Spring is such a happy time. After months of being cooped up indoors, you and your child can finally go outside to play. Birds are out and flowers are growing. Easter is a fun holiday to celebrate with crafts and activities because you can also do activities related to spring.
There are plenty of ways your toddler can get into the holiday celebration and fun.
Decorate Easter Eggs
Your little one might be too little to experiment with dyeing actual eggs, but that doesn’t mean she has to miss out on the experience of decorating eggs.
Puff Paint Decorated Eggs
Take a large sheet of colored paper and cut it into an egg shape. Then, under careful supervision, give your child puff paint to draw lines, zig zags, dots, or whatever else she would like to color her egg.
Tissue Paper Decorated Eggs
Cut out a piece of colored paper in the shape of an egg. Then cover the egg with a thin layer of glue and let your child decorate the egg with the tissue paper.
Is there anything cuter than a little Easter bunny?
Paper Plate Easter Bunny
Take two white paper plates and cut one in half. Use the two halves to make the bunny’s ears. Either let your child color the inner section of the ears pink, or cut a strip of pink construction paper for your child to glue in each ear. Glue the paper plate halves behind the face so that they stick out like two ears. Add a nose, mouth, and ears to the paper plate for the face.
Handprint Easter Bunny
Paint your child’s palms and all fingers except the thumb white. Then, take your child’s first two fingers and have him hold them together as well as his pinky and ring finger, so he is forming a “V” with his fingers. Press the fingers and palm onto a sheet of colored paper.
The fingers become the ears, and the palm is the face. When the paint dries, add pink paint inside the ears and draw a face on the palm.
Lamb Easter Craft
There are two variations of how to do this craft. The first is to paint your child’s palm and fingers black (use a non-toxic, washable paint). Then, place her hand, fingers spread apart, on a piece of paper to make a black hand print. Turn the paper upside down so the fingers are pointing down. Cover the palm portion with cotton balls that you glue on. Add a face to the thumb and hooves to the other four fingers and you have your lamb.
If you’d prefer not to get your child’s hands dirty, cut out the shape of a lamb in black construction paper and repeat the steps given above for creating the lamb.
Egg Noise Maker
Take an empty plastic Easter egg and fill it with rice or beans. Close it securely with tape. If you’d like, cover the whole egg with washi tape to make it more secure and festive. Your child will happily play music for you with her new toy.
What are your favorite Easter activities and crafts to do with toddlers?