Woven Paper Butterfly Craft

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Our beautiful Woven Paper Butterfly Craft is perfect for children who are developing and improving  their fine motor skills. With a focus on painting, cutting and weaving, this craft offers a complete fine motor workout!

The children also have options. Some might be comfortable with simply painting, while others may choose to cut up some scrap paper and stick the shapes onto the butterfly.

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It’s also possible to use the template as basis for a collage or watercolour and salt painting exercise.

It’s amazing what you can create with one basic shape and today, we’re going to show you how to create a woven paper butterfly.

Woven Paper Butterfly Craft: Materials 

x1 White Cardstock
Watercolour/ Ready-Mix Paint
Scrap Paper
x2 Googly Eyes
x1 Pipe Cleaner
PVA Glue
Sticky Tape
Scissors

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Woven Paper Butterfly Craft: Video and Tutorial 

To see the craft in action, check out our nifty video below!

 

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Step 1: Download and print the template onto a sheet of white cardstock. 

The durability of cardstock is perfect for this craft. It will withhold the paint and the bending from the weaving process.

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Step 2: Cut out the template. 

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Step 3: Fold each wing in half and cut a number of slits along the edge.

I would advise making the slits small at first and then opening the wing to extend the slits.

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Step 4: Gather some scrap paper and cut it into strips.

Starting from the bottom of the wing, weave the paper through the pre-cut slits.

Alternate the starting point of each strip, to create squares between each piece of paper.

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Step 5: Once complete, turn the butterfly over and secure the ends of the paper with PVA glue.

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Step 6: Trim the excess paper.

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Step 7. And finish off with a pair of googly eyes and antennae

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I hope you enjoy our Woven Paper Butterfly Craft and the variations provided. I would love to your version over in our exclusive facebook group!

And if you’re looking for more butterfly inspiration, you may also like our easy peasy cardboard tube butterfly and classic butterfly art idea.

We also have a wide selection of templates available within our members area, with new ideas added every Friday. To find out more about our Arty Crafty Box and membership area, click the button below:

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Butterfly Salt Painting

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Butterfly Salt Painting - a magical and unusual art process for kids, that's great for exploring colour #artycraftykids #artforkids #kidsart #processart #butterflycrafts #craftsforkids #kidscrafts

Salt painting is a fascinating and intriguing art technique, that will keep kids mesmerised from start to finish. Every fresh stroke of paint will deliver a different result and children will love experimenting with the process; naturally observing the cause and effect, and working out what ratios of water to paint will create the best colours and spread across the salt. This Butterfly Salt Painting project is a simple example of the salt painting process and it works beautifully!

And using our handy template as a guide, children can easily create their own bright and beautiful butterflies.

Butterfly Salt Painting: Materials 

Salt
Watercolour Paint
PVA Glue
White Stock Card

Our butterfly template is accessible via the Arty Crafty Kids membership club, where a huge variety of templates can found as well as colouring pages, how-to-draw guides, DIY cards and much more! 

Butterfly Salt Painting: Tutorial and Video

To see the process in action, take a look at our nifty video tutorial below.

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Step 1: Using a small squeezy bottle of PVA glue, spread the glue along the outline of your chosen shape.

You could either download one of the many animal outlines from our membership area or ask your Arty Crafty Kids to draw their own.

N.B – you will notice from the pictures that our squeezy bottle has black paint remnants. I’m a big fan of recycling and simply reused a bottle of glue from one of our black glue projects – this is also a fabulous process that you may want to take a look at!

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Step 2: Spread the salt across the butterfly, covering all exposed glue and then shake off the excess. 

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Step 3: Now for the really fun part! 

Mix the watercolour paint with lots of water and then dab the paintbrush onto the salt.

What do the Arty Crafty Kids notice?

How does the paint spread across the salt?

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Step 4: Continue adding paint until all the salt is covered.

Encourage the Arty Crafty Kids to mix colours directly on the salt – what happens?

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The Butterfly Salt Painting is now complete! 

I hope your Arty Crafty enjoy the process of creating their butterflies.

For more creative animal Art ideas, you may also enjoy Cool Cat Newspaper Art and our Mixed Media Unicorn!

And since you’re here…

Did you know that you can now have our crafts and all the materials you need,

delivered straight to your door!

