There’s something special about every festival, and a message hidden among the celebrations as well.
“Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.” – Janine di Giovanni
Easter is about rebirth or resurrection; it’s about starting afresh, which coincides perfectly with the season of Spring when new baby animals are born and new flowers bloom. This is probably why Easter is associated with motifs of baby chicks, lambs and hatching eggs. So it’s only fitting that we celebrate the spirit of the season and the festival with some equally cute crafts!
Today, we’ve got a list of paper plate Easter crafts, so if you have old paper plates lying around, this is the perfect opportunity to turn them into something beautiful!
12 Adorable Paper Plate Easter Crafts
We begin our list with one of the simplest crafts – a Lamb Easter craft from Vicky Barone. All you need to do is stick cotton wool to cover the plate, add feet and googly eyes, and you’re done! A perfect craft for the little ones!
You can’t have Easter without the Easter bunny, and this craft at Laughing Kids Learn features a really cute pink one at that! With two paper plates, you can make a smart looking bunny, complete with fluffy pom pom nose!
3. Easter Chick
When we speak of bunnies, little chicks can’t be far behind, can they? Simple as that has a cute little Easter chick craft, made with a dessert plate and feathers. If you find a yellow plate, you can even skip painting it!
Any festival requires a change in decor, and the easiest way to achieve it is with a themed wreath! This Easter paper plate wreath from The Resourceful Mama is extremely simple but gorgeous – your guests will be impressed!
There are many ways to make little baskets out of paper plates, but this one from Nurture Store has got to be the prettiest! With two paper plates and some sticky tape, you can make a real basket that can actually hold a bit of stuff!
This craft from Danielle’s Place is a representation of Calvary Hill, where Jesus was crucified along with two others. The craft creates a realistic look of the crosses on a hill with the sunset as a backdrop, using nothing more than paper plates, water colors and glue.
Free n Fun Easter have lots of fun Easter crafts, and one among them is the ‘He is Risen’ tomb craft. You can download the Jesus and angel printables for free and make this neat looking craft that symbolizes the spirit of Easter very effectively.
This season is also when the weather is getting warmer and a lot of bright sunshine is making its way into our homes. Make the most of this with the help of these colorful Easter themed sun catchers from MPM Ideas – make several in different colors for a lovely effect!
Easter is also a festival to go to Church all decked up, and why not do it with a bright and colorful bonnet? The Pinterested Parent has a very clever Easter bonnet craft using a paper plate and bowl. The best part – you can embellish it any way you like!
We’ve seen a paper plate chick craft, but what about the chick’s home? This fun craft from Crafty Morning creates a noodle nest filled with cute pom pom chicks! This adorable craft is unbelievably easy to make and will be a hit with the younger ones.
Here’s a craft that puts the focus on the religious aspect of Easter along with the fun part – an Easter Egg that opens to reveal a cross! This is a pretty impressive craft, but does require a bit of effort, so it’s better left to the older kids.
This is a really cute craft to make, and is a great idea for older siblings to gift their younger ones on Easter. Happy Home Fairy shows us how to create a fluffy bunny frame using paper plates. Don’t miss the adorable bunny nose!
Wait Don’t Go. Grab our Free Easter Headbands from our shop. Print. Color. Cut & Wear.
This Easter, tell your child the story of Christ, and also about how it’s important to keep hope alive and that it’s never too late to start afresh. Knowing the story behind the festival will make crafting all the more meaningful, and of course fun!!
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