Easter is around the corner, and now is a great time to help your child express their creative side with these five easy and affordable Easter crafts for preschoolers:
Help your child create a snack for the Easter Bunny with this easy and fun carrot collage.
- Orange and white construction paper or cardstock
- Green crayons
- Child-safe glue
- Have your child tear up pieces of the orange paper – or, if it’s appropriate, they can cut small pieces with safety scissors (it’s best if the pieces are on the larger side, so that attaching them is easier).
- In the meantime, cut the white construction paper or cardstock into a large wedge shape, and apply glue to one side.
- Let your child place the pieces of orange paper all over the glued carrot shape.
- Once the glue has dried, cut the remaining white paper into smaller triangles to represent the stem of the carrot, and glue or staple this paper to the carrot.
- Have your child color this stem with the green crayons.
Painted Easter Eggs
You can make these eggs as large or small as you like, or even create a variety of sizes and colors. Traditional bright spring colors can be used, or you can let your child pick out their favorite paint colors.
- White construction paper or cardstock
- Washable child-safe paint or finger paint
- Paper plates
- Pour a small amount of each paint color onto the paper plates
- Cut the paper into egg shapes for your child.
- Place the eggs on top of the newspaper and let your child paint them in any way they would like.
Tissue Paper Easter Egg
These eggs are perfect for displaying in the window, letting the sun illuminate the bright Easter colors of the tissue paper.
- Black or white construction paper
- Colored tissue paper
- Glue stick
- Safety scissors
- Fold a sheet of construction paper in half and draw half of an oval. About an inch inside this, draw another line in the same shape.
- Cut along both lines and unfold the paper. This will give you an egg-shaped border.
- Help your child tear or cut large strips of the tissue paper, and glue them together, attaching the edges to the border of the egg. Ensure the tissue paper overlaps so that no gaps are visible.
Yarn Easter Egg
This easy and colorful craft needs only some leftover cereal box cardboard, yarn, and tape. Visit the Fantastic Fun and Learning blog for instructions for this Easter craft, as well as modifications for older children.
Handprint Easter Lamb
This craft involves a few more materials than previous crafts, but these cute handprint lambs make great cards and keepsakes for friends and family. View the full handprint Easter lamb instructions at Crafts by Amanda.
These five Easter crafts are a great way to help your preschooler express their creativity, and are quick, easy, and affordable.