Easter activities for kids: Art and craft fun

Easter activities for kids
Forget paper plate hats, these Easter craft activities are easy and beautiful too.

The right Easter activities for kids can keep little hands busy and help them enjoy the excitement of the season! But if you’re not a crafty mum, we have the cheat’s version here to help you pull off a masterpiece the Easter bunny will love! Here are three craft activities to try by Zoe Gilpin.

1. DIY Easter Hat

paper plate easter hats

These beautiful bonnets are a step up from the old-school paper plate Easter hats from earlier times!

easter bonnet

Easter bonnets and DIY hats are part of a long Easter time tradition

What you need:

  • A straw hat (or similar)
  • Decorative coloured rope
  • Various Easter-themed decorations
  • Assorted faux floral foliage
  • Gorilla Super Glue Gel
  • Gorilla Clear Glue Minis
  • Optional: Spray paint to prime the hat and change the colour

Activity steps:

  1. Start by wrapping the decorative rope around the hat and securing it with Gorilla Super Glue Gel.
  2. Once dry, start adding on decorative pieces. Start by adding larger pieces first, followed by smaller pieces and then fill your gaps with the foliage and floral pieces (the Easter Bunny loves flowers!).
  3. Attach the decorations using Gorilla Clear Glue Minis.
  4. Layer your decorative items around the brim of the hat.
  5. Consider adding in fun items such as battery-operated string lights or even glueing some hanging plastic Easter egg decorations from the edge of the brim.

Tip: You can use any shape/size/coloured hat you like for this project. If you couldn’t find the colour you were after, spraying the hat with a few coats of primer/paint in one spray paint can help solve this problem!

2. DIY Easter Basket

Easter activities for kids

Art and craft is easy when you have a set of instructions and a shopping list!

Easter activities for kids

Making your own classic Easter egg collection basket is a fave on our list of do-it-yourself Easter activities for kids!

What you need:

  • Assorted baskets
  • Decorative coloured rope
  • Various Easter-themed decorations
  • Assorted faux floral and foliage
  • Decorative shredded paper
  • Gorilla Glue Spray Adhesive
  • Gorilla Glue Clear Grip

Activity steps:

  1. Give the inside of your basket a generous coat of adhesive. Allow it to get tacky and then add in your shredded paper. This will help keep it in place.
  2. Add the chosen decorations to the basket with the Clear Grip glue.
  3. Add rope to the handle, Easter-themed decorations and foliage around the rim or outside of the basket.
  4. Build up layers by adding larger decorations followed by smaller ones, finishing with foliage. Faux is a great option but you could use dried florals.

Tip: Picking up some super cheap baskets for just a few dollars each from a second-hand store works great for this project and keeps it inexpensive! Use any size, shape, style of basket you can get your hands on.

3. Easter Glue Gems

Easter activities for kids

Making your own ‘glue gems’ is an easy and fun way to play at Easter

art and craft at easter gorilla glue

These ‘precious stone’ keepsakes are easily made from glue and glitter

What you need:

  • Silicone moulds
  • Glitter, sequins, beads, etc.
  • Clear Gorilla Glue

Activity steps:

  1. Fill your silicone mould approximately halfway with glue.
  2. Sprinkle in colourful beads and glitter (the Easter Bunny LOVES glitter!).
  3. Lightly stir in the decorative elements with a paddle pop stick, then fill the rest of the mould with glue. (If you want to make a key chain, pop one in now).
  4. Set the mould aside and allow it to dry for at least 48 hours before removing your gem.
  5. Trim off any excess glue and there you have it!

Gorilla Glue products are available at Bunnings, Mitre 10 and Spotlight stores nationally.

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