Easy Homemade Easter Bags

In both my toddler and preschool classrooms, we needed something to hold the goods from our Easter egg hunt. I know I could probably find some plastic baskets in the dollar section, but I wanted these to be made by the children. I needed easy homemade Easter bags that would be fun, colorful, sturdy, and special to take home.


Oh, and I wanted a bit of extra fine motor going on, since we are always working on strengthening their hands and fingers. I didn’t want something cute and crafty. (Pinterest is full of that, thank you.)


When I was in Walmart I found white paper lunch bags and the light bulb went off. I had an idea!


Easy Easter Bags


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Easy Homemade Easter Bags


What you will need to make your Easter bags:


    • White craft bags (I got ours at Walmart, but I linked to Amazon in case you don’t have access.)




Putting this activity together:

Pour watercolors into cups and dilute with water for desired color. With our preschoolers, we used pipettes. Needing to squeeze the tip of the pipette to transfer the watercolors to the bags is a wonderful fine motor activity. With our toddlers, we used paint brushes.


Easy Easter Bags


Easy Easter Bags


Easy Easter Bags


Assembling the Easter bags:

Once the bags are completely dry, open the bags up and fold the top a couple of times. Then add some filler. Some years we make our own, putting colored paper through the shredder. Other years, we use commercial Easter basket filler.
Cut colored paper into approximately 1 inch strips and staple them to the opening of the bag to make a handle.


Easy Easter Bags


Pretty nice for starting out as white paper lunch bags, don’t you think? Now they are ready for the Easter egg hunt!


Easy Easter Bags for Kids



Here are more ideas for your children:

teaching colors with easter eggs      scented play dough      spring activities for preschoolers


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About Sheryl Cooper

Sheryl Cooper is the founder of Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds, a website full of activities for toddlers and preschoolers. She has been teaching this age group for over 15 years and loves to share her passion with teachers, parents, grandparents, and anyone with young children in their lives.


  1. Growing a Jeweled Rose says:

    These are adorable! I love that each little one knew exactly what bag was theirs. Aren’t little ones the best 😉

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wow, I’m going to let my 2’s use a shredder to make Easter grass. The ones who aren’t scared will love it! I really enjoy your blog!

  3. Meredith Magee Donnelly says:

    These are great Sheryl! Sharing on the Homegrown Friends FB Page!

  4. Sandra Watts says:

    These are super cute and would be a lot of fun for the grand kids to make.