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Toddler Approved Easter Crafts

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You can’t go through March without spending a day or two on Easter crafts for infants, toddlers and preschoolers! Help your kids discover their creative side with some of these non-traditional crafts to celebrate the Easter bunny coming this weekend.

Baby Chicks

Baby Chicks
Design baby chicks by painting your children! Paint their cute little feet yellow, or use another vivid pastel color. Press their foot on paper and use a paintbrush to create eyes and a beak!  

Bunny Designs

Bunny Designs
An easy way to let kids create a little abstract art is with a bunny-shaped cookie cutters. Have your little ones dip the cookie cutter into colors of their choice and let them stamp away.

Egg Collage

Egg Collage
An easy craft that can be done with items you have around your house is an egg collage. Instead of dying eggs, make a big collage on egg-shaped paper! Let your preschooler or toddler choose the items they want like buttons, ribbon, beads, cotton balls, or even pieces of fabric. 

Tape Eggs

Tape Eggs
Instead of dying Easter eggs let your toddler use a vacation of washi, duct or electrical tape. This will also help develop their fine motor skills! 

Peep Play Dough

Peep Play Dough
Peeps are out in full force and have become a candy-symbol of spring. If you somehow obtain an overwhelming number of Peeps through friends and relatives, your family can forge play dough using Peeps, corn starch, coconut oil, and food coloring!

 

Make sure not to let your kids design masterpieces on an empty stomach! Here are a few healthy and sweet snacks to get the creative juices flowing.

Easter Bunny Fruit Snack

Easter Bunny Fruit Snack
Piece together a cute bunny face by using banana, blueberries, apples, and carrots. 

Bunny Trail Mix

Bunny Trail Mix 
Bunny Trail Mix is easily made putting together a box of Annie’s Bunny Grahams and whatever else your child loves — yogurt-covered raisins, peanut butter chips, cashews, craisins and more!

Easter Carrots

Easter Carrots
All you need to make these sweet carrots are Rice Krispie Treats, orange candy melting chips, and edible Easter grass.

We’ve been making a few Easter crafts ourselves at The Gardner School and have recently had a visit with the Easter bunny. We hope you let the celebration continue and enjoy your weekend with arts and crafts!