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Share Joy This Easter with 3 DIY Gifts

For many kids, Easter is a time to dress up in their Sunday best, eat chocolate candies, and participate in an Easter egg hunt. In the U.S., this spring holiday is a wonderful opportunity to get outside in the sunshine—weather permitting—and enjoy a few Easter-themed gifts from loved ones. 

This year, why not give your children something as cute as they are? Here are some of our favorite DIY Easter gift ideas for kids. 

Creative and Colorful Gifts for Easter

Easter gifts for kids take many shapes. You could opt for something edible—like chocolate eggs, marshmallow chicks, or a bag of jellybeans—or help them find a new hobby with sidewalk chalk, board games, or a craft kit

We believe the best Easter gifts are the ones that encourage children to get creative. This is an “eggcellent” time of year to gather the family for Easter arts and crafts. Here are a few great ones to get you in the springtime spirit.

Three DIY Easter Ideas for Kids

Hands painting colorful Easter eggs on a wooden table

The best Easter moments involve spending time with loved ones. These easy Easter crafts for kids are a wonderful way to create fun memories your kids will look back on with a smile.

DIY Dyed Easter Eggs

Colored eggs are a staple of Easter celebrations in many countries throughout North America, including the U.S. and Europe. This activity encourages your kids to flex their creative muscles while getting into the spirit of the holiday. And when you’re finished, you have festive Easter eggs you can give to friends and family!


  • White eggs and an empty egg carton
  • Saucepan
  • Plastic cups
  • Vinegar
  • Food coloring
  • Slotted spoon
  • Stickers (optional)
  • Clear or white crayon (optional)


  1. An adult fills the saucepan with water, adds the eggs, and brings them to a boil. Once the water is at a rolling boil, reduce the heat and let the eggs simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the eggs from the heat and add cold water to the saucepan (this will stop the eggs from cooking further).
  2. An adult fills plastic cups halfway with warm water, then adds 1 teaspoon of vinegar and 1 teaspoon of food coloring. Prepare 1 cup for each color you want to use. Note: coloring an egg with a clear or white crayon before placing it in the dye will create fun patterns! The dye won’t penetrate the waxy crayon designs, leaving white lines wherever you draw.
  3. Help kids place the eggs in the dye of their choosing and let the eggs sit for five minutes. Then lift the eggs out of the mixture with a slotted spoon and let them dry in the empty egg carton. 
  4. If you have the supplies, help kids add stickers to give the eggs some extra flair.

Carrot Rock Candy

It’s common to indulge in a few sweets on Easter—in fact, people in the U.S. buy over 120 million pounds of candy for this holiday every year. This rock candy makes for a cute Easter basket stuffer or Easter-themed gift. And you can bring the whole family into the kitchen to help you cook! 

Older children can perform each step of this craft with supervision, but an adult may need to help younger children when necessary.


  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • Orange food coloring 
  • Green construction paper or card stock
  • Child-safe scissors
  • Nontoxic glue
  • Cellophane (optional)
  • Green ribbon (optional)


  1. Prepare the rock candy with orange food coloring according to this recipe. The rock candy takes 3–7 days to form, so it’s best to start preparing at least a week before Easter Sunday.
  2. Cut the green paper into a 3-inch-by-1-inch (about 7-centimeter-by-2.5-centimeter) rectangle. Then use the scissors to create fringe across the short side of the rectangle, making sure to cut only part of the way through. 
  3. Wrap the green paper around the rock candy stick a safe distance from the candy and secure it with glue. This will be the leafy green top of your “carrot.”
  4. Repeat steps 2–3 with the remaining rock candy.
  5. To give the carrots as gifts, wrap each piece of rock candy in cellophane and tie it closed (at the stick end) with a green ribbon.
A white bunny gift bag on a blue background.

Easter Bunny Gift Bags

In the U.S., Canada, and many other countries, Easter isn’t complete without a visit from the Easter Bunny. But even if you live somewhere with a different Easter tradition (Australian kids get a visit from the Easter Bilby, a long-eared marsupial native to the island nation), your children will get a kick out of this DIY Easter basket idea. 

Older children can perform each step of this craft with supervision, but an adult may need to help younger children when necessary. 


  • White paper bags
  • 2-inch (5-centimeter) pom-poms
  • Craft paper (white and pink)
  • Child-safe scissors
  • Nontoxic glue
  • Washable markers 


  1. Using the marker, draw a happy bunny face on one side of the paper bag.
  2. Cut the shape of a bunny’s ears from two pieces of white craft paper, making them about 4 inches (10 centimeters) tall. Next, cut out two slightly smaller bunny ear shapes using pink craft paper. 
  3. Add glue to the back of a pink ear and stick it on the center of a white ear. Repeat with the other pair of ears. Then, attach the ears to the inside of the front surface of the bag with glue. The ears should be poking up 3 inches (7.5 centimeters) above the edge of the bag close to the left and right corners (see image above).
  4. Finally, glue a pom-pom to the back of the bag. This will be the bunny’s fluffy tail.

This adorable bag makes for a wonderful place to keep eggs during the annual holiday hunt or a place to keep other presents and candy.

Two children decorate eggs with orange and yellow paint.

Subscription Boxes: The Perfect Holiday Gift

Every kid deserves the gift of knowledge in their Easter basket—and there’s no better way to give them an exciting opportunity to learn than with a subscription box from Little Passports! We have a variety of subscriptions that will give your kids fun, educational activities to do all year long.

Choose from any of the following monthly boxes:

  • Early Explorers: This subscription introduces kids ages 3–5 to the world’s wonders, from ocean animals to music and art. 
  • Animals Wild: With this box, children ages 3–5 can explore a new region of the world and meet the animals that live there every month.
  • Science Junior: Introduce kids ages 5–8 to scientific concepts with fun hands-on experiments and activities including a miniature volcano, a paper anthill, and a homemade pulley system.
  • World Edition: Travel the world and learn about new cultures with this subscription box for kids ages 6–10. They’ll receive hands-on activities, recipes, and more from a new country in each box.  
  • Kitchen Adventures: Kids ages 7+ can take a world food adventure and learn practical skills with this subscription, which includes kid-friendly kitchen tools, fun hands-on games and activities, and kid-tested, kid-approved global recipes from America’s Test Kitchen Kids.
  • Science Expeditions: Young scientists ages 8+ can cultivate their natural curiosity with this box through monthly deliveries of experiments, inventions, comic books, and more.

Little Passports works with a panel of parents and educators to ensure that each box is age-appropriate and educational (and we kid-test every box to maximize the fun factor). Help the kids you love to discover the wonders of the world around them from the comfort of home today.