Kids' Crafts for Easter

Updated on April 7, 2016

My Favorite Easter Crafts for Kids

As Easter approaches, I get out my trusty craft binder and look for the very best Easter Crafts for Kids. I've selected my favorites and am sharing them with you here. Some are my own ideas, some I've collected over the years from other crafters, and some are from trusted websites. I've added any hints and tips I've learned along the way to make these crafts as kid-friendly as possible.

I hope you find an Easter Craft that will work for you and your children or for a classroom full of eager crafters.

Stained Glass Craft Sun Catcher Easter
Stained Glass Craft Sun Catcher Easter

Stained Glass Window Eggs

Hang this Easter Kid's Craft in a window

Here's a craft that resembles a stained glass window when complete. This craft can be adapted for any holiday by changing the shape of the outline and the colors of tissue paper used. For Easter, use a cross or an egg shape: Here's an egg shaped template you can print out, then reduce or enlarge from FamilyFun.

Tips and Hints: the size of the "window" should be proportional to the age of the child. A young child may "burn out" before he or she is finished with a large window cut out. My 12 year old was able to make a full sized sun catcher from a 9"x12" sheet of construction paper. But a younger child will probably need a shape about 1/2 of a sheet of paper.

Directions follow...


Construction paper

Clear Contact Paper

Glue or glue stick


Hole punch

Suction cup hanger

Colored tissue torn into approx. 1" pieces

1. Cut out an egg shape from the center of a piece of construction paper. Repeat, using the first sheet as a guide so the sheets are identical.

2. Cut out a piece of clear contact paper about an inch larger than the egg shape and attach it to one of the pieces of construction paper making a "window".

3. Have an assortment of torn tissue paper ready to use in various colors.

4. Attach pieces of tissue paper to the sticky side of the "window" of the egg shape until it's fully covered.

5. Using glue or a glue stick, glue down construction paper #2 to construction paper #1, lining up the eggs to match exactly. Be sure to glue right up to the edge of the egg shape. Allow to dry if using glue.

6. Cut another piece of contact paper a little larger than the egg shape and carefully press it down on top of the tissue covered egg to seal everything.

7. Trim around egg leaving about 1/2 inch of the construction paper for a border.

8. Punch a hole at the top of the egg and hang in a window.

***Here's an example of this craft we made with a Valentine's theme.

Easter crafts for kids
Easter crafts for kids

Easter Placemats

Leave it plain or decorate it

Don't forget about the tried and true woven placemat. There are many methods for making placemats - this is the method I use with kids. You leave the main sheet of construction paper intact at one edge. You'll see what I mean.

We used Easter colors for this placemat. I made the strips rather wide at 1.5 inches (which works out perfect for 9 x 12 construction paper). I made them wide so that we could decorate it with thumbprint art on the resulting squares. Weaving in a strip or two of white paper is great for the thumbprint art since it shows up best on white paper.

For younger kids, weaving the placemat is probably enough for one sitting. Older kids could add the thumbprint art especially if they had 2 craft sessions. I've written an article (listed below) all about thumbprint art if you'd like to learn more, but here's a quick example of a cute cat to get you started.

Importance of Crafting with Kids

My fondest memories are those of sitting around tables with groups of kids watching them make crafts. As they sit and create, they talk among themselves and fellowship. For me, these are scenes of present day quilting bees where folks take time to create and become better friends through conversation.

Easter paper chain dolls
Easter paper chain dolls

Easter Paper Doll Chains

Three designs to choose from

Here's an Easter Paper Doll Chain which can be made from any number of simple Easter symbols. Kids always LOVE paper chains sometimes called paper dolls. We made this duck shape we found online, but bunnies, eggs or flowers would be cute too. I'm going to make a couple more and add them here.

I cut our paper to 10 inches long (it had been 11") and folded it back and forth every 2". This made 5 layers of paper. Or you can leave the paper 11" long and fold in half and half again to get 4 layers (refold to make accordion style). The more layers, the harder it is to cut. Use a copier to get your shape just the right width to match the width of your paper.

