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6 Cheap Easter Crafts for the Kids

If you have little ones, chances are that arts and crafts make up a big part of your holiday celebrations. Handmade crafts are fun any time of year, and when they’re holiday-themed, they’re perfect snapshots in time that represent the fun times your family has shared. Easter only hops around once a year, so if Valentine’s Day was more expensive than you thought it would be, here are 6 fun and easy crafts to make your Easter cheaper.

Cross Crafts

Easter isn’t just about colorful eggs and chocolate bunnies. Bring back the reason for the season this Easter and celebrate the religious aspect of the holiday.

  • Make a cardboard cross and use a blank sheet of paper and some crayons to make colorful rays of light.
  • You can make a stained-glass cross with some cardstock, colored tissue paper, scissors, and contact paper.
  • Cut coffee filters into crosses and use washable markers to create fun tie-dye effects.

Check online for even more fun ideas – there are lots of ways to integrate cross crafts into your Easter celebration.

DIY Dye

When it comes to dyeing Easter eggs, chances are you think of pre-packaged kits you find at the supermarket, but have you considered making your own at home? Ditch the kits for simple household goods or more natural solutions. Before you look for a payday loan to fund your Easter fun, take a look at what you already have available.

A few drops of food coloring with some white vinegar in boiling water is all it takes to make great egg dye. You can even get creative and use blueberries, beets, wine and onion skins to get beautiful and natural colors without spending extra on chemical tablets that you’ll only use once a year.

Bunny Tubes

Pinterest is chock-full of fun craft ideas for any age group, including how to make a whole family of Easter bunnies. All you need is a pair of scissors, a few paper towel tubes, some tempera paint and just a little bit of creativity.

First, get your rolls ready – the little bunnies should be half-sized and use full-sized rolls for mommy and daddy bunny. Then paint your rolls and use your spare cardboard to cut out some ears and feet.

Once your rolls have dried, you can use some glue or tape to add ears and maybe even a little cotton ball tail. Just don’t forget to add feet as the “floor” of your bunny tubes if you want to use them as little baskets – you want the candy to stay in their bellies, not on your floor.

Easter Origami

If your little ones are too big for the bunny tube craft, maybe origami will be more their cup of tea. Making origami is magical to children and a great way to bring your Easter to life with the ancient Japanese art of paper-folding.

All you need to get started is paper that is white on one side and a fun Easter color on the other. Check out online folding templates to learn how to make one of your very own – this “origami bunny lantern” is the perfect size for some small chocolate Easter eggs and it’s easy to fold with a little patience.

DIY Easter Basket

Wicker baskets are cheap and reusable Easter crafts that you can use year after year. Get them for less at the Dollar Tree and pick up some paint and ribbons to make them one-of-a-kind holiday decorations. And for an extra savings boost, skip the plastic Easter grass. An office shredder and some leftover wrapping paper could help you fill Easter baskets that are 100% customized and perfectly you.

Easter Games

A payday loan can help you with Easter dinner if money’s tight, but there are lots of ways to throw an Easter spin on games for little to no money. How about a game of Pin-the-Tail-on-the-Bunny, or a classic egg hunt? If all else fails, there are plenty of ideas online. Crafting is a fun and inexpensive to spend quality time with your little ones while making lasting memories to hold on to.