 

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Paper Butterfly Collage

Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Butterly Paper Collage - A simple activity using torn scrap paper to create a colourful, textured butterfly. A wonderful craft for kids! #artycraftykids #recycledcraft #easykidscraft #craftsforkids #kidsart #artideasforkids #easykidsactivities

Collage art is a wonderful medium for kids to explore. The process of breaking one object (in this instance paper) to create a new whole naturally lends itself to encouraging creative thinking and developing problem-solving skills. With the aide of our butterfly template or hand-drawn shape, children will be measuring and calculating how each individual piece with fit into the available space, and of course, with creating a butterfly, there’s the additional challenge of symmetry. No matter how big or small your Arty Crafty Kids are, this project is adaptable and perfect for all! And they will be guaranteed to have the best time creating their Paper Butterfly Collage.

To extend the activity, I like to challenge my own Arty Crafty Kids to create with just one magazine.

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This is great for creativity and encourages kids (and adults!) to think outside of the box with respect to adding colour and texture to their collages. For example, an image of a woolly jumper can more than just the end product. Take a look at the thickness of wool, the stitch, and shapes. The same applies to furnishings, nature images, food and so on – If you look closely at our example butterfly, you may spot a familiar face!

Paper Butterfly Collage: Materials 

Stock Card
PVA Glue
Scrap Paper, Newspaper or Magazine

Our butterfly template is accessible via the Arty Crafty Kids membership club, where a huge variety of templates can found as well as colouring pages, how-to-draw guides, DIY cards and much more! 

Paper Butterfly Collage: Tutorial and Video

To see the process in action, take a look at our nifty video tutorial below.

 

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Step 1: Delve into the recyling bin or/and craft supplies and gather a variety of scrap paper. 

Either download the template from our membership area or ask your Arty Crafty Kids to create their own shape.

Print or draw the shape onto a piece of white card stock. This is really important, as the process is very sticky and paper will just get too soggy and potentially spoil your child’s gorgeous creation. Arty Crafty Kids | Art | Butterly Paper Collage - A simple activity using torn scrap paper to create a colourful, textured butterfly. A wonderful craft for kids! #artycraftykids #recycledcraft #easykidscraft #craftsforkids #kidsart #artideasforkids #easykidsactivities

Step 2: Begin filling the butterfly with torn shreds of paper. 

Your Arty Crafty Kids may prefer to cut their paper with scissors.

With each application, adds lots of glue, spreading it across the existing paper to secure all the edges.

Once this dry, this will leave a lovely gloss over the paper and make it quite hard to touch. Perfect if you’re likely to frame the collaged art!

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Step 3: Continue filling the shape with a variety of colours and textures.

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Step 4: Once the shape is complete, add one final spread of glue across the entire picture and leave the butterfly to dry!

The Paper Butterfly Collage is now complete! 

I hope your Arty Crafty enjoy the process of creating their paper butterflies.

For more creative animal Art ideas, you may also enjoy Cool Cat Newspaper Art and our Mixed Media Unicorn!

And since you’re here…

Did you know that you can now have our crafts and all the materials you need

delivered straight to your door!

 

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Claude Monet Water Lilies Art Project for Kids

“Never, even as a child, would I bend to a rule” – Claude Monet

Our Claude Monet Water Lilies Art Project for Kids is open to breaking the rules. Using a piece of card and spoon for colour mixing, children can recreate their own impressionist water lily painting. And while our tool of choice is the spoon, children can explore and experiment with their hands, brushes, a sponge, scrap card or anything else they fancy trying to add texture and movement to the pond.

A spoon could be considered an unusual tool for exploring the works of famous artists. However, as you will soon find out, it blends the colours beautifully and smooths the paint as it spreads across the cardboard canvas, creating a ‘reflective’ surface that was key to Monet’s exploration of capturing patterns of changing light. The spoon can create swirls and movement, that naturally flows, almost like water.

Although a simple twist, it’s one that lends itself to adaption and can be easily applied within the home or classroom.

So let’s gather some old cardboard, paint, and a spoon, and get started!

