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25 Fun Easter Crafts For Kids To Make From Upcycled Goods

Looking for some easy yet creative Easter crafts to excite kids this season? Look no further than your very own homestead. You’ll find lots of kid-friendly crafts on this list that are made from upcycled materials you can source around your house. They are sure to become a great spring-welcoming project you and your kids can enjoy!

25 Creatively Fun Easter Crafts For Kids

Making crafts with my children is a major Easter tradition in our homestead. We love anything spring-related–lambs, chicks, and of course the more traditional themes of bunnies, baskets, and dyed eggs, among others. Celebrate Easter on your homestead with these magical and colorful spring-themed crafts from upcycled materials, perfect for the young and the young at heart.

1. DIY Paint Chip Easter Garland

DIY Paint Chip Easter Garland | Fun Easter Crafts For Kids To Do On The Homestead
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Spruce up any room for Easter festivities with this DIY paint chip Easter garland! It’s a thrifty and easy idea using paint sample cards all in pretty pastels, a short length string and a hole punch to make an Easter garland to fit a room of any size.

2. Toilet Roll Chicks And Bunnies

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I have seen a lot of toilet paper roll DIY, and I would say that it is one of the most versatile materials when it comes to crafting. Just take a look at these toilet roll chicks and bunnies, who would have guessed that underneath the colorful paper and fabric is simply a cardboard roll? This project has unlimited possibilities as you can easily customize it with any fabric or paper of your choice.

3. Mini Wooden Easter Baskets

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These mini wooden Easter baskets are the perfect project you can give to small children because it’s fun and very easy to make. Some of the materials do require a trip to the store, but the cost is minimal and everything is easy to find.

4. Wooden Spoon Chick Puppet

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If you’ve been searching for a craft that’ll suit your old wooden spoon, this is it! A wooden spoon definitely has its place in the craft room. This wooden spoon chick puppet is a very simple project perfect for young children. All you need is some yellow paint, yellow feathers, orange craft foam, eyes, glue, and of course the wooden spoon. The idea so simple, I’m sure you’ve already figured it out just by looking at the photo. Then, after it dries, it will become a fun toy for little hands.

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5. Paper Plate Easter Chick

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If you’re looking for the easiest craft for a toddler, this paper plate Easter chick will do the trick. Made with a paper plate, construction paper cut-outs for the beak and legs, feathers, and of course, those cute craft eyes, this is a project that’ll take less than 5 minutes!

6. Envelope Bunnies

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Envelope bunnies is an amazing Easter craft that is also perfect for giving as gifts. Fill it with some Easter candy and let your children bring them to school to give out to their friends and teachers as a wonderful surprise.

7. Easter Place Cards For The Kiddies

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Looking for a styling idea for the kid’s table this Easter lunch? This easy project will show you how you can create place cards with little bunny ears and names on them. They’re a fun and festive project that you can create just by yourself, or make use of your little helpers. Either way, you surely have an enjoyable time, and everyone will applaud your adorable Easter table setting!

8. Yarn Bunny

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The idea is putting together the shape of an egg and a bunny is simple yet adorably cute. This charming yarn bunny is made of white fuzzy yarn, Styrofoam egg, and basic crafting supplies. The step-by-step easy-to-follow tutorial will lead through the creative procedure so that you and your kid will surely have a great time crafting.

9. Pine Cone Eggs

Pine Cone Eggs | Fun Easter Crafts For Kids To Do On The Homestead

Pine Cone Eggs | Fun Easter Crafts For Kids To Do On The Homestead

Pine cones are naturally egg-formed, which makes them perfect for your kids to paint. Take a hike around the homestead and gather some! Hide them as Easter eggs and come hunting time I’m sure you’re going fool a couple of hunters because they can camouflage into your landscape.

10. Bunny Masks

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The kids will have fun crafting these adorable fuzzy bunny masks, and I bet they’ll enjoy wearing them even more! Don’t forget for snap some photos while they are making them and of course, once they’re wearing them. These are the perfect props for your fun family photo op this Easter!

