Crushed eggshells are colored in advance using food coloring and as many
different colors as possible.
Pastels are logical choices for colors.
Children will draw a pattern outline
on a piece of construction paper.
(Bunnies, Eggs, Chicks, Cross, etc.)
Children will glue the colored, crushed eggshells to the pattern after the dye
Fluffy Cotton Bunnies
Children will glue cotton balls to a piece of paper in the form of a bunny. For
some children, it may
help to draw a picture of the bunny first.
"Egg-cellent" Easter Critters
Sharp Nail or Large Needle
Paint or Markers
Various Craft Supplies
Wash the eggs well.
Carefully poke a small hole in each end of the raw egg.
Holding the egg over a bowl, blow into one of the holes. The liquid should
slowly come out the other hole.
(depending on the ages of the children they may
require supervision/help with this activity)
When the egg shell is empty, rinse it carefully and allow it to dry.
Using various craft supplies such as googly eyes, pom-poms, pieces of
material, construction paper, pipe cleaners, etc.
children decorate eggs to make
Easter Sponge Prints
Most arts and crafts stores have sponges in various shapes or you can make your
own. Using sponges shaped as lambs,
bunnies, ducks, crosses, eggs etc., children
will dip the sponges into paint and press on a piece of paper to create an
Egg Carton Baby Chicks
Before the activity, create a mixture of baby powder and
yellow powdered tempera paint and put the mixture into a plastic
Each child receives one egg cup cut from a cardboard egg carton and two cotton
balls. Each child puts the
two cotton balls into the mixture and shakes for
couple of minutes. Cotton balls are carefully taken out of the bag and the
powder is carefully tapped off. Children glue their cotton balls in their egg
cups, one on top of the other. Children will
add an orange construction paper
beak, black construction paper eyes and the Baby Chicks are "hatched".
Create construction paper headbands by measuring childrens' heads and gluing the
construction paper together so that the
headband fits snugly on the child's head but
is loose enough to be taken off easily. Using gray construction paper, cut two
ears and then use pink paper for the "inside of the ear". Depending on
the age of the children, they may be able to help glue
the pink ear to the gray
ear. Then, either staple or glue the ears to the headband.
Children can wear
their bunny ears while they sing an Easter Bunny
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Old fashioned style wooden clothes pin (the one piece "peg" style
available at most arts and crafts stores)
Paint (pink, white, or light brown tempera are good choices)
Googly eyes (available at most arts and crafts stores)
Children will paint their clothes pins.
When the paint is dry, children will glue the googly eyes to their clothes pins.
When the clothespin is upside down the bunny will have ears.
Note: By adding a simple "pin clip", available at arts and
crafts stores, the Clothespin Bunny can become an Easter brooch
and would make
an excellent Easter gift
Simple Easter Eggs
Children will cut out oval shapes from various colors of construction paper.
(Provide patterns if necessary)
Children decorate these with paint, markers, glitter, stickers, or any other
materials. These eggs make a quick, simple,
decorative bulletin board display.
"Have an Egg-cellent Easter!"
Trace a duck shape on a piece of paper. Children will glue different colored
feathers onto the duck shape.
Trace a lamb shape on a piece of paper. Children will your child glue cotton
balls onto the lamb shape.
Juice Can Bunnies
frozen juice cans (glue white paper around)
construction paper ears (white outer and pink inner ears), nose (pink), eyes (or
use googly eyes), and feet (white)
cotton balls (for tails)
black construction paper strips for whiskers
tissue paper or Easter grass
Children glue the rabbit parts onto juice can to create their bunnies.
Easter grass and goodies may be put into the cans for children's Easter treats.
Draw and cut out a rabbit shape from cardboard. Ears are covered with pieces
of pink felt and outlined with glue and cotton balls.
Glue is spread over the
rest of the rabbit and it is covered with cotton balls. Use felt to make eyes, a
nose and a bow tie or ribbon.
Glue buttons onto the body and use black yarn to
make the mouth. Glue on the mouth. String, pipe cleaner or yarn can be easily
to the top of the rabbit for a hanger. Makes a great classroom display.
Fuzzy Creature Pins
Use a large cotton ball and glue on two googly eyes
Bunnies, chicks, ducks, lambs etc. are created by adding paper ears, yarn,
whiskers etc. Children can use their imaginations!
Children use safety pins to attach the fuzzy creatures to their clothing.
Paper Bag Bunnies
2 paper lunch bags
felt tip pens
one pink 1 1/2 pom pom
crepe paper or ribbon
white and pink construction paper
white pipe cleaners
Stuff newspapers into one lunch bag until it is completely full. Stuff
newspapers into other one but do not fill it up completely.
This bag will be
smaller. Tape the open ends together and place the smaller bag on top for the
head. Cut ears out of construction
paper or draw them in. Add pipe cleaner or
ribbon whiskers and pom-pom nose.
Draw bunny feet with along bottom of bag, or
make them from construction paper and tape them to the bottom of the bag.
cotton ball tail.
Tie crepe paper or ribbon in bowtie around the neck.
Fluffy Bunny Paint
Food Coloring (or Liquid Tempera)
Margarine Containers (or similar with covers)
Fluffy Paint: Squirt shaving cream into the containers until full. One
container for each color.
Squirt in one large amount of white glue into each container.
Stir in small amounts of color until the color is the desired hue.
Fluffy Paint can be stored until needed. Shaving cream stores well.
Children may use any kinds of utensils to paint with. Fun activity and the
Fluffy Paint smells wonderful.
White pom-poms or cotton balls
Children each color a white sheet of paper all green. Scribbling to
completely cover the white sheet is great.
Children glue on 10-15 1/2" pom poms or pieces of cotton balls randomly on
the green paper
The bunnies are "hidden in the grass".
Tuna Can Bunnies
Each child will need a tuna can.
Cover the cans with felt. Cotton balls are glued on for the tail. Use paper,
markers etc. to make a face and whiskers.
Cut "ears" out of gray construction paper. Glue on the ears.
These tuna can bunnies can also be used to hold Easter goodies!
Paper Plate Bunny Mask
Using a paper plate, cut out holes for the eyes.
Draw on the nose and add felt strips or yarn for the whiskers.
Draw on a mouth.
Glue on 2 pieces of Chicklets gum for the teeth.
Cut out ears from gray construction paper and glue them on.
Attach an elastic or yarn to tie around the child's head.
Baskets Full of Eggs
Trace around 2 hands on green construction paper.
Cut the hands out.
Cut out a large basket shape from brown paper.
Cut out four or five egg shapes from colored construction paper. (Or children
can draw, color and decorate the eggs using crayons,
markers, glitter etc.)
Glue the hands(fingers up) as grass behind the eggs and basket on blue paper.
Glue the basket onto larger pieces of blue construction paper.
Glue the eggs into the basket.
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