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5 Easy Easter Art Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Updated: Apr 6

Squiggle & Dot founder, Rebecca Miles, has shared easy-peasy Easter art ideas to try at home with your family.

Homemade bunny ears and nose!

Rebecca Miles, founder of preschool art class Squiggle & Dot, shares her top 5 favourite Easter crafts you can do at home with your children.



If you told me at the start of the year we'd all be spending the Easter holidays confined to our homes, I wouldn't have believed you. Every day I struggle to comprehend everything that's going on around us.


How are you all doing?


Easter will be very different for many of us this year. My family are going to try and keep Easter weekend as normal as possible by taking part in themed crafts, chocolate egg hunts and a roast on Easter Sunday.


Will you and your family still be celebrating the occasion?


When planning my Easter blog post I knew I wanted to share some fun Easter activity ideas with you. Little did I know at the time these activities would need to be limited to our homes.


That's why, when Squiggle & Dot founder (Rebecca) agreed to guest post and share her favourite Easter craft ideas, I was jumping up and down!


So, here they are: 5 Easy Easter Art Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers.


Do share your creations with Rebecca and I by tagging @squiggle_anddot and @popsyandmama.


Please also give Rebecca a follow. She has some wonderful ideas that I'm sure many of us will be extremely grateful for right now!


Take lots of care and happy Easter crafting.


Sam x




5 Easy Easter Art Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers


I promise crafts doesn't instantly mean a lot of hassle and mess. Here are my five favourite easy craft ideas that use lots of items you're likely to already have at home.


If you don't have any of the items listed below, just find the closest thing to it. Art is always much better when you make it your own!


Children of all ages will have fun making these themed crafts either on their own, with an adult, or an older sibling.


Happy Easter! Love, Rebecca x

Squiggle & Dot founder, Rebecca, with her daughter.

1. EGG BOX DAFFODILS

Brighten up your house or garden table with these beautiful daffodils


What you'll need:

• An egg box

• Green pipe cleaners

• Green card

• Orange / yellow tissue paper

• Scissors

• Yellow paint stick (or paint)

• Glue


How to make it:

1. Using the base of the egg box, cut 5-6 flower heads out of the 'egg cups' (see picture)

2. Paint the flower heads yellow and wait for them to dry

3. Carefully poke the pipe cleaner through the centre of the flower head and fold over to secure

4. Hide the end of the pipe cleaner by sticking the orange tissue paper in the centre

5. Pop your daffodils in a vase to show them off

6. For an added extra you could cut some tall thin leaves from green card and stand them next to the flowers 



2. PAPER PLATE BUNNY EARS AND NOSE

One for the fancy dress box!


What you'll need:

• Paper plate

• Double-sided tape

• Pink pom pom

• Pink pipe cleaner

• Lollypop stick

• Scalpel (scissors for children)

• Pink paint stick (or paint)


How to make it:

1. Cut around the inside of the paper plate, cutting two rabbit ears at the bottom of the circle as you go round (see picture)

2. Colour inside the ears using the pink paint

4. Cut the pink pipe cleaner into 4 x small sized pieces for the whiskers and attach them onto the lollypop stick using the double-sided tape

5. Then attach the pink pom pom on top of the whiskers using your double-sided tape

6. Bend your ears back before you put the plate on your child's head, and now they're ready to do the bunny hop!



3. EASTER EGG BUNTING

Something to jazz up the house


What you'll need:

• White card

• Scissors

• Glue

• Ribbon

• Any decorating items you have in the house (washi tape, paint, tissue paper, pom poms, foam shapes, colouring pencils etc.)


How to make it:

1. Roughly cut egg shapes from the white card

2. Decorate each egg however you like. Let those creative juices flow!

3. Once dry, attach all of the eggs to the ribbon and hang in a beautiful spot for all to admire



4. Easter Bunny Cards

Post to family you can't see this year


What you'll need:

• White card

• Polystyrene (you could also use corrugated card, foam, or anything else that's thick enough to be made into a large stamp)

• Scalpel (scissors for children)

• Black pen for detail

• Paint


How to make it:

1. Carefully cut a bunny (or whatever shape you choose) from the polystyrene

2. Cover the stamp block with paint and spread evenly

3. Once ready, simply use as a stamp onto the card

4. When dry, add any detail you like using the pen

5. The great thing about these stamps is they can be used over and over. So, you could make 50 cards, a whole picture of rabbits, or even wallpaper!



5. EASTER CHICK & EGGS IN A NEST

Makes a great decoration for the centre of your table


What you'll need:

• Homemade playdough (or you can use shop bought playdough)

• Googly eyes

• Yellow card cut for beaks

• Shredded paper

• Colourful feathers

• Twigs and pine cones 


How to make it:

Curating your own playdough tray for a child is super simple and quick. Simply find different things around the house and put them onto a tray with some playdough.


Depending on your child's age, you could let them completely free with the tray, or you could show them what to do before they have a go themselves.


That's it. It's that easy!


If you want to make your own playdough there are lots of no-cook recipes online. The only ingredient you might not have at home is cream of tartar. You can switch this for lemon or lime juice.

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For more ideas of ways to entertain your little ones check out my Easy Craft Ideas blog post here.


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