Easter Basket Ideas for Kids – Arts and Crafts
One of my favorite things to do is to stuff arts and crafts supplies in my kids’ Easter baskets. In my mind, I am restocking to keep my kids busy in the coming months. I find that when I buy high-quality arts and craft supplies they last longer. If you need Easter basket ideas for kids, check out all of the neat things we have found to help you build your Easter baskets.
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Older kids and tweens will love these great Permanent Paint Pens. Kindness rock painting has become quite a global movement and your older kids will love to use these great pens to create their own inspirational rocks. Kids are painting rocks with messages of kindness or with pretty pictures and hiding them or keeping them- sky’s the limit! These great pens will give great coverage and flow to write messages or create detailed drawings on rocks or ceramic items. Keep in mind that they are *permenant*, so be sure your kids protect nearby surfaces and their clothing. I also love this Rock Art! : Painting and Crafting with the Humble Pebble book. It is fun book for beginner rock painters.
2. Orb Factory Glitter Petz
The Orb Factory is one of my favorite brands for arts and crafts kits. Their newest Glitter Petz kits are great for younger kids who want to DIY their own sparkling animals. Each kit includes easy-to-follow instructions for jewel placement and all the supplies your child will need!
Finger Knitting Fun is a fun project for kids! Learning how to knit with your fingers is the best way to start crafting without cumbersome needles! All you need is some yarn and your hands to create modern and sophisticated knitted strands that you can use in any project around the house or everyday fashion. From jewelry and wearable accessories to wall art, gifts, and room decorations, Finger Knitting Fun includes illustrated, step-by-step instructions for 28 projects, which use yarn and other exciting materials such as paracord, leather, and more. Grab that ball of yarn and easily turn it into a charming knitted piece with endless possibilities!
Your kids will love crafting their own puzzle game, plus they will learn so much about how it works. This is a great project for older kids. With the Rubik’s “build it solve it” kit, your kids will unlock the secrets of the Rubik’s cube and master it! The Rubik’s “build it solve it” kit comes with all the parts necessary to build your own Rubik’s cube. Easy “how to” instructions, plastic cube pieces and tiles (including some spares), center core pieces, metal screws, Springs and screwdriver – all organized in a handy storage tray. Once you’ve built your cube, turn to the “you can do the Rubik’s cube” booklet and learn how to solve it! by learning how to build your own Rubik’s cube, you will greatly improve your understanding of how this fascinating puzzle functions, literally from the inside out.
5. Sequin Art
Kids 8 and up will love Creating exciting Sequin Art pictures by simply placing the velvet design on the polystyrene base and pinning on the sequins to complete this vibrant product. This set provides hours of fun creating a sparkling picture. The sequins shimmer and sparkle and the pinheads also reflect the light. Each project typically takes around 5 to 6 hours to complete, then you can display your beautiful project for friends and family to see. Sequin Art is great for summer time craft projects, holiday gifts, and perfect for that crafty loved one! Each kit contains: a framed polystyrene base, a velvet flocked design, packets of colored sequins, pins and a full color instruction book. There are tons of designs to choose from – elephants, puppies, ice cream sundaes, butterflies, owls and so many more.
Give your kids a hands-on amusement & educative entertainment with the grossest, yet most-lovable craft/science kits ever. Whether you are looking for something fresh that will keep your kids occupied, or for a new amusement that will keep kids actively interested, laughing and feeling fulfilled, the DIY slime science kit is a must-have. Dr. Slime brings the ultimate & most generous DIY slime kit to mix up a flawless batch of slime. Every time! This is the universal kit to create one of the gooiest slimes for fun twisting, squishing and stretching.
These adorable and affordable Rock Pets from Alex are not only cute, but they are a fun project to make and display in your garden. Paint and personalize your own night owl. Transform a pretend rock into a work of art in no time. Weatherproof paints allow your masterpiece to be displayed anywhere indoors and outdoors. Your kids can choose their favorite color combinations or make a gift for a friend or relative. Rock pets totally rock! Choose from a variety of Rock Pets-a cute owl, fox, turtle and more.
Your kids will love to “Untangle” their creativity with this fun and inspiring Zentangle for Kids book! The Zentangle method helps aspiring artists create beautiful pictures and scenes through drawing abstract, structured patterns. In addition to step-by-step instructions by an accredited teacher, special project pages show how to turn tangle artworks into decorations, cards, and gifts.
Your tweens will showing off their creativity on nearly any surface with these neat Chalk-O-Rama Chalk Crayons. You can write with chalk on glass, wood and a whiteboard? Yep, yep and yep. Chalk-O-Rama is the go-to chalk set for your tween to color their world. Chalk-O-Rama Chalk Crayons write on both porous and non-porous surfaces. Try them on glass, windows and mirrors. They’ll work on cardboard, wood, whiteboards and no doubt these chalk sticks will write on chalkboards. And let’s not leave paper out of the mix because Chalk-O-Ramas will write on that too; including black paper. Chalk-O-Ramas will wash off easily on non-porous surfaces like glass and whiteboards but are a bit more permanent on porous surfaces. There’s no more dusty hands with these chalk crayons either because Chalk-O-Ramas are encased in a plastic barrel; just give it a twist just like lipstick and you’re on your way to colorful creativity. This Table Top Chalkboard would pair nicely with these chalk crayons. Your tweens will love creating new signs for their room or create reminders.