Easter craft decoupage jar
Easter craft decoupage jar

Decoupage Glass Bottles or Jars

Amazing results

This one is pretty simple once you've got your supplies ready. Spread out newspaper over work tables, portion out the Mod Podge (decoupage glue) to kids and this craft won't be as messy as you think.


Cleaned glass jar of any variety

Decoupage glue*

Crepe paper (I call it streamer paper) or colored tissue paper torn into approx. 1 inch pieces

Paint brush

*I use Mod Podge brand in a matte finish. I like the matte finish better than the glossy. Mod Podge can be found at any craft store.

What to do:

1. Apply Mod Podge to glass jar with paintbrush one section at a time (so it doesn't dry out too fast).

2. Using your fingers, apply pieces of torn papers to wet Mod Podge overlapping paper pieces.

3. Seal paper pieces with another coat of Mod Podge on top.

4. Let dry

It's fine to decoupage the bottom of the glass jar too, just turn it upside down to dry.

Easter Flower Bouquet - Flower shapes OR egg shapes work well for this craft

Cut flower shapes out of colorful paper. I found these three flower shapes in an old clip art package. I used some cardboard to make sturdy templates of the shapes. For the paper, I used scrapbook paper, but construction paper or kid-colored flowers from a coloring page will work too. Tape the cut out flowers onto wooden sticks (I used wooden skewers because I had them handy). Stick them in floral foam or display them in a vase.

Tips and Hints: If you decide to use scrapbook paper or construction paper, PRE-CUT the paper into squares a little larger than the flower templates (as shown above) before handing it out to children. This will save them frustration from handling a large piece of paper and will save paper too as kids tend to trace things in the center of a sheet of paper - no matter how large it is.

Easter Flower Craft
Easter Flower Craft

Combine the 2 crafts above

Spring flowers in a pretty decoupaged bottle

I think this would be a fantastic project to make for an elderly person, a sick neighbor or a teacher or school principal. I stuffed white tissue down into the bottle because the sticks weren't long enough to make varying heights. This worked OK, but if the mouth on the jar had been wider, I would have put a piece of floral foam into it. I could have then adjusted the sticks much more easily.

Another idea (I hadn't thought of until just now) would be to decoupage the bottle with small pieces of the same scrapbook paper the flowers are made from. The flowers would match perfectly to the bottle. The paper pieces would have to be small though as that paper is thicker than crepe paper. If I attempt this, I'll post it here.

Easter chick craft
Easter chick craft

Easter Chick with Wings Craft

Card or Decoration

Note: Kaboose is no longer available so I can't provide a link to this template. It's not very difficult to duplicate though.

This Easter Chick Craft is from Kaboose and it gets a thumbs-up. The instructions call this an Easter card, but I'm simply using it as a decoration. You'll need a willing set of hands to be traced for the chick wings (shouldn't be too hard to find). My "baby" is almost as tall as I am, but still enjoys holiday crafts so I enlarged the egg shape on the provided template for a better match to the size of her hands.

Sheep cotton Easter craft
Sheep cotton Easter craft

Easter Lamb

Cotton balls and clothespins

This Easter Lamb Craft is irresistibly cute. I saw this craft in a girl's club workbook many years ago and have loved it ever since. This is one of my daughter's favorite Easter crafts. I think because the sheep are so cute.


Sheep template

White Cardstock

Black marker

2 clothespins per sheep


Cotton balls

1. Trace sheep template onto white card stock and cut it out.

2. Draw in face of sheep with black marker on both sides of sheep's head.

3. Attach clothespins (sheep legs) to sheep body testing to make sure sheep stands up properly.

4. Using a zig zag or crosshatch pattern, squeeze glue onto sheep body.

5. Add cotton balls to sheep's body being careful to not cover the ears and tail. Cotton balls can be used full size or for smaller cotton balls, pull each cotton ball in half and re-roll into balls in the palms of your hands.

6. Let dry.

I don't have a pdf file of this sheep template to offer, but I scanned it and am posting it below. Feel free to right-click on the sheep and "save as" to use for this project. This will give you an outline you can tweak to your liking.

