If you are handing out Easter greeting cards this year then you can add a personal touch while also saving a lot of money by just making your own.
The kids will have lots of fun decorating these handprint cutouts to create Easter bunny and baby chick characters with a cute greeting found inside.
Below you will find full instructions to make your own Easter cards at home plus a video demonstration
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Prepare Your Paper Card Craft Materials
These Easter cards are made mostly from paper. You can get away with just this, glue and some colored markers to draw on the features.
We have used stick-on googly eyes, but these are easy to draw on or cut out of white paper.
The only tricky thing to work out with the kids is who’s hand you will trace! Theirs might be too small to write the greeting on.
Easter Card Crafts Video Demonstration
Check out the video below for a full walkthrough of the project. This is in a time-lapse format and takes just a few minutes.
The only part the kids will most likely need help with is the paper hinge that will hold the two cutouts together. Just to make sure it is solid and won’t fall apart easily.
How to Make a Handprint Easter Card Craft
These Easter cards are a great craft idea and are made from a handprint cutout on colored paper, then decorated to show the Easter bunny or baby chick characters. This is a very personalized Easter greeting card that really gets into the spirit of the holidays.
Card 1 - Baby Chick Handprint Card
- Step 1- Fold a piece of yellow paper in half, and then trace around a handprint on top of the paper, and cut to create two identical handprints.
- Step 2 - Trace the shape of half an egg with a jagged edge like it has been cracked in half.
- Step 3 - Paste the googly eyes and color orange colored paper for the nose of the chick towards the of the hand, and the egg shape at the base of the palm.
- Step 4 - Cut a small rectangular piece of paper and use this to join to the two handprints together (with the baby chick features on the outside).
- Step 5 - Write your Easter greeting on the inside of the card.
Card 2 - Easter Bunny Card
- Step 1 - Repeat step 1 from the baby chick card instructions and when you have the handprint fold down the pinky finger and thumb downwards on the same side of the hand and cut out the middle finger.
- Step 2 - Glue the googly eyes in place, and draw the remaining facial features with a marker.
- Step 3 - Repeat step 4 from the baby chick instructions. Make sure the side of the handprints with the bent fingers are facing out.
- Step 4 - Your card is ready for your greeting to be written on the inside.
Why Make Your Own Easter Cards
These homemade Easter cards are a fun craft project that is suitable for young kids from as little as toddler age.
It is a great money-saving idea while also giving people something that is more personal, and memorable than the standard hallmark card.
Your family will want to keep them, rather than putting them out for a few days before they end up in the trash.
For More Easter Craft Ideas
Also check out some of our other projects below that are suitable for toddlers are preschoolers:
See our full list here.
You can get as creative as you like with the colors, and shapes of these Easter characters.
You can turn anything into a card. You just need two identical shapes that you can join together in the middle, just as you have seen with this Easter card craft project.