11. Paper Cup Bunny

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Looking for an easy low-cost Easter decoration? This paper cup bunny is the answer! Made of inexpensive, readily available crafting supplies, and easy enough for the young ones to follow along to, this Easter craft and decor will be a hit in the homestead this year.

12. Tin Foil Easter Eggs

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Let your child’s creativity shine through by letting him or her decorate some tin foil Easter eggs. Made using different colored Sharpies, cardboard, and foil, sometimes the simplest ideas make the most beautiful results.

13. DIY Daffodils

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These DIY daffodils will surely brighten up your home for Easter or any spring day. Make a couple with your kiddos and ensure a spring-tacular decoration that you’ll be proud of.

14. Easy Paper Easter Wreath

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The spring colors of this easy paper Easter wreath will spruce up your home in time for your Easter celebration and yet the materials used are less than $5. That’s major bang for your buck, not to mention the joy you’ll have making a wreath with your kids is priceless.

15. Easter Egg Tree

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A tree is not just for Christmas, it’s also great for Easter. I’m sure, If you’re a fan of both the Easter holiday and of trees, you’ll love to have this festive Easter egg tree in your home. Don’t worry about the supplies, because everything is available at your local dollar store.

16. Pine Cone Bunnies

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Here’s another thrifty craft with a pine cone. These pinecone bunnies transform your ordinary backyard pine cones into the cutest Easter bunnies.

17. Peeps Houses

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Gingerbread may be a Christmas staple, but aren’t these peeps houses too adorable? They sure to be a hit at your Easter celebration.

18. Easy Easter Candy Jars

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Make Easter candy even sweeter by putting them in these easy Easter candy jars. It’s the perfect hostess gift or party favor that’ll surely tickle your recipient!

19. Easter Egg Buttons

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These wonderful Easter egg buttons will let your kids have all the fun adding some Easter cheer into their room. Gather all your old buttons and let your kids transform them into a colorful Easter egg.

20. Brown Sack Easter Masks

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Looking for the cutest Easter costume for kids? This thrifty brown sack Easter mask is Easter-rifically perfect. It will instantly transform you child into an Easter animal of their liking!

21. Easter Egg Mason Jars

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Spring is a celebration of beautiful colors. So, let your kids color some of your mason jars and transform them into eye-catching Easter egg mason jars to display in your house and celebrate the season.

22. Foam Cup Bunny

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This adorable pink foam cup bunny is easy and fun for kids to make and will look lovely in any corner of the house this spring. If you love pink, just like me, be sure to have extra supplies ready because you’re going to want to make a lot of these!

23. Paper Bunny Craft

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I’m guessing you already have all the supplies necessary to help your child make these adorable Easter bunnies. So, gather your supplies, sit down with your kids, and spend quality time crafting this paper bunny craft.

24. Paper Strip Easter Egg Art

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Want to teach your young artist about minimalism? Then, this paper strip Easter Egg art is the perfect craft to get them started. Just let your young artist arrange some strips of beautifully hued paper then you’ll have Easter art you’ll proudly display on your wall.

25. Chalkboard Paint Eggs

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I love chalkboard paint! How I wish we already had some back when I was a kid, but no matter, I have some now! And with it, the crafting possibilities are endless. These chalkboard paint eggs are just one of the many crafts where young ones can truly practice their creativity. They can create designs as intricate as they want them to be. This project is perfect for everyone in the house.

Still got time for more Easter crafts? Check out this video from Tescolifestyle:

That’s all for now, my fellow homesteaders! I hope you celebrate your Easter holiday trying a few of these fun Easter crafts and have the most unforgettable time ever as you spend some precious time with your young ones! Enjoy crafting!

Which of these Easter crafts is your favorite? Mine is #25 and I’ll definitely be making them this season! Will you do too? Let us know in the comments section below?

Want another spring craft to put your creativity on? Here’s How To Make DIY Rainbow Roses | Perfect Flower Idea For Spring! I’m sure your homestead will be as lovely as ever with these DIY rainbow roses.

