Easter Banner

Pull out those dot markers and let your toddler help make this easy breezy Easter banner!

To start, the plan was to trace bunny and egg shapes onto yellow construction paper. I easily found an egg template online, but couldn’t find a bunny head in the same size so just free-handed it. I traced four of each shape.

Veronika was so excited that she trotted over to get the dot markers from our craft bin all by herself! She loved seeing the colors appear, although was slightly disappointed that the blue marker appeared a bit greenish on the yellow paper.

Once we’d covered the shapes, I cut them out.

Cut additional sheets of construction paper (we used pink and purple) in half so you have 8 pieces. Glue down the bunnies and eggs with a glue stick.

Now hang up somewhere prominent in your home! We decided last minute to spell out E-A-S-T-E-R on the shapes, but you can also leave them plain. Or, if you make just a few more, you can spell out a full H-A-P-P-Y E-A-S-T-E-R. The banner makes a lovely spring welcome above the bench in our entry hall.

Spring Flower Bouquet

Veronika loved pretend flower play to greet the spring a few days ago. Today, she got to craft her own flowers instead! As with the previous project, this is a great way to invite spring into your house as you wait for real flowers to be in full bloom.

And all you need is pretty cupcake liners and pipe cleaners! Pastel shades like pink or lavender would be great for “blossoms”, but I happened to have Easter-themed cupcake liners. That meant our final product will work well as an “Easter Bouquet”, too, to set as a table centerpiece.

To make each flower, poke a hole in the center of each cupcake liner with a pencil. Insert a green pipe cleaner and bend slightly to secure it in place.

If you want to make your flowers sparkly, squirt a little white glue on them first and liberally sprinkle on glitter. Veronika chose purple for this step, which was definitely her favorite part!

Once the glue dried, we gathered the flowers together into a bouquet, twisting the pipe cleaner stems together and securing with a yellow ribbon.