It's time to decorate for Easter! These DIY ideas will brighten up your home this spring if you are looking for creative activities that can be done indoors. Just collect materials you already have on hand so your kids can create masterpieces that will delight the whole family.

*Creative projects for toddlers require adult supervision. Accompany them for each step!


Cotton Wool Bunny

Little hands like to manipulate cotton balls. Bonus, this craft contains several.

Material:

  • Scissors with round ends
  • Cardboard plate
  • Cotton balls
  • Googly eyes or cardboard, or a black pencil
  • Brown pipe cleaners
  • Pink pompom
  • White and pink construction paper
  • Non-toxic glue

  1. On a cardboard plate, glue the cotton balls all over the surface. Leave an empty space to draw the eyes (if you don't have googly eyes, leave two empty spaces).
  2. Glue the eyes, otherwise cut them out or color them directly on the plate.
  3. Glue the pink pompom to the nose.
  4. Cut the pipe cleaners into small pieces to create the whiskers which will then be stuck to the bunny's face.
  5. Trace bunny ears on the white and pink construction papers. The pink representing the inside of the ear, trace the same shape, but smaller. Glue the pink paper onto the white paper. Glue the ears to the bunny's face.


Potato Stamps Easter Egg

With a vegetable that we all have at home, making a stamp has never been easier!

Material:

  • White sheets
  • Paint brushes
  • Non-toxic paint of different colors
  • Potatoes cut in half lengthwise
  • Knife

  1. For adults: use a knife to form hollow lines to create patterns on the half-potatoes.
  2. Paint the potato stamps.
  3. Press the stamp on a sheet to form an Easter egg.


Source: minne-mama.blogspot.com

Egg Basket Color Matching Game

Create the perfect game to help your toddler spot colors. The older siblings can participate in this project as well.

Material:

  • A large white cardboard
  • Scissors with round ends
  • Plastic Easter eggs
  • Coloring pencils, some of which are the same color as the plastic eggs
  • Adhesive putty, or a strip of Velcro

  1. On the large cardboard, draw a large Easter basket.
  2. In the middle of the basket, under the handle, draw eggs each representing a color. Glue a strip of Velcro in the middle of each egg. Otherwise, use the adhesive putty.
  3. Cut out the basket and stick it to the wall with the putty.
  4. Stick the other strip of Velcro on the egg, or use the putty.
  5. Let the child lay each plastic egg on the correct color of egg drawn on the basket.



Source: actividadesinfantil.com

The Cardboard Bunny Eater

A game for everyone that promotes the development of fine and global motor skills. Encourage your little one to throw all the balls inside the bunny's mouth! Can be played both indoors and outdoors.

Material:

  • Medium size cardboard box
  • Coloring pencils or paint
  • Scissors
  • Paint brushes
  • Non-toxic glue
  • Different balls for children

  1. Take a cardboard box and on one side draw the eyes, cheeks, snout and whiskers of the bunny.
  2. Under the nose, draw a semi-circle large enough to create the mouth.
  3. For adults: using scissors, cut out the semicircle and fold it down. This will be the tongue. It can also be colored if desired.
  4. The back of the box can be used to cut the cardboard and create ears.
  5. Glue the ears so that they protrude from the box.



Easter Daffodil

The daffodil is a beautiful symbol of spring. This DIY is so simple to create, so your child can make a few flowers.

Material:

  • Yellow construction paper
  • Scissors with round ends
  • Paper muffin cup
  • Green popsicle stick

  1. On construction paper, trace the petals of the daffodil.
  2. Glue the muffin cup to the center of the flower to give depth.
  3. Glue the popsicle stick to create the stem.

*For a cute gift, stick your child's photo in the center of the cup!



Source: happytoddlerplaytime.com

Chick Potato Masher

Who would have thought that we all own the kitchen utensil that allows us to make Easter chicks?

Material:

  • Construction paper or white sheet
  • Orange or yellow construction paper sheet
  • Disposable plate or reusable container
  • Scissors with round ends
  • Non-toxic glue
  • Yellow non-toxic paint
  • Potato masher
  • Googly eyes or black pencil

  1. Pour paint into a plate or container.
  2. Dip the potato masher evenly in the paint.
  3. To form the body of the bird, stamp the potato masher once on the paper sheet (chick) or make two stamps one under the other (hen).
  4. Let the paint dry.
  5. Once the paint has dried, trace two small legs and a small rhombus (diamond) in the orange or yellow construction paper.
  6. Under your supervision, your child can cut the shapes out of the paper. If he's too young to handle the scissors, cut them out for him.
  7. Apply glue behind the shapes and stick the legs under the body of the bird, and the rhombus in the middle of the head.
  8. Apply the eyes or draw them with a black pencil.

* This craft can also be done on a greeting card.