Claude Monet Water Lilies Art Project for Kids: Materials

Thick Cardboard from an old box
Paint (Blue, White, Yellow)
A Spoon
Tissue Paper
Green Stockcard
Button
Scissors
PVA Glue

VIDEO Tutorial: 

 

Claude Monet Water Lilies Art Project for Kids: Tutorial 

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Step 1: Using a piece of cardboard, cut it into a pond like shape and add sporadically add blobs of blue, yellow and white paint across the surface.

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Step 2: Spread the spoon across the surface, capturing the paint and blending, while spreading to across the surface.

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Step 3: Swirl and move the paint across until the cardboard is completely covered.

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Step 4: To add texture to smooth surface, try tearing the top layer of the cardboard to reveal the corrugated card to create prints across the ‘pond’.

My daughter suggested that these could be ripples created by bugs that often hover across the water, or perhaps a frog that’s just leaped in.

Either way, encourage the Arty Crafty Kids to spend time working on their pond surface, blending colours and if necessary, adding more paint.

Arty Crafty Kids | Art for Kids | Claude Monet Water Lilies Art Project for Kids #famousartists #kidsart #artforkids #monetforkidsStep 5: Using green stock card, add some lily pads to the pond.

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Step 6: And finishing off with tissue paper lilies!

To make the lilies, cut out a pair of circles using two different colours for contrast (or the same) and place a button into the centre, securing with PVA glue.

Then simply scrunch the paper around the button to create a 3D effect.

And the Claude Monet Water Lily Art Project for Kids is now complete!

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I hope your children have fun recreating Monet’s Water Lilies. For more projects inspired by famous artists, check out:

Splat Painting for Kids 

Kandinsky Pebbles

Kandinsky Heart Art Project

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Printable Rainbow ‘I Love your True Colours’ Card

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Printable Rainbow 'I Love Your True Colours' Card - A beautiful printable greetings card for kids to colour. Perfect for Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Birthday's or just because days #kidscards #kidscrafts #printable #rainbowcrafts #kidscrafts

Designed and created by my eldest, this charming Printable Rainbow ‘I Love your True Colours’ Card is perfect for any special occasion – Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Birthday’s and everything in between.

The rainbow can be coloured, painted and embellished with buttons, sequins or even glitter (if you’re feeling brave).

And with a handy template to download, this craft couldn’t be easier!

The Backstory

Rainbows are a huge source of inspiration within my household, so I wasn’t surprised that her card idea was Rainbow themed. However, I was unprepared for why she wanted to create this card for her Daddy’s Birthday:

” My Daddy is like a Rainbow. He’s happy, funny, very silly and sometimes can be cross, and I love everything about him. He’s just like the song from Trolls [ True Colours] and he’s never scared to be himself”

Heartwarming stuff right?

Printable Rainbow ‘I Love your True Colours’ Card: Materials 

White Stock Card
Paint / Watercolours / Pens or Pencils
Embellishments – Buttons/Sequins
PVA Glue
Scissors

Download the Printable (found towards the end of this post)

NOTE: There are two versions of the template available, one with the UK spelling of Colour and another for our US friends.

Printable Rainbow ‘I Love your True Colours’ Card: Tutorial

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Step 1: Download and print the template onto a piece of A4 white stockcard.

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Step 2: Colour the rainbow with the Arty Crafty Kids using their favourite medium.

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Step 3: Fill the rainbow with bright and vibrant colours.

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Step 4: Add some embellishments.

My children love buttons and I think they work really well with this activity.

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Step 5: Once the card has dried off, fold it in half and then cut out the rainbow shape.

Arty Crafty Kids | Craft | Printable Rainbow 'I Love Your True Colours' Card - A beautiful printable greetings card for kids to colour. Perfect for Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Birthday's or just because days #kidscards #kidscrafts #printable #rainbowcrafts #kidscraftsStep 6: Open the card and fill it with a personal greeting.

Printable Rainbow ‘I Love your True Colours’ Card: Templates

UK Version:Rainbow True Colours Card

US Version:Rainbow True Colors Card US

For more versatile and personal greetings cards, check out:

Handprint Ladybug 

Panda Printable Card

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Happy Hoppy Paper Bunny Craft

Arty Crafty Kids | Art Ideas for Kids | Paper Bunny Craft for Kids - using the template providing, kids can create a cute bunny using recycled paper. A great craft idea for Spring and Easter #eastercraftforkids #springcraftsforkids #kidscrafts #craftsforkids #eastercrafts

Inspired by our ‘Cool Cat‘ and ‘Playful Pup’ concept, we’ve created a new versatile Paper Bunny Craft that’s perfectly suited to any upcoming Spring and Easter themed crafting that you might be planning for the kids.

