We made Easter crafts for our monthly kids crafts and a recycled birdfeeder! Take home craft packets will be available at the library starting Saturday, April 9th. We will be taking a break in May to get ready for our summer reading program, so be sure to watch our calendar and Facebook page for more updates!

Easter Bunny

Supplies

  • Green, orange and either pink, purple or blue paper
  • Googly eyes
  • Colored pompom
  • Crayon or markers

Instructions

  1. Make a bunny body shape on your chosen color of paper (pink, purple or blue) and cut out. Fold your orange paper in half and trace a carrot shape on the fold, then cut out the carrot shape so it folds like a card. Cut out a small green square.
  2. Glue the bunny body to the green paper. Optional: blue the bottom half of the ears to the paper and fold over the top of the ears so they flop like bunny ears.
  3. Fold the orange carrot shape in half, then glue to the bottom of the bunny body so the carrot flap opens at the top. Make tiny cuts on the green square to make a fringe, then glue to the top of the carrot.
  4. Glue two bunny paws on the outside of the carrot. Then glue on the two googly eyes and the pom pom nose.
  5. Draw whiskers, lines on the paws, and a smile on the bunny’s face. Write an Easter message inside the carrot.

Hatching Chick

Supplies

  • White, orange, and yellow paper (or just white paper and color your chick shape yellow)
  • Yellow feathers
  • Googly eyes
  • Crayon or markers

Instructions

  1. On a white piece of paper trace a large oval shape and cut out. Using the oval shape as a template, cut another oval shape out. Then make a jagged line across the middle and cut the egg in half. On the yellow piece of paper, trace a smaller oval shape and cut out. Cut a small square out of the orange paper for a beak.
  2. Color the cracked egg half.
  3. Glue the yellow chick body onto the full egg shape.
  4. Fold the orange beak in half, then glue the googly eyes and beak to the face.
  5. Glue or tape a yellow feather on either side of the chick’s body.
  6. Glue the colored cracked egg half onto the bottom of the egg shape.

Recycled Birdfeeder

This is not included in the craft packet, but you are welcomed to make your own at home!

Supplies

  • Oat Meal cannister or Folgers coffee cannister
  • Colorful duct tape
  • Yarn
  • Box cutters, Exact-O knife, or regular knife.
  • Optional: popsicle stick

Instructions

  1. Find an old oat meal can and clean out the inside.
  2. Wrap colorful duct tape around the outside of the can.
  3. Using an Exact-o Knife or scissors, carefully cut out half of the bottom of the can. Optional: make a small cut in the remaining bottom of the can and place a large popsicle stick through the hole to make a perch.
  4. String some old yarn through the holes and tie together to make a loop. Fill with birdfeed, hang outside and see what kind of birds you attract!
  5. You can also do this with a large Folgers coffee container. Using a large box cutter or knife, CAREFULLY cut out little windows in the sides of the container, leaving enough room at the bottom to place birdfeed.
  6. Wrap colorful duct tape around the outside of the cannister and the lid.
  7. Using a box cutter or knife, CAREFULLY cut holes in the lid to hang the birdfeeder. String some old yarn through the holes and tie together to make a loop. Fill with birdfeed, hang outside and see what kind of birds you attract!