15 Easy Easter Crafts for Kids in the Classroom

Bored of the same old holiday crafting? We've scoured some of our favorite craft sites for some fantastic Easter projects to bring to the classroom this holiday, from Easter cards and baskets to classroom décor ideas!

easter crafts for kids

Nothing says Spring like the holiday of Easter. Soft pastels, chocolate bunnies, watercolor Easter eggs, and Easter dinner! Many people have fond memories from childhood of their Easter clothes and their grandmother's Easter service hat. Maybe some people's fondest memory is the Easter egg hunts. When you find the "prize egg," it may contain candy, little toys, and maybe some money.

Whatever your memories are of Easter, it's a time to spend with family. If you're a teacher, Easter is another glorious time to assemble cute easter crafts for your students. Such easter activities bring joy to kids as they look forward to a DIY day. Before we get into the easter crafts for kids, let's look at a brief history of the holiday that inspired easter baskets.

As an elementary educator, have you ever wondered, "What crafts can I do for Easter?" If so, you're not alone. Many teachers always look for new, exciting, and, most importantly, simple craft ideas.

Here are some tried and tested ideas your students will undoubtedly "hop" into action!

Craft Supplies for Easter Projects

Here is a list of items you will need for DIY easter projects that kids of all ages can enjoy. This list is not extensive, and some of the items are optional. We are just starting to build our materials for preparation. As a teacher, it's better to prepare as the classroom and teaching can become dynamic constructs. As a bonus, you can use these materials for future projects.

  • Pom pom
  • Paper plate
  • Egg carton
  • Tissue paper
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Cotton ball
  • Salt dough (make your playdough, click here for the TeacherVision version)
  • Googly eyes
  • Marshmallow

From this list of items, your students can color the classroom with vivid easter decorations or create a stunning easter basket display. Marshmallows make for incredible detail of eyes, cotton tails, and writing out words. A centerpiece with baby chics would stand out on an art table sitting on an Easter-themed doily. And remember those cute bunny ears! Bunny ears lined with cotton are a favorite among young students.

Now that you have all the supplies check out these fifteen simple Easter activities for the Classroom!

15 Easter Crafts for Kids

1. Scribble Art Paper Eggs

This exercise invites primary-aged students to draw a doodle on an egg and combine colors into their unique design, which is a terrific approach to help unenthusiastic painters to get involved with producing an Easter project. It's a win-win holiday project since it's simple, imaginative, and uses resources you already have in your Classroom.

2. Bunny Chalk Art

Students will enjoy this blending activity since it is bright, inventive, cheery, and charming. Cut out, take some chalk, and start tracing. The most excellent part of this Easter activity is peeling certain color lines away from the outline once the kids apply multiple layers around the rabbit. All students will be able to accomplish this vividly colored project, creating a fascinating impact.

3. Yarn Easter Eggs

If you're looking for Easter crafts in the Classroom, you'll love this one! Perfect for older elementary students, this hands-on activity can serve as a classroom decoration and a cute bowl filler at home. Grab some string, glue, and balloons, and watch your eggs take shape!

4. Cardboard Crosses

Celebrate the true meaning of Easter with your students by having them create cardboard crosses. Whether you have them line them with decorative, colorful, and patterned tape or create a faux mosaic out of paper scraps and other odds and ends you have in your classroom, you will end up with a beautiful and unique Easter craft.

5. Easter Bunny Bag

Hippity, hoppity, here comes the Easter bunny! An adorable paper bag craft, your younger elementary students will enjoy creating the cute bunny's shiny whiskers and perky pink ears.

6. Popsicle Stick Chicks

Baby chicks go hand in hand with Spring and Easter! Sunny yellow chicks will brighten up any classroom. All you need is some paint, popsicle sticks, construction paper, and glue. Whether you set it up as a center craft or guided activity for younger students, this Easter craft will give all your little chicks something to chirp about.

7. Easter Carrot Card

This sweet card doubles as a craft and a gift for students to give to their parents. Gather some pipe cleaners, pom poms, and paper, and walk your elementary students through the easy-to-follow, step-by-step craft activity.

