74 Hoppin’ Easter Projects

Are you looking for last minute Easter crafts, Easter recipes and activities for kids?  I have 74 hoppin’ fun projects to inspire you today!

 

crystal easter

Easter Kids Activities

  1. Easter ABC Printable Game by Deals
  2. Plastic Easter Egg Easter Bunny Craft by Bowdabra
  3. 25 Easter Coloring Pages by Kids Activities Blog
  4. Paid on the Cross Easter Craft by SusieQTpies Cafe
  5. Easter Bunny Coloring Pages by Kids Creative Chaos
  6. Handprint Sheep by Theres Just One Mommy
  7. Kid Friendly Passover Ideas & Activities by SusieQTpies Cafe
  8. Resurrection Craft for Kids by Tru Aim Education
  9. Rhyming Eggs by Enchanted Homeschooling mom
  10. Bunny Money by Crafty Journal
  11. The Tail of Peter Rabbit by A Daddy Blog
  12. Children’s Easter Books by Seasoned Homemaker
  13. Bath Bouf Chick by Crafty Journal
  14. Easter Basket Bunny Ears by Bowdabra
  15. Easter Coloring pages by Deals
  16. Bunny Bagalope by Crafty Journal

 Easter Mom Advice- Resources and Solutions

  1. Make Food Fun to give a way by Saving 4 Six
  2. Origami Easter Baskets by Crafty Journal
  3. Easter Recipes, Crafts & Home Decor by SusieQTpies Cafe
  4. Easter Traditions by B Inspired Mama
  5. Easter Bowties by Carissa Miss
  6. Easter Printables by DIY Dreamer
  7. Washi Tape Easter Eggs by Your Homebased Mom
  8. Bunny Chow Gift Tags by DEALS
  9. Fill Easter Bakets (frugal) by A Life in Balance
  10. Speckled Plastic Easter Eggs and Faux Grass by Julie is Coco and Cocoa
  11. Easter Yarn Wreath Tutorial by CEO of Me
  12. Bunny Napkins by Sophisticated Yellow
  13. Easy Easter Bunny Art by My Love For Words
  14. 5 Tips and Ideas for Better Easter Photos by Seasoned Homemaker
  15. Easter Napkin Rings by Simply Creating Home
  16. Easy Paper Basket by Crafty Journal
  17. DIY Moss Covered Eggs by Your Homebased Mom
  18. Easter Home Decor by Small Home Big Start
  19. Easter Vase by We Like to Learn as We Go
  20. Paper Plate Easter Wreath by Crafty Journal
  21. 23 Easter Printables by DIY Dreamer
  22. Girls Hi Low DIY Skirt by Domestic Bliss Squared
  23. Easter Baskets that are not Easter Baskets by Your Modern Family
  24. Easter Wreath Tutorial by Mommy Moment
  25. Garland Chick by Crafty Journal
  26. FREE Easter Cupcake, Toppers and More Printables by CEO of Me
  27. Easter Bunny Hair Clip Tutorial by Bowdabra
  28. Spring & Easter Sewing ideas by So Sew Easy
  29. Garland Bunny by Crafty Journal
  30. Easter Egg Wrappers by DIY Dreamer
  31. DIY Easter Bunny Ears by SusieQTpies Cafe

 Easter Recipes

  1. PEEPS Cupcake tutorial by SusieQTpies Cafe
  2. How to Paint Cheesecake Easter Eggs by Hungry Happenings
  3. Rainbow Cupcakes by The Happier Homemaker
  4. PEEPS Cupcake with Printable toppers by Southern Mom Cooks
  5. Easter Bunny Party Favors by Bowdabra
  6. PEEPS Easter Cake by Chocolate Cake Moments
  7. Skinny Cupcakes with Pinwheel Tutorial by SusieQTpies
  8. Easter Bunny Marshmallow Pops by Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons
  9. Easter Bunny Cake by Chick Chat This and That
  10. Bunny Chow Gift Recipe by Southern Mom Cooks
  11. Easter Bunny Cakes by Celebrating Holidays
  12. Robin’s Egg Cupcakes and Cake by The First Year Blog
  13. Easter Bunny Pear Salad by Southern Mom Cooks
  14. Easter M & M Cookies by Burnt Apple
  15. Bunny Cinnamon Rolls by Joyful Homemaking
  16. Easter Basket Cupcakes by Southern Blue Celebrations
  17. Nutter Butter Chicks and Bunnies by Life with Moore Babies
  18. Easter Bunny Chicken Pot Pies by Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons
  19. Easter Goodies in a Jar by SusieQTpies Cafe
  20. Easter Rice Krispy Treats by Sweet Southern Blue
  21. Homemade Sour Gummy Easter Bunny by Happier Homemaker
  22. Bunny Cookie Bark by Your Homebased Mom
  23. Easter Leftover Ham & Swiss Cheese Sliders by SusieQTpies Cafe
  24. Vegetable Tray by Joyful Homemaking
  25. PEEPS Rice Krispy Eggs by Southern Blue Celebrations
  26. Candy Carrots by Happier Homemaker
  27. Easter Leftover Ham & Potato Soup by SusieQTpies Cafe

