Easter is almost here and marks the perfect time to pull out your arts and crafts bin. These ideas will help your preschoolers welcome in the season and celebrate new life. Here are X Easter crafts perfect for preschoolers and young ones!
Paper Plate Bunny
This craft is simple and perfect for preschoolers and toddlers to make with your help. You need construction paper, pom poms, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, small paper plates, glue, and scissors. To make the nose, take three pipe cleaners and twist them around each other in the center so that they are attached together like whiskers. Glue the whiskers to the center of a paper place.
Once the glue has dried, glue a pom pom over the center for the nose. To make the ears, cut out two ear shapes from your construction paper and glue them on the back of the paper plate. Then glue two googly eyes on the paper plate above the nose. For the mouth, simply draw on a smile with a marker or pen. That’s it!
Pom Pom Easter Egg Painting
If your kids are bored painting with a paintbrush or you are tired of the mess they make, try this fun (and less messy) version. All you need is pom poms, clothespins, paint, a black marker, and a piece of paper. Start by drawing a large egg shape on a piece of paper. Then, squeeze a small amount of paint in multiple colors onto your paper plate. Clip a closepin on each pom pom to create a handle. Then, dip each pom pom in a separate pile of paint. Let your kids press the paint-dipped pom poms on the paper making patterns with the colors. When they’re finished, they’ll each have a unique piece of artwork with minimal mess.
Marshmallow Easter Bunny
For this craft, you will need a bag of mini marshmallows, glue, googly eyes, yarn, pencil, some construction paper, and pom poms. Draw a bunny head on each piece of paper or create a template that older children can trace. Then, line the bunny head drawing with glue all the way around. Have your child place mini marshmallows on the glue until it is fully covered. When the marshmallow outline is created, glue on yarn for whiskers, google eyes for eyes, and the pom pom for the nose. When you’re all done, have your child count the number of marshmallows they used in the bunny outline for a fun math lesson.