Easter’s right around the corner. For those of you who celebrate it, I put together a link roundup of Easter-themed projects and recipes. Most of the projects are easy enough for kids to do. Happy Easter!
- Dying eggs with onion skins – simply gorgeous
- Eggshell mosaic – keep those beautiful bits of dyed egg shell after the eggs have been eaten. Kids can make beautiful mosaics out of them!
- Easy homemade Easter Cards – instructions for making beautiful homemade Easter cards. You can use recycled ingredients, if you have them on hand.
- Easter Bunny paper bag – a bunny shaped bag to collect Easter Eggs in
- Easter Bunny Bank – recycle an empty salt container to make a piggy bank. A great way to introduce young kids to the idea of saving money!
- Bunny Magnets – kids can help make these cute refrigerator magnets
- Easter Placemats – dress up your Easter dinner with collage placemats made by the kids
- Egg Buddies – recycle those plastic fake eggs into small planters, and let kids 3 and up learn a little about growing things from seeds
- Batik egg dying – for (adult supervised) kids of all ages. Use masking tape to block dye, creating fantastic patterns of dye on your eggs.
- Make a peeps picture frame – sparkly bunny adorns bright crafty picture frame
- Bunny ears for kids – a band worn around the head with cute bunny ears sticking up in the back. Very easy.
- Coiled Easter egg basket – made from strips of cotton. Not so easy, but very pretty (and frugal).
- Crepe Paper Spring Birds from Martha Stewart. Not as complicated as you might think.
- Eggshell Tulips – save those dyed egg shells, get some pipe cleaners, and you have something for the kids to do besides gorge themselves on Easter treats. Very easy.
- Chic Chick Basket – this neat idea comes from Hershey, but no chocolate is required.
- Jelly Bean Bunny – turn a little bag of jelly beans into a bunny with this print-and-cut design.
- Stained Glass Easter eggs – get really neat effects with old or cheap nail polish.
- Open Mouth Bunny Basket – a bunny head that holds Easter candy
- Quick little bunny – made from old baby socks
- Origami Easter Bunny – show kids how to use folding paper to make an Easter bunny
Check out Melissa d’Arabians’s method for creating beautiful dyed and delicious boiled eggs:
- Rack of lamb with mint and capers – and garlic and lemon to infuse the lamb with all kinds of delicious
- Grilled Pepper and Sage Boneless Chicken Breasts – a nicely seasoned chicken dish that’s quick to prepare (no marinating)
- Easter Hunt Pie – a super-easy vanilla cheesecake with graham cracker crust, pudding and chocolate candies
- Lemon Easter Basket Cake – a cute lemon bundt cake made to look like an Easter basket.
- Papier Mache eggs – great project for vegan families or families that don’t eat eggs
- Resurrection Rolls – rolls designed to teach kids the religious symbology of the Resurrection.
- Make an Easter Bunny Cake – a cake that looks like the Easter Bunny
- Carrot and Walnut cake – a wonderful recipe for a traditional standby
- Crab deviled eggs – deviled eggs with crab meat and crab salad ingredients