Get egg-cited for Easter with these four fun Easter crafts for little kids that help develop fine motor skills, colour association and hand-eye coordination
Need a little fun before going on an Easter egg hunt or doing some Easter baking? These simple Easter crafts will help up the excitement! All you need are simple materials and a free afternoon; we promise your little ones will have just as much fun as you, plus they will develop their fine motor skills, colour association and hand-eye coordination!
1. Toilet Paper Roll Bunnies
Don’t throw away your toilet paper or kitchen towel rolls! We are going to make some really fun crafts with them. These papers can later be used for greeting cards, wrapping paper or you can even frame them and use them as Easter keepsakes.
Skills: Hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills
- Toilet paper or kitchen towel rolls
- Coloured paper
- Cut your rolls – one roll for the face, two rolls (squashed into oval shapes) for the ears. Glue them together.
- Dip the bunny face into paint and just start dabbing on coloured paper.
- Fill in any details with pen and paints once the bunny faces are dry.
2. Match the Letters
Learning the alphabet can be hard or dare we say boring, but it becomes easier if you inject a little fun into it.
Skills: This alphabet-matching activity teaches your child to pair the lowercase letter to the uppercase letter.
For older kids: You can also try matching vowels to vowels, numbers to numbers.
- Coloured paper
- Cut out carrot shapes from coloured paper sheets – orange for the carrots and green for the leaves. Label each carrot with an uppercase or lowercase letter.
- Once you’re done, invite your child to match the alphabet.
3. Pom Pom Rescue
Younger kids: This activity gets kids colour matching and developing fine motor skills by opening plastic eggs, and dropping pom poms carefully into small holes.
For older kids: you can also hide numbers or letters of the alphabet in the Easter eggs and ask kids to rescue them and match them up. Just cut out round circles of cardboard and draw numbers/letters to hide in the eggs.
Skills: Fine motor skills, colour association and hand-eye coordination.
- Colourful pom-poms, which you can find at Daiso
- Plastic, refillable eggs
- Empty Box
- Hide coloured pom poms (or numbers/letters) inside plastic eggs. Use an old box, turn it upside down. Cut holes bigger than each pom pom, paint an egg around each hole in colours to match each pom pom.
- Get your kids to open the plastic Easter eggs, find the pom pom and match the pom-pom inside to the right colour egg on your box.
4. Marshmallow Carrots
Got a toddler at home? Then you’ve probably got a bag of marshmallows lying around somewhere in the house, which can be used to paint some carrots for the Easter Bunny. If your child will find painting with marshmallows too tempting to put in their mouth – substitute with cotton wool.
- White and green paper
- Marshmallows (or cotton wool)
- Orange paint
- Draw carrots or eggs for your little one to paint.
- Use the marshmallows/cotton wool as your brush and get painting! This is a really effective way to develop your kids’ hand muscles and their hand-eye coordination, as the marshmallows are really small. This means they have to pay close attention to how they dip it into the paint.
Enjoy the Easter arts and crafts fun!