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11 Fun Easter Crafts for Kids

  • Kim Kuhn

    Can you dig it?
    Sweet surprises are hidden in these crepe-paper carrots.

    Paint small terra-cotta pots black; set aside to dry. To create each carrot, cut a pipe cleaner in half then bend one piece in half and twist the ends together to form a point (creating a flat carrot shape). Beginning at bottom point, wrap a five-inch piece of orange crepe paper around pipe cleaner, wrapping tightly at the bottom and more loosely as you go (to create a wider top, like a carrot's). Fill each carrot with desired treats and then twist the top tightly to close. To make stems, glue a small piece of green crepe paper around the twisted carrot top, then cut into a fringe. Place pots in decorative cupcake wrappers ($8; shoptomkat.com), then fill with green M&M's and “plant” carrots in each.

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  • Kim Kuhn

    All ear
    Everyone will want to rock these bunny headbands.

    To make ears, use two giant pipe cleaners ($16; amazon.com) or a few regular pipe cleaners that have been twisted together at the ends to create two 20-inch lengths. Wrap each pipe cleaner with ribbon, leaving about two inches of exposed pipe cleaner at each end. Bend wrapped pipe cleaners into ear shapes, then twist exposed ends together to secure. Use hot glue to attach ears to a plastic headband, then wrap base of each ear and the headband with small pieces of ribbon to create extra support. Once ears are secure, wrap entire headband with ribbon, using fabric or hot glue to secure ribbon ends.

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  • Kim Kuhn

    Candy coated
    Attach candy dots (the kind that come on strips of paper) to dyed eggs with decorating icing. Allow icing to dry and then display eggs as desired.

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  • Kim Kuhn

    Chalk This Way
    Use two coats of chalkboard paint to create eggs you can draw on with chalk or colored pencils!

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  • Kim Kuhn

    Clip hop
    They'll love giving these clothespin crafts their very own personalities.

    Paint a wooden clothespin white. Create bunny's inner ears by cutting washi tape into ear shapes or cutting double-sided tape into ear shapes and then dusting with glitter. Make body by cutting two small pear shapes out of stiff white felt and gluing to the front and back of the clothespin. Glue a small pink pom-pom and pieces of floral wire to the front of the clothespin to create a nose and whiskers, then decorate with buttons or washi tape.

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  • Kim Kuhn

    Glam squad
    Cover eggs with glue dots ($5; amazon.com), then place in a shallow bowl filled with fine glitter. Roll egg until all glue dots are covered in glitter, then remove. Use a paintbrush to remove any excess glitter from between dots. To create glitter stripes, cut double-sided tape into thin strips and apply to eggs then cover strips in glitter using the same process.

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  • Kim Kuhn

    M-eegs-ican fiesta
    Give these traditional confetti-filled eggs, called cascarones, a try.

    Gently tap the top of a raw egg, removing a small piece of shell. Pour the egg into a bowl and refrigerate for later use. Carefully wash and dry the eggshell, then dye in desired color. Once dye has dried, fill egg with brightly colored shredded paper, glitter or a mix of both. Cut a piece of tissue paper just large enough to cover the hole in the egg and glue in place.

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  • Kim Kuhn

    Trick or Tweet
    Cardboard boxes score a mod makeover to become the perfect egg-hunt accessory.

    Use double-sided tape or a glue stick to wrap a small packing box or sturdy gift box with colorful paper. Use ribbon or decorative trim to cover the top and bottom edges of box, if desired. To create the basket handle, twist two pipe cleaners together then cover tightly with ribbon. Use scissors to carefully poke holes on either side of box, then thread handle ends through each hole and bend upward to secure. Cut bunny shapes out of stiff felt and glue over handle ends for added stability.

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  • Kim Kuhn

    Wing it
    Patterned papers in fresh colors help these egg-carton birds take flight.

    Cut a Styrofoam egg carton into sections. These will become the bodies of your birds. Use patterned paper to create wings and tails, and glue them to egg-carton sections. Cut beaks out of orange card stock and use glue to attach. Draw eyes on cartons with black marker.

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  • Kim Kuhn

    Zoo it yourself
    Use buttons, googly eyes and permanent black marker to create animal faces on plastic eggs. Use felt, pipe cleaners and more buttons to decorate each egg accordingly. Glue decorative paper and embellishments to cardboard toilet-paper tubes that have been trimmed to desired height to make stands for each pet.

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  • Kim Kuhn

    Egg-cellent guests
    Paint or draw faces on brown eggs using black marker. Use decorative papers, washi tape, buttons, fabric scraps and ribbons to decorate each egg. To make egg “bodies,” glue decorative paper and embellishments to cardboard toilet-paper tubes that have been trimmed to desired height.

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