9 fun Easter crafts the whole family can try this weekend

These Easter crafts are fun, easy and you can order everything online so no need to even leave the house

Etsy easter crafts
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If you are on the hunt for some Easter crafts that will get your whole family in the festive spirit, we have you covered. We know Easter weekend is probably looking a little different for us all this year, but that doesn't mean you can't have some fun and get creative with your family. We have come up with some really simple Easter crafts that you can do in a few hours and you can order everything you need online right now, no need to leave the house.

If you want to feel even more festive, head over to our Easter decorating ideas to get your home looking lovely and spring like. 

1. Get decorating your eggs

Get crafty with eggs using this brilliant tattoo kit. The set of 27 metallic and neon bunny and flower designs are easy to transfer onto eggs you simply cut out the design, peel the outer covering and place it onto the (boiled, cooled) egg, wipe over the backing with a damp cloth before peeling it away gently to reveal the tattooed egg. Once done, pile them into a bowl and use as part of a table centrepiece for springtime celebrations. Easter Egg Tattoo Kit, £11.25, Postbox Party at Etsy. 

And, if you’re struggling to find the real thing (or don't want to waste what you do have or can't bear to destroy your artwork to make egg salad/sandwiches), these polystyrene eggs from Hobbycraft are perfect for crafting.

2. Make an Easter garland

Easter garland

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Garlands look lovely hung in a hallway, across a door, or above a fireplace and can be made from paper or card shapes cut into letters spelling out an Easter message, or simple easter shapes - take inspiration from this lovely one from Etsy, or used wool pom poms made to look like chicks or bunnies, like this one from Argos

Suitable for beginners, this pom pom garland craft kit from Wool Couture Company, £15.99, comes with 5 wooden bunnies, wool to make their tails, string and cable ties.

3. Be creative with paper chains

Etsy craft kit

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Not just for Christmas, paper chains are quick and easy to make - you simply loop the paper strips, securing with tape or glue, then interlink them together to create your chain. Altered Chic sell a pack which contains 30 strips of paper in five easter colours that makes a chain of approximately two metres. 

Easter paper chain kit, £3.75, Etsy.

4. Sew some hanging decorations 

Etsy easter craft

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This sewing kit from Corinne Lapierre, contains everything you need to make a super cute felt decoration featuring a bunny in a lovely carrot bed, with a pretty ribbon to hang. Don’t worry if you’ve never made anything before as the kit is suitable for crafters of all abilities, including those just starting out. Hang it from an easter tree made from branches found in the garden, like the one seen here (idea 12). 

Bunny in Carrot bed mini sewing kit, £6.95, Etsy

5. DIY an Easter basket 

Argos Easter basket DIY

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Little ones will love decorating their own basket ready for an Easter egg hunt. This set comes with a bamboo basket which you then decorate with the pre cut felt flower and leaf shapes. Suitable for ages 3 years and over. 

Design Your Own Bamboo Basket with Decorations, £3.50, Argos

6. Decorate with fairy lights

Lights4fun easter decorations

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For very little effort (you just need to pop in 3 AA batteries) these Bunny Micro Fairy Lights are a quick and easy way to add a twinkle to your home this Easter. Simply place them on a dining table, across a doorway or along a mantlepiece. Evenly spaced over 2m of wire, these little lights are perfect for entwining around your home this spring.

Bunny Micro Fairy Lights, £11.99, from Lights4Fun.

7. Make some Easter biscuits (or some Easter toast)

Re easter biscuits

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Biscuit cutters don’t just have to be used to make, err, biscuits. If baking’s not your bag then use them to create bunny shaped toast soldiers for breakfast, served with boiled eggs, or mini carrot shaped sandwiches for lunch. You can also use the blunt side of the cutter to leave an indentation on a slice of bread before toasting. 

Rabbit, £4.25 and Carrot, £3.50 biscuit cutters, both RE.

8. Paint your name 

Not on the High Street Easter craft

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Children will love decorating their own initial, especially as it’s adorned with “bunny ears” (well it is Easter!). This fab little kit comes with 4 wooden bunny eared hanging letters (you choose the letters) which can be decorated with the glitter and paint provided, or you can decorate them using pens, paints, decoupage, paper or fabric - anything you fancy. Perfect for brightening up door handles and coat hooks. 

Paint Your Own Easter Bunny Ear Letters by Craft Heaven, £9.95, Not on the High Street.The boxed kit contains 1 x glitter tube; 1 x paint brush; 2 x paints; 1 x PVA tube; 4 x jute hangers. The glitter and paints come in various random colours. 

9. Got old school with a bag of buttons

Amazon Easter wooden buttons

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A big old bag of decorative buttons can be used for endless crafting projects as they can be sewn or glued onto most surface. This bumper bag of 200 wooden buttons, £9.99, Amazon (100 egg buttons and 100 bunny buttons), would look great used stuck onto cards or gift tags, as well as for customising a plain tote bag or cushion cover. 

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