Easter is a time for family and friends to come together. So here are some fun craft ideas for celebrating Easter.
Easter Egg “Place Cards”
One of the simplest Easter DIY crafts is to make “place cards” out of hollow, dyed eggs. Here’s how to hollow the eggs and make them into “place cards:”
- First, shake the raw egg, so that the yolk inside breaks up. This will help the insides come out of the egg better.
- Next, put a bit of tape over the top and bottom end of the egg. The tape is optional, but it will help prevent the egg from cracking during the next step.
- Next, holding the egg over a bowl, poke a small hole in each end of the egg, through the tape, using a large needle or pin. Make the hole on the bottom a little bigger, so the egg will empty more easily.
- Then, with the egg right up to your mouth, blow through the hole in the top of the egg, so that the egg comes out of the bottom hole. Do this until the egg is completely empty.
- Now, swish the egg in some soapy water, rinse both the inside and outside of the egg, and let dry completely. Standing the eggs on end, will help them dry faster.
- Once your hollow eggs are completely dry, dye them, and when they are thoroughly dry, hand letter each guest’s name on each egg, using a paint marker. Gold paint marker looks elegant and festive. White paint marker pops on deeply colored eggs.
- Now, place an egg on a napkin at each place setting, and lay some faux florals alongside the egg, if you like.
Decorating hollow eggs also means that the eggs can be enjoyed year after year, as long as you are careful about how you store them.
If you’re looking for a colorful way to decorate your Easter table, try using some of your dyed eggs as part of your Easter centerpiece. One idea is to make a centerpiece of colorful dyed eggs. Place the eggs in a pretty basket with some moss or basket filler. You could also add some brightly wrapped Easter candies. If the basket has a handle, tie on a big bow. This centerpiece is simple, yet fun.
Include The Whole Family – Even Your Pets
You can also include your pets in the Easter fun. For your dog, you can make a decorated dog treat jar for them. (Kind of like their very own Easter basket in jar form!) You need a Mason jar, a stencil, chalk paint, a stencil dauber, some ribbon, and pet treats.
- First, clean the jar thoroughly (and, it also helps to wipe it with some rubbing alchohol.)
- Temporarily tape a stencil to the jar with a gentle, removable tape. (Some stencils even have adhesive on them already.) Easter egg stencils, bunnies, flowers, etc. will all give a fun spring vibe.
- Gently pounce a spring color of chalk paint over the stencil area. Don’t use too much paint or it might find its way under the stencil.
- Remove the stencil while the paint is still wet.
- Tie a brightly colored ribbon around the top of the jar.
- Finally, fill the jar with some healthy soft dog treats, and you are good to go!
Easter Egg Hunt
If you’re looking for a classic, fun way to celebrate Easter, why not try an Easter egg hunt? This tried and true activity is perfect for kids of all ages, and it’s a great way to get some exercise outdoors.
Although baskets have traditionally been used to collect the eggs, you can switch it up and easily make some fabric bags in pretty spring patterns yourself, using some simple materials. Even a placemat, sewn up the sides, can make a pretty egg hunt bag!
Or, just decorate some pastel gift bags with rubber stamps or stencils.
Finally, make sure everyone has a bag, and enjoy the hunt!
Most of these crafts are easy enough for beginners. So gather your supplies and get creative!