 

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25 Last Minute St. Patrick Day Crafts

If you are looking for some fun activities to do with the kiddos that are St Patrick Day crafts (even if it is last minute), I have 25 awesome ideas to share with you!

Each of these creations are from other bloggers. Some of these are home decor, some are free printables to do with the kids and some are just super cool crafts for moms and little ones! Many of these make great gift ideas for school, teachers or friends. {{My favorite might be the Mod Podge Lucky Charms bracelet! You’ll love it!}}

It is never too late to create and have fun! I really hope you enjoy these.

25 last minute st patrick day crafts

25 St Patrick Day Crafts

  1. St Patricks Day Leprechaun Hat Craft
  2. Fingerprint Shamrock Canvas
  3. Rainbow Crafts: Cloud and Rainbow Drops
  4. Lucky Charm Bracelet
  5. St Patricks Day Welcome Shamrock
  6. Shamrock Tree on Canvas
  7. St Patricks Day Sensory Sink 
  8. Rainbow Leprechaun Trap
  9. 3D Tissue Paper Shamrock
  10. Satin Shamrock Headband
  11. Easy Rainbow Crafts for Kids
  12. St Patricks Day Dollar Tree Wreaths
  13. St Patricks Day Treat Bag Printables
  14. St Patricks Day Yarn Wreath
  15. Layered Felt Rainbow Magnet
  16. DIY Paper Shamrock
  17. Pot of Gold Craft
  18. Fingerpaint Rainbow Kids Activity
  19. St Pattys Day Banner
  20. DIY St Patricks Day Banner
  21. Shamrock Foam Dough 
  22. Four Leaf Clover Paper Craft
  23. Little Leprechaun Hat Craft
  24. St Patricks Day Chalkboard Printable
  25. St Patricks Day Window Clings

So, which one is your favorite?

Want more St Patricks Day Crafts to do with your kids? Check out all of the one’s here on Crystal & Co.!

St Patrick Day Crafts for Kids

View them all here.

Over 50 Lucky St. Patrick Day Crafts

Are you looking for St. Patrick Day crafts to make for your family? How about home decor? Crafts? Tasty & fun recipes or kid printable? I have 57 lucky projects to inspire you today!

Where did I get these projects from, you ask? These are all from Crystal & Co., readers and from their lovely submissions to our weekly linky party on Wednesday’s. I love the ideas that you guys share- keep them coming and watch for more in the future!

Make sure you check out our 27 St Patrick Day recipes too while you’re here.

St Patricks Day Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day Home Decor & Crafts

Kids Crafts and Activities

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Free Printable Cupcake Toppers for Valentines Day

If you know me, you know I love to bake cupcakes for birthdays and special occasions. I also love to have cute toppers, so I thought I would give you guys some free printable cupcake toppers for Valentines Day.

With just a few supplies you can kick your cupcakes up a notch. These are perfect for school parties, homeschool parties or just to bake at home with the kids to enjoy as a family.

free printable cupcake toppers for valentines day

You Will Need:

Print out the cupcake toppers on card stock.

valentine cupcake toppers

Use your circle punch to cut out the cupcake toppers.

Printable Cupcake Toppers for Valentines Day

Use the hot glue gun to attach the sucker stick to the cupcake topper.

cupcake toppers for valentines day

Gather up your cooled cupcakes.

(I had 12…. but a sweet little boy with the initials Matthew Jason took one. He proceeded to eat it right in front of me and shrugged his shoulders and said,  “What? I the baby.”.  Craziest four year old ever!)

valentine cupcakes

Pipe the icing on them. If you’re looking for a great icing recipe I have two on this site. (Traditional Buttercream and Chocolate Buttercream)

valentine cupcake toppers

Yum!

cupcakes for valentines day

Add your cupcake topper into the cupcake and you are all set!

*Disclaimer: I had to retake these pictures because the lighting was so dark. I just grabbed some store bought cupcakes.

printable cupcake toppers

Aren’t they adorable? I love the colors of the printable and that sweet little bird.