Just like our other characters,  this Happy Hoppy Bunny knows how to strike a pose. With just one template, children can arrange the pieces to create a standing, sitting, crouching, bouncing or even a dancing bunny picture, which is great for imaginative and creative thinking.

Teachers have used this concept for story-telling, class displays and creative play with great success!

And on a practical level, it’s the perfect activity to support fine motor development; particularly scissor skills and tracing.

Happy Hoppy Paper Bunny Craft: Materials

White Stock Card
Newspaper/Magazines
Patterned or Coloured Paper
PVA Glue
Scissors
Printer

Happy Hoppy Bunny Template – Found towards the end of this post!

Happy Hoppy Paper Bunny Craft: Tutorial 

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Step 1: Download the Template and gather the supplies.

Offer your Arty Crafty Kids a variety of materials to play with explore. Consider any scrap paper, magazines, tissue paper or even fabric.

The possibilities are endless – work with the materials you have to hand.

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Step 2: Cut out all the Bunny body parts.

The body has been purposely shaped as rather round and large, and the Arty Crafty Kids can keep it as it is or use their creative license to alter its shape.

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Step 3: Using coloured/patterned or newspaper, trace around the templates and cute out the paper shapes.

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Step 4: Once all the body parts have been cut out, it’s time to play.

Ask the Arty Crafty Kids to describe how a bunny may look and present itself, and then encourage them to recreate the vision they have in their minds.

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Happy Hoppy Bunny Template

To access the template, sign up to our Arty Crafty Kids Club newsletter, and we’ll also keep you posted about other crafts, free templates and offers for the Arty Crafty Box!

This template, and many others, is also available in our Arty Crafty Kids Club Members Area Free 10-Day Trial – Sign Up Here

 

For more Bunny crafting, check out:

18 Bunny Crafts for Kids 

Pop-Up Bunny Craft 

Bunny Silhouette Art 

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Rainbow Paper Collage Art Project

Arty Crafty Kids | Art Ideas for Kids | Rainbow Paper Collage | A fabulous rainbow paper collage activity that promotes cutting skills & colour play within a free rainbow template for kids to follow #rainbowart #preschoolart #craftsforpreschoolers #kidscrafts #scissorskills

This simple Rainbow Paper Collage Art Project is perfect for preschoolers and young children working on their colour recognition, scissor and line skills and of course, for children who simply LOVE rainbows! With the aide of the template provided, children can cut and place their coloured/patterned papers within the lines to create their very own rainbow.

It’s an activity that many children will be able to complete independently, where they will naturally think about colour sequencing and patterns. This has the potential to be enhanced if block coloured paper is mixed with patterned paper, as they’re likely to create their own sequences within the lines themselves.

My four-year-old sang an adapted version of the ‘I can Sing a Rainbow’ song in midst of crafting, which she sang on her own accord. It was a joy to hear and helped her to remember the order of colours to make a rainbow.

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Rainbow Paper Collage Art Project: Materials

Coloured Paper – Rainbow Colours
Patterned/textured/glitter paper – consider recycling paper from magazines, Christmas/occasion cards or wrapping/packaging paper
PVA Glue
White Cardstock
Printer
Scissors
Rainbow Template – this can be found towards the end of the post

Rainbow Paper Collage Art Project: Tutorial

Arty Crafty Kids | Art Ideas for Kids | Rainbow Paper Collage | A fabulous rainbow paper collage activity that promotes cutting skills & colour play within a free rainbow template for kids to follow #rainbowart #preschoolart #craftsforpreschoolers #kidscrafts #scissorskills

Step 1: Prepare the paper with the Arty Crafty Kids – it’s a great way for them to practice their cutting skills. While we cut our paper into squares and rectangles, any shape will work. Even torn paper or scrunched up tissue paper!

 

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Step 2: Print out the template onto white cardstock.

