Spring cannot get here soon enough! And Spring brings one of my favorite holidays: Easter! Dyeing eggs in soft pastel colors, unwrapping sweet chocolate bunnies, smelling the fragrant Easter lilies – what’s not to love! Here are a few bunny approved favorites.
Easter decorations, menus and craft ideas:
- Easter Greeting Cards
- Sunday Brunch menu ideas
- Bunny Cakes
- Colorful Easter Eggs – Natural dyes found in your kitchen!
- Easter basket and craft ideas for young ones
- FREE Easter themed printable posters and decorative papers
Easter Greeting Cards – from modern to vintage
Easter ideas for Sunday brunch or dinner
Yum! A few ideas for a wonderful Easter brunch: On the left is salmon eggs benedict – the delicious recipe from Savor the Best. Middle: A wonderful “blueberry pecan pancake bread pudding” from Country Living. Just the name sounds delicious! On the right is savory Ham and cheddar cheese quiche from Chelsea’s Messy Apron.
Adorable baked masterpieces
Get your ovens ready to bake! From left to right: Bread dough Easter Basket from Crafty Baking, a sweet Easter bread from HGTV, Adorable Bunny rolls from Recipe Magik and an Easter Nest almond ring from Creme de la Crumb.
What a showstopper! This delightful Easter basket cake is sure to grab attention on your Easter table. You can find the recipe and “how to” here. The cake is topped with mini speckled eggs and decorated with white pencil straws on the outside. (Vanilla pirouette cookies would also work for the basket.) The sweet pink flowers on the braided handle add an elegant touch.
Below is a fresh and fun “naked cake” with bunny ears made out of herbs. The herbs also decorate the base of the cake while fresh spring flowers decorate the top.
These yellow marshmallow peeps are lined up around the base of this carrot cake – standing guard against anyone who dares to dig in. The orange carrot coming out of the chocolate “dirt” is perfect. Thin green licorice straws act as the carrot stem.
Bunny inspired cheese boards
Here are two Easter cheese boards with fresh fruit, cheese, veggies, jelly bellies, pastel M&Ms, bunny crackers, almond eggs and more. Decorate with fresh flowers and display on a round wooden board. You can also add cute bunny serving bowls or a carrot bowl for the dips and spreads.
Colorful Easter Eggs
The secret to lovely pastel Easter eggs? If you’re using the commercial tablets, shorten the time they are in the colored water. Check out Martha’s how to with complete details and times.
Have fun with Easter egg dyes you can find at home!
As an alternative to the traditional coloring tablets, you can use natural colored dyes from fruits, veggies and spices. Your kitchen pantry is a great place to start. Shown at the left are colored eggs using onions, turmeric, blueberries, red cabbage, even coffee and red wine! If using natural dyes, keep the eggs soaking in the refrigerator overnight to develop the color. You can also use plant based natural dye colors made in the US.
Creative decoration ideas
How cute are these Easter Egg Chicks? Take some hard boiled eggs and dip one side of the egg in yellow die in a shallow cup. Get some thin sharpies and bring these sweet baby chicks to life.
These little guys with their cute feather heads are sure to bring smiles and giggles. They are simply adorable – and come with their own little (free!) egg carton nest. For the ‘how to” check out itallstartedwithpaint.com
From the forest to the farm!
It doesn’t always have to be chicks and bunnies! On the left, LiaGriffith shows how to bring woodland animals into your Easter holiday. On the right check out the creativity from the folks at Woman’s Day who created Easter egg chicks, bunnies, frogs and pigs. Here are the templates – just draw the cute faces with a sharpie and cut out the templates with cute patterned paper.
This idea is super easy – add some colored lines to your hard boiled eggs with kid friendly (and washable!) sharpies. A little different – and so colorful! With the kiddo’s creativity, you can be guaranteed that no two Easter eggs will be the same.
Another fun Easter craft for the younger kids – EGG-MOJIS! Let their imagination go wild as they recreate their favorite emojis – or create new ones! To make natural yellow coloring, just boil 2 cups of water with 1 tablespoon of vinegar and 2 tablespoons of turmeric powder. Place your egg in a cup and pour the dye over – the longer you leave it in, the deeper the yellow. Give the kids some washable markers and bring on the smiles, tears, surprises and “yolks”.
Party eggs – minions, turtles, feathers, and glitter!
