5 Easy Easter Crafts for Seniors to do with their Grandchildren

Crafts are a great way to stay busy and let out your creative side, and Easter is a great excuse to make some crafts with the grandchildren that can double as decor! Below we have five easy Easter decor crafts anyone can make with simple supplies. They’re perfect for spending quality time together, bonding with grandkids, and having fun.

  1. Sock bunny

There’s nothing cuter than a sock bunny, and this one makes the perfect Easter Bunny for your grandkids to enjoy! All you need is a small sock (great use for those inexplicable single socks that appear in every cupboard!), felt, a large pompom for that bunny tail, moveable “googly” eyes, ribbon, and a rubber band. If you like, you can create a whole sock bunny family of different sizes and shapes, use socks in Easter pastel colors, or keep them rustic so they look just like real rabbits.

  1. Salt dough Easter Eggs

Easy to make whether you are 8 or 80, salt dough decorations are non-toxic, family-friendly, and perfect for the Easter holidays. You’ll need a batch of salt dough (easily made by mixing a cup of flour with ½ a cup of salt and ½ a cup of water), a rolling pin, an egg-shaped cookie cutter, spray or acrylic paints and paintbrushes, a straw, twine or ribbon, and access to an oven. The great thing about salt dough is that it is completely non-toxic and dries to a very hard state, so when they are sealed properly your decorations will last a lifetime.

  1. Easter potato stamps

Potato stamps are a fun, creative way to decorate cards, make pictures, or decorate wrapping paper. All you need is some blank cards or craft paper, some potatoes, a knife (and an adult to cut the patterns), and different color acrylic paint. Of course, this activity can get a little messy, so we suggest using acrylic paint – it washes off with soap and warm water. We’d still recommend that you cover your table or workspace and wear old clothes!

  1. Easter bunny bookmark

Share your love of reading with your grandchildren with these fun, cute bookmarks! They make lovely gifts for family, neighbors, and friends too. They’re a good crafting choice for children that are a little older as scissors are involved, but they’re still plenty of fun to make. All you need is square craft paper, wiggly eye stickers, white paper, black markers, scissors, and glue.

  1. Yarn Easter eggs

For this craft, you use scraps of yarn, twine, and colorful ribbon to make pretty Easter eggs. They are the perfect piece of bright and beautiful décor for the holiday. We love them placed in ‘hiding places’ around your home and garden, in a pretty vase, or on an Easter wreath. They can also be lovely surprises if you place a little gift inside them to be opened up on Easter.

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