I often recommend using a cardstock base for projects. Little ones are often generous with their applications of glue and paint, and cardstock tends to absorb it quite well without turning their art into a soggy mess!

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Step 3: Stick the paper onto the template, following the lines provided.

 

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Step 4: Continue sticking until the rainbow is complete.

 

Arty Crafty Kids | Art Ideas for Kids | Rainbow Paper Collage | A fabulous rainbow paper collage activity that promotes cutting skills & colour play within a free rainbow template for kids to follow #rainbowart #preschoolart #craftsforpreschoolers #kidscrafts #scissorskills

While the objective of the project is to create a ‘rainbow’, there’s nothing more charming than an adapted rainbow of mixed colours and sequences.

Your Arty Crafty Kids will have their own ideas of how a rainbow should look and it’s always fun to go with the flow to see what magic happens.

Rainbow Paper Collage: Template

To access the template, sign up to our Arty Crafty Kids Club newsletter, and we’ll also keep you posted about other crafts, free templates and offers for the Arty Crafty Box!

This template, and many others, is also available in our Arty Crafty Kids Club Members Area Free 10-Day Trial – Sign Up Here

For more activities like this Rainbow Paper Collage Art Project check out:

Rainbow Heart Art  

Scrape Painted Rainbow 

Rainbow Fish 

 

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3D Tissue Paper Flower

The kids are going to love this tactile 3D Tissue Paper Flower Craft!

It’s a craft that focuses entirely on threading and cutting, giving kids a fabulous fine motor work out while creating gorgeous paper flowers that can be bunched to form a bouquet for Mother’s day (or any other special occassion), added to an Easter bonnet or used as a centre piece for the table – so many possibilities!

Using just few basic materials that you’re likely to already have stashed away in the craft cupboard, this is a craft that requires minimal set and allows for maximum creativity.

Sound good, let’s get started!

3D Tissue Paper Flower

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Supplies: 

Buttons – the bigger the better!
Colourful Tissue Paper 
Pipe Cleaner
Paper Straw
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First things first, we need circles, circles and more circles!

Tissue paper is a great material for cutting practice and in the context of our flowers, it doesn’t matter if the circles are cut to different sizes, irregular in shape or have jagged edges. They will all work and add texture to their flowers.

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Once the pile of tissue paper circles is bountiful, thread a short piece of pipe cleaner through the button holes.

You will notice that our buttons are not only rather cool, but they’re big too, making them easy for little hands to use.
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Select the smallest tissue paper circle and thread it onto the pipe cleaner.

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The best thing about our 3D Tissue Paper Flower craft is that it offers lots of the creative freedom for little ones. It doesn’t matter if the circles are perfectly circular or not, nor does it matter how they’re threaded onto the pipe cleaner!

One piece of paper can threaded in the middle, another to the far left or far right – however they find their way onto the pipe cleaner, they still come together to form a flower and the irregularities simply add to their individual and unique charm.

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Once your child has finished forming their flowers, twist the remaining pipe cleaner to form one ‘stem’.

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And then thread the 3D Tissue Paper Flower into a straw to add stability.

Scrunch the tissue paper up a little and shape it around the button to give it add texture and ‘flower’ appearance.

Your arty crafty kid will have now completed their first flower and with the first flower made, it’s time to start again.

I hope the kids enjoy our 3D Tissue Paper Flower craft and if you’re looking for more inspiration this spring, take a look at our Paper Plate Flower and collections of Spring and Easter Crafts.

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25 Super Cute Easter Crafts

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It’s the season of cute fluffy things and if your pinterest feed is anything like mine, it will be over flowing with ridiculously Cute Easter Crafts. Bunnies and Chicks can be found everywhere, and with SO much choice I’ve decided to pull together the cutest of cute crafts into one handy post!

As always, I like to mix things up with lots of fun and interesting techniques and processes for the kids to explore, and within this awesome collection of 25 Easter Crafts for Kids you will find handprint chicks, pom-pom bunnies, glittery eggs, a special eggtastic keepsake and much much more!

Before we dive in, here’s a few supplies you may find useful…

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25 Super Cute Easter Crafts

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This happy handprint and cotton wool chick is the perfect craft to kick start our collection 25 Super Cute Easter Crafts!

I adore the doe eyed expression of this very simple paper plate lamb.

