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30 Easter crafts that are equally fun for kids and adults

Paper bunnies, twine-wrapped Easter eggs and other easy ideas for the whole family.

You've dipped and dyed your fair share of Easter eggs over the years. You've dressed up countless Easter baskets. And now, you're looking for some fresh Easter crafts to help you ring in spring.

You're in luck because we've rounded up an assortment of festive DIYs that are bound to bring the Easter cheer. Round up your little bunnies (ahem, kids) for a fun-filled crafternoon, then let them pick from the bevy of easy craft ideas on this list. For what it's worth, we carrot choose between the clementine bunnies, paper Easter basket or Easter egg suncatcher.

But if you're going to take the time to craft, then you might as well put your finished work on display for all to see. In that case, go with the crafts that double as decor and use 'em to deck out your mantel, front porch or dinner table (and beyond).

No matter which projects you pick, you're bound to have an egg-ceptional time. Hoppy crafting to you and yours! (All the Easter puns intended.)

Clementine bunnies

clementine bunnies
Lovely Indeed

A healthy snack and festive craft all in one. We're all ears for this delicious DIY, which only takes a few minutes from start to finish.

Get the tutorial at Lovely Indeed.

Button bouquet

button flower bouquet
Aubree Originals

Fresh flowers are great and all, but their color fades as quick as a bunny. Opt for everlasting blooms so you can bask in their beauty long after the Easter Bunny's departure.

Get the tutorial at Aubree Originals.

Easter egg trophies

easter egg trophies
Lovely Indeed

At your Easter egg hunt, everyone's a winner. Give each participant a trophy (for, say, being a good egg) so they can really feel like one.

Get the tutorial at Lovely Indeed.

Paper Easter basket

paper easter basket
Jane Merritt for The House That Lars Built

Weave your own basket, then sprinkle in some plastic eggs, chocolates and other holiday favorites. Or fill it with faux flowers for an instant centerpiece.

Get the tutorial at The House That Lars Built.

Easter egg suncatcher

eater egg suncatcher with tissue paper
The Best Ideas for Kids

Stick tissue paper squares on self-adhesive laminating paper, then hang the finished product on a window to cast a colorful glow over your Easter feast.

Get the tutorial at The Best Ideas for Kids,

Yarn carrot

bundle of yarn carrot crafts
One Little Project

We carrot believe how easy it is to craft this bunch! Just wrap orange yarn around paper carrots, add green stems and tie 'em together with twine.

Get the tutorial at One Little Project.

Easter tree

Easter Crafts: Easter egg tree
Adventures in Decorating

Christmas isn’t the only time you can decorate a tree. This blogger arranged faux dogwood flower branches and adorned them with pretty egg ornaments for a festive holiday centerpiece.

Get the tutorial at Adventures In Decorating.

2. Sharpie tie-dye eggs

Easter Crafts - Sharpie Pens

Brit Morin, founder and CEO of Brit + Co, compiled a list of do-it-yourself egg ideas including the following Easter egg crafts. All you need are eggs, some household items and a bit of time to fashion these holiday crafts.

You may never be able to traverse the stars, but you can draw your own gas planets using this neat technique.

What you’ll need:

  • Hard-boiled egg
  • Colorful Sharpie markers
  • 2 tablespoons nail polish remover
  • Q-tips


  1. Use Sharpies to color-block your egg. Pro tip: Don’t be afraid to use lots of colors!
  2. Dip a Q-tip into nail polish remover and dab it on the egg. The colors will blend.
  3. Set the egg aside and allow to dry.

Twine-wrapped Eggs

Easter Crafts: Twine-Wrapped Egg

Look no further if you’re looking for a quick, fun and easy way to add color to the celebration. No paint will dirty your hands, and the wooden eggs are a perfect base for any Easter decoration. Plus, they never go rotten, can’t break and there’s no cooking needed.

What you’ll need:

  • Wooden eggs
  • Spray adhesive
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Colorful baker’s twine


  1. Put spray adhesive on the bottom of an egg.
  2. Starting at the bottom, wrap twine around the egg.
  3. Once you reach the middle, spray the top of the egg with adhesive.
  4. Wrap until you reach the top of the egg.
  5. Secure twine with glue and cut off excess.

Temporary tattoo eggs

Easter Crafts: Tattoo Easter eggs

These are some tough eggs to crack. Not only does this method include hard-boiled eggs, it includes the very same temporary tattoos that could make any kid rule recess. And these eggs are pretty easy to make as they only need some water, a sponge and the temporary tattoos.

What you’ll need:

  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Water
  • Sponge
  • Cartoon temporary tattoos
  • Flash temporary tattoos


  1. Remove the clear plastic sheet from the temporary tattoo and press it onto your egg.
  2. Cover the tattoo sheet with a wet paper towel, and hold in place for 30 to 60 seconds.
  3. Remove the paper towel and tattoo sheet.
  4. Let the egg dry.

