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.

Kendra Henderson of Hen & Co. created this adorable free packaging you can download and print to make the activity all the more "magic" and festive.

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.


Dip-Dyed Marshmallows

Photo by: Jason Kisner

Jason Kisner

Eat your eggs, and dye marshmallow instead this year. Gold leaf adds a glamorous, trendy touch.

Cactus Easter Eggs

Create a trendy Easter tablescape by crafting these fun, unique paper mache and wooden egg cacti.

Carrot Chocolate Pudding Cups

Easter Craft Party: Carrot Pudding Cake

Easter Craft Party: Carrot Pudding Cake

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

Easter Egg Topiary

Easter Egg Topiary

Add a topiary with natural elements to this year's spring tablescape.

Create this darling spring centerpiece using fresh eggs from heirloom chickens. The topiary will add natural beauty to your tablescape.

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

Upcycled Easter Terrariums

Upcycled Easter Terrariums

These sweet easter terrariums all began with a need to upcycle, create, and garden. Take a peek at all the photos in the gallery how to make some of your own.

Recycled glass jars form the base of these festive Easter terrariums. Fill your jar with African violet, moss and eggs.

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.

Marshmallow Bunny Wreath

Yep, it’s a wreath made of marshmallow bunnies — because why not?

Candy Easter Basket

Photo by: Jason Kisner

Jason Kisner

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

18 Fun + Easy Easter Egg Crafts

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Take your crafting skills to your Easter eggs by using jewels, washi tape, colorful dip-dye designs and more. 

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Easily (and Cheaply!) Craft Watercolor Easter Eggs

Give wooden eggs a colorful and totally on-trend Easter makeover using items you probably already have on-hand. You can keep the artsy fun all to yourself or get an assist from the kiddos. Best of all: These handcrafted cuties can be displayed year after year.

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