These paper rabbits are super fun to make and surprisingly easy – great for older kids!

And if you haven’t already noticed, we love paper plates here and LOVE the Easter Basket and paper plate Easter Egg with a surprise chick.

While this is not strictly a “craft”, how much fun does this egg splatter painting look?

I’ve seen many pom-pom bunnies about, but this little pom-pom cutie is my favourite.

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Have you ever considered painting a doily? I love how A Little Pinch of Perfect created these beautiful doily Easter eggs!

And while you have the doily’s out, why not try turning one into an adorable lamb!

This paper plate chick is PERFECT for younger children and kids will have so much fun creating and  playing with these Paper Plate Pop-Up Bunnies

My own kids adore playing with watercolours, especially against a hot glue resist – check out how we made this pretty watercolour Easter Egg!

Remember this Easter with a gorgeous little egg keepsake

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I love this invitation to create Easter eggs and its of course a simple (and best) way to inspire creativity.

Your kids will love this paper plate Easter Purse and what I love about this craft is that it’s come direct from the imagination of kids and made by kids!

This Easter egg garland could be the perfect accessory to a Easter Egg hunt.

And I hope you have a healthy stash of Paper Plates, as I have another adorable bunny for you!

These Hand and Footprint chicks are just the cutest and I love the simplicity of this Easter Egg wreath.

I love anything that sparkles and these glittery Easter eggs rock my world!

Download this adorable bunny basket printable from The Craft Train.

I love cardboard tube crafts and these bunnies are not only cute, they’re super easy to make too!

This is one of my favourite arty Easter egg ideas and I adore the contrasting black glue.

I recently had the pleasure of designing a Free Colouring Page for Red Ted Art and thought you may enjoy this one (this design also comes as a downloadable card!).

And last but not least, I have two final paper plate crafts for you and I hope you enjoy our pop-up chicks and gorgeous chick sewing activity from I Heart Crafty Things.

I hope you’ve enjoyed all 25 of our Super Cute Easter Crafts and if you’re looking for even more inspiration, take a quick look at our collection of Bunny Crafts and easy Spring Crafts for Kids!

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Paper Plate Easter Egg Chick Surprise

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Today I’m showing you a classic Easter craft with a super cute added surprise. This paper plate Easter Egg Chick Surprise craft is easy and fun to make, and perfect for little hands to assemble themselves!

I adore the simplicity of the craft and it’s one those that i’m sure you’ve tried as a child yourself.

The Easter Egg offers a fabulously open-ended element where preschoolers can paint and stick till their hearts content, with an opportunity to practice their cutting skills.

And if you’re looking for an activity for a local toddler or preschool group, then the minimal set-up will be appealing.

Sound good?

Let’s get started!

Paper Plate Easter Egg Chick Surprise 

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Paper Plate
Construction Paper
Metallic Paint
Ribbon
Split Pin/Paper Fastener 
PVA Glue
Scissors

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To begin, shape the Paper Plate to resemble an oval ‘egg’ shape and then remove the top with some zig-zag cutting.

In reality, this might be a little challenging for children to do, but they will love having a go and whatever the outcome – it will be PERFECT!

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Now for the best bit…

To decorate our Easter Egg we started out with painting some simple metallic stripes.

I love the glittery sheen of the metallic paint and it seems to have an ‘Easter’ feel to it, of course it’s not necessary for you to run out and buy metallic paint – I’m a huge advocate for simply using the materials you have available at home.

That said, i’m sure the kids will have their own ideas about how to paint their Easter Eggs!

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Once the paint had dried, we added some pretty ribbon from scrap box.

Buttons, sequins, tissue paper, scrap paper etc would work just as well!

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To add the movable lid, secure the two parts with a split pin – this will allow the lid to move up and down to create a ‘hatching egg’.

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The chick couldn’t be easier to make and is simply a combination of paper and scrap felt, stuck together with a little PVA glue.

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Using a piece of sticky tape, add the chick to the Easter Egg.

And that’s it, you should now have one super adorable Paper Plate Easter Egg Chick Surprise for the kids to play with.

If the kids enjoyed this paper plate craft, they may also love our Pop-Up Chick Craft and Pop-Up Bunny Craft, which uses similar materials.

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