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4 Practical Easter Crafts That Make Excellent Gifts

A teenager girl and a young boy painting some Easter crafts.
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Crafting is always a great way to bond with your kids. But, it’s even better if you can give away the crafts and keep your house clutter-free! These projects make excellent gifts for classmates, teachers, friends, and relatives.

The best part is you can tweak the basics of these to suit any holiday. If you love the Easter Bunny Flower pot, save the materials and make a turkey version for Thanksgiving, or a Santa one for Christmas.

Plus, these crafts are durable, so they should last for years. Of course, you can also keep them for yourself and unpack them every Easter.

Egg Candles

Eggs are everywhere at Easter, but why? Because they symbolize renewal and rebirth, which is what spring is all about.

These adorable eggs will brighten up your dinner table and turn your night into a special, festive event. You can also wrap them up for Grandma, aunts and uncles, or your kid’s teacher. Just make sure to include a holder for them since their round shape makes them hard to use on their own.

This project can get a bit messy. You also have to melt wax on the stove, so it definitely requires adult supervision.

You’ll need the following supplies:

  • A bowl
  • A wooden spoon
  • A strainer
  • Two pots that fit into each other
  • Pot holders
  • Paper towels
  • Leftover candles or crayons
  • Paper tissues

Then, just follow the full instructions over at Instructables.

Easter Bunny Flower Pot

Looking for a super-practical gift idea? Then this Easter Bunny Flower Pot is an essential addition for your crafting to-do list. You don’t have to use it just at Easter, either—it’s perfect for the entire spring, as well as summer.

You can grow your own grass right in the pot, or plant anything inside, like mint or basil.

You’ll need the following supplies:

  • A clay flower pot
  • Purple paint
  • A paintbrush
  • Googly eyes
  • A slack Sharpie
  • A purple pom-pom
  • Cardstock in pink and lavender
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors

You can follow the instructions at Sweet Party Place.

Easter Bunny Candy Jars

Example of adorable bunny treat jars filled with candies.
Happiness Is Homemade

These decorative jars are perfect to include in your kids’ Easter baskets. They can help you make them, too. Then, just instruct them to leave their jars out so the Easter Bunny can fill them with sugary goodness.

You can also pass these out as gifts to anyone who needs an extra treat. Encourage your child to include a handwritten note tied to the jar for his teacher (trust us—they really appreciate this extra touch).

Wanting to cut back on sugary treats this year? You can fill the jars with little trinkets, instead, like stickers or even money. Heck, you can even turn these jars into little DIY piggy banks . . . or should we say bunny banks?

Here’s what you’ll need:

Read the full instructions at Happiness Is Homemade.

Easter Napkin Rings

These easy-to-make napkin rings are a great way to spruce up Grandma’s dinner table. They’re simple but add a lovely, decorative touch. And really, you can use them for any meal, not just Easter dinner.

Make a bunch now and save them to hand out as Christmas gifts. You can even change the color of the cotton cord string to match any season or holiday, like using red and pink for Valentine’s Day.

You only need the following four items:

  • Toilet paper rolls
  • A knife
  • Cotton cord string
  • Tacky glue

Then, just follow the instructions at Southern Living.

Crafting doesn’t have to mean generating more clutter. These projects make wonderful gifts. But the best part is your kids can help make them, and they’ll last for years! So, set aside some time and see what you guys can whip up together.

Jill A. Chafin Jill A. Chafin
Jill A. Chafin is a freelance writer, aerialist, dancer, food enthusiast, outdoor adventurer, and mama, based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Read Full Bio »
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