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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Your kids will love these Expo Window Neon Art Markers for drawing on windows and glass surfaces at home. Fun, vibrant neon colors for use on both black and white dry erase surfaces and on windows too! Bright, vivid ink is specially formulated to be low-odor. Durable bullet tip allows for broad, thick lines that are easy to see from a distance. Your kids will love drawing on glass windows and doors or decorating your car windows with fun messages. These markers are Bullet Tip and come in a 5-Pack of neon colors.
This affordable and fun Spirograph Retro Kit is making a comeback. The classic way for aspiring artists to create millions of marvelous patterns is back and better than ever! This reproduction of the classic set features all the iconic wheels and rings of the original in a retro, throwback package!
Your kids can customize these cute Sequin Pets by Creativity for Kids. Decorate this trendy reversible sequin and fur stuffed animal with an assortment of trendy reusable stickers. Happy the Hedgehog is the perfect sensory toy with both visual and tactile benefits. Draw on happy’s back and watch as the sequins change colors. Decorate happy to match your style or mood with fun Emoji, food and accessory stickers that are reusable. Let your child embrace their creative side with Creativity for Kids arts and craft products.
This award-winning Loop de Loom will introduce older kids to weaving with this cool loom! Unlike knitting or crocheting, there’s no learning curve—Loopdeloom is easy to set up and easy to use. You can make super simple items. Or, you can embellish by adding your own beads, embroidery, felt—or other fun stuff. Your kids can weave items any length and up to 7” wide using one loom, or……stitch pieces together to make items wider or connect two or more looms to weave items like throws or blankets. The Loopdeloom is recommended for kids age 8 and up.
Older kids will love this How to Draw Cute Food Book for honing in on their art skills. This is the perfect rainy or snowy day activity and this book makes and an affordable and fun stocking stuffer. The world of cute art has a delicious style of fusing food and character drawings—and this ultra-adorable book by Angela Nguyen features a menagerie of irresistibly sweet creatures. How about a hot dog with an actual dog inside, kitty sushi, or bear eggs on toast? It’s all so simple: ellipses and circles become a plate of pancakes garnished with blueberries that have ears, eyes, and smiles. Turn a triangle into an animal-topped slice of pizza—or add ears to the crust. Angela teaches all the basic techniques, providing a solid foundation for your work, and includes everything from appetizers to desserts and snacks. You’ll want to draw them all . . . and cook up some of your own original ideas, too!
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These highly-reviewed kits from Craftastic will keep your kids busy with a variety of projects. The I love Llamas kit lets kids make 6 projects to wear, share, or display based on one of their favorite animals. Leading the herd in cuteness, color and creativity, this trendy arts and crafts set includes a llama-themed pom bracelet, stuffie, headband, garland, charm, and even banner to proclaim their llama love to the world!
This I love Rainbows collection of rainbow arts and crafts includes everything needed to make six cool projects. Make a pair of bracelets and a necklace to wear, or a pinata to share with friends. This set also includes brilliant wall décor perfect for adding a ray of funshine to a bedroom, and a spinny pinwheel that really shows off the colors. Detailed instructions written with young readers in mind make assembly a fun experience for crafters of all ages. We’ve collected everything needed to make all six of these brightly colored rainbow projects in one convenient package so there are no other materials or special tools to buy.
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Create AMAZING works of textured yarn art with the ease of coloring in this ALL-NEW Y’art kit! Yarn magically clings to the Grip-N-Stick Y‘Artboard as you fill in the numbered areas with amazing textures and patterns. Just press the threaded pen onto the Grip-N-Stick surface, and yarn CLINGS like magic to the canvas as you color in each numbered area. Parents will love that it’s MESS-FREE and OOPS-Proof! If you make a mistake, simply lift up the yarn and reposition it. Choose from puppy, unicorn, flamingo and more!
Your kids can create vibrant art and notes with Take Note! Washable Gel Pens from Crayola. Each colorful gel pen lays down smooth and streak-free with a cool click of these ergonomic, cushioned-gripped pens. They are click and draw, so no lost caps to find! Create colorful special effects with the washability you expect from Crayola. Perfect for taking notes, art projects and organizing documents by color. Includes 14 washable gel pens in unique, vibrant colors.