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NYC Adds Nearly 4,000 People Who Never Tested Positive To Coronavirus Death Tolls

New York City added nearly 4,000 people who never tested positive for the coronavirus to its death toll Tuesday, bringing coronavirus-related deaths in the city to around 10,000 people.

The city decided to add 3,700 people to its death tolls, who they “presumed” to have died from the virus, according to a report from The New York Times. The additions increased the death toll in the U.S. by 17%, according to the Times report, and included people who were suffering from symptoms of the virus, such as intense coughing and a fever.

The report stated that Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio decided over the weekend to change the way the city is counting deaths.

“In the heat of battle, our primary focus has been on saving lives,” de Blasio press secretary Freddi Goldstein told the Times.“As soon as the issue was raised, the mayor immediately moved to release the data.”

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How To Make Lacto-Fermented Sauerkraut In A Mason Jar

The thing about homesteading is you get to create your own ingredient right from scratch! Cheese, yogurt, butter and now sauerkraut, a delightfully sour and crunchy ingredient you can use on your meals — or consume by itself — while on a homestead, or while facing this health crisis!

This homemade sauerkraut is a great meal because it has a long shelf life. You can either make plain sauerkraut or mix it with herbs and spices. In this tutorial let us make Lacto-fermented sauerkraut that preserves all the good probiotics in a jar, good for your guts.

So how to make sauerkraut in a mason jar?

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Delicious Sauerkraut Recipe Every Homesteader Should Know

Why Make Sauerkraut?

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Not only does sauerkraut spoil a long time, but it is also a meal in itself, and it is also easy to make! You don’t need to be an expert cook, all you need to do is follow these simple steps.

So let us get started. Here are the steps in making sauerkraut in a mason jar.

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of cabbage or 2 1/2 lbs cabbage
  • 1 tablespoon of salt

Tools Needed:

  • knife
  • bowl
  • mason jar
  • smaller jar
  • rubber band

Step 1: Wash & Clean the Tools & Ingredients



Wash all the equipment and utensils you need. Wash your hands too.

You don’t want to mix your sauerkraut with bad bacteria, anything that is going to make you sick.

Next, remove the faded leaves from your cabbage. Cut off the roots and the parts that don’t seem fresh.

Step 2: Cut the Cabbage Into Quarters & Slice Into Strips



Cut your cabbage into quarters and remove the core. Then, slice it into strips.

Step 3: Place in a Bowl & Sprinkle With Salt



Put the stripped cabbage into a bowl. Sprinkle the cabbage with 1 tablespoon of salt.

TIP: Use canning salt or sea salt. Iodized salt will make it taste different and may not ferment the cabbage.

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Step 4: Massage the Cabbage



Massage the cabbage for five minutes or more to get the juice out.

TIP: You’ll know it’s ready when you see a bit of juice at the bottom of the bowl and will look similar to coleslaw.

Step 5: Press Cabbage Into the Mason Jar



Add the cabbage to the mason jar gradually. Press it in hard to allow the juice to come out. Do this every time you add about a handful of cabbage.

IMPORTANT: Food should be covered by the liquid to promote fermentation. Add any excess liquid from the bowl to the jar.

Step 6: Press a Smaller Jar Into the Mason Jar



You want to squeeze every ounce of that juice from the cabbage. To do this place the mason jar in a bowl and get a smaller jar.

Fill it with water or marble to make it heavy. Press it into the bigger mason jar. Allow any juices to rise to the surface.

Step 7: Cover the Jars With Cloth & Tie With Rubber Band



Leave the small jar on. To keep your jars clean from annoying insects and irritating debris, cover your jars with a clean cloth. Then, use a rubber band to tie the cloth and the jars together, putting them in place.

Step 8: Set Aside & Check Daily

Set it aside in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight. Check the water level daily. It should always be above the cabbage.

Step 9: Taste Your Sauerkraut & Keep at Cool Temperatures

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After about five days, you can taste your sauerkraut. If the taste is to your liking, tightly cover it with the lid and store in the fridge or cellar.

NOTE: If after five days it’s still not your desired taste, leave it for a few more days. This will allow the fermentation process to continue.

