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Easy Last-Minute Easter Crafts for Toddlers

Easter Eggs

If you’re anything like me, life with a toddler is jam-packed and busy, busy, busy.

I’d love to say that we’ve been spending our afternoons finger painting spring flowers, dyeing eggs (with all natural color, of course *wink wink*), and making papier mache collages, but life has gotten in the way of craftiness.

I vowed recently to make more of an effort to engage in activities with my kids instead of just supervising their play and giving in to the hurried pace of life.

Since Easter is just around the corner, I thought that these toddler-approved crafts would be just the thing to get us out of our rut.

Will you join us?

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    • Easter Tree 1 of 8
      Easter Tree
      This sweet Easter tree can be made from natural items collected on a walk around the neighborhood and from inside your home. Bonus: it makes a perfect centerpiece for your Easter meal! Photo credit: Wendy Piersall/Flickr
    • Cute Chickie 2 of 8
      Cute Chickie
      Your toddler will love creating this simple little chick. It's a great way to teach her about colors and shapes, too! Photo Credit: Katie's Nesting Spot
    • Naturally Dyed Eggs 3 of 8
      Naturally Dyed Eggs
      Great info on how to create a variety of vibrant colors using natural dye. Photo credit: Family Kitchen
    • Carrot Napkin Bundles 4 of 8
      Carrot Napkin Bundles
      These napkins will be the hit of the kiddie table! Photo Credit: Our Best Bites
    • Bunny Bait 5 of 8
      Bunny Bait
      The Big Guy is so generous with doling out Easter treats...why not show him how much he's appreciated? Your child will love being able to "give back." Photo credit:Brown Paper Packages
    • Colorful Yarn Eggs 6 of 8
      Colorful Yarn Eggs
      A balloon, some colorful yarn, and glue are the basic ingredients for some eggsellent fun! Photo credit: Family Fun
    • Bunny Ears 7 of 8
      Bunny Ears
      These adorable bunny ears would be a blast to make with your little one! Photo credit: Martha Stewart
    • Easter Critters 8 of 8
      Easter Critters
      There are hours of fun to be had playing with these little Easter critters. Photo credit: Wendy Piersall /Flickr

Top photo credit: Feeliz/Flickr

Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

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