Hop into spring and celebrate at home with cute Easter ideas for 2021
Spring is here and everyone is ready to shake off the winter blues. Cute Easter crafts and treats are the perfect way to make your at-home celebration extra special.
We’ve curated a list of simple Easter Bunny-approved ideas that are super easy to make at home with the kids. So hop to it and try one, or all, of these DIY Easter ideas that are sure to put smiles on your family’s faces.
Dress up traditional Easter basket goodies with simple blank labels. Make cute bunny faces for treat bags and block-out polka dot patterns while dying Easter eggs.
Easter basket ideas for dressing up the classics
Jelly beans and Easter eggs. The two MVPS of Easter baskets. Why not give them a little makeover this year for a refreshed looking Easter basket? If you think you’ve tried every Easter egg design imaginable, it’s time to try block-out dying with stickers. It’s so easy to do and incredibly versatile.
Tip: Polka dot hardboiled eggs aren’t just for Easter. They make perfect “dino” eggs for adding some imagination to your kids’ lunches or as part of your party food menu for a dino-themed birthday.
1) Paper napkin Easter goodie bag idea
- Jelly beans, trail mix or your favorite small Easter candy
- Paper napkins
- Blank white 1″ round labels (by the package 5410 / by the sheet 94500 )
- Colorful 1-1/4″ diameter key tags
- Ultra-fine tipped colorful permanent markers
- String/twist ties
- Optional: tablespoon measuring spoon
- Open a napkin and fold on the diagonal. Place approximately 2 tablespoons of jelly beans (or the treat of your choice) in the center.
- Draw bunny faces on your labels (remember to leave enough blank white labels to be the back of each bunny’s head).
- Gather up the napkin into a little pouch with two points sticking out for “ears” and twist.
- Stick a bunny face on the front and a blank label on the back to secure the pouch.
- Finish using string or twist ties to attach a handwritten name tag to each Easter goodie bag.
2) Polka dot Easter eggs hack
- Hardboiled eggs
- Traditional supplies for dying Easter eggs:
- Food color
- Optional: natural dyes
- 1 cup measuring cup
- Jars/cups that hold at least 1 cup water
- Paper towels
- Mini color-coding dots (1/4″ diameter)
- Optional: small star stickers and/or 3/4″ color-coding dots
- Note: Use the larger 3/4″ dots for more tie-dye looking spots, use the mini dots for polka dots with a cleaner edge
- Make sure your hardboiled eggs are dry and cool to the touch.
- Use color-coding dots to create a polka dot pattern on un-dyed eggs. Gently press to make sure each sticker is stuck in place.
- Optional: you can also use small star stickers (or any other tiny sticker shapes) to create different patterns on your eggs.
- Once you have your stickers in place, dye your eggs as usual using your favorite method.
- When you take your Easter eggs out of the dye bath, gently pat dry with a paper towel.
- Let dry fully, then peel off the stickers to reveal your perfectly polka dotted Easter eggs!
Tip: We like this easy-to-follow instructional video for dying Easter eggs because it includes natural dye options and there’s also a quick link with instructions for cooking the eggs if you need it.
Make the whole day magical with Easter Bunny-themed snacks. Bunny sacks and bunny cones are easy to do ahead of time as a surprise, or turn it into a craft project for the kids!
Kids snack pack ideas for Easter day
Special foods are a big part of any celebration. Help make the whole day extra special for kids with cute ways to dress up their regular snacks and lunch. Try these super simple projects to create a little more Easter bunny magic while celebrating at home.
3) Easter Bunny paper sack lunch for kids
- Paper lunch bag
- Tags with string
- Crafting pompoms
- Hot glue or school glue
- Optional: ruler
- Mark a dot about 2 inches down from the top center of your lunch bag. Draw a triangle with point facing down by connecting the dot to each corner of the top of the bag.
- Cut out the triangle and fill the bag with the kids lunch or snacks.
- Print out or handwrite an Easter message on your tags.
- 1 inch below the triangle, twist the bag and secure with a tag on a string.
- Glue a pompom “bunny tail” on the back of the paper bag to complete the Easter bunny look.
On this tag: Printable scallop edged tags with strings (22848)
4) Easter bunny & carrot paper snack cones
- Blank colorful 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ postcards
- Bunny cone Easter craft template
- Glue stick
- Assorted color markers, colored pencils or pens
- Self-adhesive googly eyes
- Optional: classic googly eyes & school glue
- Print out our bunny cone Easter craft template on several different colored postcards and cut out all pieces.
- Roll the largest cut out into a cone to form a “body” for your Easter bunny. Secure with tape.
- On the front of the cone, draw a bunny face and add googly eyes.
- Use your glue stick to add matching colored bunny ears to the back of the cone opposite of the face.
- Finish with contrasting inner ear pieces glued onto the ears so that they overlap with the inner edge of the cone.
Tip: You can create complimentary carrot cones by using the large cut out on an orange postcard. Draw your own green leaves to glue on the back of the cone where the ears are placed on the Easter bunny version.
Sending a little gift is fun if you’re remotely celebrating Easter with friends and family. Try a mason jar craft or making your own festive tote bag.
Easy-to-mail Easter crafts for gifting
Just because you’re celebrating at home, doesn’t mean you can’t send Easter wishes to friends and family. These cute Easter crafts are perfect for gifting and are really easy to send through the mail… but the tote bag is so cute, you might need to keep one for yourself!
5) Easter cookies mason jar craft
- 24oz Mason jar
- Dry ingredients for your favorite Easter cookies
- Optional: Pastel candy-coated chocolates
- Printable gift tags with strings
- Add each dry ingredient to your Mason jar, gently tapping to settle contents after each layer.
- Print or write out the baking instructions on a half-sheet of paper, roll it up and push it down into the mix.
- Decorate the front of your Mason jar craft with a pretty ribbon and top off with a festive tag.
Tip: Purple yam powder can be used to add a mildly sweet flavor and pretty purple color (perfect for Easter) to traditional cookie recipes.
To recreate our Easter cookies mason jar craft exactly:
We halved this purple yam cookie recipe, adding in pastel candy-coated chocolates and swapping out half the regular sugar for brown sugar.
Use this template: Bunny Tails Easter tag template
On this tag: 2″ x 3-1/2″ printable tags with strings (22802)
6) Chocolate Easter bunny DIY tote bag
- Blank canvas tote bag
- Chocolate Easter bunny template
- Fabric transfers for light fabric
- Inkjet printer
- Open our chocolate Easter bunny template and test print on regular paper to make sure it comes out the way you want it. Note: the image will be flipped in print preview.
- Use your iron and follow the instructions for using our light fabric transfers to apply the transfer to your bag.
- When your Easter bunny bag project is completely cool to the touch, slowly peel the backing paper away from corner to corner.
Explore more fun things you can do at home with the kids
As the weather warms up try using some of our tips for an at-home summer camp to host an epic backyard campout with your kids. If the weather is less-than-great, introduce your kids to the fun of card-making at home. Or try one of these 29 fun family activities for when your kids say “I’m bored.”