If you’re looking for ways to spend quality time with your child and encourage their creativity, we’ve got 10 great ideas to get you started. Easter is just around the corner, which means there is an abundance of fun and kid-friendly crafts involving bunnies, eggs, and flowers! And instead of the typical store-bought Easter candy, why not make homemade treats that will taste SO much better knowing that you made them with your kids? Liz and Roo has identified 10 ways to get creative and jump into the Spring season with your preschooler!
5 Fun Easter Crafts for your Preschooler
- Toilet Paper Roll Bunny – The things one can do with an empty toilet paper roll is pretty astounding. Children can personalize their bunnies with different colored whiskers and ears. Check out how easy these toilet paper roll bunnies are to make!
- Easter Handprint Cards – All you need is some cardstock, googly eyes, pom poms, and glue for these adorable cards. Homemade cards are a nice gesture to send to grandparents, teachers, or anyone special, and when they have the added benefit of preserving something like a hand print from your child, they’re extra special! Would you choose a lamb, chick, or bunny? Get the instructions here.
- Toilet Paper Roll Easter Bunny Stamps – What did we tell you? SO many uses for toilet paper rolls! With just a slight bend of the roll, you can create a pointed ear shape and voila: stamps to make an Easter bunny! This craft involves using a stapler (which will definitely be your job!) but other than that it is as simple as can be! Try making your own homemade Easter bunny stamps.
- Potato Easter Egg Stamps – Yes, you read that right. You can make a stamp…out of a potato! All you need are some potatoes and paint to complete this precious project. You can carve out the design for your kids and let them do the rest. How fun do these look??
- Peeps Playdough Recipe – If you’re not a fan of your kids eating a bunch of those seasonal sugary Peeps marshmallows, turn them into playdough. That’s right, with just 3 ingredients you can make some playdough out of those squishy treats. Plus it’s edible, so if your kid sneaks a taste (or if you don’t mind letting them enjoy some sugary goodness) they will be completely fine. Check out the recipe here.
5 Fun Easter Treats to Make with Your Preschooler
- Bunny Juicebox Wraps – This isn’t something you make, but with this free download you can print and wrap juice boxes for the school party, family celebrations, or as a cute surprise for them to see when they open their lunchbox at school. These make a simple juice box festive and fun! Get your free print out here.
- Easter Popcorn Recipe – This stuff almost looks too good to eat! Make your own gourmet popcorn with your child to get into the Easter spirit. Popcorn, M&Ms, candy melts, and sprinkles. Need I say more? Read how to prepare this colorful treat here!
- Flower Pretzel Treats – If your kid loves chocolate and pretzels, this recipe is for them! Melted chocolate holds pastel colored M&Ms onto pretzels to make pretty bite-sized flowers. Give it a go here.
- Carrot Shaped Rice Krispies – Rice Krispies are a classic childhood treat. And if you never made them from scratch, you’re missing out! Add some food coloring, chocolate melts, and artistic molding to create some really tasty carrots for the whole family to enjoy. Here’s the recipe.
- Peep Fruit Kabobs – If you can’t help but let your kids enjoy the one time of year that Peeps are everywhere they look, try serving them with some fruit to make sure they’re getting in some healthy micronutrients as well! These Peep kabobs are colorful and simple to make. Stack some of your kid’s favorite fruit on skewers and a Peep for a fun treat. We found this idea here.
We hope you try out some of these crafts and recipes for yourself. We know you will make some wonderful memories (and food)!
Liz and Roo is a Louisville-based nursery designer and manufacturer. We support Shop Local and Made in USA. Follow us on Instagram @lizandroobaby and look to us when you are ready to design the nursery, your toddler’s room or bedding for your teen!