Easter is just around the corner and that means the little ones are getting some days off school! Parents all around the world want to keep them entertained while having a fun time with the rest of the family. If you want to get creative with your kids, here are 5 fun & simple Easter DIY ideas that you can do together! 

Or if you’re looking for some more adult-appropriate crafts, check out these  four Classy DIY Easter Egg Ideas.

Let’s get started with the DIYs…

Toilet paper easter bunny

This cute craft idea is the perfect way to recycle your finished toilet paper rolls and make some nice Easter DIY home decor out of them!

What you need:

  • The same amount of rolls as you want bunnies
  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Yarn
  • A4 white paper (or coloured paper if you want to make it more fun!)
  • Stick-on googly eyes. 

Start by painting your roll with the color you want your bunny to be. Then draw its face, ears and paws on your paper and cut them. Once your roll is dry, glue the parts of your bunny on to it… and it’s done!

Mini clothes pin easter puppets

This DIY doubles as a fun new toy for your kids, and it’s very easy to make!

What you need:

  • Old clothes pins
  • Paper
  • Coloured markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Start off by drawing your bunny, grass, little chicken and egg. Make sure the sizes match the size of your clothes pin. Then grab your scissors (with adult supervision or just do it yourself to avoid injuries), cut your figures and glue them on the pins. There you have it, cute Easter themed miniature puppets!

Easter bunny plant pot

This one can double as a kids’ or adult DIY project! If you’re hosting an Easter party for your family and are looking for decor ideas to fit the theme, then try spicing up your plant pots by giving them bunny faces!

What you need:

  • A4 paper
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Stick-on googly eyes
  • Yarn

This one is super easy and won’t take you longer than 10 minutes! Just draw your ears, paws and nose. Then cut your yarn in 6 small pieces and when you have all your parts ready start glueing them onto the pot. It will look so cute in your garden, your guests will love it!

Easter bunny socks

Do you have any old socks missing their partner at the back of your dresser drawer? Yes, don’t lie… we all do. But here’s the GOOD NEWS, you can use them for this next DIY!

What you need:

  • Rubber bands
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Rice
  • Your old socks of course!

Start by filling up your sock with rice and tying up the first section with a rubber band once it looks like a little belly. Then continue with the second half of your bunny which would be the head and tie it up on top. Once you’re done with that, cut the ends in half to make the ears. Draw its face and decorate with a nice ribbon around its neck. This could be a good home decor piece or a new stuffed animal for your little ones!

Hand painted bunnies

This last one is very easy and if your kids like to get their hands dirty, they will love it. Just get a pen, paper and some paint. Start by painting the palms of their hands (or yours too if you want to enjoy the fun!) and quickly pressing them onto the sheet of paper. Wait about 10-15 minutes until it dries and add the eyes, mouth and whiskers. You can also add some other details like the insides of its ear and nose with pink paint. This is also a great activity to involve everyone in the family or everyone attending your Easter party. Just get a big mural paper and have all of your guests make their own hand bunny. They are sure going to enjoy it! 

We want to see your Easter crafts…

We hope these 5 fun & simple Easter DIY ideas for kids could spark your interest in getting crafty during the Easter holidays. If you decide to do one of these art projects with your kids, we’d love to see the results! You can share your photos on Instagram and tag us with #MyPostcardMoment. Also, while you’re at it don’t forget to give us a follow!

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Whether they are seaside souvenirs or treasures from a different time, our postcards often have sentimental value. But what to do with postcards after their obligatory stint on the fridge?

Postcards are such a nice way to send a message to your favourite person. They tell us that our loved ones are thinking of us – but postcards are also thoughtful mementos that can be kept for years to come.

So we don’t want to just throw them away, but figuring out how to store or use them is a different matter. Whether you’re looking to get creative, recycle your postcards to create something new, or just looking for the best postcard storage ideas, we have included tons of ideas, tips and tricks!

Pin for what to do with old postcards

Here’s what you’ll find in this article:

  1. Scrapbook
  2. Decoupage
  3. Hanging them up
  4. Pin board
  5. Wrapping paper
  6. Note book
  7. Home decor
  8. Origami
  9. Photo album
  10. Travel boxes
  11. Shadow box
  12. Travel journal
  13. Clip them together
  14. Frame
  15. Collect them
  16. Value and sell

What to Do With Postcards: Get Crafty

A scrapbook full of old postcards being used

Have loads of postcards from previous trips? Get crafty and recycle or upcycle your old postcards for a creative project such as:

#1 Scrapbook

Scrapbooking is basically a creative way of recording your story. Usually, people use them to document daily life or special trips, and they serve as an excellent heirloom or even a time capsual to pass down to the family. Postcards lend themselves easily to scrapbooking, especially if you collect your own from your trips. However, if you are scrapbooking with postcards you have received from friends, you might want to include a pocket for storage. This would mean that you can remove the postcard and read the message whenever you liked.

