Recently getting back from a nine-day family vacation, I wanted to re-establish a routine quickly but gently. This easy Easter egg craft was a perfect way to do that. As it’s very process focused, the kids directed as much as they wanted. I had the paper cut out in the shape of eggs but also had extra as plain paper that they could make into any shape they wanted. Eager to play with his new Lego sets (spoiled by a Great-Grandma), this was a quick activity for my son. But my daughter explored for a long time after her brother was done. Expect a mess and enjoy!
Easy Easter Egg Craft
- Gather your materials. You will need some paper, bubble wrap (the big ones works well), paint, a tray or plate for paint, brushes (love ours from craftprojectideas.com), some painter’s tape, scissors and if you want to display it a few sheets of construction paper and glue.
- Start by cutting out some paper eggs. I made sure to have plain paper on hand too but my kids just made a few eggs each.
- Next, attach the bubble wrap to the table. My daughter loved popping the wrap which is also great for fine motor development.
- Dish out the paint. I have been teaching my son about colors and how adding white changes the tint so we did that. Adjust this step to your child. My daughter hated mixing and when we helped her with the first she started crying. My son mixed all hers for her after and showed her how he mixed his and then she was fine but I will find a new way of approaching this with her next time.
- Paint the bubble wrap. Not sure at first, my daughter watched as I painted with my son, soon she was asking for the brush too.
- My son painted with his brush but my daughter and I took turns, she often used her hands. Then wanted them wiped off, then … well, it was a long back and forth but that’s ok.
- Print the paper on. She insisted on printing one in the same spot as her brother.
- Glue to construction paper and you have a super easy Easter craft for all ages.
Easter Egg Books
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Ollie’s Easter Eggs (a Gossie & Friends book) by Olivier Dunrea is a cute book about friends working hard on dyeing their Easter eggs, well all but one Ollie who is playing and looking incredibly adorable in bunny ears while the others work hard. However, Ollie may have missed out on dyeing the eggs but he makes up for it by masterminding a true egg hunt! My 4-year-old son loves this book and how sneaky Ollie was as he snatched the hidden dyed eggs and re-hid them! Cute addition to this popular series.
Where Are Baby’s Easter Eggs? by Karen Katz is a great way of having an Easter egg hunt while reading a story. If you aren’t familiar with the “Where are Baby’s …” series of life the flap books, they are simple books where the reader searches for an item finding other things first before finally finding the title object, in this case, Easter eggs. My daughter loves these books and plays with them even when we aren’t reading them together. I love the bright illustrations and the simple holiday theme.
The Best Easter Eggs Ever! by Jerry Smath.The story follows the Easter bunny and his 3 young assistant bunnies as they prepare for their big day. Tired and a little bored with the same polka dot design for the Easter eggs, the Easter Bunny sent his assistants out in search for new designs. The little bunnies head out with one egg and paints to all different places to find inspiration. The night sky captivated one of the little bunnies. She didn’t notice how dark it was and that she was lost. The Easter Bunny and his other assistants find her and in the morning the new designs are celebrated.
My son loves an inside look at any sort of secret places like the Easter Bunny’s or Santa’s workshop. Therefore, this book drew him in immediately. This book has very detailed illustrations, I was ready for Easter!
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