Questions & Answers

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      • imagelist lm profile image

        imagelist lm 5 years ago

        A really helpful lens...

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        gin001 5 years ago

        Loved the decoupage bottle. Really nice lens. Thanks for sharing.

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        OUTFOXprevention1 5 years ago

        I like the bottle craft. Thanks for the share.

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        LynetteBell 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

        Nice ideas

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        hovirag 5 years ago

        I found the Easter chick the funniest of all :)

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        Thanks for so many great craft ideas! With an infant in the house my 4 year old and I find ourselves home more so we are bored of our go to craft projects! Will be trying out most of these

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        great lens

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        nick-gondoras 5 years ago

        Going to share these crafts (this lense) with my eight year old

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        dellgirl 5 years ago

        Thanks for sharing these great ideas on Easter crafts for kids. Nice work.

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        Kay 5 years ago

        I remember how much I loved doing the placemats as a kid. Think I'll do this with my daughter this week. Have a very blessed Easter!

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        anonymous 5 years ago

        Very Interesting lens! Thanks allot for the info.

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        john9229 5 years ago

        Great Ideas! My son going to love this crafts.

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        Deadicated LM 5 years ago

        Wow, the glass bottle brings back memories, it was one of the first craft project I remember doing in school. Cool selection of craft projects, thanks for sharing.

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        Sweetbunny LM 5 years ago

        Lots of great ideas, I especially like the paper ducks! Great lens! Thanks.

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        RetroMom 5 years ago

        Thanks for sharing these. My kids would love these activities.

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        WickedWoman 5 years ago

        These look like fun! I look forward to giving them a try with my kids :)

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        Elyn MacInnis 5 years ago from Shanghai, China

        Making stained glass windows is a lot of fun, but these are all ones kids would love. Me too!

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        elizajane202 lm 5 years ago

        So many to pick from. My kids will love this, I love all the pictures.

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        ericsdorsey 5 years ago

        The stained glass window eggs look like lots of fun. Great lens idea! Thank you for sharing.

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        rattie lm 5 years ago

        I used to make a stained-glass window with children using pastel crayons. The children covered their paper with abstract designs. We then 'painted' over them with vegetable oil and when hung on the windows, they looked amazingly like stained glass. Cleaning the classroom windows afterwards is another story!

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        Vera-S 5 years ago

        So many nice ideas. Easter lamb is my favourite.

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        liamsquidoo 5 years ago

        Great job on this lens. Keep it up!

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        The-Quirky-Banana 5 years ago

        Such a great variety of creative ideas! Congrats on Lens of the Day and on The Purple Star! :)

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        fifta 5 years ago

        These are great ideas. I love crafting as a small kid.

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        Mary Stephenson 5 years ago from California

        Some really cute ideas. Don't have any little ones, but I am sure people that do would have a lot of fun with these ones you have shown us.

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        mina009 5 years ago

        Very nice ideas..

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        Genesis Davies 5 years ago from Guatemala

        Cute ideas that I'll be doing with my boys. When I was little, a babysitter helped us make chicks in eggs by cracking eggs and cleaning the shells, then painting a marshmallow yellow and sticking it into the shell and adding paper beak and marker eyes. Simple, but fun!

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        hotsquid 5 years ago

        Could use some of these great ideas myself this Easter!

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        Eileen 5 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

        Fascinating lens and ideas !

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        gradientcat 5 years ago

        I like the stain glass egg.

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        Bartukas 5 years ago

        nice ideas thanks for sharing

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        maryseena 5 years ago

        Fun ways to bring in the Easter spirit!

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        wordpress-guru 5 years ago

        great lens ! very interesting !

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        awesomedealz4u 6 years ago

        fun ideas!

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        snappycanvas 6 years ago

        Kids will surely love all these stuff! And maybe they will try to make one since you have included here the ways on how to do it. Nice squid here!

