Magic Jelly Beans + 30 Other Adorable Easter Crafts
Get in the Easter spirit with these fun, festive crafts and activities.
Have you all heard of magic jelly beans? Apparently, they're a lifelong Easter tradition for many people, but, somehow, I'm just now hearing about them. If you're completely clueless like I was, here's the idea, as explained by Instagram and me.
Step 1: Gather your favorite kids and some jelly beans.
Step 2: Tell the little ones to plant the jelly beans as if they were seeds.
You can take this as far as you want — soil or crinkle paper, an indoor planter or out in the yard. If you plant them in soil, you can water them for a little extra fun.
Step 3: While the kids are asleep, remove the jelly beans and put lollipops in their place.
Then, the kids wake up to a garden of magic lollipops! So fun, right? I think this totally has potential to become Easter's Elf on the Shelf.
While you’re in crafty activity mode, check out more adorable Easter crafts. I've rounded up our very best, so you can make the most of the remaining Easter season.
SUPER-CUTE EASTER CRAFTS
Eat your eggs, and dye marshmallow instead this year. Gold leaf adds a glamorous, trendy touch.
Make This: Dip-Dyed Marshmallows
Cactus Easter Eggs
Create a trendy Easter tablescape by crafting these fun, unique paper mache and wooden egg cacti.
Carrot Chocolate Pudding Cups
To make these carrot-inspired pudding cups, dip strawberries into orange candy melts, and let dry on wax paper. Fill clear cups with chocolate pudding, and top with crushed chocolate cookies. Place one orange-covered strawberry in each pudding cup, allowing the top of the berry to peek out.
Embroidered Leather Easter Egg
Make a stylish leather Easter egg to spruce up your home decor or outfit for the holiday.
Royal Icing Nests
Royal icing solidifies into hard candy to form these porcelain-like nests. Create a few to display candy Easter eggs on your Sunday table.
Make This: Royal Icing Nests
Heirloom Egg Topiary
Create this darling spring centerpiece using fresh eggs from heirloom chickens. The topiary will add natural beauty to your tablescape.
Make This: Heirloom Egg Topiary
Easter Egg Tree
Craft this chic Easter egg tree to display candy-filled plastic eggs at your Easter gathering.
Hatching Chick Egg
Make a hard-boiled egg into a friendly chick with a carrot, a sheet of nori and iceberg lettuce. Kids will adore this mini creation.
Make This: Hatching Chick Egg
Upcycled Easter Terrariums
Recycled glass jars form the base of these festive Easter terrariums. Fill your jar with African violet, moss and eggs.
Make This: Upcycled Easter Terrariums
Festive Cascarone Confetti Eggs
Not only are these cascarones fun to make, but they’re also fun to smash once they’re made. Crack the confetti-filled eggs over friends’ heads for good luck at your Easter celebration.
Make This: Cascarone Confetti Eggs
Marshmallow Bunny Wreath
Yep, it’s a wreath made of marshmallow bunnies — because why not?
Candy Easter Basket
Chocolate wafers form this edible Easter basket. Fill the adorable basket with edible Easter grass and jelly beans or candy eggs.
Make This: Candy Easter Basket