More Valentine Ideas:

 

easy strawberry refrigerator cake

Strawberry Refrigeration Cake

healthy strawberry angel food cake

Angel Food Strawberry Cake 

kid valentine crafts (pencil holder printables)

Printable Valentine Pencil Cards

heart crayons

Heart Crayon Valentines (with Printable) 

25 valentine crafts for kids

25 Valentine Crafts for Kids 

jamberry love potion nail wraps

Valentine Nails for Mommy and Daughter 

Preschool Do a Dot Printables

Valentine Do a Dot Printables 

Valentine-Chex-Mix

Valentine Chex Mix 

Valentines-Day-Preschool-Cutting-Practice

Valentine Cutting Practice

Find-the-Letter-C-is-for-Cupid

Find C is for Cupid 

Printable Valentine Pencil Holder

We are having so much fun creating kid Valentine crafts.

If you are looking for free printable Valentine’s for your child to give to friends and family I have the perfect idea for you. And this one holds a cute little pencil which you can totally grab at the Dollar Spot at Target or at the dollar store.

kid valentine crafts (pencil holder printables)

You Will Need:

Gather up all of your supplies.

There are four Valentine cards to each sheet to help save on paper.

I grabbed my festive Valentine pencils at Target in the dollar bins. I loved the sparkly glitter!

kids valentine crafts

Use the paper cutter or your scissors to cut out the cards.

free valentine printable

Let the kids write who the cards are to and from.

Doesn’t Skylar have gorgeous nails?

kid valentine crafts

Now this job is for an adult. Use the X-Acto knife to cut slits for the pencils.

There are two black lines where you need to cut the lines.

pencil holder valentine

Slide the pencil through the slits and you have a simple, affordable and perfect Valentine card to handout at school or Mother’s Day Out!

We’re going to have a Homeschool Valentine party and exchange with friends. I plan on printing some of these!

free valentine printable

These are perfect for parents who are on the hunt for non-candy Valentines!

More Kid Valentine Crafts:

Robot Valentine Craft

It is always challenging to try to find crafts for boys. Especially kid Valentine crafts! Honestly, it is not an easy task. I couldn’t really find what I was looking for so I decided to make one instead.

I like crafting, though I don’t get the time to do it too often anymore. I did, however, find a bit of time to make this Robot Valentine Craft for Boys.

I have a website about raising boys who love to learn and I share activities for boys that are fun and include a learning twist to them.

Use this robot as a guide, but let your boy make the decisions on how his robot should look and what shapes he would like to use to decorate the control panel (that is the best part!)

This cute robot is fun to make and your kids will learn about shapes while making him.

Learn shapes with this easy to make Robot Valentine Craft

Activities for Boys: Robot Valentine Craft:

It looks like there are a lot of directions here but this is super easy to make.

You will need:

  • Cardstock (65# works best)
  • Aluminum foil
  • 1 Pipe Cleaner (Chenille Stem)
  • Construction Paper in various colors
  • Scotch Tape
  • A Glue Stick
  • Scissors
  • paper punch

You can make your robot whatever size you like. Ours is around 22 inches long and was made to hang on the wall. With younger boys I like to work big as it is easier for their little hands to position bigger pieces.

I will give you approximate dimensions of the pieces we used to make our robot. Use the picture as a guide to make a robot your little guy would enjoy.

Valentine's Day Robot Craft

Robot Body:

  • Cardstock Square. 7 ½ X 7 ½ inches.  Cover in aluminum foil. I laid the square on a larger square (9-10 inch) of aluminum foil, folded it over and glued the foil to the back of the cardstock.
  • 3 X 1 inch small rectangle for the neck. Cover in aluminum foil.
  • 2 – 7 inch X 1 ¾ inch legs. Cover in aluminum foil.

Robot Head:

  • 4 ½ inch square of colored construction paper for the head (we used blue.)
  • 2 – 1 inch squares for the eyes (we used yellow.)
  • 1 ½ inch triangle for the mouth (we used green) Have your boy cut a square in half to make the triangle.
  • 3 ½ inch piece of pipe cleaner (we used green.)
  • 1 ¼ inch colored construction paper circle (we used orange.)

Zig-Zag Arms:

  • 8-9 inch long colored construction paper arms (we used orange.)
  • Make the arms zigzag by folding them back and forth. This is what makes the heart stand out from the body.

Hearts and Control Panel:

  • 3 inch red construction paper heart and 2 – small hearts for the feet.
  • 6 X 6 inch colored construction paper square for the control panel (we used green.)
  • 4 red dots that I used a paper punch to make and used for the rivets on the robot.
  • Various colored construction paper shapes for decorating the control panel.

