s a tutorial from Handimania to show you how to make pom poms using a fork or toilet paper rolls. If you prefer to purchase a pom pom maker here’s a link for that too! Sets of Pom Pom Makers start at around $6. Or you should be able to find them at your local craft store like Joann Fabric & Crafts.
Here’s how I made my cute Pom Pom Bunnies and Chicks! I should add that it’s best to use sharp scissors, it makes cutting the yarn so much easier and less painful on your hands and fingers!
The set came with 4 sizes. For my bunnies I used the large pink for the bunny and chick bodies. The small yellow one for the bunny head, and the green one for the chick head.[spacer height=”-20px”]
Open the maker’s arms. It should look like an “S”. You will be winding yarn on both arms. Each curve of the “S” has 2 parts, be sure you hold both parts together and wind yarn around both. There is a gap between the 2 parts, this is where you insert scissors when you are ready to cut. [spacer height=”-20px”]
The object of this tool is to wind the yarn from one end of each curve of the “S” to the other end. So stating on the left side wind yarn tightly towards the right side. You can tuck the loose end under the yarn as you wind. Continue winding until you reach the right end. You can wind yarn back and forth from end to end for fuller pom poms, just be sure you end on the right end so you can tuck the end between the gap that’s on that end . I wound mine back and forth a total of 5 times.
When you are done with the first curve shut it so it form a semi-circle, do this so the yarn you just wound will not unwind.
Remember to wind yarn on the other curve of the “S” the same number of times you wound it on the first curve. This is what it looks like when both curves have yarn.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Turn the maker on it’s side and insert scissors in the gap between the 2 curves. Hold both curves shut as you cut.
This is what it will look like when you have cut both sides.[spacer height=”-20px”]
Slip a strand of yarn between the groove of the pom pom maker.[spacer height=”-20px”]
Pull yarn tightly and make a knot to secure the pom pom. I wind the strand of yarn back around the center and knotted a couple of times to make sure it was tight and secure.
Open the arms and pull the top maker off to release the pom pom. Gently work the pom pom off the bottom part of the maker. [spacer height=”-20px”]
Fluff the pom pom and trim the ends evenly. Leave the long middle strand of yarn long for tying head and body together.[spacer height=”-20px”]
To make bunnies:
When you have 2 pom poms made, one larger one for the body and another smaller one for the head, tie them together by knotting the 2 long strands in the center together.[spacer height=”-20px”]
Cut out ears from the felt, I honestly just cut the shape without a template. 2 White and 2 smaller ones in pink.
You can also cut a triangle out of the pink felt for the nose.[spacer height=”-20px”]
Glue the pink part on to the white part. [spacer height=”-20px”]
Glue the ears between the head and body. Glue the eyes in place. Cut 2 strands of fishing line and glue to the triangle for the nose. Glue the nose in place. Also glue the tail in place.
To make chicks
Make the pom poms and attach together like the bunnies.
Cut out a triangle for the beak and top comb from orange felt.
Glue comb to top of head and beak to the front of the face.
Glue on eyes.
Here’s another cute DIY Pom Pom Easter craft. It’s quick and easy, a great way to use any extra pom poms, yarn, and felt.
For these Mason Jar bunnies you make pom poms about the same size as the jar lids. Then cut out the feet, two larger ovals in white, 2 smaller pink ovals. Glue the pink ovals on the white ovals and glue them on the pom pom. Glue on a small pom pom for the bunny tail.
Fill jars up with Easter candy, I used Coconut M&M’s. Tie a ribbon around the jar and it’s good to go.
Great gift idea or a prize for your Easter Egg Hunt!
I know Easter was yesterday. So this bunny project is a bit late. Sorry, but I just found this free pattern the other day and just had to make it for my granddaughter Harper. I love this crochet bunny ears headband with flowers! They’re just too cute not to share.!
I found this pattern for bunny ears headband on Pinterest last week. It just popped up on my feed and I figured it was meant to be. I immediately clicked on the link on the post and found that it was a free pattern from Grace & Yarn.
My brain went into over drive when I saw the adorable bunny ears. She shows the bunny ears headband in 3 different colors on her site; white, beige, and gray. I figure I could make them in different pastel colors; pink, mint, lavender, yellow, peach, the possibilities are endless! Of course I didn’t have time to make all those colors this year, but that doesn’t mean I won’t!
These bunny ears headbands are super easy to make. I made mine in less than an hour. Ok if you’re new to crocheting it might take you a bit longer. It’s also a great way to use up yarn scraps. I know every crocheter or knitter has baskets or tubs full of yarn scraps! That’s why making these bunny ears headbands are super cheap too! All you need, unless you don’t have yarn scraps, are the headbands. And like Stephanie on Grace & Yarn says you can grab a pack of 6 headbands from the Walmart Girl’s Department for $3. That’s 50¢ a headband!
Hey if you’re a craft fair vendor you can whip up a bunch of these and sell them at your next fair. Stephanie is gracious enough to allow you to sell her design as long as you credit her for the design. That’s too awesome!
