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5 Fun Family Craft Ideas That Teach Kids About Easter

Here are 5 easy craft ideas to do with your kids as we head into the Easter season. Most of these can be done with items you likely already have at home!

Easter Egg Garland

Supplies Needed:

  • Construction paper (assorted colors)

  • Scissors

  • Glue

  • String or yarn

  • Markers or crayons


  1. Cut out egg shapes from the construction paper.

  2. Have the kids decorate the eggs with markers or crayons. They can draw patterns, write messages, or create designs. Encourage kids to write Bible verses about Easter or draw scenes from the Easter story on the eggs.

  3. Once decorated, glue the eggs onto the string or yarn, leaving space in between each egg.

  4. Hang the garland around the house for festive Easter decor.

Resurrection Garden

Supplies Needed:

  • Small planter or shallow dish

  • Potting soil

  • Small rocks or pebbles

  • Small plant or grass seed

  • Large stone or rock

  • Small figures (optional, such as toy animals or mini figurines of Jesus and the disciples)


  1. Fill the planter or dish with potting soil.

  2. Create a small hill or mound in the soil.

  3. Place the large stone or rock at the entrance of the "tomb."

  4. Add small rocks or pebbles to create a pathway.

  5. Plant grass seed or a small plant at the top of the hill.

  6. Optional: Arrange small figures around the garden to represent the Easter story.

  7. Assemble the garden while discussing the story of Jesus' crucifixion, burial, and resurrection, using the garden elements as visual aids.

Easter Bunny Masks

Supplies Needed:

  • Paper plates

  • Pink construction paper

  • Scissors

  • Glue

  • Markers or crayons

  • Popsicle stick


  1. Cut out eye holes from the paper plates.

  2. Cut out bunny ears from the pink construction paper.

  3. Glue the ears onto the top of the paper plates.

  4. Have the kids decorate the masks with markers or crayons, adding a nose, whiskers, and any other details they'd like.

  5. Glue popsicle stick to the mask to wear it.

Bible-based idea: Discuss how bunnies are often associated with new life, which ties into the theme of Easter and Jesus' resurrection.

Cross Sun Catcher

Supplies Needed:

  • Colored tissue paper (assorted colors)

  • Contact paper or clear adhesive film

  • Scissors


  1. Cut out a cross shape from the contact paper or adhesive film.

  2. Cut the tissue paper into small squares or shapes.

  3. Peel off the backing from the contact paper and place it sticky side up.

  4. Have the kids arrange the tissue paper pieces onto the sticky side of the contact paper, covering the entire cross shape.

  5. Once finished, place another piece of contact paper over the tissue paper to seal the design.

  6. Trim any excess contact paper, then hang the sun catcher in a window to let the light shine through.

  7. Discuss the significance of the cross in Christianity and how it represents Jesus' sacrifice and victory over death.

Easter Story Bracelets

Supplies Needed:

  • Pipe cleaners (assorted colors)

  • Pony beads (assorted colors)

  • Scissors


  1. Cut the pipe cleaners into smaller lengths, enough to fit around a child's wrist.

  2. String the pony beads onto the pipe cleaners, using different colors to represent different parts of the Easter story:

  • Black: Sin

  • Red: Jesus' blood

  • White: Forgiveness

  • Green: New life in Christ

  • Yellow: Heaven

  1. Twist the ends of the pipe cleaners together to secure the beads.

  2. Use the bracelets as a tool to retell the Easter story, explaining the significance of each color and how it relates to Jesus' death and resurrection. Encourage kids to share the meaning of each color as they wear their bracelets.


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