8. Peeps Picture

easter crafts for kids

Your peeps will love making this Peeps' bunny picture. Students will love painting and peeling the pattern away in a canvas art activity. Great for all ages, finish off the project by treating your students with an edible peep!

9. Diy Easter Bunny Origami, Paper Easter Rabbit

Older students will enjoy this activity. Stress and anxiety are at high levels among today's students, and bringing a therapeutic strategy to help deal with such feelings will be a relief to students. Here is a fantastic resource for creating an inflatable origami easter bunny. The instructions are simple and easy for students to follow.

Origami is a practice dating back thousands of years. According to the American Art Therapy Association, origami benefits include helping people deal with trauma, practicing mindfulness, and even promoting sensorimotor skills or frustration tolerance.

10. Easter Basket Craft

Did you ever receive an easter basket when you were younger? Preschoolers covet these beautifully decorated baskets. But if someone gave you one as an adult, you may be surprised by how good it would make you feel. Let's up the ante, and have students create an easter basket for themselves and someone special to them. This easy Easter is a favorite amongst many teachers.

11. Pom Pom Easter Wreath

Creating wreaths can require a considerable amount of coordination and work. But when your students complete them, it will feel like a major accomplishment. Wreaths are usually seen in the fall season, so an Easter wreath will stand out on a front or classroom door.

12. Suncatchers

These beautiful decorative pieces fill imagination with such vivid color it's living in a dream. People may remember this activity from arts and crafts with their Sunday school. When light reflects off these emblems, it's like a rainbow coming to life. Add in the Easter twist, and your students will have vibrant eggs, bunny faces, and chicks.

13. Easy Easter Keepsake Craft for Kids to Make

Help children capture their special moments with a keepsake. For this craft, students will make bunny picture frames. A quick and easy activity, these picture frames will bring a smile to grandmother and grandfather while the students picture smiles from the mantle.

14. Cutest Paper Bunny

We all love to fidget with things in front of us. This unique craft can keep the mind and hands busy for a while. This is a bouncing paper bunny craft. The fun in this project is how the bunny bounces up and down when completed correctly. And the face on the bunny is just precious.

15. Easter Tree

Prepare to dazzle your principal and school with this one. Christmas trees are yesterday's news. Pulling off an Easter Tree is a grand feat. From top to bottom, these ornamental trees capture everything special about the Easter holiday. Have a collab party with your grade level and make the ultimate tree for viewing in the commons area. You can choose to make classroom crafts or have your student bring items they like that are meaningful to Easter also.

Brief History of Easter

For people who practice Christianity, Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Romans crucified him around 30 A.D. The Bible details his rising three days after his death. The holiday is celebrated in April. This revered holiday occurs on the Sunday after the first full moon following the vernal equinox. Many ask, "How did we get white rabbits and colored eggs from that?"

There are two ways this may have happened. The word "Easter" comes from Eostre or Eostrae, an Anglo-Saxon goddess of Spring and fertility. Even though Easter is a Christian holy day, many rituals and symbols of Easter come from pagan observances. Spring is a time of the creation of new life, and rabbits and eggs are symbols of fertility in many pagan traditions.

No one knows how chocolate got mixed up in the celebration of Easter. It may have arrived in America from German immigrants in the 1700s (Germany is known as the "Land of Chocolate"). Chocolate eggs, chocolate easter bunnies, and bright candies fill the store shelves beginning in March.


Whether you want to incorporate the study of Easter's religious meaning in your history class, are interested in art projects, or want to have fun with bunny and egg-themed activities, we have plenty of resources to support your Easter needs.

Celebrate this springtime holiday with our Easter Resource Hub. We have stickers, tutorials, printable templates, free printables, handprints, and many other means to bring fun activities to your class.

Related Resource: 8 Egg-cellent Easter Bulletin Board Ideas For Any Elementary Classroom

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With a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Thavius Nelson (B.A., M.S.) gained 17 years of experience working as a counselor for juvenile offenders in a variety of settings,… Read more

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