Emojis are so popular with kids and they will love this Drawing Emojis guide. This book will teach your child how to draw emojis with the easiest approach possible…by using alphabet letters, numbers, and other simple geometric shapes. This book will show your child how to draw emoji faces, emoji hands, the poop emoji (yuck), the monkey emojis, the dancing girl emojis, the alien emoji, and the ghost emoji. With this no-tears strategy, learning how to draw is fun for children as young, but also works for adults and teens. Drawing and Cartooning is fun for kids, but even more fun when it comes easy to them. This book does just that…makes drawing fun and easy for kids. This book is both an affordable and fun Easter basket idea for kids.
Your artistic kids will love this cool 50/50 Color Pencil Set. This set boasts 24 great colors, but each pencil has a different color on each end, so there are just 12 pencils in the set. These pencils are perfect for sketching on-the-go or for taking to school.
Your kids will get a big kick out of this silly Sidewalk Chalk Tagging Kit. Everything you need to become a famous graffiti artist is right in this box (except for a “Get Out of Jail Free” card, because this graffiti is washable). Mix up our special Renegade Made chalk paint at home, then grab the enclosed re-usable stencils, brushes, and of course, your bandit mask to go anonymously paint the town with funny, inspiring phrases and art. Use the 7 precut graffiti stencils to convey messages like “Make Art, Not Your Bed”, “The Best Things In Life Aren’t Things” or advertise for the next time travelers meeting (last Tuesday). Use the brush and paint to free form your own graffiti sidewalk art and messages, and you will get the incredible satisfaction of brightening people’s day with something you created.
These highly-reviewed Scratch and Sketch Books are a fun artistic activity for kids. This book is shrink-wrapped with a wooden stylus, which is used to draw on the black coated paper to reveal the colors.
14. Sew Mini Treats, Coloring Crush and Shimmer Art by Klutz
Klutz is always coming out with the newest and cutest craft book kits. Your kids can create adorable Kawaii style treats with this Sew Mini Treats kit. New sewing experience is needed and they can create more than 18 plush treats. If coloring if their thing, then check out this all new, fun Coloring Crush book. All 60 plus pages are perforated to remove them for easy coloring. This unique Shimmer Art kit uses sequins to create gorgeous art creations.
My kids spend hours on rainy days doing Perler Beads. It is so much for them to make their own creations and I am happy to fuse them together. Your kids will love these cool Perler Bead Pattern Books to show them that the possibilities with Perler Beads are endless. I also love these Perler Beads in organized trays. No more digging through to find matching colors. These trays keep your beads neat, tidy and easy to find.
16. Sting Art Kits
Your kids will love creating their own these 3D art pieces with these Sting Art Kits. These kits have you push pins into foam canvases and use pretty threads to create these neat pieces.
My kids love these Sticky Mosaic Art Kits. Match the colors to the numbers to create beautiful works of art. These kits are great for all ages, but I love that kids as young as age 5 can have fun with these. These kits are affordable and come in so many themes like Rainbow Ponies, Owls, Robots, Dinosaurs and more.
My daughter bought the Creatibles DIY Erasers kit with her own money and she had so much fun making these. I was shocked at how well the kit worked. The easy make and bake eraser kit where you can shape your very own eraser. You build it, bake it and erase with it. Make all sorts of amazing eraser creations with this Do It Yourself kit. Creatibles comes with 12 pliable clay colors that can be mixed for an endless amount of hues. Create any kind of cool shapes, characters or whatever you want your eraser to be. Follow the baking instructions and you’ll have an amazing eraser all your own. And it comes in a nifty reusable case. It’s fun to make and fun to erase.
Creating with Play-Doh has never been so much fun. Your kids can let the creative possibilities grow along with their imagination with this Melissa & Doug Cut, Sculpt, and Roll Clay Play Set. This set features 8 exciting tools and 4 vibrant colors of modeling dough. It invites children to cut different shapes with zigzag and straight scissors, sculpt circles and triangles with pattern wheels, and mold adorable figures by turning over the covered tubs and pressing. Encourage creativity as well as color and pattern recognition with Cut, Sculpt & Roll!
If you have tried putty from Crazy Aaron’s, you know it is the best putty. Now your kids can create their own putty with this cool, Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty, Mixed By Me Thinking Putty Kit. Each kit includes five tins of clear putty, three concentrated color putties, three special effect putties, and an instructional mat, and everything you’ll need to make cool Thinking Putty colors that are all your own! Plus, your Thinking Putty will never dry out and will literally last forever.
Your kids will love using windows or mirrors to create works of art. These International Arrivals Rainy Dayz Gel Crayon draw vibrant and bold colors on glass surfaces… and paper too. And for an extra special touch use a wet paintbrush to add amazing watercolor effects too. Comes in 12 bright colors and cleans off easily.
