I love doing crafts with my kids (and they love it too), but I don’t love making things with them that we then just throw away. I also don’t love helping them make things that are – don’t get upset with me for saying this – ugly. I mean, there’s no reason for it! Kids crafts can be modern and cool and something that you actually like to display in your home, am I right?! So we put together this easy Easter craft idea for kids and grownups, and we tried it together the other day. And I love how it turned out!
Easter Craft Ideas for Kids
Before we dive into the tutorial, I just wanted to take a second to share some other fun Easter craft ideas for kids from our archives! These bunny slippers would be super cute in tiny sizes. And these bunny boxes are perfect for filling with little treats, sweets, or tiny toys. You could enlist the kiddos to help you cut them out! And I think I’ll be making another Easter Bunny gingerbread house with the kids this year! That one is particularly fun.
Make Painted Easter Eggs with the Kids
So let’s get the tutorial going! These painted eggs are perfect for kiddos because they’re totally faux! They can drop them and they won’t crack. And even better, you can keep these eggs and display them year after year with your Easter decor.
- faux Easter eggs (we found ours by the dozen at Michaels)
- craft paint
- paper plates and/or bowls
- optional: gold leaf and clean, dry paintbrush with semi-stiff bristles
Step 1: Set up your work area. When I’m painting with the kids indoors, I always cover our work area with a big sheet of butcher paper or kraft paper in case they spill. You could use newspaper or just about anything if you want to do the same. When I let them use craft paint, I always just squeeze a small amount onto a paper plate and let them use that as their palette. For this project, I also set the eggs they were painting in a separate paper bowl so they wouldn’t roll away.
Step 2: Decide on your color palettes. For each egg, I gave them three shades of paint in the same family so that they could mix and match but it wouldn’t turn an icky shade of brown or grey. Squeeze a little of each color onto a paper plate. I told them to try to cover the whole egg with color and let them go for it!
Step 3: Once they have their eggs painted, set them aside as they start to work on the next one. As the kids continued painting, I would take the wet eggs and place little pieces of gold leaf on them at random. The gold leaf should stick to the paint without any additional adhesive. This job is best left for a grownup unless you have older kids who are pretty good at delicate details.
Step 4: Allow the paint to dry with the gold leaf on it. Once the paint is completely dry, use a clean, dry paintbrush to buff away any excess gold leaf.
Yay! An Easter craft for kids that’s actually pretty! The kids were absolutely delighted with this project and they loved having creative control of mixing their own colors. And they love seeing their pieces displayed around the house with our other Easter decor. Hope you try this one out! xoxo