5 Fun AND Frugal Easter Activities

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Easter is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning your Easter crafts! There are tons of fun activities you can do with your kids that don’t involve dyeing Easter eggs.  I love to do crafts with my nephew and the children I babysit for, and I look for new activities every year. Here are five fun and frugal Easter activities that I’m dying to try.

5 Frugal Easter Activities

Sock Bunnies

Simple sock bunnies. Via A Creative Corner.

Simple sock bunnies. Via A Creative Cookie.

Materials: Most or all of these things you probably have around the house, especially if you have a craft kit.

  • One sock
  • Pom poms
  • Scrap felt
  • Glue
  • Ribbon
  • 1/2 a bag of rice

Directions:  To make these adorable bunnies you start by filling a sock with rice to the heel (the heel will be the ears!) and tie it off with a rubber band. Then,you divide it into two sections (head and body) with a ribbon. Next, create eyes, nose, and mouth out of felt and glue to your bunny’s face! You can also use gems, buttons, or beads in place of felt; however, you might want to use a glue gun when applying heavier materials. Lastly, cut a triangle out of top heel portion to create ears adn glue on your bunny’s pom pom tail Find a step-by-step tutorial on A Creative Cookie.

Bunny Mask

Materials:

  • Large Craft Stick
  • Pom Pom (Large, Pink)
  • 3 White Pipe Cleaners
  • Glue

Directions: This is an easy craft perfect for kids. Simply tie the pipe cleaners around the stick so they stay in place. You will want to have three whiskers on each side. Then, you glue the Pom Pom (you could also use a white cotton ball) to the craft stick. And, you’re done!

Lollipop Forest

Jelly bean transformation!

Jelly bean transformation! Via Make It and Love It.

Materials:

  • Jelly beans
  • Lollipops

Directions: The night before Easter give children a small bag (or handful) of jelly beans. Then tell them to “plant” them in the grass. That night replace the jelly beans with lollipops to create a lollipop forest. You can go to the dollar store to grab a few giant lollipops and a bag of smaller lollipops. Depending on what you buy, this could cost anywhere from $1-$5.
Note: Make sure to tell children planting jelly beans only works the night before Easter!

Easter Bunny Ears

Materials: 

  • White poster board
  • Pink construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue or Tape

Directions: Cut a straight rectangle out of the poster board. Then, cut the piece to size (fitting to your child’s head). Glue or tape into a circle. Next, cut out two ear shapes. I find it easiest to fold the poster board in half to ensure the ears are the same size. Cut out two smaller ear shapes out of the pink construction paper and glue to the middle of your white ears. Lastly, glue or tape the ears to the headband.

Easter Egg Fireflies

Finished fireflies! Via

Finished fireflies! Via Apartment Therapy.

Materials:

  • Small LED tealight
  • Thumbtack
  • Plastic egg
  • Marker (preferably permanent)
  • Duct tape
  • Pipe cleaners
  •  Sticker labels

Directions: First, put the tealight in the plastic egg. Then, use the thumbtack to poke holes in the egg for the pipe cleaners. You’ll want to make six holes; four for legs and two for the antennae.Next, insert the pipecleaners into the holes. Then, make the wings by folding the duct tape into triangles, using a small piece of duct tape to attach to the egg. Create the eyes by cutting two circles out of the sticky labels and drawing the eyes. Last, use your marker to make a smile and place your finished fireflies on the lawn to glow! This would be fun to have placed outside for kids to see when “planting” their jelly beans!

What are your favorite Easter activities?

 

 

 

 

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