Ultimate Easter List of Sustainable Craft Ideas for Kids

Looking for fun craft ideas for your kids around Easter? Hop to it with our step-by-step guides to complete some cute and sustainable crafts that are sure to go over well with your little ones. You can reuse items around your home. Take a look:

Paper Towel Easter Bunnies

Festive, fun, and oh-so-cute.

What you need (makes three bunnies):

  • 4 Empty toilet paper rolls
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Paintbrush
  • Scrap paper
  • Black marker
  • Non-toxic paint (Pink, Blue, Purple, or any color you'd like!)
  • Non-Toxic Glue
  1. Flatten one of the empty toilet paper rolls. Cut it into six pieces that are 1- or 2-inches thick
  2. Paint two of the cut pieces for the ears; you'll want to paint the inside of the pieces (ears), too
  3. Paint a whole, uncut roll for the body
  4. Repeat this process two times for three bunnies and use whatever color paint you'd like
  5. Paint a second coat on each roll and set them aside to dry
  6. Cut out six circles from the blank side of scrap paper for the eyes
  7. Draw a small circle with a marker at the bottom to make the pupil
  8. Glue a pair of eyes onto each painted roll
  9. Use a marker to draw a face onto the roll
  10. Stick the two painted cut pieces (ears) into the top of the whole tube (body). You can use glue to secure the ears to the body, but it’s up to you!
Confetti Easter Eggs

Kids will have a blast cracking open these eggs and tossing confetti.

What you need:

  • Empty Eggshells (prep needed)
  • Easter Egg Dyes
  • Homemade Confetti
  • Tissue Paper
  • Scrap Paper
  • Non-Toxic Glue
  1. First, save empty eggshells. As the family eats eggs throughout the week, try to only crack the bottom of the eggs. This way, the eggshell remains intact. Then set aside until ready.
  2. Dye your eggs with non-toxic or homemade dyes
  3. Let the eggs dry
  4. Use scrap paper or tissue paper for homemade confetti by cutting paper into long strips. For each strip, stop an inch before the end of the paper. The uncut side will keep all the strips together.
  5. After cutting strips, cut the opposite way little by little, working your way up to the uncut end to make the confetti pieces
  6. Once the eggs are dry, fill them with your confetti and then cut pieces of tissue paper large enough to cover the hole at the bottom of the egg
  7. Brush glue onto the edges of the tissue paper and glue it to the bottom of the egg. Brush a small amount of glue all over the tissue paper, too.
  8. Place the egg’s tissue paper side back into the egg carton facing up and let the tissue paper dry and harden completely.
  9. Once they are dry, crack open and you are ready to have some confetti fun!
Homegrown Carrots

The experience of planting home-grown carrots is one your kids won't forget. They’re easy to grow and show kids the results of their hard work. Carrots are best grown in the ground but can also be grown in containers. So go ahead and get started in the spirit of the Easter Bunny.

What you need:

  • Carrot or baby carrot seeds
  • Soil/Dirt (well-drained, no large lumps or stones)
  • Child-safe hand shovel
  • Container (if not planting in the ground)
  1. Find a sunny position and well-drained soil that can retain moisture (in the ground or in a container).
  2. Loose soil helps carrots grow with little resistance; if using a container, make sure to fill it with loose soil. If using the ground and the soil is hard, use a shovel to break up the ground; the soil needs to be fine and free of lumps and stones.
  3. Once the soil is prepared, create a shallow trench about a half-inch deep.
  4. Place the seeds into the trench around an apple length apart (3 inches).
  5. Cover seeds with soil and water; be sure not to disturb the seeds you just planted. If you use a hose, the lowest pressure setting is best.
  6. Wait a few weeks; you will see the carrot tops coming through.
  7. The carrot top will remain above the soil and the rest will stay underground. To harvest, make sure the soil is moist — so water beforehand if needed — and pull those carrot tops.
  8. You should be able to tell how big the carrots are from the size of the greens on top. Smaller carrots are easier for kids to pull; larger carrots may require assistance.

Once you’re ready to harvest, pulling the carrots from the ground will be a rewarding experience for kids. After harvesting, go ahead and boil, steam, or roast them. You can also season them before eating. Delicious! Just remember to properly water your carrots throughout the growing process.

After the Easter fun, use Bac-Out Stain + Odor Remover to remove stains from clothes. Spring stains that strike frequently include dirt, grass, and stains from Easter, like an egg breaking or juice knocked off the crafting table.

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