When decorating with kids, the possibilities are endless! Add party hats made with gold sparkly paper, google minion eyes, ninja headbands and colorful feathers. You might even be brave enough to try glitter eggs – diy instructions from a Little Touch of Perfect.
Think outside the shell
By adding some floral and wire embellishments to the eggshells, you can create some lovely designs. Add some small flowers (forget-me-nots, baby’s breath, lavender, alyssum) to bring out the sweetness in the faces. You can secure with a thin wire and a small dab of hot glue gun (use kid friendly glue guns if they’re helping). For the bunny ears, the small floral wire and a little hot glue is all you need. You can display your masterpieces in a basket or in egg cups to decorate your Easter table.
Look how these orange Easter eggs were magically transformed into carrots! For this idea, peel the eggs before you dye, add some parsley sprigs and edible decorative markers for the “carrot skin”. You can find the step by step how to at Hungry Happenings.
Would wooden eggs work? Yes!
Wooden Easter Eggs are a great way to eliminate some plastic and add a bit of old fashioned charm to the egg hunt. If you dye these with natural dyes, not only will they be safe for the young ones, they may last years longer than the plastic variety.
Easter Baskets & Craft Ideas
Recycled / upcycled Easter Baskets
Recycle those brown paper bags into a fun woven Easter basket. Kids who have never tried weaving before will love learning a new skill and proud to see their accomplishment. Check out the tutorial for basket weaving with Lia Griffith
Another fun Easter Craft with the kids. Decorate an old metal bucket (or get an inexpensive one), and fill with goodies and environmentally friendly paper grass strips. Check out the detailed instructions from hgtv.com.
Create an Easter village
How fun is this idea to take the traditional Christmas decorated village and transform it into an eye-catching Easter display. With wooden birdcages and a little imagination, you can create your own sweet village full of Easter sights. This would be cute with Easter egg light strings too. Kids will love to get involved in building the town. Studiodiy has the “how to” directions for making your own Easter village.
From Living Locurto, here are some Easter peeps driving their own twinkee cars with pretzel steering wheels. The kiddos will love to make these edible treats! They can even drive around the Easter village for a bit.
Sweet Sewing Crafts
Quite possibly the cutest felt Easter animals on earth – patterns from nuvolinahandmade on Etsy. On the left is the pattern for a bunny, hen and song bird and on the right is the adorable hopping bunny. For the fabric, try soft felt in pastel colors.
From the same designer, you can find this pattern for new hatching baby chicks – too sweet!
Free Bunny Pattern!
How about a FREE Easter bunny pattern from twig and tale. On the left is a finished bunny using her sweet bunny patterns for both momma bunny and baby. The free download comes with complete instructions and inspirational photos from others. On the right, sweet bunny faces with felt fabric, pink stitches and fabric paint. For the diyers, it’s an easy way to use some of your leftover fabric scraps.
Easter Egg Welcome Wreaths
Below is a lovely egg filled wreath idea for your front door from the house that Lars built. She uses paper mache eggs covered with colored crepe paper and a wire frame. If you don’t want to DIY, you can purchase a lovely spring filled wreath (right) with greenery and pastel colored Easter eggs from country prim on Esty.
Easter Cookies for the baskets!
Adorable Easter cookies featuring bunnies, chicks, and eggs are delightful to make and add cute additions to your daughter or son’s Easter baskets.
You can find many wonderful sugar cookie recipes (here’s a thick sugar cookie recipe from Taste of Home) , Easter cookie cutters, cookie decorating kits and a fun apron for the kiddos and get started.
5 cute book ideas to tuck into the younger ones Easter baskets.
- The Good Egg – Trying to be good is hard when everyone else is plain ol’ rotten!
- Peter Cottontail – the story of the bunny who saved the day!
- It’s Not Easy Being a Bunny – one of my favorites growing up – the story of PJ Funnybunny
- Pete The Cat -Big Easter Adventure
- The tale of Peter Rabbit – the classic Beatrice Potter book
Stuffed plushies – squishy soft Easter basket additions
A standout favorite for Easter baskets – cute Easter-y stuffed animals. Your daughter or son will love the Easter bunny with floppy ears. She’s interactive so she can sing and play when you squeeze her foot. The soft yellow baby chick and fluffy little lamb are simply adorable.
Four Free Easter Poster Printables
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