I’m already thinking of ways to not just make more bunny ears headbands in different colors, I’m thinking up ways to adapt the ears for different critters. Wouldn’t cat ears and lion ears be awesome? Stay tuned, I plan on creating and sharing just as soon as I can find the time!
Mean while click here for Stephanie’s free pattern for Bunny Ears Headbands! Hey if you do make them take a picture and share them with us!
With Easter right around the corner it was time to make Easter outfits for my twin grandbabies. I found a couple of crochet patterns for the hat and diaper cover and made a tutu for my granddaughter. I tweeked them a bit for a better fit.
The twins are 6 months old so I used the 6-9 month old hat pattern but changed the hook to a smaller “F” size to make it a bit smaller. The pattern calls for a size “H”.
Here is the bunny hat pattern from Repeat Crafter Me. She has step by step directions from newborn to adult sizes. I used this same patter for both hats, just changed the color of the inside part of the bunny ears.
The pattern for the diaper covers are from Crochet A Flower that has instructions for 0-9 month covers. The diaper is adjustable. For the girl’s cover I used the same color yarn for the border and added a pink pom-pom to match the bunny ears. For the boy’s I used a contrasting color to match the bunny ears and pom-pom.
I made a Tutu for the girl using the same technique I used for her Elf Tutu I made for Christmas. I just made the tulle strips shorter so you can see the pom-pom. I used 6″ strips so the tutu is about 3″ all the way around.
It’s Easter time again, and one of my favorite Easter crafts is making Easter Baskets for my grandchildren. I know there are many plastic and metal baskets out there, and they’re all very inexpensive. But I like to make them baskets that a different from those you can buy at Walmart.
The other day I went to our local craft store and found this pretty yarn by Red Heart. It’s color is called Sherbet. When I saw it I just knew I had to turn it into a Sherbet Easter Basket.
This basket is very simple to make. It would be a perfect project for a beginner. It does however use foundation single crochet for the handle. So it’s a great way to learn one of my favorite techniques if you aren’t familiar with it.
Foundation single crochet is a technique that combines the foundation chain with the first row of any project. Instead of making a row of chains, something I find tedious, and going back to make the first row of single crochet, or any stitch for that matter, this technique is initially worked vertically and you have the chain on one the left side and the single crochet on the right. Using it for the basket handle is a great way to learn it!
To make the basket a bit sturdier I used 2 strands of yarn held together for a thicker strand. To do this it’s easier to use 2 skeins of yarn, but you can roll a skein into 2 balls and work with that. The Basket doesn’t use a whole skein.
To make the sides of the basket round 5 is worked in backloops only. This brings the sides up from the bottom of the basket.
The handle is also made with 2 strands of yarn. You make 2 separate handles which are then twined together. If you want it to be stiffer you can twine the bands around a pipe cleaner.
The basket is worked in rounds that are joined at the end of each round. The beginning Ch 2 if each round counts as the first stitch of that round.
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Here’s the pattern! You can make it any color you want and even use bulkier yarn and a larger hook if you prefer.
If you want to print the pattern Click here to download the free PDF version.
Ch = Chain
Sl St = Slip Stitch
FSC = Foundation Single Crochet
HDC = Half Double Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
Backloop DC = Backloop Double Crochet
DCdec = Double Crochet Decrease
Hook size I (5.50mm)
#4 Worsted yarn in Sherbet
Ch 5, join to first Ch to form ring
Rd. 1: 12 HDC in ring, Sl St to first HDC (12HDC)
Rd. 2: Ch 2, DC in same st, 2 DC in each st around, join to top of Ch 2. (24DC)
Rd. 3: Repeat Rd. 2. (48DC)
Rd. 4: Ch 2, DC in same st, DC in next st, *2DC in next st, DC in next st*, repeat **around, join to top of Ch 2. (72DC)
Rd. 5: Ch 2, Backloop DC in each st, join to top of Ch 2. (72DC)
Rd. 6-8: Ch 2, DC in each st, join to top of Ch 2. (72DC)
Rd. 9: Ch 2, *DC decrease over next 2 sts, DC in next st* repeat ** around, join to top of Ch 2. (48 DC)
Do not fasten off. You will now make the first band of the handle.
Make 45 FSC, fasten off. Leave 6” tail for attaching to opposite side.
For the second band of the handle attack a double strand of yarn to the DC next to the first band and make 45 FSC, fasten off. Leave 6” tail for attaching to opposite side.
Foundation SC: Its basically worked in 2 parts – the chain part which you make first, and the SC part made right after it.
Ch 2, insert hook in 2nd. Chain from hook, yarn over, pull up loop, you will have 2 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull thru 1 loop, (you just made the chain part of the FSC and you will have 2 loops on your hook), yarn over and pull thru 2 loops, (this is the SC part of the FSC and you will have 1 loop on the hook). You’ve now completed the first FSC.
