With a homemade spring wreath, celebrate Easter at your front door. It can be made in an afternoon because it is so simple to make.
Every spring, we decorate our homes in pretty pastels and bright floral patterns to welcome the warmer weather. This year, our springtime Easter decorations will include a cheery Easter bunny wreath. When it comes time to prepare this year’s at-home Easter dinner, it will make your home feel holiday-ready and is simple to put together.
We’ll show you how to make your own bunny wreath mold (a brilliant idea!). from two wreaths made of grapevine. Add some of your favorite artificial spring flowers and fill in the gaps with dried or fake greenery after you have assembled it. Your wreath will last for years if you use fake flowers, which are typically inexpensive at local craft stores. When the holiday is over, you won’t want to take down this adorable grapevine bunny wreath.
What You’ll Need
Equipment / Tools
1 Large grapevine wreath
1 Heart-shape grapevine wreath
1 Florists wire
1 Assorted faux flowers
1 Assorted faux greenery
1. Create Bunny Shape
To make the Easter bunny wreath form, you’ll need two wreaths: one round grapevine wreath and one slightly smaller heart-shaped grapevine wreath. Lay the heart-shape wreath on top of the round wreath so they overlap, then use florists wire to tightly wrap the wreaths together to make a bunny wreath form.
2. Wrap wire
To securely attach the wreath forms together, thread green florists wire through the branches of the round wreath and around the sides of the heart form. You’ll also want to use the wire to create a small loop at the top of the circular grapevine form that can be used to hang the finished wreath.
3. Tuck Flowers into Wreath
Trim the flowers’ stems to a few inches in length with scissors or a wire cutter. We used dried seeded eucalyptus, ranunculus, billy balls, white pom-poms, and artificial garden roses (you can also use faux!) for our wreath of an Easter bunny. Start tucking stems into the main round wreath, starting with the largest flowers, and secure each stem with florist’s wire. For additional support, you can also secure the stems using a hot glue gun. The round wreath will remain covered in flowers and greenery until it is completely covered.
The creative opportunities for Easter are limitless, and you’re not alone if the thought of creating a creative masterpiece fills you with dread. Other creative possibilities include Easter baskets, bunnies, sweet chicks, and colorful eggs.
“Such a large number of parents inform me that they frequently avoid arts and crafts due to the additional work and mess involved. The good news is that you don’t need a PhD in glitter technology to spend Easter crafting with your kids and have some fun doing it, says Shannon Wong-Nizic, owner of Oh Creative Day and an expert in crafts.
Here are Shannon’s Top Five Hacks for Quick and Easy Easter Craft for Kids
1. Keep it contained – have a place to store things like glue, scissors, and paper. Pens can be prevented from rolling away and frustrating young artists by being contained in a caddy or container. Creating with a plastic tray is also a good idea because it gives your child a clear area to work in and is easy to take out of the workspace when it needs to be cleaned.
2. Keep it low-mess – Providing low-mess materials is the key to creating low-mess craft activities. Find alternatives to the materials that might make a mess or cause you stress. Craft glue, for instance, can be messy. Perhaps use sticky dots from Sellotape instead? Peeling the sticky dots off the backing sheet necessitates a lot of practice with the fingers and toes!
3. Keep it simple – Organizing Easter crafts for children is pointless if they cause you stress and add more work. Don’t make things too complicated; just use simple materials. Stamps from Frixion are a great option. They come in a plethora of colors and each have a small design reminiscent of an emoji. They are the ideal size for little hands and are a simple way to add vibrant details to craft projects.
4. Keep it colourful – Numerous parents complain that their children frequently create brown or khaki green masterpieces. Talking to your mini-creative first about color options is one way to avoid this. Limiting a color palette to three colors that complement one another can sometimes be helpful.
5. Keep it fun – introducing new material and inviting your child to create with it can lead to all kinds of wonderful possibilities. There is no right or wrong way to create! If they have a novelty factor, then even better – paint markers such as Pintor are a perfect way for children to have mess-free fun with paints that don’t involve much prep beforehand or clean up afterwards. Compasses are a great way for children to explore mathematical concepts whilst creating in a fun and open-ended way.
This easy bunny bunting garland is a super-decorated Easter craft that doesn’t call for any special crafting tools or materials. Simply print the cute faces of the rabbits, cut them out, poke a few holes in them, and string them together.
Do you remember the printable and DIY bunny takeout box I made the other week?
I thought it would be fun to use the printable design in a few different ways leading up to Easter because it was such a cute and simple project.
To think outside the box (get it!) was the goal. and encourage you to experiment with a straightforward printable motif, our adorable little bunny rabbit faces in this instance.
I’ll show you four Easter art projects that you and the children can without much of a stretch make over the approaching week, and furthermore a cunning little stunt that will assist you with resizing this (or some other printable page) to make four fun Easter themed projects.
I’ll show you how to make a cute bunny garland for Easter that will brighten up your home.
