Easter is approaching and now is the right time to make happy decorations for the house and garden with the children. Easter handicrafts with children are especially great fun if you use natural materials. Take a walk in the forest to collect tree branches, bird feathers, stones and flowers and use them to beautify your home! We will show you numerous DIY ideas that are well suited for children of kindergarten age. They are the perfect pastime on rainy weekends.
Easter crafts with children: use natural materials
In the next handicraft ideas, the natural materials play the main role. Seasonal flowers from your own garden or field flowers, for example, bring a breath of fresh air into your own four walls and ring in the beginning of spring. Pick several flowers and use them to create a stylish decoration. You still need 16 wooden eggs of the same size, natural coloring and hair ties. First, together with the children, color the wooden eggs – four in dark blue, four in yellow, four in red and four in lavender. Shorten the flower stems and tie the fresh flowers (crocuses, lilies of the valley or orchids, for example) to the Easter eggs. You can swap the old flowers for new ones every four days.
You can spice up the little ones’ Easter basket with large flowers such as peonies, carnations, hydrangeas, tulips or early-blooming roses. First wrap the cup with petals, then glue the flowers on top. You can use either hot glue or glue. This craft idea is suitable for children in elementary school who have already practiced using glue and hot glue. It is the perfect Easter basket for the little princess who goes on Easter egg hunt with the other children from kindergarten.
Easter crafts with children: paint stones
Children love to paint. If you collect flat pebbles for Easter, then you can paint them with bright colors. For this purpose you need acrylic paints, brushes, bowl for the paints, special markers, letter stamps, black ink pad. Before you start painting, wash the stones off, place them on a cloth and let them dry. First paint all the stones with a brush and white acrylic paint and let them dry. Then you can paint the stones as you like, the colors come into their own thanks to the white primer. You can then use the letter stamps to stamp “Happy Easter”.
Easter crafts with children: Easter wreath made from natural materials
Welcome your guests with a homemade door wreath. Blow eggs with the children, dye them pastel colors and let them dry. Then wrap a vine and moss wreath with wild branches and flowers from the surrounding nature. Then glue the blown Easter eggs to the wreath and attach a colorful fabric bow as an accent. The finished Easter wreath shines in cheerful spring colors and puts you in a good mood. It is also suitable as a table, mantelpiece or window decoration. The only disadvantage of the Easter wreath is that the flowers usually cannot last longer than a week. Most trees that bloom in early spring are sensitive to heat. As a rule, the flowers will stay fresh longer outside. They will wither much faster inside.
Handicrafts with natural materials for Easter: Easter bunny made of wood and wool
The next craft idea is not only extremely durable, but also super easy to make. Even children of kindergarten age can cope with the task without any problems with a little support. And best of all: You can paint this cute Easter bunny as you like and arrange it together with other long-lasting decorations made of natural materials such as bird nests, flowers and animal figures and display them on the dining table, for example. Or you can tie several bunnies together and create a garland for the mantelpiece.
This is how the Easter bunny is made: You need two wooden balls, the first with a diameter of at least 5 cm and the second with a diameter of at least 3 cm. Then you still need floral wire from the florist shop, woolen thread, scissors and pliers. First cut out two pieces of wire of equal length and bend them so that you get two rabbit ears. Then wrap the wire ears with the woolen thread. Then glue the two balls together and then attach the rabbit ears. If you wish, you can paint a rabbit face.
Handicrafts with forest materials: owls made of wooden discs and buttons
A really cool Easter decoration that also cuts a fine figure on the dining table in autumn. Collect branches with the children and use tree slices to make the cute owls shown above. This decoration is also great for the house entrance, as the wood can easily withstand wind, rain and frost. After the Easter celebration is over, you can simply store the tree in a box and then rearrange it in the fall.
This is how the owls are made: make the eyes from buttons, paint the feathers with a pencil and cut out the beak from felt. You can make the bird legs out of pipe cleaners. Drill through the tree grates at the top and thread twine. Then hang the owls on the tree branch. The decoration with forest materials is finished. You can also decorate the branch with fresh flowers.
Crafting with forest materials: moss Easter egg
A moss Easter egg gives the Easter decoration a natural touch. The Moosei cuts a fine figure both as a soloist, but looks just as cool together with other decorations made of natural materials. You can also spice up the moss egg with fresh seasonal flowers or bird feathers. All you need is glue, a blown egg or a wooden egg and moss. Glue the moss to the egg piece by piece and let the glue dry out. Then tie flowers or bird feather to the egg.
