Let’s make the cutest Easter Egg Garland together! This fine motor craft is perfect for preschool and Kindergarten age kids. This Easter paper craft can be adapted for classroom or home crafters of all ages!
This sweet Easter craft for kids can bring smiles to the craft table and brighten your home (or classroom) as sweet decorations.
Easter Garland Craft
Easter isn’t just about Easter baskets and Easter chicks, its about easy Easter crafts too! Kids of all ages will love these fun Easter crafts. It’s a great way to have fun, celebrate, and be creative all at once.
I really love these Easter egg crafts. This Easter Egg Garland could also be used as a countdown to the Easter holiday.
We always love when crafts double as holiday decorations as well! That is exactly the case with this Easter paper craft.
Preschool Easter Egg Paper Garland Craft
There are so many fun ways that you can “decorate” your Easter eggs for the Easter egg garland. You can see the example above of using markers to “paint” the egg deep colorful rainbow colors. Another example of that can be seen below.
We wanted to make this as simple as possible for preschool fingers to be able to make beautifully decorated eggs successfully while practicing some necessary fine motor skills without frustration.
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Supplies Needed to Make a Paper Easter Egg Garland
It only requires some simple supplies!
Instructions for Making Paper Easter Egg Garland
We began by drawing Easter egg shapes on our paper. We traced around an egg shaped cookie cutter but you could draw the eggs freehand if you didn’t have a cookie cutter. This was a great opportunity for practicing the pincer grip.
Fine Motor Tip: If your child is having difficulty holding a pencil, check out this information about how to hold a pencil plus what to do when that is difficult.
After drawing your egg shapes on the paper, cut the egg shapes using the scissors.
After the egg shapes have been cut out, it’s time to get decorating!
We stuck dot stickers onto the eggs. This was a fantastic activity for practicing fine motor skills. If you don’t have any dot stickers on hand, any stickers would look fun and colorful!
For Older Kids
Let them decorate the paper egg shapes any way they want! Grab the crayons, markers, paint and glitter for unlimited egg decorating ideas.
Once all the eggs were decorated, we used a hole punch to add two holes at the top of each egg.
This was another great fine motor skills activity and a brilliant opportunity to strengthen those hand muscles – very important for mastering handwriting later on.
After making two holes in each egg, it was time the thread the eggs onto some string so that the garland could be hung on the wall.
Threading is yet another fantastic way to practice fine motor skills. My son really enjoys threading and he had a great time stringing these eggs.
Easter Egg Garland Decoration
After threading all the eggs on to the string, it’s time to hang up your garland and admire your colorful work!
We hung ours on the wall but it would look so colorful and fun across a window or even under a door frame. You could even put it over the fireplace mantel (when it isn’t lit.)
I love these fun Easter decorations, and it’s perfect for the spring season. I think all kids, young and older, will love making this DIY Easter garland. You can use all the colors on the color palette or even use fun stickers. Maybe some Easter bunny stickers and carrots to make this not only DIY garland egg themed, but Easter bunny garland and carrot garland as well.
It’s yours, make it as festive and creative as you want.
Another Way to Hang Easter Egg Garland
We talked about using a hole punch above to punch holes to allow for threading of the string or twine to hang the garland. Another option is to use tiny clothespins. Or regular sized clothespins work too!
Pinching the clothes pins to hang the Easter eggs also develops fine motor skills and strength.
Using Easter Egg Garland as Countdown to Easter
After we had hung up our garland, my son decided that he wanted to use the garland for a countdown to Easter:
- Leave off as many eggs as there are days until Easter.
- Each day add an Easter egg to the Garland.
- Your garland will grow as Easter approaches.
If you are working on numbers or counting you could work those lessons into the number of dots on each remaining egg or write numbers on the eggs for the countdown or even the calendar date.
- We began by drawing Easter egg shapes on our paper. We traced around an egg shaped cookie cutter but you could draw the eggs freehand if you didn’t have a cookie cutter.
- After drawing your egg shapes on the paper, cut the egg shapes using the scissors.
- After the egg shapes have been cut out, it’s time to get decorating!
- Once all the eggs were decorated, we used a hole punch to add two holes at the top of each egg.
- After making two holes in each egg, it was time the thread the eggs onto some string so that the garland could be hung on the wall.
EASTER EGG FUN FROM KIDS ACTIVITIES BLOG
Looking for more great ideas for celebrating Easter Sunday? Whether you’re celebrating with big kids or young kids we have a great project or two for this time of year.
Use these crafts and activities at home, at school, or even in Sunday school! These holiday crafts are so much fun!
Did your kids have fun making an Easter egg garland craft?