Cactus eggs

Easter Crafts: Cactus Easter eggs

If you or your kids are really into botany but don’t see how you can add to your plant collection, maybe drawing your own cactus is the way to go. This method requires the most effort out of all of these options, but the results are something to be proud of.

What you’ll need:

  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Green food coloring
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • Fine-tip black Sharpie
  • Mini terracotta pots
  • Pink tissue paper
  • Glue
  • Pebbles
  • Spoon
  • Scissor


  1. Mix boiling water, green food coloring and vinegar in a heat-safe cup or bowl.
  2. Drop your egg into the dye with a spoon. Pro tip: For a darker color, leave the egg in dye longer.
  3. Remove the egg from the dye and let it dry.
  4. Draw cactus designs onto egg with Sharpie.
  5. Glue pink tissue paper to top of the egg to create flowers.
  6. Place eggs and pebbles in pots and top with catcus egg.

Glow-in-the-dark eggs

Easter Crafts: Glow in the Dark Easter Eggs

What’s better than a colorful Easter egg? A colorful Easter egg that glows in the dark, obviously. A plastic egg and an LED tea light will suffice, but if you wish to go all out for Easter, you should also look into collecting some pipe cleaners and some dotted sticker eyes to glue on and make the egg look like a cute, friendly critter.

What you’ll need:

  • Plastic egg
  • Battery-powered LED tea light
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Hot glue
  • Hot glue gun
  • Sticker or googly eyes
  • Scissors


  1. Turn on the LED tea light and place in plastic egg.
  2. Cut legs and antennae from the pipe cleaners.
  3. Hot glue legs and antennae onto egg.
  4. Add sticker or googly eyes!

Paper plate bunnies

Easter Crafts - Paper Plate Bunny Pouches
These paper plate bunny pouches are a unique idea for EasterTODAY

Looking for a furry friend to help pick up Easter candy? This easy-to-make bunny basket will make the ultimate companion. For all the kids looking to be trendsetters from a young age, Easter Sunday with this basket may be their best bet.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 white paper plates
  • Scissors
  • 2 googly eyes
  • 1 light pink and 2 white pompoms
  • Hot glue gun
  • Light pink construction paper
  • Hole punch
  • 24-inch pink ribbon
  • Candy to fill (must be thin enough to fit in pocket)


  1. Cut a paper plate in half and set aside.
  2. Glue eyes onto the back side of a whole paper plate.
  3. Glue three pom-poms on the same plate to create a nose.
  4. Cut small circles out of pink construction paper to be cheeks and glue onto the plate.
  5. Cut ears out of the leftover half paper plate and pink paper. Hot glue them together on the back of the plate.
  6. Hot glue the whole paper plate and the half paper plate together along the rims to create a pouch. Let it dry.
  7. Use a hole punch to make hole on either side of the bunny basket and thread through the ribbon to make a handle. Keep ribbon in place by making a knot at each end.
  8. Fill with candy.

Bunny canvas

Easter Crafts - bunny canvas
Clean and Scentsible

The creator of this work of art asks, “Is there anything cuter than bunny butts?” We have to agree there’s not a lot of competition! Not only is this a fun afternoon crafting project, but it makes a great discussion piece once it’s displayed — and really, who needs a Banksy when you’ve got a bunny?

Get the tutorial at Clean and Scentsible.

Showers and flowers wreath

Easter Crafts - umbrella flowers
One Good Thing by Jilee

Looking for a unique spring wreath idea? This one uses an umbrella with a hooked handle and beautiful silk flowers. It almost makes us look forward to those April showers… almost.

Get the tutorial at One Good Thing by Jillee.

Easter egg garland

Easter crafts - egg garland
Modern Parents Messy Kids

If you’ve been doing some home improvement projects and have a bunch of paint color samples lying around, this is the perfect project for you. Create a bright and festive egg garland using the paint chips for a look that’s simple and fun.

Get the tutorial at Modern Parents Messy Kids.

Bird’s nest frame

Easter crafts - twig frame
Not Just a Housewife

A creative way to display your Easter pics or holiday cross stitch, one of the ingredients for this DIY frame is Cadbury mini eggs, and snacking while crafting is definitely encouraged.

Get the tutorial at Not Just a Housewife.

Napkin ears

Easter Crafts - bunny ear napkin holders
Between Naps on the Porch

These bunny-ear napkin holders are a fun way to spice up your tablescape for Easter brunch. Made from burlap, an empty tissue roll, and fabric glue, it’s an easy project that’s sure to get a lot of attention.

Get the tutorial at Between Naps on the Porch.

Treat jars

Easter crafts - mason jars
Happiness Is Homemade

Whether you’re displaying these in your kitchen or giving them as party favors at your Easter egg hunt, these bunny-themed mason jars are a sweet treat.

Get the tutorial at Happiness Is Homemade.

