Whenever I think of making a craft with my kids or teaching them an Art lesson, I confess that I cringe a little. The first thing that comes to mind is “MESS!” But it is always so much fun! We enjoy ourselves every single time.
My favorite arts and crafts are the seasonal ones that we can use to decorate our home. So, if you are looking at Spring or Easter beautiful arts and crafts, you have come to the right place!
Whether you love recycled art using paper for Easter, an egg carton or watercolors paints, you will find that these Easter crafts for kids will be a springboard to get creative and make it your own! This will make you your kids’ favorite Art teacher!
Today, we are showing you some fantastic Easter craft and art lessons for kids that will make your life easier. It involves some color mixing, some creativity and some drop cloth!
After this craft/art masterpiece, you won’t need to decorate for Easter! Save time, save money AND teach your kids how to use acrylic paint, foam paintbrushes, decals and make it a craft by adding accessories to it! Let me show you how!
Easter Art Lessons for Kids that will make your life easier
In this lesson on art projects for kids, we are making an Easter bunny painting! It is beautiful and easy to make. I know, it looks so amazing, but it actually took us about 45 minutes to make, beginning to end!
These beautiful Easter decorating ideas for kids are simply fantastic! Kids will have so much fun making it and they will be prouder even when they get to use their painting to decorate your home.
For this craft, you will need:
- Acrylic paints (I suggest pastels)
- Paint trays (with 6 smaller trays to put paint in – they have to be big enough for the foam brushes to fit in to get some paint out)
- Narrow foam brushes
- Blank painting canvases (8×10 or bigger, if you prefer)
- Bunny or Easter decals (stickers)
- Cotton pom poms (or cotton balls)
- Small buttons (in pastel colors)
- Tacky glue
I think you will love these easy kids’ crafts and so will your kids! So let’s begin with these wonderful art activities, all bundled up into one beautiful masterpiece! But please note something important: you can break up this lesson into 2 parts.
If you feel that the painting part is too much fun, the paint is taking too long to dry, your lesson is running too long or you prefer to focus on the Art part of this project and the easy Easter crafts the next day, then go ahead and do that!
Easter Art Lesson Plans
Let’s get started with our easy crafts! You will love how simple projects can actually be the most fun and special. So, begin with your blank canvas and the bunny stickers. Let your child decide whether their painting will be vertical or horizontal.
Once the canvas orientation is determined, your child can then choose the placement of the Easter decals. Some prefer to only use bunny stickers, others choose to use chicks and Easter eggs and yet other kids prefer to use one of each.
Place the stickers decals firmly on the canvas. This is important because paint can sneak in between it and the canvas and deform the shape. That would be sad. So make sure that they don’t place, peel off and place somewhere else on the canvas.
Next, your kids will pick out their colors to use on their painting. Some kids like to paint stripe patterns on the canvas. Other kids like to make a sky and grass. Some kids mix and splatter colors. Let them have fun and use their imagination!
Remind the kids that they will paint on top of their sticker decals and when they dry, they will be removed to reveal a white outline for their choice of decor. Let the paint dry completely. If they used a lot of paint or if their canvas is larger than 8×10 inches, it will take longer for it to dry.
Beautiful Easter Craft Details
Once the painting is completely dry, you can begin the craft part of the project. It is so exciting and you are so close to finishing up! For the craft part, like I listed before, you will need:
Carefully, pick one little corner on one of the sticker decals and pull it off. It will reveal the shape outline in white. Do the same with the rest of the sticker decals that are on the canvas until they are all off.
Use the tacky glue (which I love because it is a much more solid and longer-lasting glue) to have your kids decorate around the canvas with these beautiful pastel buttons. Some kids prefer to glue a straight row of buttons in pattern all around the edge of the painting or along the side or the canvas.
Some kids like to place buttons all over the canvas as well. Let your kids decide. Do a little or a lot. Either way, the paintings will be beautiful. While the buttons dry, it is time for the finishing touch: the bushy tail!
Whether you are using the natural cotton balls, pom moms or cotton balls, they will look awesome! Use one dab of glue to secure the bunny’s tail. Don’t pick up the canvas until it is completely dry. Aren’t these awesome Easter craft ideas?!
Art Curriculum for Kids
Are you looking for seasonal or random art and craft lessons to make with your kids? Or are you looking for a kids’ art curriculum? We have a great suggestion for each of these! Come take a look!
In our shop, we have a beautiful Art Tutorial, inspired by the great Art of Eric Carle. This is a 5-day or a 5-lesson tutorial that teaches your children the world-famous Eric Carle art technique that makes his children’s books so unique.
Famous Artists for Kids ~ Lessons Inspired by Eric Carle
This 5-part tutorial includes:
- Color Wash and Splash Textures
- Brush & Scratch Textures
- Insect Wings and Body Textures
- Blotting Textures
- Project Completion
More Eric Carle Resources Page!
This step-by-step series will make it really easy for you and your kids!
And if you are looking for a more complete curriculum to do throughout the year, take a look at the Home Art Studio DVD set! Get one or get the set of the homeschool art DVDs. They’re listed by grade.
Home School Art Studio Program DVD with Lindsey Volin KindergartenHome School Art Studio Program DVD with Lindsey Volin 1stHome School Art Studio Program DVD with Lindsey Volin 2ndHome School Art Studio Program DVD with Lindsey Volin 4thHome School Art Studio Program DVD with Lindsey Volin 5thHome Art Studio Art Program Holiday Arts and Crafts with
Famous Artists for Kids
Here are some other fun ones!