Older kids will love these intricate coloring books. My daughter spends hours coloring every detail of these cool books. I love these Art of Coloring Disney Frozen, Art of Coloring Star Wars and Color In Book: Cozy Critters books. They have quality pages to color and just add some gorgeous markers! These make a fun Easter basket idea for kids.
23. International Arrivals Super Duper Scented Gel Pens, International Arrivals Lil’ Paint Pods Poster Paint, Neon & Glitter, International Arrivals Brilliant Brush Markers
International Arrivals is one of my favorite brands of art supplies and your kids will love some of their newest offerings. The International Arrivals Super Duper Scented Gel Pens, International Arrivals Lil’ Paint Pods Poster Paint, Neon & Glitter) and the International Arrivals Brilliant Brush Markers would all make nice Easter basket stuffers for girls. I find their products to be top quality and my own children love them.
24. Kinetic Sand
Kids love this amazing, moldable Kinetic Sand. You can mold it, shape it and it never dries out. You can find this cool sand in many different colors and there are even cool kits that come with molds.
These neat Crayola Virtual Design Pro sets came out over the holidays and they have received rave reviews. Your kids can color their own creation and use the included app to help their creations to come alive. There are fun sets for both boys and girls and these would make great Easter basket ideas for kids.
My daughter has a similar face painting kit at home and she has spent hours painting with friends and with her brothers. You wouldn’t believe how much fun it is for kids to paint each other. You can do whole faces or tattoos. This highly-reviewed Melissa & Doug Craft and Create Face Painting kit is affordable and would be a perfect activity for Spring and Summer and would fit nicely in an Easter basket.
I love the quality of Crayola and one of my kids’ favorite products are the twistables. In my opinion, they are way better than traditional crayons and last much longer. This neat Crayola Twistables Colored Pencils Kit and the Crayola Mini Twistable Crayons and Paper Set, 25-Crayons come with their own carrying cases. This case will help your kids keep their art supplies neat and tidy and these would be fun for on-the-go.
If you have an older child or tween that likes to draw very detailed drawings, doodle or make cards, you will love these high quality gel pens. They come in so many different vibrant colors and there are different types to give different artistic effects. These Sakura Gelly Roll Moonlight Gel Ink Pens would be really pretty paired with some black paper for that chalkboard effect. These Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Gel Ink Pens are also really pretty.
This ALEX Artist Studio Desk To Go is perfect for kids ages 3 and up. This desk would be fun for younger kids to bring along to their older siblings sports practices or games You can strap in to secure a pad or notebook up to 9×12 in size and it comes with pouches to hold art supplies and convenient handles.
30. Doodle Books
My daughter has a few doodle books and I just love how they start your drawing for you and your kids get to finish them. I have given lots of these neat books as gifts and they make great Easter basket ideas for kids. There are so many doodle books both for boys and girls.
My daughter has Color Appeel Crayon Sticks and she loves them. They are bigger than your average crayon-more the size of a pencil. They are durable and don’t need to be sharpened as you peel to reveal more of the crayon. My daughter has been using these for a few years now. These are great for kids that take their art and coloring seriously. Metallic Appeel Peelable Crayons are also available if you want add metallics to your artwork.
These Do A Dot Art Markers are really neat. The markers are meant to be dotted to make really cool artwork. My boys like to make patterns and my daughter likes to create things like butterflies and flowers with these markers. If you want different colors, these Do A Dot Art Markers in brilliant colors are also a fun option and would make a great Easter basket ideas for kids.
Your kids will love trying a new craft with these fun Klutz craft book and kits. Your kids will learn all about using felted wool to make these adorable animals with this brand new Felted Friends: Create your own soft, fuzzy animals book and kit. Sticker Design Studio: Create Your Own Custom Stickers includes over 400 stickers to customize and create. In April, this new Make Your Own Washi Tape Stickers: Shape this tape into crazy cute stickers is set to release. It won multiple awards at a national toy show and looks like so much fun.
These small fingerprinting art sets are really neat. Everything you need comes in one small tin. These sets include the stamps, ink and colored pencils for hours of fun. I love this fairy tale-themed set for girls and your boys will love this fun monsters fingerprinting art set. These make great Easter basket ideas for kids.
Your kids will love expressing themselves with these Color-In Metallic Tattoos and Color-in Glitter Tattoos kits. They include fun tattoos that they can color in and apply themselves, along with tattoo markers for endless fun. These kits are great for ages 6 and up.
This really cool Young Artist Texture Painting Set is a perfect basket filler for your young artist. It includes some really neat paint texture tools, washable tempura paint, a mixing dish and an instructional book, plus some paper to get started.
Crayola is known for great products and these Crayola Bathtub Crayons are so much fun for kids. Your kids can create their own masterpieces and everything quickly washes off with water when they are done. This kit of bathtub paints comes with 5 different colors and would make an affordable Easter basket idea for kids. Color My Bath Color Changing Bath Tablets are safe, non-staining and earth friendly tablets that change the color of your bath water for lots of bathtime fun. This tube includes 100 large tablets and 200 small tablets.
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