50+ Easter Ideas, Recipes + Crafts

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Looking for Easter Crafts for Toddlers and Easter Craft ideas? Let this guide help you out!

Keeping Jesus in Easter

I love Spring, fresh daffodils, new life and birth, Cadbury Creme Eggs and lots of other Spring ideas but I want to make sure that my kids know that Jesus is the reason we celebrate. Easter is my favorite holiday and I love going to a Good Friday service to focus my own crazy busy heart and mind on the Truth that is found on the empty cross.

This is a roundup of 50+ ideas for Easter. Although I LOVE cupcakes and treats, I want my kids’ hearts focused on Jesus so while we celebrate the fun of Easter we also remember the Cross. Here are resources to do both!

1) Hot Cross Buns are an essential part of Easter in England and are a great way to remind you of the true meaning of Easter and bring you back to the cross. I strayed from traditional white flour when making these and made a less processed better for you version!

2) My friend Amanda wrote an amazing Christmas book called Truth in the Tinsel and although her Easter book is coming next year she hasn’t left you hanging. Sign up for her FREE newsletter to get ideas on teaching your kids about Easter. Seriously she has hands down the best ideas for teaching kids about Jesus that I’ve found!

Resurrection Rolls

3) These Resurrection Rolls are what we serve every Easter Morning to remind us that Jesus is alive and my kids love making them. This post is complete with Resurrrection Rolls lesson and the Resurrection Roll story.

4) Grab a bunch of coloring pages about Easter from Church house Collection

5) This Easter Light Ray Cross from PhilZendia is an easy yet effective idea.

6) 10 Fun Ways to Keep Easter about Jesus from Raising Godly Children.

7) Make this Empty Tomb Treat from Free n Fun Easter.

8) Grab this Free Printable about the names of God and hang on the wall.

9) Telling kids about Jesus is easier with this Carrot Idea from Denton News.

10) My friend Christen at Illuminate has an awesome idea for keeping Christ in Easter under her Easter post.

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Easter Decorations

11) Oh, hold the phone this peep wreath looks so cute and so easy too. Thanks the Poop Whisperer!

12) This DIY Grapevine Wreath from Misc Find 4 U is an easy kid craft and I like the cross on it!

13) Overload on jellybeans? Jellybean Vase from Tammilee Tips is a cynch!

Easter Crafts and Easter Egg Crafts

Kool Aid Eggs

14) How to Make Kool Aid eggs is the cheapest, less messy way to dye eggs. Pinky Promise!

15) This egg wreath from Live, Laugh, Rowe looks hard but she assures us it’s not so crafty types, go for it!

16) 4 Easter Egg Crafts from Frugal Mom Eh.

17) Making cupcakes or Easter bags? Use these FREE Easter printables from CEO of Me and make it easy on yourself.

18) These little guys from Paper, Plate and Plane would make a great preschool craft.

19) This bunny has handprint whiskers and is a new to-do in our house thanks to the Meet The Dubiens blog.

20) I love how simple paper cups become bunnies and chicks over at The Speckled Freckle.

21) This Egg Shell Art from Time for Play is easy to do using paper, glue and glitter!

22) I LOVE Teacher Appreciation Gifts and so I made these Easter Teacher Appreciation Gifts.

Easter Teacher Gift

23) This imaginary chick farm from Nurture Store is genius! In fact they’ve got a whole bundle of homeschool and kid craft activities I’m bookmarking!

24) Brandy at Farmer’s Wife Rambles has a great Easter game to play with kids including free printables.

25) This Easter Banner from Sun Hats and Wellie Boots is a fun rainy day project.

26) Paper and watercolors make Egg Art at Scrumdilly Do!

27) East 9th Street has a fun tutorial on how to make Easter Carrots from Toothbrushes!

28) This is a great blog post from KC Adventures for when Easter is over and you have all those plastic eggs. Unless like me you just give back to your Mother in Law!

29) I love these FREE printables from Classroom Freebies Too that use eggs to help your kiddos subtract.

30) Need some things to add to your Easter basket besides candy? Growing a Jeweled Rose has 50 ideas.

31) Use patterned paper and egg cartons to create adorable Egg Carton birds from Parenting.

Easter Desserts and Treats

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32) We used to make Easter Nests all the time growing up in England so I thought I’d make some for my kids growing up in America, adding Peeps for an American spin!

33) Easter Cupcakes from I Heart Naptime.

34) Use these free Easter Dinner Conversation Starters from Home Cooking Memories. I LOVE this idea!

35) These Edible Easter Baskets from Generations of Savings are a great idea to do with your kids.

36) These Bunny Donuts from the Chirping Moms are just adorable!

37) Maybe it’s just because they called the cookies biscuits like British people do, or something else but I just had to bookmark these Easter Biscuits from Butcher Baker Blog for ya.

Cadbury's Creme Eggs Brownies

38) Want to try your hand at making peeps? Key ingredient has this recipe for Homemade Peeps.

39) Chick Cupcakes are a fun treat to welcome Spring or Easter.

40) My Cadbury Creme Egg Brownies received RAVE reviews when I made them and are easy peasy!

41) Prefer cupcakes? Around my Family Table has Creme Egg Cupcakes to make you drool!IMG_3152-1024x667

42) This Jelly Bean Bark from Formula Mom is just two ingredients!

43) More Candy Bark deliciousness from 7 on a Shoestring.

44) My Easter Bunny Cupcakes are a fun treat that your kids can help you make!

45) Strawberry Lemon Mousse Parfait from This Flourishing Life is healthier and yet still looks delish!

46) Rice Krispies Treats Peeps from Simmworks Family Blog uses both marshmallows and peeps in the treats!

47) Easter Bunny Cake from Life As Leels would be a fun dessert to take to Easter lunch.

Easter Dinner Help

48) Wondering how to cook a ham? Key Ingredient has you covered.

49) This is my favorite way to Cook a Ham using just 2 ingredients and your crockpot so your oven is free for other goodies.

50) Easter Chalk Board printables from Alderberry Hill are super cute.

51) This Bunny Salad from This Mama Loves contains no bunnies but looks really cute and healthier!

52) Overnight French Toast from Mindfully Frugal is a great way to start Easter morning if you’re not headed to a sunrise service.

Comments

  1. Great roundup! Gets me SO in the mood for spring! Thanks for linking up to Monday Funday!

  2. Hi Clair,
    What a great collection of Easter Goodies! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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