It’s so natural the children can make their own rabbit hitting to beautify their room.
You will need:
Bunny Rabbit Printable 4 copies printed at 50% or 2 on each page = 8 faces all up. (I’ll show you a trick to do this)
A4 size card or thick paper
Yarn or string
How to assemble Easter Bunny Bunting:
1. Print out Bunny faces onto card at 50% size. If you have a Mac open in Preview and use the option ‘copies per page’= 2 (I’m not sure if there is a PC/windows equivalent to this)
2. Cut out Easter Bunny faces close to the black line. This could be a great way for kids to practice their scissor skills.
3. Punch one hole in each ear with a hole puncher. Try and ensure the holes are placed centrally on the end of each ear.
4. Thread yarn through holes. Adding a little bit of tape to the end of the yarn (like a shoe lace) will make it easier.
And that’s all there is to it!
The kids will love cutting out the cute bunny faces and threading them together to make their own bunny bunting garland. It’s a fun way to keep them entertained over the holidays as well as working on their fine motor skills.
If they really want to get creative let them colour in the faces, add some floral stickers, or even glitter.
My model isn’t well known for keeping still, so a wiggly blurry photo will just have to do!
Easter is the ideal time to break out your DIY supplies and make a spring craft. Short on Easter baskets this year? Not a problem. Here’s how to make the perfect DIY paper basket that will fit a chocolate bunny, jelly beans, and maybe even a decorated egg or two. Note: Following this tutorial will make a 4”x4”x4” paper basket, if you want a larger or smaller basket, adjust the measurements to reflect the size you want.
HOW TO PREPARE YOUR SUPPLIES:
Cut 1” wide strips of paper.
Cut 4 18” pieces of one color and 1 for the handle.
Set aside the 1 for the handle.
Cut 4 14” long pieces of your first color.
Cut 4 14” long pieces of your second color. (If you don’t have paper that is long enough you can tape two pieces together.)
Arrange the 14” pieces 4 across, being sure to alternat colors.
Weave 4 more 14” pieces in the other direction of the 4 you already have placed down, alternating colors again. Adjust the inner square (where the paper is overlapping) to make a 4” x 4” square.
Glue down each corner that is overlapping to secure.
Fold each piece inwards towards the center to start building the side walls.
With the 18” pieces, measure and mark every 4” and then fold on each mark. Glue the ends together.
Weave each of these pieces to form the basket by following the under/over weaving pattern.
After you weave the 4 18” pieces onto the walls, fold over any excess paper and glue to the inside (or trim and glue to the inside).
Glue each side of the handle to the inside of the basket and you are done!
This Easter egg art made of tin foil is bright and colorful, and it’s a great way for kids to show off their creativity by making a one-of-a-kind design for their egg.
This week, I’ve been eager to try new things. I fell in love earlier this week painting newspaper with watercolors, and now we are using tin foil, also known as aluminum foil, which is a completely new material for us. This is the perfect easy and enjoyable Easter art activity for your kids!
HOW TO MAKE TIN FOIL EASTER EGG ART
This Easter egg art project isn’t just fun for preschoolers! Kids of all ages, and even adults, will love coming up with a unique and colorful design on their egg.
Read the simple instructions below for how to set up and create your own tin foil Easter eggs.
Supplies needed for this Easter Egg Art Project:
tin foil (aluminum foil)
Instructions for making Tin Foil Easter Egg Art
1. Cut out an egg shape from your cardboard. I drew the shape for my pre-schooler and she cut it out herself.
2. Tear off a piece of tin foil from your roll. Lay your egg on top of it and then fold the tin foil edges over the egg all over so the front of the egg is completely covered in the foil.
3. Leaving the lid on the Sharpie marker, have your preschooler use it to draw lines and designs all over the tin foil easter egg.
4. When they are finished drawing designs, they can use all of the Sharpie markers to trace over their designs and add any more details that they’d like.
Step 3 isn’t necessary, but I like how it adds some extra texture to the egg. Plus, it’s great for preschoolers to practice hand-eye coordination and general pre-writing skills with the tracing.
The Sharpie markers look so bright and vibrant against the shiny tin foil. My daughter covered her egg with the dull side of the tin foil but I chose to use the shinier side. As you can see, both worked fantastic so either is just fine.
It was so simple to make these Easter eggs with tie dye! I have to admit that the idea of tie dyeing something made me a little nervous. It seems like it should scare people. or difficult. or, at a minimum, messy. But what do you know? None of those things were the case! If you don’t wear rubber gloves and end up with food coloring all over your hands, don’t say I didn’t warn you. As long as you do.
There aren’t many Easter posts on my blog. How absurd is that? I had to return to work around this time last year after taking maternity leave. The year prior to that I had an infant in addition to two children under 5. Then, three years later, I found out that I was expecting our third child, a boy. Ah, March 2013, when we only had two children and I still had time every night after the kids went to bed to work on the blog. Those were good times…) Now that I think about the few posts I wrote a month after I found out I was pregnant, I feel sick. like the real ones, where I swear I’ll vomit.