No-sew bunny pillow

Easter Crafts - no sew pillow
This pillow only LOOKS expensive.On Sutton Place

Add a little Easter cheer to your sofa or living room chair with this adorable burlap bunny pillow that requires not even a stitch.

Get the tutorial at On Sutton Place.

Robin’s egg nest

Easter Crafts - robin's eggs

This DIY centerpiece is so simple, yet it looks like something that could have been found at a pricey boutique.

Get the tutorial at NoBiggie.

Chocolate bunnies

Easter crafts - faux chocolate bunnies
Crafty Sisters

Caution: Do not eat! While these bunnies look like you can just bite the ears off, they’re actually made from molding clay and brown paint, but guests will think you picked them up from a candy shop (and we won’t tell otherwise).

Get the tutorial at Crafty Sisters.

19. Bunny wreaths

Easter Crafts: Bunny Wreath
Nathan Congleton / TODAY

Kimberly Schlegel Whitman stopped by Studio 1A with DIYs you can do with your children as you prepare to celebrate Easter. First up, this fuzzy bunny wreath.

What you'll need:

  • Bunny ear headband
  • White foam wreath mold
  • 3 feather boas
  • Hot glue gun


  1. Stretch out the headband to fit across the top of the wreath and glue it down using a hot glue gun.
  2. Use the glue gun to attach one end of the feather boa to the wreath and continue to wrap the boa around the wreath.
  3. Continue attaching new boas, as the others run out.
  4. Finish off the last boa at the top of the wreath, and hang it on your door to greet your guests!

Nail polish Easter eggs

Easter crafts - nail polish Easter eggs
Nathan Congleton / TODAY

These colorful eggs are a cinch to make with nail polish and water.

What you'll need:

  • Nail polish
  • Disposable cups
  • Water
  • Stick or skewer
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Gloves (optional)


  1. Fill the disposable cups with water.
  2. Add the nail polish to the cups of water, and mix together with the stick/skewer.
  3. Drop the egg into the cup.
  4. Take the egg out and let it dry.

Shaving cream Easter eggs

Did you know that shaving cream and regular food dye can create gorgeous marbled eggs in no time? Well, now you do!

What you need:

  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Gloves (optional)
  • Neon food coloring
  • Cookie sheet
  • Shaving cream
  • Straw

What to do:

  1. Squirt white shaving cream onto a cookie sheet. Spread evenly.
  2. Drip different color food coloring onto the shaving cream. Take a straw and swirl the colors together for a tie-dye look.
  3. Roll an egg into the shaving cream.
  4. Let it sit for 10 minutes and rinse clean.

Chick Easter eggs

Easter Craft - Chick Eggs
These fuzzy chicks are eggs in disguise.Nathan Congleton / TODAY

Style expert Chassie Post cooked up this decorating ideas that is easy to make, and so fun for the whole family.

What you'll need:

  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Yellow acrylic paint
  • Yellow feathers
  • Black Sharpie
  • Red felt
  • Glue
  • Egg carton
  • Easter grass


  1. We started with hard-boiled eggs and painted them with yellow acrylic paint. You can dye them as well but the paint is brighter and a little more opaque.
  2. We then used a Sharpie to dot the eyes and found some red felt that has adhesive on the back at the craft store. Then we took some yellow feathers and cut them to shorter lengths and glued on their hair with some Elmers!
  3. Save the egg carton, add some Easter grass and voila!

And for the full instructions you can check out

Goldfish and Cheeto carrots

Easter Crafts - Goldfish Carrots
Nathan Congleton / TODAY

Here's a carrot the little ones will actually want to eat!

What you'll need:

  • Cheetos or goldfish (or both!)
  • Clear bags
  • Green curling ribbon


  1. Fill clear bags with orange snacks.
  2. Tied them with ribbon!

Gold eggs

Easter crafts: gold Easter eggs
Sugar and Charm

Skip the traditional egg dyeing this year and go for something a little more edgy. These glam Easter eggs are a perfectly stylish way to decorate. Using gold leaf glue and a paintbrush, draw some of your favorite shapes to make these eggs unique.

Get the tutorial at Sugar and Charm.

Whimsical eggs

Easter Crafts - Pen Decorating Easter Eggs
Kaley Ann

Decorate brown eggs with white paint to get a more rustic look for your Easter eggs. Simply doodle your favorite designs using a white paint pen. The results are clean, simple and gorgeous. We love the classic geometric designs that this blogger used.

Get the tutorial at Kaley Ann.

Mason jar vases

Easter Crafts - Mason Jar Vases
Dwelling Happiness

Nothing says spring quite like colorful, flowery prints and these Mason jar vases are giving us spring fever. The bright patterns will brighten up any room, and filled with some fresh flowers, these DIY vases would be a perfect addition to your Easter brunch table!

Get the tutorial at Dwelling in Happiness.