If you are looking for a fun and simple Easter craft, this Easter Egg Paper craft is the perfect project for toddlers and preschoolers.
Easter Egg Paper Craft
Sometimes it can be difficult to find craft projects that are simple enough for small children to do. We had a blast doing Easter Egg Bunnys with my older kids, but we needed something easy-peasy for our little ones. That is why I love this Easter Egg Paper Craft.
It is simple and easy and even if the pieces aren’t cut perfectly straight it still turns out great. I love that it is totally customizable.
Once you have the Easter egg template you can use it to have the kids add layers of paper, paint it or even color it in. The possibilities are really endless with this Easter Egg Template that you can download.
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Select any piece of colored paper for the egg shape and select different bright colored papers for the shapes to decorate the egg with. Trace and cut out the egg and other shape patterns.
The shape cutouts for egg decoration might be longer than the egg’s width but don’t worry about that part, we can always trim extra sides. Start to attach the colorful paper shapes on the egg base cutout from either the top or bottom side.
Mix and match different shapes, for example, I added a zigzag pattern between 2 straight lines.
Continue to add the paper cutouts until the whole egg pattern is filled.
When you are done decorating the egg base cutout, you can use scissors to trim the extra sides of the attached decorative papers and align them with the egg base layout.
Try out different colored paper for the egg shape and use more different shape cutouts to decorate the paper eggs.
Tips and Tricks
- This is a fun project to let the kids get creative! Get out of the glitter, the paint and let them go to town decorating their egg exactly how they like.
- Create a fun collection of Easter eggs! You can make several copies of the template different sizes and create an entire egg collection.
- Don’t forget to display their art! Kids love seeing their art hanging on the walls!
More Fun Ideas
While eggs definitely symbolize Easter to me it also means spring is here! It is the sign that new life is on its way! It is the perfect time to talk with your toddlers about new life and the different types of animals that are born in eggs.
Once you talk about it, go for a walk around the neighborhood to look for new life. This might be animals or even plants or flowers.
If you are looking for a fun sensory activity grab some kinetic sand and some empty easter eggs and let your kids play in the sand and fill the eggs. They will love the feeling of the sand as they play.
Another great idea is to grab a big box of sidewalk chalk and create on the sidewalk or driveway. See who can draw the biggest egg and the smallest egg. Then practice rainbow writing the word egg with the different colors.
Don’t forget to read this Spring! Grab a blanket and lay on the grass and read! A fun springtime book is Little Blue Truck’s Springtime. Llama Llama Hoppity-Hop is another book to get your kids excited about spring!
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