Easy Easter classroom decorations for under $10

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Give your classroom decor a makeover this spring with these Easter classroom decorations that will brighten up the room and give your kids something extra to smile about. You will also be smiling because these ideas are also budget-friendly.

You should be able to find most of the supplies for these Easter decor and craft ideas in your craft cupboard at school, or you can pick up additional supplies inexpensively at the dollar store.

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Spring classroom bulletin board ideas

Create an eye-catching Easter bulletin board to brighten up your classroom using these clever ideas.

Rainbow paper chain classroom bulletin board

Instagram user Classroom_decor created this beautiful classroom bulletin board using simple paper chains in rainbow colors. All you need to create a similar rainbow is construction paper and a stapler.

Project cost estimate:

Construction paper: $5 or on hand
Scissors: On hand
Staples: On hand
Total cost: Free to $5

Reading with my Peeps classroom bulletin board

Peeps are a traditional Easter candy favorite — sugar-coated marshmallows shaped like bunnies or chicks. They also make the perfect Easter classroom decorations. Use the iconic Peeps bunny shape to create a reading-themed classroom bulletin board, classroom door decoration or reading corner sign.

Project cost estimate:

Colored butcher paper: On hand
Scissors: On hand
Markers: On hand
Glitter: $5 (Optional)
Glue: On hand (Optional)
Total cost: Free to $5

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Easter art projects

The easiest way to decorate for any season is with a colorful art or craft project that your students make that is then displayed in the classroom. Once you have an Easter bulletin board, you need a colorful Easter art or craft project to hang on it for the ultimate Easter classroom decorations.

Doily Easter eggs

If you aren’t a fan of messy crafts, you will love this doily Easter egg craft by A Little Pinch of Perfect. Inspired by the eggs in the book Rechenka’s Eggs, this Easter craft uses paper doilies and markers to create beautiful Easter egg art that takes the mess out of painting. For this craft, you will need colored paper and paper doilies (which you can find at the dollar store).

Project cost estimate:

Doilies: $1
Markers: On hand
Paintbrushes: On hand or $1
Total cost: $1 and up

Marbled egg paintings

It’s easy to create a pretty marbled effect on paper when you add acrylic paint to a tray full of shaving cream. Find instructions for these perfectly pretty Easter egg paintings at Typically Simple.

Project cost estimate:

Shaving cream: $1
Baking pan: $1
Acrylic paint: On hand or about $1 per color
Construction paper: On hand
Total cost: $3 and up

Spring bunny gumball machine

Create an adorable Easter bunny diorama with a simple terracotta pot and a dollar store candy jar. Use your favorite figurines to make an eye-catching holiday scene like this one from Average Inspired. This one of the Easter classroom decorations that will have the other teachers talking.

Project cost estimate:

Terra cotta pot and tray: $2
Candy jar: $1
Easter grass or moss: $1
Bunny figurines: $1
Acrylic paint: $1
Total cost: $6

Recycled goods Easter crafts

Another way to save money on Easter classroom decorations is to take advantage of recyclables, or things that would eventually be thrown away. Look in the recycling bin (or have students bring a recycled item from home) for supplies for these frugal craft projects.

Recycled paint chip Easter egg garland

Ask for old paint chips from the hardware store to create a paint chip Easter egg garland to hang in your classroom.

Project cost estimate:

Paint chips: Free
Scissors: On hand
Baker’s twine: $1
Hole punch: On hand
Total cost: Free to $1

Recycled can Easter bunny planter

Recycled cans become adorable Easter bunny planters with this cute Easter craft from We Know Stuff. Paint a can white, add ears and a bunny face, then fill the can with soil and plant some seeds to add a science twist to this Easter craft.

Project cost estimate:

Recycled cans: Free
Acrylic paint: $1 and up
Construction paper for ears: On hand
Glue: On hand
Potting soil: $5
Seeds: $1 and up
Total cost: $7 and up

Recycled plastic Easter egg bouquet

If you’d rather not get your hands dirty filling your Easter bunny planter with dirt, use it as a vase to display these recycled plastic Easter egg flowers by Make and Takes. Kids can easily create Easter flowers from plastic Easter eggs and pipe cleaners in this simple Easter classroom decoration.

Project cost estimate:

Plastic Easter eggs: $1 and up
Pipe cleaners: $1 and up
Total cost: $2 and up

Easter egg carton wreath

Students can paint recycled egg carton cups with paint one day and then assemble the egg cartons into eye-catching wreaths the next with this craft by Our Potluck Family. Alternatively, use the egg cartons painted by students to create a large Easter egg carton wreath to display on your classroom door.

Project cost estimate:

Recycled egg cartons: Free
Paint (tempera): On hand
Paintbrushes: On hand
Recycled cardboard: Free
Paper plates: $1 (Optional)
Glue and scissors: On hand
Total cost: $1 and up