You can now enjoy your sauerkraut in a mason jar. Enjoy its goodness! You can use it as a side dish or mix it with your favorite sandwich.

Things to Remember in Making Sauerkraut

  • Store away from direct sunlight and drafts.
  • Colder weather will make the process longer. Spring is the best time to make them since the warmth helps activate the fermentation.
  • Always make sure that the cabbage is below the water level during the entire fermentation process.
  • If the water level decreases during the fermentation process, you can make a brine and add it.

Let us watch this video from Kristina Seleshanko on how to make delicious Lacto-fermented sauerkraut in a mason jar!

So there you have it! Making Lacto-fermented sauerkraut in a mason jar is as easy as slicing the cabbage into strips. Remember that as long it remains unopened, your sauerkraut can last for months. Best of all, you can partner this sauerkraut in many recipes.

What do you think of this homemade recipe? Share your best sauerkraut recipe in the comments section below!

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9 SPRING VEGETABLES FOR YOUR GARDEN

Having plants in the house will bring peace to people. Having a little garden with vegetables is even better! You can grow these vegetables in your backyard garden easily as well!

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In this article:

  1. Tomato
  2. Eggplant
  3. Beet
  4. Spinach
  5. Pea
  6. Carrot
  7. Radish
  8. Cauliflower
  9. Asparagus

Growing veggies in your garden will give you an opportunity to understand what you eat and value it more. Early spring is when most vegetables are being planted. Keep reading to learn about 9 spring vegetables that anyone can grow in their garden!

Tomato

Tomato is the most popular garden vegetable in the States! There are different varieties to choose from. Tomatoes need to be planted in early spring because they won’t survive a frost.

Because tomatoes are consumed daily, try adding them to your garden! They’re not difficult to grow either.

Eggplant

Eggplants are known to have low-calorie, vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Plus, they are delicious! So why not plant them in your garden?

Eggplants shouldn’t be planted too early because they won’t be able to survive a frost. So you could consult an expert in your area before you plant your eggplants.

Beets

Beets are known to be a superfood for its various health benefits. They’re easier to grow in the garden, usually around late March or early April.

If the weather is always cool, beets will keep getting bigger and bigger. Once the weather starts to warm up, you’ll need to harvest them, or they’ll go to waste.

Spinach

Spinach is a delicious early spring veggie, and it’s also very beneficial for health. And it’s not difficult to grow spinach in your garden!

Spinach needs cold weather to grow. Getting spinach to grow is easy, but keeping it growing will require some extra care.

Pea

Peas are usually planted in late April. Peas will die in freezing temperatures, but they also won’t survive the heat either. So make sure you plant your peas in early spring.

Peas are widely used in many different ways, and there are different types of peas. The soil you’ll be planting your peas should be suitable for them, so make sure you ask while buying seeds.

Carrot

There are different types of carrots, but regardless of their size and color, it’s a fact that carrots are both delicious and rich in vitamins.

They’re root vegetables, so with proper sun and watering, they can be picked up as baby carrots as well.

Radish

A radish is an excellent option for beginners because it doesn’t require too much care. Radish is easy to harvest.

Radish grows fast, so it’s better to keep an eye on it after a few weeks. Radish usually is grown pest-free, but there’s always the chance of unwanted guests, so watch out for worms. Radish can be eaten raw or can be added to garnish recipes.

Cauliflower

Cauliflower isn’t the easiest vegetable to grow at home, but it is very popular.

Cauliflower grows better in colder weather, so before you plant it, consider the climate of your garden. Cauliflower can be eaten raw or cooked, and it is known to be very beneficial for health.

Asparagus

Freshly picked, tender asparagus is very delicious!

Asparagus plants get more productive with each harvest, and mature asparagus harvest can last for months! Make sure you plant them at the correct time, or else they might go to waste.

All the vegetables listed above are great for your healthy diet, and it’s fun to watch them grow. So don’t miss out on the opportunity to grow your own veggies and eat healthy this spring!

So tell us which veggies will you be growing this spring? Tell us in the comments section!

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