DIY Easter Keepsake Craft Ideas
What is it about being a new mom that has you obsessed with making things with your baby’s hand and foot prints? Keepsakes that will hang on the fridge for a while but will inevitably pack bins that I stuff in my guest room closet. (At least I’m honest, right?)
Remember back in December right before Christmas when I had an idea at 3:00 in the morning that I was going to make DIY salt dough ornaments for myself and the grandmas? While it was definitely more challenging than I thought with a wiggly baby, they turned out SO cute. I’m really glad that I took the time to slow down from the busy day-to-day and do them — because now I have them to cherish for the years ahead! Well, it happened again.
As I was scrolling through Pinterest a few weeks ago, I saw a lot of Easter themed keepsake crafts. While I missed Valentine’s Day and St. Patricks Day, it still made me really want to start creating these little keepsakes for each holiday as John continues to grow this first year. So here I go again trying to keep up with all the moms on Pinterest! I hope you enjoy these really cute and easy Easter keepsake craft ideas, and I hope it inspires you to also slow down and celebrate those precious moments this Easter weekend.
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Easter Footprint Crafts & Easter Handprint Crafts
Not only do I think these are super cute keepsakes to have for myself, but I think they are also the perfect little holiday gifts for the grandparents. (Especially for new grand babies!) Like I gave some of the salt dough ornaments to John’s grandmas for Christmas, I plan to give them some of these as well. If you have older babies, include them in the process to make their gift to grandma and grandpa that much more special!
I was inspired by this post on Pinterest for my Easter keepsakes. I think the Cotton Ball Bunny is SO cute, but I wanted to put my own twist on it and ended up doing a little “SomeBunny” Loves You bunny instead.
For these carrot foot prints, I started off by painting the bottom of John’s feet with orange craft paint. I found this to be better than dipping his foot in the paint because it was a much cleaner transfer onto the white printer paper. (Not to mention, it was easier to clean up after!)
After the orange foot print dried, I cut it out and glued it onto orange construction paper. I then cut that out and glued green construction paper strips on the back to peek out of the top and look like the top of carrots. Not only was it super easy, but they turned out SO cute!
Some ‘Bunny’ Loves You
For these bunnies, I started off by painting the bottom of John’s feet with pink craft paint. After they dried on the white printer paper, I cut it out and glued it to another piece of white construction paper. I then took a water glass, traced a circle, and cut it out to be the bunny’s body.
Meanwhile, I printed a cute picture of John using my instant photo printer, and I cut out his head and glued it to a piece of white construction paper. I then cut that out and glued it to the body along with the footprints. Lastly, I glued on bunny ears made from pink construction paper glued to white construction paper that I cut out. I drew on some whiskers and wrote “Some Bunny Loves You” — and it turned out to be the cutest little bunny I have ever seen!
Well there you have it, friends! I hope you enjoyed these cute and simple Easter keepsake craft ideas as we head into the holiday weekend. Most importantly, I hope it inspires you to slow down, make some memories, and celebrate those precious moments with your littles. If you try out one of these crafts, I’d love to see them! Make sure to tell me how it went in a comment below!