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        anonymous 6 years ago

        Great simple but crafty tips here. *blessed by a squid angel*

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        AJ 6 years ago from Australia

        I love the stained glass eggs and have beautiful memories of making similar with my daughter when she was younger. Happy Easter and Easter Blessings.

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        Donnette Davis 6 years ago from South Africa

        wow. stunning

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        themeanviolets 6 years ago

        Great ideas for Easter! Thanks for the post and congratuations on the showcase! Have a lovely Easter.

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        Mim Art 6 years ago

        Great concept! Great lens! Congrats on being Showcased in the Spring and Easter Crafts. Happy Easter!

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        Pam Irie 6 years ago from Land of Aloha

        I still have paper lambs my kids made me for Easter long ago.

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        anasaj 6 years ago

        great easter lens,..:))

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        WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

        Easter is a great time for kids to make crafts. The Easter Lamb Craft is very cute. Blessed!

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        anonymous 6 years ago

        I like making bunny barrets with little clips and

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        futureme lm 6 years ago

        A great Easter lens, thanks.

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        gravityx9 6 years ago

        great Easter lens! Shared @ Pinterest!

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        coloringpages24 6 years ago

        Nice ideas, especially the Easter lambs.

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        Eileen 6 years ago from Western Cape , South Africa

        Lots of great ideas for kids to explore and to have fun with .

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        anonymous 7 years ago

        great lens

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        dodgerz 7 years ago

        my son will surely love making these stuffs with me.. Thanks for the idea!

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        bestkidsfun 7 years ago

        You are very creative.

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        anonymous 7 years ago

        Great Easter crafts for kids, I think these would be great projects.

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        anonymous 7 years ago

        I really like the flower bouquet and the placemat. Great crafts to do with your kids. And yes, crafting with your kids is a wonderful opportunity to build great memories.

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        grandma deal 7 years ago

        Great crafts for the children - and for grandmas, too. I can appreciate all the time it took to gather all of these.

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        Stephen Carr 7 years ago from Corona, CA

        Great crafts, awesome lens! Congrats!

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        cinstress 7 years ago

        nice stained glass craft... and the others argreat too

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        purpleslug 7 years ago

        Thanks! This is such a fun lense. You gave me so many things I can do with my grandkids.

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        jfeets726 7 years ago

        I love this lens. I liked it the other day, but came back. I just added it to my Featured Lens section on own Easy Easter Crafts for Kids page.

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        dahlia369 7 years ago

        Nicely done & great resource. ***Angel blessed*** as part of the April Fools' Quest & featured on "My Life with Angel Wings" lens ... :)

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        GrowWear 7 years ago

        You do great work here at Squidoo. Happy Easter, and happy crafting. :)

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        Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

        Adding a kiss for luck on this St. Patrick's Day!

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        JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

        We have many favorites, but thanks for the new ideas to try! Adding this to 'Christian Easter Crafts'. : )

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        Miss_Organic 7 years ago

        I love all these craft ideas! I think my favorite is the stained glass one. I will have to try that with my 2 youngest daughters when they are home on Easter break.

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        Senora M 7 years ago

        GREAT Lens!!! I wonder if my 2 year old can do the egg stained glass... Might have to try that one out! Thanks for the ideas!

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        enhancedcsn 8 years ago

        Good ideas. I like best creative. Your lens rating:5*****

        Go ahead with your own ways.

        Thanks for sharing good lens.

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        WindyWintersHubs 8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

        Wow! Congratulations for your Purple Star, too!

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        wishgirl 8 years ago

        I really enjoyed this lens and found the craft ideas very inspiring. Can't wait to try them out with the kids! Lensrolled to Let's Celebrate Easter, which has lots of Easter ideas and info. 5*

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        LastingLegacy 8 years ago

        Cool! I like the ideas you have suggested. Creative and yet not overly costly. Congratulations on LOTD! Still new and feeling my way around :)

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        lasertek lm 8 years ago

        The Easter crafts you have featured on this lens brings back all the happy memories of my childhood. Might as well make these lovely crafts with my children and make new memories. 5*

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        ShortSaleRealtor 8 years ago

        Greal lens hi 5 for you

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        WindyWintersHubs 8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

        Congratulations on LOTD. :)

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        dustytoes 8 years ago

        Many of these projects my kids have done over the years ..and you've added some that are new to me. Very crafty...congrats on LotD!

