34 Easter Crafts to Brighten Any Home

From paper flowers to Peeps, these easy Easter crafts and decorating ideas are fun for kids and adults alike.

By Alison Caporimo
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Courtesy Torie Jayne

Bunny Candy Jars

A little bit of paint and some toy hares can go far with this great Easter craft from Patchwork Harmony. Glue a toy to the top of a jar lid and spray paint. Once dry, fill with candy.

Courtesy Brittany Jepsen

Egg Terrarium

Make a teensy terrarium with this two-second Easter craft from The House That Lars Built. Take a clear plastic egg, fill it with moss, and add a small flower or personal trinket. Place them around the house for little bit of greenery.

Courtesy Sarah Faubus

Nest Table Settings

Dress up your Easter dinner with dollar-store staples (in disguise!). The genius siblings at Boxwood Clippings bought small nests from a local craft store to fill with egg-shaped treats. Frame each nest with a doily and a coffee filter, then add a card with each guest's name.

Courtesy Please Note

Bunny Vase

Fake a Chia Pet for this quirky Easter craft from Please Note. Sprinkle dirt into a small vase and top with a moss-covered Styrofoam rabbit (you can buy one on Etsy). Add a few small eggs or round stones for visual interest and texture.

Pipecleaner Finger Puppets

Tightly wrap a pipecleaner around your finger to create the body of a bunny, chick, or kitten. Glue a pom pom head, googly eyes, and wings or bunny ears. Craft how-tos »

Courtesy Amy Mikkelsen of Your Southern Peach

Candy Terrarium

Make an edible (and magical) little world for your Easter guests. Your Southern Peach crafts a confectionary terrarium with a mason jar, fun for decorating now and munching on later. 

Courtesy The Curvy Carrot

Peanut Butter Buttons

Make these no-bake snacks from The Curvy Carrot when you are craving Easter candy. The ingredients are simple: Mini pretzels, white candy melts, Reese’s Pieces Pastel Eggs, and sprinkles. Craft them together and enjoy!

Easter Peeps Wreath

Easy! Wrap a wreath form with ribbon, and pin the ends underneath. Glue or pin on the Easter Peeps. Loop extra ribbon to hang. Craft how-tos »

Cheap Peeps Centerpiece

Place a small container or jar inside a vase, then line the gap with bunny Peeps. Fill the jar with spring flowers. Tip: try this candy-flower display for other holidays, too. Craft how-tos »

Jelly Bean Topiary

Glue pastel jelly beans to a small Styrofoam ball skewered with a dowel. Anchor into floral foam, place topiary into a decorated flower pot and cover with moss. Craft how-tos »

Easter Sock Bunnies

Fill a colorful sock with dry rice and tie off the top with a rubber band. Wrap a ribbon around the "neck." Cut round ears, add a felt face, and a pom pom tail. Craft how-tos »

Chocolate Easter Egg Nests

Dip a spoon in melted chocolate, and set on parchment or wax paper. Add three candy eggs, then scatter chocolate sprinkles to make the nest. Craft how-tos »

Paint Chip Easter Garland

Modern: Cut eggs out of paint chips, punch two holes in the top of each egg, and string together to form a garland. Craft how-tos »

Adorably Fluffy Easter Chicks

Use toothpicks, buttons, and cut eggshells to embellish and outfit Easter chicks. Craft how-tos »

Embroidery Floss Easter Eggs

Blow up a small water balloon into an egg shape and tie it shut. Wrap it with embroidery floss dipped in a mixture of liquid starch and flour. Let dry, then pop the balloon. Craft how-tos »

Easter Candy Flowers

Cut paper flowers, and use cupcake liners to create a daffodil. Fill with your favorite Easter candy. Craft how-tos »

Courtesy Lady and the Blog

Pasta Nests

For this fun food DIY idea from Lady and the Blog, pick up some wide rice noodles, candy melting wafers, and almonds to make this adorable Easter craft.

Courtesy Robyn Lee, via Serious Eats

Peep Sushi

Serious Eats impressed the Internet with their Peepshi (or Peep Sushi). The ingredients are super simple for this Easter craft: 1 box of Rice Krispies Treats, 1 box of Fruit By The Foot, and 6 Peeps. Enjoy!

Courtesy Steamy Kitchen

Peep S’mores

For an excuse to eat this summer camp treat at Easter, try it with colorful Peeps! The pastel hues that Steamy Kitchen used feel cheery and festive.

Polka-Dot Easter Egg Decorations

Using circular Avery labels as a stencil for polka dots makes painted eggs worthy of a centerpiece. Craft how-tos »

Silk-Dyed Easter Eggs

Dye Easter eggs using scraps of old silk ties and shirts, boiling them in a water-vinegar mixture to transfer the silk pattern to the eggshell. Craft how-tos »

Yarn Easter Egg Wreath

Glue a small roll of yarn to wrap a plastic Easter egg. Set in an Easter basket, or glue to a wreath. Craft how-tos »

Fabric Scrap Fabergé Egg

Brighten up Easter baskets: Attach fabric scraps to plastic Easter eggs with fabric glue. Add a little rolled fabric flower to the top. Craft how-tos »

Carrot Silverware Bundles

Brighten up Easter brunch with orange napkins wrapped around green cutlery. Craft how-tos »

Easter Egg Carton Flowers

Recycle egg cartons! Cut out the compartments, then paint and shape into daffodils, tulips, and more. Craft how-tos »

Paper Tulips

Make a bouquet of flowers using just paper, scissors, glue, and a wooden skewer. Craft how-tos »

Crepe Paper Carrots

Wrap orange crepe paper around an empty toilet paper roll and glue a green stem to the top of each. Hide Easter treats inside! Craft how-tos »

Carrot Paper Garland

Strips of orange and green paper form a carrot, perfect for stringing into a garland. Craft how-tos »

Easter Bunny and Tulip Puppets

Sandwich an Easter bunny or tulip template around a popsicle stick or green pipe cleaner. Add a pom pom tail to the back! Craft how-tos »

Shaving Cream Easter Cards

Use shaving cream and acrylic paint to create marbled cardstock or construction paper Easter eggs. These make perfect Easter cards or even name cards for brunch. Craft how-tos »

Googly Eye Easter Eggs

Give Easter eggs personality by cutting off the stems from artificial flowers and gluing the flowers and goggly eyes to hard-boiled eggs. Craft how-tos »

Easter Egg Bunny Ears

Turn Easter eggs into Easter bunnies with this template for a wrap-around set of bunny ears. Craft how-tos »

Easter Bunny and Carrot Eggs

Glue googly eyes, a pink pom pom nose, and white foam bunny ears to a hard-boiled egg and use a marker to draw on bunny whiskers and eyelashes. Or soak hard-boiled eggs in orange dye for 15-20 minutes until vibrant. Wrap together a bundle of green raffia and glue it as a stem. Craft how-tos »

Peeps Bunny Bunting

Cut bunny Peeps from felt and use a pencil eraser to paint on eyes and a nose. Sew the Peeps onto ribbon to hang. Craft how-tos »

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