Have you ever encountered that issue? During that brief period, I used a different logo for the blog, and just looking at that logo makes me sick to my stomach. alongside one of Tangled’s songs, which my daughter listened to over and over again for months. Either of you will be thinking, “Yes! You have no idea what you’re talking about! Or you’ll join the opposing team and be told, “Um, Debbie, you’re crazy.” Can you simply move on? Okay, good.
Although I’ve been a blogger for four and a half years, this is my first Easter egg post. As a craft blogger, I’m shaking my head in disbelief that I could have allowed that to happen. You can just ignore that. Instead, take a look at these amazing tie dye Easter eggs! When I made them, I had no idea what to expect, but they are bright, beautiful, and so much fun!
Tie Dye Easter Eggs
The full printable instructions are at the end of this post, but here’s what you’ll need:
Hard Boiled Eggs
Water Spray Bottle
Tiny Elastics or Twist Ties
Go ahead and hard boil your eggs. Did you know that you can make hard boil eggs by baking them in the oven!? I’ve been doing it for about 3 years now and I’ve never had a single egg crack!
Once the eggs have cooled off, rip apart the paper towels into small sections and place your egg in the middle.
Bunch up the paper towel around the egg so it’s completely covered. Twist the end as tightly as you can and secure it with a tiny elastic or a twist tie. I get my tiny elastics in the hair and accessories section at the dollar store.
Squeeze drops of food colouring directy onto the paper towel.
You’re probably going to want to hold the egg in your hand. I would have needed a third hand to take a photo of me doing that so this was the best I could do. You get the idea though.
Try to separate the food colouring drops so that there is some white space between them. You definitely don’t have to leave the space, but it helps to keep the colours from completely mixing into one another if you leave some room.
Take your spray bottle of water and squirt a small amount of water into the middle of each of the food colouring drops. If you can still see white paper towel, the egg underneath will be white in that area, so keep spraying until the paper towel is completely coloured. But keep in mind, the more water you spray, the less bright the colour on the egg will be. It’s a balance.
Gently squeeze the egg over the sink if there’s any extra water. Even if there isn’t, squeeze it gently anyway to make sure the colours on the paper towel transfer to the egg underneath.
This is why you want to wear rubber gloves. It’s just food colouring, so if you don’t have gloves, it will definitely come off your hands in a day or two, but this is what my gloves looked like after one egg:
Set the eggs in a glass dish or on a baking sheet to dry. I was impatient so I pointed a table fan directly at my eggs and they were completely dry in about 3 hours. I definitely recommend you do the same, otherwise you’ll need to leave them overnight to dry.
This is going to sound cheesy, but it was like unwrapping a present.
What’s inside? Are you excited? Because I was getting pretty excited…
Ta-da! I love how the texture from the paper towel made an impression on the eggs!
There has to be something you can do with the beautiful tie dyed paper towels you’re left with at the end so you don’t just throw them away?? What if you cut out a square of each paper towel, pinch it together in the middle with a pipe cleaner or clothes pin and turn it into a super simple tie dyed butterfly when you’re done? I wish I had thought of that yesterday!
The colours were bright and beautiful, and even though I used the same technique on all of them, each egg looked completely different.
In case you’re wondering, yes, the food colouring does leach through the egg shell a little bit. But only a few dots here and there. It’s food colouring, so the eggs are still completely safe to eat.
Hard Boiled Eggs
Water Spray Bottle
Tiny Elastics or Twist Ties
Tear apart the paper towels into small rectangles. Place a cool, dry egg in the middle of the paper towel.
Wrap the paper towel up and around the egg so it’s completely covered. Twist the top of the paper towel so it’s tight against the egg and secure it with a tiny hair elastic or a twist tie.
Wearing rubber gloves, gently squeeze drops of food colouring directly onto the paper towel wrapped egg (3 or 4 drops at a time), leaving some white space between each colour. Repeat until there are large food colouring dots around the whole egg.
Using a spray bottle, gently spray a small amount of water into the center of each food colouring dot. Keep spraying until the colours bleed and there is no more white space. The less water you spray, the brighter the colours on the egg will be.
Gently squeeze the wet paper towel wrapped egg over the sink to drain any excess water. Even if there’s no extra water, gently squeeze the egg to make sure the colour on the paper towel transfers to the egg.
Place the wet, paper towel wrapped eggs in a baking dish. Point a table fan at the eggs and allow them to dry for 3 to 4 hours. (Without a table fan, you’ll have to wait overnight for them to dry).
When the paper towels are completely dry, remove the elastics and unwrap each egg.
It’s best if you can make these the day you plan to serve them. If they MUST be refrigerated, place the eggs in an egg carton. Make sure you remove them from the fridge (and open the egg carton lid) at least 3 hours before you plan to serve them to give time for the condensation to dry.