Tick tock, it’s almost bunny o’clock… Get your fix for some last minute Easter craft ideas and fun activities for entire family, right here.

During the Easter holiday season if there is one thing that always gets the kids excited this close to Easter – it is last minute Easter craft! Packed with activities that can keep kids of all ages entertained (and out of your hair) for at least a couple of hours, we have pulled together some of our favourite last minute Easter craft ideas to help the kids blow off all that egg-citement that is around right now.

Easy Last Minute Easter Craft

If you are looking for some Easter craft inspiration to keep the kids at bay, but haven’t really got your Easter craft bits and bobs stocked up, here are some ideas easy enough to muster up with a few regular pieces from around the home.

1. Easter Paper Craft

Create some cute Easter characters and Easter décor for the home with the fun and fabulous art of paper craft. Here are a few basic ideas that you might like to try:

  • Create some Easter chicks from egg cartons – just snip an egg cup out, paint it then create and stick on eyes, a beak and chicken feet. Another one of our favourite last minute Easter crafts utilising an egg carton is this DIY Easter Advent Calendar
  • Make an Easter wreath from coloured or patterned paper, or simply create your own colourful options. Add some paper flowers or ribbon for more impact
  • With a printer and paper, you can whip up a fun Easter carrot racer, with this free template courtesy of The Art Dream
  • Fashion up a bunny nest to make the Easter bunny feel welcomed, featuring some giant paper carrots and Easter eggs. Or string some paper carrots together to make a cute garland to display. View the tutorial on how to make some of these fabulous last minute Easter craft carrots by Easy Peasy and Fun

Image sources: Paper, Plate and Plane, Be a Fun MumThe Art Dream, The Resourceful Mumma, Easy Peasy and Fun

* Tip: need some help preparing your craft kit this year? Check out the ultimate Easter decorators craft kit for plenty of ideas.

2. Easter Chalk Art

If you have a cement pathway or driveway at home, this last minute Easter craft idea is always a favourite among the kids, no matter what time of the year. Just give them a bucket of coloured chalk and let their imaginations go crazy as they draw beautiful shapes, pictures and arrangements to greet the Easter bunny on his arrival. Not typically craft as such, this is still a great idea that will be sure to keep the kids happy.

3. Create an Easter Hunt Bucket, Basket or Bag

The Easter egg hunt is quintessentially one of the most popular activities across Easter celebrations. And there is plenty of opportunity for last minute Easter craft activities as you prepare for the fun of the hunt. But one of the most imperative elements of any hunt is the basket or bag to hold your hoard. Have some extra fun by creating your own Easter hunt basket, bag or bucket!

As the countdown to Easter is ending soon, it's a great time to add Super Duper Easy Paper Easter Baskets to your last minute Easter craft projects. Your kids will love making these baskets, so much so they'll want to create some for the entire family (even the fur-babies).

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Another idea is to use a paper milkshake cup, a giant popcorn box, a paper shopping bag, a tote bag, a small empty bucket, or anything else easy enough to hold and stash your Easter hunt finds. Then get to work on creating and decorating a masterpiece.

For this last minute Easter craft idea, you will need to have a few things pre-planned, depending on what type of hunt vessel you decide to create. You might like to include items such as paint, Easter stickers, iron-on transfers, pom poms, felt, sewing accessories, glue, scissors, glitter, etc.

* Tip: for a great range of pre-made options, see our range of personalised Easter hunt baskets and bags.

Create an Easter Wreath or Welcome Plaque

An Easter wreath or plaque on your front door is a great way to welcome guests to your home during the Easter season. And you can turn this into a fun last minute Easter craft idea by making your own Easter wreath or plaque with the kids. Using an existing Christmas wreath base, a few florals and an adorable bunny, all of which you probably already have at home, spend the final week before Easter transforming your Christmas wreath to a beautiful Easter wreath.

To make the activity even more streamlined for creating a beautiful-looking piece, simply grab a few essential pieces from our Easter wreath range at Gifts and Keepsakes. Select from a variety of wreath bases, signs and bows to suit your Easter vibe at home.

* Tip: we also stock a variety of personalised Easter plaques. Check out our full range of plaques and signs online.

Make an Easter Table Centrepiece

Celebrate Easter loud and proud by creating a gorgeous Easter centrepiece for the table. You can use anything for this activity, including seed fairy lights, Easter garlands, Easter flowers or picks, twigs, Easter ornaments, Easter straw bunnies, and the list goes on!

Search for bits and pieces that you already have around home and in the garden, then add a few Easter-themed pieces to polish off your display. For plenty of inspiration, take a look at these easy Easter centrepieces for your entire home.

As a last minute Easter craft idea, you can add to your main centrepiece or compliment your DIY Easter Birdhouse Centrepiece with smaller arrangements around the home too. Brighten up the bathroom, your living space, or the alfresco area with their own decorations and crafty creations.

With a bit of imagination and a few crafty bits and pieces, there is always time to fit in some last minute Easter craft activities. We hope these few ideas have helped to spark your creativity! What will you come up with?

For plenty of last minute Easter craft tools, tips and ideas, be sure to visit us online at Gifts and Keepsakes. We offer unique, personalised gifts for all those special events year-round.