Easter Crafts

Be prepared for easter with these fun ideas for easy homemade easter crafts and projects to make easter even more special, includes No-bake Easter Crafts Clay, Basic Easter Egg Dye, Easter Bunny Breads , Fuzzy Washcloth Easter Bunny, Easter Collage, Easter Finger Painting, Easter Baskets, Brown Easter Bunny, and Balloon Easter Eggs

 

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No-bake Easter Crafts Clay

          1 cup cornstarch
          1 1/4 cups cold water
          2 cups baking soda
          Food coloring
          Paint

Add the cornstarch, water, baking soda, and food coloring in saucepan and stir over medium heat for about 4 minutes. Mixture should be the consistency of moist mashed potatoes; add food coloring.

Remove from heat, turn on a plate and cover with a damp cloth; let cool.

When totally cooled, knead like you would normal dough.

Shape clay into easter egg shapes. Let dry and paint.

 

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Basic Easter Egg Dye (for easter crafts)

In a cup or small bowl, mix together 1/2 cup boiling water, 1 teaspoon vinegar, and about 1/2 teaspoon food coloring.

Hard boiled a bunch of eggs.

Dip one egg at a time into the mixture.

 

You can also color eggs by other methods besides dying the eggs. You can draw pictures with crayons, felt pens, etc. You could also use easter-related stickers and stars. For more ideas for decorating easter eggs check out the American Egg Board

 

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Easter Bunny Breads

      2 pk Yeast, quick rising
    1/2 c  Sugar
  1 1/2 ts Salt
  4 1/2 c  Flour, divided
      6 tb Margarine
      2 x  Eggs, divided
      8 x  Hershey's Kisses
      1 tb Sugar, confectioners'
    1/4 t water mixed with a touch of red food coloring

About 2 hours before serving or early in the day.
 
In bowl, combine yeast, sugar, salt, and 1 cup flour.

In saucepan over medium heat, heat margarine and 1 cup water until very warm (125 degrees).

With mixer at low speed, beat liquid into the dry ingredients. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat mixture for about 2 minutes.

Reserve 1 egg white; beat in egg and egg yolk with 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes. Stir in 2 1/4 cups flour.

Turn dough onto floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes, working in about 1/4 cup flour while kneading.

Shape dough into ball; cover and let rest 15 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. and then grease 2 cookie sheets.

Divide dough into eighths.

For 1 bunny; cut 1 piece dough in half; shape half into ball, with a Hershey's Kiss in the center, for body.

Place on cookie sheet.

Cut other half in half; shape half into ball; brush with egg white; place next to large ball, tucking slightly under for the head.

From remaining half, pinch off 3/4-inch piece for tail and shape 2 ears.

Brush tail and ears with egg white; tuck slightly under bunny.

Brush body with egg white. Make 3 more bunnies.

Bake for 15 minutes or until nicely browned. Cool on rack.

Repeat to make 4 more.

Mix confectioners' sugar with the colored water; use this mixture to draw face on bunnies.

 

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Fuzzy Washcloth Easter Bunny

Take a white or pink wash cloth and starting at a corner roll the cloth tightly towards the center. When you reach the center, roll the opposite corner into the center in the same way. Fold in half with the fold facing inwards.

Tighly place a rubber band about half-way down. Turn the cloth so the hole is facing to the side. Twist the ears around so they're facing the front.

Glue on wiggly eyes, a pom-pom for the nose and another pom-pom for the tail.

 

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Easter Collage

Brush a thin layer of glue to the back of easter-related pictures or draw and color easter eggs, bunnies, etc. Add easter poems in between the pictures.

Add other goodies such as easter stickers, stars, sprinkles, etc.

 

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Easter Finger Painting

Make up batches of different flavors of pudding: chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and have the kids use these for finger painting pictures of easter eggs (have them draw out the shape of the egg with the chocolate and then use the strawberry and vanilla to "decorate" the easter eggs. This is great for young children as it doesn't matter if they accidentally get finger paints in their mouths.

 

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Easter Baskets

    3/4 c  Peanut Butter
    3/4 c  Butterscotch chips
      4    Shredded wheat biscuits, crumbled

Mix peanut butter and butterscotch chips over low heat or place in microwave until melted; add shredded wheat.

Cool slightly, then mold into baskets (try shaping over back of bowl).

Place baskets in fridge to set.

Fill baskets with easter eggs, candies, miniature chocolate bars, etc.

Another alternative is to make little nests and fill them with little easter eggs.

 

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Brown Easter Bunny

Take a brown lunch bag (or a regular paper bag to make a BIG bunny).

Cut down in a V shape halfway down the bag to make the bunny ears. Staple the ears together.

Draw in and then color the following on your bunny:
pink ears,
black eyes,
pink nose
mouth

Cut out thin strips of black or pink construction paper for the bunny's whiskers.

Use a cotton ball for the bunny's cotton tail.

Open up the bag and put in candies, easter eggs, miniature chocolates, etc.

 

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Balloon Easter Eggs

Blow up a ballon and cover it completely with paper mache.

When the paper mache has hardened than color it using crayons or felt markers.

 

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Froot Loops Easter Rainbow

Take a box of Froot Loops cereal and draw a picture of a rainbow for small children, older kids can draw their own rainbow. Have the kids fill in the rainbow with the different colors of Froot Loops for each color of their rainbow. You can also draw a bunny shape and have the kids use the froot loops to fill in the bunny. After they've finished playing, they can eat the Froot Loops

 

 

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