#2 Decoupage

Basically, decoupage involves glueing different types of paper to another surface, with a high varnish finish. Layering different mediums to create a customised effect, you can decoupage furniture, storage boxes, and so much more.  Although they are an excellent material for decoupage projects, thinner postcards are better suited for a professional finish.

#3 Hang them up

You could also use your postcards to make a creative display that is personalised and fun.  Whether you opt for a traditional string with miniature pegs or a strand of LED lights, horizontal or vertical, this has the potential to add style to your space. If you are sticking with the holiday theme, you could hang postcards next to photographs from your trip, tickets, and other such souvenirs.

#4 Pin board

If you prefer to keep some structure, you could also show off postcards on a pinboard. Also known as a corkboard, this is a simple and easy way to display your favourites. Plus, with it being so easy to change things around, you can mix up your collage as often as you please.

What other paper crafts can you do with postcards?

There are so many different paper crafts you could do with postcards, and the only limit is your imagination. Other options could include:

  • #5 Make your own gift tags for wrapped presents
  • #6 Make your own notebook
  • #7 Create home decor
  • #8 Origami

What to Do With Postcards: Keepsakes and Souvenirs

One idea on what to do with postcards is clipping them like this

Some people collect postcards as a take-home reminder from their holiday, and they make excellent souvenirs. For others, this section could be about collecting and storing postcards you have received from friends and family. The best ideas for storing your postcards could include:

#9 Photo album

A photo album is a great way to store your postcards neatly, and the ability to remove them as you please ensures that you can read and re-read the message on the other side. Even if you have bought the postcard for yourself, you could fill out the other side anyway, as a kind of postcard diary. It bound to be a nostalgic reminder when you come across it in the future. It works particularly well if you used MyPostcard to create postcards with your own photos, that’ll capture your memories visually as well as in words.

By the way, if you’re thinking about send friends photos in the snail mail, check out this article on how to do so with a photo or postcard app.

#10 Travel Boxes

This is an ideal choice for anyone who appreciates the sentimental value of postcards, without the desire for clutter. A travel box is neat, easy to store and out of the way. Plus, they keep all your small souvenirs, tickets, pictures and postcards together for the next time you are looking to take a trip down memory lane.

#11 Shadow Box

A shadow box is also a great way to store your postcards next to souvenirs of your trip but on display for all to see. They are basically deep frames which have enough space to allow you to show off pictures, postcards, precious mementoes and memorabilia all together.

#12 Travel Journal

Alternately consider creating a travel journal and adding your postcards to section off different parts of your trip.  The best thing about making a travel journal is that you can create and use this during your trip to record memories as they happen.

#13 Clip them Together

Punch a hole in the top left corner of your postcards and then tie them together with a ribbon to create a flip-through picture book. This not only keeps them neatly stored, but it keeps them together and accessible. However, this is not a good idea for postcards that might have some value, as the hole is likely to be an issue if you ever wanted to sell.

What to Do With Postcards: Timeless Treasures

a row of postcards are displayed on a mantlepiece timelessly

If you have lots of vintage postcards or valuable ones, then you will probably need storage that will protect as well as keeping them neat and tidy.  As we previously mentioned, photo albums can be a great way to keep your collection organised or you could store them in labelled boxes if you have lots.  If you are wondering what to do with old postcards, why not consider:

By the way, if you love vintage postcards, but want them without words on the other side, or damaged, you can find vintage-style postcards here from Mary L. Martin. Mary is a famous postcard collector who’s scanned her amazing vintage postcards for you to use afresh.

#14 Frame and Mount

Old postcards often feature beautiful artwork, and lots of them are ideal for framing. A mount is the white or cream card that goes over the postcard when it is placed in the frame. This adds a touch of elegance, and it is often associated with professional framing.

#15 Start a Postcard Collection

If you are looking for a new hobby, so many people around the world collect postcards. You could pick a theme, such as cats, dogs, or festivities, with Halloween bring particularly popular. Alternatively, you could collect them by types, such as saucy seaside or outdated humour.

#16 Value and Sell

Some people actually make a living out of trading postcards, and perhaps you have discovered a rare find.  Some of the most sought-after sell for thousands and you will need to seek a professional valuation for rare ones. The most expensive postcard ever sold is believed to the world’s oldest, and it went for a whopping $ 45,370.70.

We hope you got some ideas on how to deal with your postcards piling up! If it’s got you feeling curious about why postcards are even a thing, find out how it all started here, with the history of postcards.