Robot Craft directions

Most of the construction is pretty self-explanatory, just attach the pieces as shown in the photos, but I will share a few tips to make things go easier.

I used glue and tape to attach the body parts together so it would hold better.

Tape the pipe cleaner to the back of the head and tape the circle to the pipe cleaner. Using glue doesn’t work well.

Gluing on aluminum foil works just fine but can be a little slippery. One thing you should do is put the piece on, press straight down and let it sit for a bit without moving it.

Attaching the arms:  I taped and glued the arms to the back of the robot (see arrow in image above) and then wrapped them to the front and glued down one zigzag to the front of the robot. This is what makes the arms stand up nicely. You then connect the arms together in the center and attach the heart in the middle. It stands out and is bouncy. Cute!

Learn your shapes with this fun robot craft

You can talk about the shapes as you are making this together if you like. I would mention in passing that I am adding squares for the eyes but I never “taught” shapes as it is something kids are naturally drawn to and they tend to learn most of them on their own.

I hope you enjoy making some fun robots.

If you are interested in more Valentine posts try these:

I have some DIY and Printable Valentines for Boys on Brain Power Boy.

Crystal shared this 12 Kid Valentine Crafts post that has a lot of neat ideas.

If your boy likes to read, don’t miss Funny Valentine Books for Boys.

and Crystal has a whole bunch of other Valentine Crafts on her site as well.

12 Kid Valentine Crafts

Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it. Are you looking for kid Valentine crafts that you and your little one can create together? I have a list of 12 ideas.

Many of these have crafts include a free printable which make for perfect Valentine card exchange ideas at school and preschool. These are adorable for homeschool Valentine parties too!12 AMAZING Kid Valentine Crafts

12 Kid Valentine Crafts

  1. Heart Crayon Valentines- this free printable makes the cutest valentine goodie for classmates.
  2. Blow Me Away Bubbles Printable- what child does not love bubbles? These are perfect preschool Valentines!
  3. Valentine Mailboxes for Kids- these are so precious and you will have fun creating them together.
  4. I am a Sucker for You- add a dum-dum sucker and you have the cutest Valentine card.
  5. Heart Shaped Soap- use this easy tutorial to make heart shaped soap for your Valentine. Free printable for gift giving too!
  6. Cupid Poo- get Valentine colored M&M’s for this fun Valentine craft.
  7. Valentine Spa Sock Cupcakes- these make the perfect teacher gift.
  8. Valentine Marshmallow Pops- what kids does not love marshmallows? Have fun creating these pops together.
  9. Valentine Bark- make this delicious pink and milk chocolate bark and decorate it with candy heart. Then, use the printable to give it as gifts.
  10. Valentine Popcorn- melt pink candy wafers to drizzle over popcorn for a fun treat. This is perfect for snacks, school parties and gifts!
  11. Mod Podge Vase- give your teacher or special love flowers in a homemade crafted vase. Kids will love helping you create this.
  12. Decorate with Heart Candy- this simple craft makes the perfect center piece for your Valentine party or dinner table.

Valentine Dessert Recipe

strawberry refrigerator cake

On the hunt for the perfect Valentine dessert idea? This Strawberry Refrigerator Cake has gone viral on Facebook and has been viewed 27,000 times TODAY alone!! This is a must have sweet treat for your Valentine dinner!

25 AMAZING Kid Valentine Crafts

I don’t know about your kids, but my children love to do arts and crafts. I doesn’t hurt that we homeschool, so we are home all day and always looking for more fun activities to create during the day.

If you are on the hunt for kid Valentine crafts, we have pulled together another collection of 25 amazing ideas!

25AMAZING  valentine crafts for kids

While you’re here, check out all of my Valentine crafts. We have tons of things to keep you and your little one busy.And, what I love about this collection is it’s great for many different ages and an excellent way to spend time together as a family.

paper valentine craft

25 {{More}} Kid Valentine Crafts

1. Baby Footprint Heart from Jany Claire
2. Love Bugs from Little Family Fun
3. Sweetie Glasses from Mom Tried It
4. Valentine Heart Leis from MAKE
5. Valentines Dump Truck from No Time For Flash Cards
6. Toilet Paper Heart Stamping from In Lieu of Preschool
7. Valentine Bottle Basket from Ramblings of a Crazy Women
8. Valentines Love Cup from Easy Crafts for Kids
9. Cupid Arrows from Craftaholics Anonymous
10. Heart Cone Tree from I Gotta Create!
11. Shaving Cream Marbled Hearts from The Chocolate Muffin Tree
12. Valentine Treasure Rocks from Growing a Jeweled Rose
13. Valentine Scratch Heart from Putti’s World
14. Plastic Bottle Vases from Hands on as We Grow
15. Puffy Hearts from Scrumdilly-Do!
16. Black Glue Hearts from Mess for Less
17. Valentine Pets from Learn Create Love
18. Message in a Bottle from FSPDT
19. Crayon Heart Valentines Cards from Endless Acres Farmtiques
20. Valentines Countdown from 123 Homeschool 4 Me
21. Love Bug Valentine Cards from Mom on Timeout
22. Handprint Cards from Rosy~Posy
23. Kiss Me Treat from Kids Activities Blog
24. Valentine Sensory Bin from 3 Boys and a Dog
25. Handprint Craft from LaughPaintCreate