Another idea is to cover white chicken eggs with moss. To make it go faster, you can first draw the outlines with a pencil. Draw a rabbit silhouette, heart, or letters. Then glue the moss on it. This decoration is very effective and blends in particularly harmoniously with puristic furnishings. You can also embellish the moss eggs with a decorative ribbon. He gives the simple Easter decoration in Scandinavian style the finishing touches.
Easter crafts with children: cress eggs
Cress eggs are not just a cool craft idea, they are also a nice souvenir for grandparents. The herb seeds grow into sprouts in less than a week. You need: kitchen paper, water, cress seeds from the gardening trade, blown eggs, googly eyes. First, blow out the eggs and wash them thoroughly with water. Then place a cotton swab in each egg and moisten the inside of the eggshell well. Put a pinch of seeds in each bowl and re-moisten them thoroughly. Then, with the children, watch as the seeds sprout over the next few days. Pour the cress every day and after less than a week the Easter decoration with cress eggs is ready. To make the eggs look cool, you can also glue googly eyes on them.
Handicrafts with forest materials: Tie an Easter wreath from willow branches yourself
Of course, you can also buy a wreath made from willow branches in the garden centers and florist shops. But it looks much nicer if you tie it from fresh willow twigs. This makes Easter handicrafts with the children twice as much fun. You can also spice up the finished Easter wreath with blown Easter eggs, paper carrots and various animal figures. This cute Easter wreath will create a happy mood in the nursery.
Easter crafts with children: Easter eggs, ivy and feathers
Another cool idea is to color the Easter eggs with natural colors. Then arrange the eggs in a large bowl with ivy and feathers. You can achieve a dark red shade with the juice of beetroot, red cabbage colors the Easter eggs in a soft purple, chamomile and St. John’s herb tea, and turmeric color you in bright yellow and onion peel color you bronze. You can also rub the Easter eggs with sunflower oil so that the shades come into their own. This gives the egg surface a slight sheen.
Let the children experiment with the different natural coloring agents. Then write down the results together so that by next year you will know what worked and what did not. You can also blow out some of the eggs and set aside. Then you will have Easter eggs next year too, with which you can put together a colorful Easter decoration as early as March.
Optionally, you can collect interesting leaves with the children and attach them to the Easter eggs with a hair tie. Then dye the Easter eggs red, let them dry out completely, and then carefully remove the hair ties and leaves. It works best if you dye brown eggs. The transition between red and brown is much smoother, so that light smears of color remain invisible.
If you want to save yourself the trouble of coloring eggs, you can blow out white eggs and stick the leaves you have found on them. In this way they become small works of art that are inspired by nature. These Easter eggs can be paired with the moss eggs, for example, and they also look good with other puristic Easter decorations made from natural materials. But they are also well suited as soloists on the festive table or, for example, as peculiar place cards.
When it comes to Easter decorations, blooming branches are a welcome change from Easter bunnies, chicks and Co. If you are planning a trip to the countryside, take tongs with you. Bring home several larger cherry branches with blossoms and hang the Easter eggs on them. This decoration looks particularly charming in simple ceramic vases or teapots. The children can of course help with the handicrafts of the “Easter tree” and can then proudly display it on a side table.
Fresh flowering branches are also the perfect welcome greeting for all guests at Easter. The tree branches can withstand the cold and wind without any problems. However, to prevent the flowers from fading too quickly, you should change the water every day. This will prevent algae and bacteria from building up in the water. The blown and colored Easter eggs shine in all rainbow colors and automatically attract attention.
Easter crafts with children: natural materials such as moss as decoration for the Easter basket
The old Easter basket doesn’t look so nice anymore? Then you can cover it with moss and wrap it with willow twigs. Put a flower pot inside and plant spring flowers. Let the children help with this. This is a fun way to practice gardening.
Easter handicrafts with children are fun, because this is how colorful and creative designs are created. In the photo gallery below you can find more craft ideas with natural materials that you can easily make yourself with the children.
Easter basket made of moss and willow branches
Instructions for making the Easter basket made of willow twigs and moss
Plant the Easter basket with cress and decorate it with felt chicks
Make wall decorations from feathers yourself