DIY Easter Craft Ideas
By Dawn Winkelmann, M.S, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist & Feeding Specialist for ezpz
Doing Easter crafts with your kids is an exciting way to decorate your home and spread Easter cheer! It’s also a wonderful Easter tradition to start with your children. Since I come from a military family, we moved a lot and couldn’t bring many holiday decorations with us. So, my family celebrated Easter each year with multiple craft projects, and we still put up some of these decorations to this day! Here are three DIY Easter craft ideas that your kids will love.
Easter Egg Stamp
If you are having an Easter party, family gathering or church event, this craft will be a huge hit for kids of all ages! It’s inexpensive, easy and mess-free when using the ezpz Play Mat. Want to keep the kids occupied while you make Easter brunch? This is the craft for you!
- Materials: Paint, toilet paper roll, paint brush, paper, water
- Directions: Start by placing paint in the five sections of the flower portion of the Play Mat. Then add water in the center section. Slightly squeeze the toilet paper roll in order to create an egg shape. With a paintbrush, have your child paint the bottom of the toilet paper roll and then press it onto the paper. Ta-da! They just made a homemade Easter egg stamp! Have them decorate the egg by painting it with polka dots, stripes and other fun holiday patterns. Once it’s dry, this art masterpiece is ready to be displayed on the refrigerator.
- Development: This creative activity will strengthen your child’s fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination!
Filling Plastic Easter Eggs
This fun food craft can be used in multiple ways! You can hide the candy-filled Easter eggs, place an egg into a packed lunch or give them to your child’s classroom as a small Easter gift.
- Materials: Plastic Easter eggs, cupcake candy toppings or Easter candy
- Directions: Have your child open up the plastic Easter eggs and set them on the mat. Then have them fill the plastic Easter eggs with candy and close the Easter egg. Since this activity can be messy, try containing the activity on the Happy Mat or the Play Mat. Once the plastic eggs have all been filled, your child can open up an egg and sprinkle the candy goodness onto an Easter pancake, waffle, cupcake or yogurt for more food fun!
- Development: If you use small candy toppings (like we did here) your child will be working on their pincer grasp (pinching with the thumb and index finger).
Wine Cork Painting
This is the perfect craft for both you and the kids. All you have to do is open up a bottle of wine (yes please!) and get your kids ready for wine cork painting!
- Materials: Paint, wine corks, scissors, paper, hole puncher, yarn, water
- Directions: Have your child take a piece of paper and cut it into an egg shape. Add paint to the five sections of the Play Mat with water in the center. Have your child put a wine cork into each section and paint colorful polka dots onto their large Easter egg. Once it’s dry, punch a hole on the top of the egg and string yarn through it. Tie the yarn and proudly hang-up your new holiday garland!
- Development: This activity recycles corks and works on a child’s handwriting grasp.
Since ezpz products don’t stain, they are perfect for all Easter activities including crafting projects, Easter egg dyeing and (of course) brunch! When you're done, just rinse the mats in the sink or pop them in the dishwasher. If you use ezpz products for Easter craft time or mealtime, be sure to tag us so we can share your pics! #ezpzfun #myezpzmat
Dawn Winkelmann (M.S, CCC-SLP) is ezpz’s Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Feeding Specialist. She has 26 years of experience teaching parents and medical professionals how to start babies on solids safely and encourage toddlers to overcome picky eating. In addition, “Ms. Dawn” is the designer of our award-winning Tiny Cup & Tiny Spoon (for infants) and the Mini Cup + Straw Training System & Mini Utensils (for toddlers).