Now insert hook between the chain st you made in the first part of the st and the SC you made in the second part. Yarn over, pull up loop so you have 2 loops on hook. Yarn over, pull thru 1 loop, you now made the chain part and have 2 loops on hook. Yarn over, pull thru 2 loops, you made the SC part and have 1 loop on the hook. Continue this pattern until you have the length you need.
This is what your 2 bands of FSC should look like. [spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Holding both bands together make a knot at the base by the basket’s rim. You need the knot so that when you twine the bands together it will stay twined and not unravel.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Starting by the knot you just made twine both bands together .[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
When you reach the unattached end of the bands make a knot.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Insert the 2 tails of yarn from each FSC band into 2 stitches on the opposite side of the basket. Make sure it is positioned evenly with the other side of the handle. Knot both tails together and trim ends.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Your basket is done! You can fill it up with all sorts of Easter goodies. I filled this one up with Pom Pom Bunnies and Chicks. Click here to learn how to make them!
The other day I was looking for Easter baskets at Walmart. There was no shortage! They had Easter baskets in all sizes, materials, styles, and prices. They ranged any where from $0.88 to over $5.00, and that’s just for the basket. As to be expected the fancier the basket the more expensive it was. Well I didn’t want to pay more that $5 for a cute little basket that had hundreds exactly like it, and of course the cheap plain ones just wouldn’t do. So I thought why not buy a cheap plain basket and make it special.
It doesn’t take rocket science to come to this conclusion and for me the easiest way to make a basket extra special is to personalize it. I decided that I would paint the twin’s names on their baskets using homemade stencils which I could cut on my Cricut Explore. I could even paint bunnies and eggs on it. And of course cinch it all with a pretty bow.
It didn’t cost me much to make my stenciled Easter basket, I had all the supplies in my craft room. All I really needed were the baskets. I knew I had some at home, but didn’t feel like searching for them so I picked up these 2 baskets for $0.88 each.
I choose these 2 baskets and hurried home. I designed the stencils in the Cricut Studio and used the machine to cut them out. Then I got out my paints, I used Apple Barrel paints which I had purchased in Walmart’s craft department for $0.57 each, and stencil brushes also from Walmart.
I thought it would be easy, tape the stencils on the basket with painter’s tape and dab the paint on. Not quite!
The first issue I ran into was that the stencil didn’t lie flat on the basket, and the curve of the basket skewed the letters. Darn! I should have bought the square baskets! Oh well, I didn’t feel like going back so I had to make it work.
So instead of taping on the stencil as planned I held it in place and dabbed paint one letter at a time. I re-positioned each letter as I went.
Keeping the letters in line was easy, I followed the basket weave. But the weave itself posed some problems, the letter didn’t cover just one slat, it took up 2-3 which left gaps. Not much can be done about it, so I plowed ahead.
After the letters I stenciled the bunny and eggs on either side of the names. [spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
Worked out pretty well I think. The paint sort of over ran the letters but I was able to wipe it off. Do this after it dries or you’ll end up smearing the paint, not good![spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
I used the larger brush to dab the paint on the basket. When I was done with all the letters and images I used a small brush to fill in spots and make the outline sharper.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
I had to make 2 baskets, one for Harper and the other for her twin brother Sadi.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
When the paint was dry I glued on a little pom pom tail. Then tied on a ribbon bow.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own Stenciled Easter Basket!
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Plain basket or bucket – I choose to use woven baskets, but it will work just as well on a plastic bucket.
Acrylic Paint – your choice of colors
Stencil – if you have a die cut machine you can make your own stencils, to make letter stencils check out this excellent YouTube video on how to make stencils with a Cruicut Explore by James Chamblin.
If you don’t have a die cut machine, no worries you can use any letter stencils you can buy at a craft store.
Small white pom pom
Ribbon for bow
Stenciling is not quite like painting where you have brush strokes. To stencil dip the brush in paint, dab some paint off on a paper towel, you don’t want dripping paint. Then holding the brush perpendicular to the area you are stenciling dab paint in the cut spaces until you’ve filled it in completely. Work in dabbing or circular motions, not stroking. Try to work within the empty space getting as close to the letter edges but avoid painting on the stencil itself, if you do paint can get under the stencil and when you lift off the stencil you will have drips. When you’re done filling in the letter let the paint dry somewhat before removing the stencil, this doesn’t take very long, you may want to blow on it a bit to speed up drying. When you’re ready to remove the stencil lift it straight up to avoid smearing.
After I was done stenciling all the letters and the bunny and eggs I didn’t think the paint was dark enough so I used a smaller brush to add a second coat of paint on the letters and catch any unpainted spots. I also used the brush to define and outline the letters.
When it’s completely dry you can glue on a bunny tail, white pom pom, if you have stenciled on a bunny.
If you don’t have a die cut machine here’s a bunny template you can print out and use, just adjust the size to fit your needs, print and cut out. Click here for template!