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This new Scribble Scrubbie Pets Toy Playset is a perfect treat for Easter. This set contains 3 non toxic markers and 2 minifigures of pets. Set aside your traditional coloring books and grab a dog or cat to color with 3 Crayola washable markers. When you’re ready for something new, POP ‘em in the tub and use the spray bottle and scrub brush to start over. Kids ages 3 and up can use the washable markers to color, wash, and color again as often as they’d like! Collect all of the animal toys with additional expansion packs (sold separately). Choose from so many more Scribble Scrubbie toys for young artists.
Give kids the confidence to create with the included coloring board and art supplies! They can place any of the 10 tracing sheets on the Light Up Tracing Pad, then use a blank sheet and the graphite pencil to trace the image before adding their own flair. The art kit lets kids choose from over 100 traceable images, which helps guide their creativity without requiring them to draw an individual scene from scratch. The 12 short colored pencils make coloring and embellishing the traced design smooth and easy. Choose from fashion, sports and a few other themed sets. This kit includes a graphite pencil, tracing sheets, blank sheets, as well as colored pencils for drawing, illustrating, and coloring. For Faster Target Shipping: Crayola Light Up Trolls Tracing Pad
Transform your bathroom into an at-home spa experience with this affordable STMT D. I. Y. Assembly bath bombs! This is the perfect Easter craft. Mix and create five sparkling bath bombs, infused with soothing essential oils. Combine the lavender and vanilla fragrances to create a signature scent or use them separately and sink Into the relaxation that These oils have to offer. Create tie-dye or color blocked bath bombs by combining mica powders, or keep it classic and choose your favorite color, then add some dried roses for a touch of elegance. When you’re bath bombs are ready, treat yourself to a relaxing afternoon bubble bath!
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If you have a Harry Potter fan in the house, check out this affordable and fun Harry’s Characters Drawing Guide for Kids. This step by step drawing guide tells exactly how easy and simple to draw the Harry Potter characters, plus it includes practice pages! Once your kids have sketched the characters, it’s fun to color them in! This book makes a fun affordable gift for older kids.
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.
Sketch & Sniff Gel Crayons are scented gel core crayons with a twistable end that extends the scented coloring gel for more coloring. These sensational 5-Packs of Gel Crayons are washable, non-toxic, and the unique gourmet scents will last up to two years! With bright and bold lines that glide across the page as your little ones will create works of art that look AND smell amazing!
Scents include:Bubble Gum, Pineapple, Berry Blue, Watermelon, and Tangerine
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.
17. 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.
19. Alex Rock Pets
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.
Ultimate Dot-to-Dot will captivate your older kids, motivate, and scintillate you for hours on end. You’ll find hundreds of intricate dots to connect and projects to complete that are devilishly difficult…and wickedly fun. Put pen or pencil to paper and you’ll soon free amazing animals, discover stunning objects, find intricate scenes, and so much more. Watch everything from lions to lizards, owls to peacocks magically appear as you complete these complex, varied, and challenging puzzles that dare you to keep making connections and having a great time while you do it. When you’ve completed each one, you’ll also have an original and compelling work of art that you can pull out (the pages are perforated), frame, keep, or share.
These classic Melissa and Doug Jumbo Paint Brushes make a great Easter Stuffer. They affordable and are great for little hands and helps your toddlers stay busy. Young painters will appreciate this set of brushes for their oversized handles and easy grip. The set includes four brushes with high-quality bristles and easy-clean handles in a plastic storage pouch. You can also add the Melissa and Doug Washable Poster Paints to their basket! For faster shipping, find a similar Melissa and Doug Washable Art Set here.
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.
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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.
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.
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26. 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.
28. 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. Choose from space and rockets, rainbows, llamas, pandas and so much more!
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.
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.
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.
33. 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.
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 Klutz Glitter Face Painting kit is affordable and would be a perfect activity to keep your kids busy and a great gift idea. Klutz knows Face Painting, and now there’s more! Brush up on your face painting skills and create shimmering masterpieces in minutes. This kit comes with 6 shimmery paint colors, more than 45 gems, and cosmetic-grade glitter. With 47 designs to choose from, you’ll choose to sparkle wherever you go.
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.
38. 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.
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.
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 and Color Changing Tablets 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 set comes with 60 fragrance-free bathtub tints and a 9 pack of retractable bath crayons.
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