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        eclecticeducati1 8 years ago

        Congratulations on your LOTD!!! I really like the crafts on here. Great lens. Blessed by an Angel.

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        anonymous 8 years ago

        What a lovely and fun lens to visit and a LOTD! Woot!

        Congratulations, this lens deserves it acclaim. Cool! 5*****

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        Tony Payne 8 years ago from Southampton, UK

        Great lens, 5*****. Congratulations on LOTD.

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        Faye Rutledge 8 years ago from Concord VA

        These are great Easter crafts! Lensrolling with my Easter DVDs for Kids. Congratulations on LotD!!

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        norma-holt 8 years ago

        Nice lens, congrats on LOTD, well deserved


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        anonymous 8 years ago

        Congratulations on your LOTD, what a fantastic lens! Well done! - Kathy

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        Mary 8 years ago from Chicago area

        I'm kinda picky about crafts, but you've got some cute ones! We have all sorts of traditions around The Eggs...but could add a craft or two. Congrats on LotD and 5 big *!

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        hayleylou lm 8 years ago

        Some great craft ideas here - I am favouriting this lens so that I can easily return - my boys will love these ideas - thanks - 5 stars too

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        seegreen 8 years ago

        These really bring back memories. Congrats on LOTD

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        Amy Fricano 8 years ago from WNY

        almost makes me wish the kids were still little! excellent.

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        Sue Dixon 8 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

        Great lens- congratulations on LOTD

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        Bellezza-Decor 8 years ago from Canada

        These are adorable Easter Crafts and congrats on Lens of the Day!

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        anonymous 8 years ago

        I love easter. Congrats on LOTD.

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        Lisa Marie Gabriel 8 years ago from United Kingdom

        Congratulations! And it's a beautiful lens too :) 5*

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        blujeanmomma 8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

        Great ideas & love the way you show the steps with pictures.

        Congratulations on LOTD!

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        Marelisa 8 years ago

        My sister has two little kids. I'm going to share this lens with her. Of course, I'm going to help make these crafts, because they look like a lot of fun!

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        Kiwisoutback 8 years ago from Massachusetts

        Congratulations on LOTD! Great ideas.

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        Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

        Congratulations on a well deserved Lens Of The Day with this great Easter Kids Crafts!!!

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        LoKackl 8 years ago

        So adorable! I don't know how a toddler's or older youngster's parents could resist these Easter Kids Crafts! Congrats on LOTD!

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        HorseAndPony LM 8 years ago

        Congratulations on LOTD! These crafts are so cute.

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        happynutritionist 8 years ago

        This is beautiful, I have such nice memories of doing crafts with my children when young, cherish those days, they go so quickly! Congrats on LOTD ~claudia

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        stacy mcdaniel 8 years ago

        Congratulations on lens of the day. These are great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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        Violin-Student 8 years ago

        Very nice lens. Interesting crafts for the kids. Very nicely presented. Thanks very much for your hard work.

        Art Haule

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        justholidays 8 years ago

        Oh my... these are crafts I haven't done for ages! I think I miss my work in schools a lot! These were funny crafts to make and always pleased to parents! Definitely inspiring!

        Congratulation on your LOTD!

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        June Campbell 8 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

        These crafts are wonderful, and so is your lens. I'm definitely gonna adapt some of these ideas for cards to send to kids. I'm favoriting this lens. Five stars. Congrats on LOTD. Well deserved.

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        Spook LM 8 years ago

        Congratulations on LOTD.

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        Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

        Congrats on LOTD! Great job here. I love that stained glass egg and the valentine one you did too!

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        puzzlerpaige 8 years ago

        @Sylvestermouse: To Sylvestermouse and everyone,

        Thank you - more than words can say. I am rejoicing too - this has made my day. My Squidoo friends have an extra special place in my heart - a space that grows larger every day!!!