Many children and adults love to make holiday cards, and Easter is no exception! Making an Easter card is one of the easiest crafts you could ever do. It only takes a few (affordable) materials and you can design the card however you want. You may want to draw and write everything on the card yourself. Then again, you may want to use Easter themed stickers and ink stamps! You can color the background with colored pencils or add a little sparkle with glitter!
Making your own Easter card is a great craft to do at home to pass the time, celebrate the holiday and make something nice for your loved one. But this craft can also be done in school classrooms, art classes and child care centers. Parents, teachers and children alike can participate in this Easter craft.
Here are the materials, directions and a few tips for making an Easter card. If there are any young children working on this craft, then the help and supervision of a trusted adult is recommended. Help from an adult is especially recommended if the children will be using safety scissors and glue.
White or Brightly Colored Paper (drawing, printing, or construction paper).
Crayons or Colored Pencils.
Easter Themed Stickers.
Easter Themed Ink Stamps.
Easter Themed Craft Confetti.
Scissors (Safety scissors for children).
1. For this craft, you will need a piece of paper to use for the card. You can use any color you like, but white or bright colors would work well for an Easter card. This can be construction paper, printing paper or drawing paper. When you pick out the paper you want to use, fold it in half corner-to-corner. Make sure the corners match up. Depending on how you want the card to be opened, you can fold it horizontal or vertical.
2. The first thing you will do after you fold the card is to decorate it. You can come up with your own design and use any materials you want. The materials can include Easter themed stickers, ink stamps and craft confetti. You can also draw on your own Easter graphics (using stencil if you need any help). Another idea is to draw and cut the graphics out of another sheet of construction paper and glue it to the front.
When you pick out the materials you want to use for your card, you will need to think about what kind of designs you want. Here are a few examples of designs you can use for the front of your Easter greeting card.
A. You can draw an Easter basket full of colorful eggs on the front. Surround the basket with colorful Easter eggs. Color the eggs in bright colors and fun patterns!
B. Write “Happy Easter” on the front and only decorate the corners and/or sides. You can draw or glue on the graphics, or use ink stamps and stickers. Some of the graphics can include eggs, bunnies and chicks! You can even draw Easter eggs around the letters or words to make it look like the eggs are spelling out “Happy Easter.”
C. Come up with a fun scene involving bunnies, chicks and even ducks! The animals can be painting the Easter eggs, holding Easter baskets or holding up a sign that says “Happy Easter.”
D. If you are making the card for a specific loved one, you can personalize it by adding his or her name (or nickname)!
You can try out one of the ideas mentioned or come up with your own. This is your card, so you can decorate the front however you want! If you are using any glue for the front of the card, remember not to overdo it. If you overdo it, you could ruin the card. Allow the glue time to completely dry before you continue with the card.
3. For the inside of the card, you can actually repeat the same steps you followed for the front of the card (including the design ideas). The inside of the card is usually where people write a small message, so be sure to leave enough space to write out the message. Remember to sign your card!
Don’t worry if you need room for both your message and your design. The inside of a card has two pages. So you can write out your message on one page and decorate the other page with your design.
Helpful tip: Are you planning to invite your loved ones over for Easter dinner? Easter greeting cards can become dinner invitations! Just include all of the information necessary in your message!
4. Now this step is completely optional, but some people do like to decorate the back of the card. You can come up with a large design (such as the ideas mentioned for the front cover) or just keep it simple. One idea would be to draw two or three small colorful Easter eggs and write the phrase “Happy Easter” under it in small letters.
If you are using glue for the front and inside of the card, you should try to avoid using glue on the back cover. This keeps you from overdoing the amount of glue used.
Making an Easter card is not only fun, but it can help you to save a little money as well! Let’s say you wanted to buy a set or a few individual cards. Eventually the price may add up. The supplies needed for creating cards are very easy to find at affordable prices. You may even find most of them at The Dollar Tree! So you can save a little money by buying the supplies and creating the cards yourself! Even if you are not looking to save money, you may come to find that the cards in the stores are not what you are looking for. When you make your own, you can come up with your own design! You can make just one card for a special someone or a few to hand out to your friends! If you are a parent or work with kids, hand them out to the children on or before Easter!
When making an Easter card (or a few) for your loved ones, have fun and be as creative as you would like! People love to receive homemade gifts, and your loved ones will appreciate their homemade Easter card! Happy Easter!