Holidays are the best. I love everything about them. Planning for them, decorating for them, baking for them, the list goes on. I also really enjoy finding holiday art projects or crafts to do with my 4 year old niece, Avelina. She gets so excited when I tell her we’re going to do some art, and it makes me so happy to help foster that excitement. I can’t wait to be able to do this kinda stuff with my babies someday, but for the time being, doing it with her is just as great. Picking out and designing art projects around each holiday are definitely the most fun for me. Of course with Easter coming up in about 2 weeks, I had to get her started on some Easter projects! As holds true with any time I need ideas, I head on over to the holy grail of ideas – Pinterest. But I don’t need to tell you that, because I’m sure you know what Pinterest is. After I gathered some inspiration, we dug right in.
First Up: Easter Egg Q-tip Painting
This one is super simple. All you need is a few different colors of paint, a large egg cutout, and of course some q-tips. We choose the iconic Easter colors – pink, purple, light blue and yellow. We squeezed some of each color into some old applesauce cups, but a paper plate would work just as well. Once the paint was ready to go, we popped in some q-tips and she got right to work. She had a lot of fun with this one because painting with q-tips was a new concept (compared to a paintbrush) and it was fast and easy.
Next Up: Bunny & Chicks Finger Painting
This next project was also really simple & straightforward. All you need is some pink & yellow paint and a black marker or sharpie. Obviously, you don’t have to use pink for the bunny. You could use a different color paint if you want! Purple or blue would’ve been equally as cute. I had to help Avelina a little bit with this one, but she was able to follow the instructions really easily. We used her thumb for the bunny, and did a couple different stamps of her thumb to make the bunny a bit bigger. Just one thumb stamp worked perfectly for the chicks. After the paint dries, you can add the ears, eyes, legs, etc. with the black marker and add the “Hoppy Easter!”. Voila!
Next Up: Foam Egg Decorating
Again, as has been the trend, this project was simple & straightforward also. Avelina really had fun with this one because it allowed her the most creative freedom out of all 4 projects. We bought a multi-pack of foam craft squares and just cut the egg shape out of that. I provided her with some pom poms, feathers, paper shreds and glue and she went to town. Younger children may need help applying the glue, but otherwise, should be able to do this project all on their own. You could also use glitter, yarn scraps, buttons or whatever you happen to have on hand!
And finally (my personal favorite!): Bunny & Carrot Foot Stamping
This was my favorite project because it was just so cute! For this project, you will need a piece of white paper, orange, blue, green, brown and pink paint, a paintbrush or 2, a damp washcloth or paper towel, and a black marker or sharpie. We did this on the kitchen floor just in case we dripped paint. I had Avelina sit on the ground and painted each foot (one at a time). Once I helped her steadily and carefully stamp her foot onto the paper, I quickly wiped the paint off her foot. Came off without a problem! Just make sure you use washable paint! After we repeated this process with the other color and foot, we waited until the paint dried completely to do the next part. Once the paint dries, you can paint on the brown for the dirt, add the green carrot leaves, and the bunny ears, eyes & mouth. Let it dry a second time, and it’s ready to display!
There you have it, 4 easy and adorable (niece approved) art projects for Easter! If you try any of these, let me know your thoughts in the comments. Which one would you love to try with your kiddo? Enjoy!