Which valentine crafts are you most excited to create with your kiddos this year?

Printable Valentine Cards for Kids: I am a Sucker for You

Have you seen all of the printable Valentine cards for kids we have here on Crystal & Co.? They are perfect for helping you celebrate a class party or Valentine’s Day with friends, neighbors and family!

Many of my crafts include free printables that make awesome goodies!

Today’s printable goes perfect with a Dum Dum sucker. The message is perfect- I am a Sucker for You!

printable valentine cards for kids: I am a sucker for you

These are perfect for your kiddos to hand out at school. I just adore them!

You Will Need:

  • Sucker for You Free Printable  <<—— click to print
  • card stock
  • craft knife
  • paper-cutter or scissors
  • marker for filling out the to and from
  • dum-dum suckers

Print out your free printable.

Kelli from 3 Boys and a Dog makes all of my printables. She does awesome and affordable design work.

There are four cards on a page. Cut them out using a paper-cutter or scissors.

valentine crafts for kids

 

Fill in the from and to area of the cards.

Aren’t these adorable?

I love that we have two different designs on one sheet, don’t you?

free printable

Gather your suckers.

dum dum sucker valentine printable

Using a craft knife to cut  slits where the white lines are on the big heart.

printable valentine cards

Feed the sucker stick through the slits.

valentine printable

printable valentine day cards for kids

And you’re done!

I heart Valentine’s Day!

More Valentine Crafts:

Olaf From Frozen Christmas Craft

We are in love with Olaf from Frozen. He is just the cutest little snowman.

I am going to show you how you can make this fun Olaf craft that is perfect for Christmas. It can go on your mantle, on a shelf, or work it into any of your Christmas decor.

You will not believe what I made this out of.

Wait for it….

It is a re-purposed coffee creamer container!

Let me show you how I did this.

olaf christmas craft

Right now you likely have an almost empty container of International Delight’s Frosted Sugar Cookie coffee creamer.

Oh my word, have you tried this in your coffee?

FROSTED SUGAR COOKIE.

Get some! Perfect for your breakfast coffee.

Now for he craft….

Do you want to build a snowman? (Sorry, I could not help it,)

Let’s watch it transform!

international delight sugar cookie coffee creamer

Supplies:

 

    • 1 empty International Delight Coffee Creamer container

 

 

 

    • scissors

 

    • orange, white and black felt

 

    • 2 black pipe cleaners

 

    • 2 small sticks from your yard

 

 

 

Remove the wrapper from the coffee creamer.

Spray paint the entire container white, including the lid.

Once dry, add a coat of the glitter blast spray over the white spray paint.

Let it dry 100%. You will have a sparkly snowman!

Meanwhile, take a sheet of orange felt.

Cut a triangle with the felt.

Follow the images below to create a nose for Olaf.

Notice in picture one, the bottom of the triangle is cut flat.

Use hot glue to seal the cone shape and stuff with Poli-Fil.

Set it aside.

how to make a nose for olaf from frozen

Use black felt and cut out two circles that are one and a half inches in diameter.

Next, cut out two white circles that are one and a forth inches in diameter.

Then cut out five more black circles that are three fourths of an inch in diameter. Two will be for eyes and three of them will be for the snowman buttons.

Cut out two arched eyebrows out of the black felt. Super easy.

felt to make an olaf craft

Hot glue the eyes in layers to the dry coffee creamer container.

Glue on the nose and eyebrows.

Glue on the black circles that are buttons.

One at a time, glue on the sticks for arms. You will have to hold them in place while the hot glue dries.

olaf from frozen

Use the two pipe cleaners and cut them down to make three pieces of Olaf hair.

One hair is taller than the other two.

Hot glue them on the back of the coffee creamer cap.

olaf frozen christmas craft

And there you have it. Olaf from Frozen as a Christmas decoration.

Perfect decor for your cookie party too!

olaf from frozen craft

How have you re-purposed a coffee creamer container and made it into something awesome?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.