Last night I was looking for a simple craft idea for my son’s preschool Easter party (which was today). I ended up just printing some Easter coloring pages and gave the kids pompoms and buttons to glue on for decoration.
I envisioned a white cotton tail and pink fuzzy ears on the bunny, though the kids were much more creative with their colors and placement!
These Toilet Paper Roll Bunnies were actually my first choice, but I didn’t have a lot of time to plan and couldn’t scrounge up 12 empty toilet paper rolls overnight. I used to save a lot of things like that before my effort to simplify, but now I no longer let them accumulate unless I have a specific purpose in mind in advance.
One of the moms made finger JELL-O as a snack, poured it into jelly roll pans, and brought cookie cutters so the kids could cut out their own shapes. You might want to try the Creamy JELL-O Jigglers recipe for something different, or all-natural finger JELL-O if you prefer to avoid sugar and artificial colors.
I actually don’t care for JELL-O, but I just might have to try these Luscious Low Carb Creamy Lemon JELL-O Jigglers because the author likens the flavor to lemon meringue pie!
Another mom made Bunny Face Crackers (cream cheese only, since we’re a peanut-free classroom):
While I was browsing for craft ideas, I also stumbled across some fun and creative Easter basket and egg hunt ideas.
My favorite is this Easter Morning Yarn Maze from Family Fun. I’m still debating whether I want to try that one at our house yet, though. I also have fond memories of the scavenger-style basket hunt that my mom created for us as kids. A riddle or hint written on a slip of paper led my my brother and I to the next clue, until we finally found our baskets at the end.
In addition to the yarn maze, I love these 15 Unique Easter Egg Hunt Ideas. Great tips for making the hunt more challenging for older kids.