Simple & Fun Preschool Easter Egg Craft with Printable Egg Template

Young children will love to make this Preschool Easter Egg Craft using plastic Easter eggs to create Easter egg art! With just a few simple art and craft supplies and our printable Easter egg template, kids can use a paint stamping technique to decorate their preschool Easter egg craft. This easy Easter art activity for kids works great with kids of all ages at home or in the classroom.

preschool easter egg craft - activity for Easter preschool - finished Easter egg artwork on large pink egg shape with paint colors yellow and silver - Kids Activities Blog
Let’s make an easy Easter craft for Preschool & Kindergarten!

Easy Easter Egg Crafts for Kids

It’s such a simple, yet fun, kids Easter craft idea that uses the inexpensive plastic Easter eggs you already have, paint, paper, and a little creativity to make this spring craft.

This Preschool Easter Egg Craft is a really fun Easter activity, but it also is a great way to teach and reinforce several Kindergarten-ready skills that preschoolers need.

Reinforce Preschool Crafting Skills

This preschool art project & activity for Easter preschool will help reinforce and teach these preschool necessary skills:

  • Knowing colors
  • Identifying shapes
  • Counting
  • Fine motor skills: using a pencil to trace
  • Scissors skills
  • Practice of good hand and eye coordination as they stamp

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Make an Easter Egg Craft

As a mom, I just love This spring Easter craft because it uses things I already have at home, didn’t require much set up and we were able to contain the craft mess afterward! I think this would make a really easy preschool classroom craft because it would be easy to supervise multiple children while doing this art project.

preschool easter egg craft supplies needed - plastic Easter eggs, scissors, construction paper and a paper plate of paint
This is what you will need to make this Easter craft!

Supplies Needed to Make Preschool Egg Painting Craft

Big Easter Egg Template

Your kids can draw an Easter egg or use our free printable Easter egg template to cut and trace around:

Instructions for Preschool Easter Egg Stamping Art

Craft Set Up for Each Child

preschool easter egg craft set up - scissors pencil and pink construction paper sheet on white background
Let’s set up a craft area for each child.

First, set up your crafting area:

  1. Put craft paint on a paper plate
  2. Arrange the plastic eggs in one spot
  3. Cover the crafting area with paper to contain the inevitable mess
  4. Have the printed big Egg Template cut out and ready to trace

Step 1

Take a pencil and very lightly draw an egg shape onto the poster board or have the kids trace the Easter egg template printable as a pattern.

Preschool craft tip: If you decide to not use the egg template, you can help kids who need it make the oval shape or find something around the house that could be traced. I found a cheap plastic deviled egg tray and used that to help guide my child. Great time to practice tracing skills!

step 1 - preschool easter egg cut out with scissors (shown) on white background
Let’s cut out our Easter egg shape as large as we can fit on the paper!

Step 2

Kids can use scissors to cut out the egg shape. This does not need to be perfect or even close to perfect! Part of the charm of the finished Easter art is if it has its own character!

step 2 - preschool easter egg craft - cut out Easter egg shape on pink construction paper shown next to paper plate of paint with colors - white, lavender, orange and yellow
We are ready to paint our construction paper Easter egg!

Step 3

Now it’s time for the fun part–decorating your Easter egg craft!

step 3 - preschool easter egg craft - plastic egg half shown dipped into a splotch of paint on a paper plate
Dip your plastic egg into the paint.

To decorate, simply guide your child to dip the halves of the plastic Easter eggs into the craft paint on the paper plate and them stamp it onto your cut out Easter egg.

The stamped Easter egg halves will make really cool circles that they can line up, be random or interlocking.

Let them get as creative as they want.

step 4 - preschool easter egg craft - circles made from Easter egg stamp shown all over construction paper egg with paper plate of paint next to it
Look how pretty the egg pattern is!

(Optional) Step 4

My kid also used a spouncer to create solid polka dots on her egg.

step 5 - preschool easter egg craft - spouncer dipped in paint on paper plate
Use a spouncer to create some more circles on your egg pattern.

She used the same stamping technique as we used with the Easter egg halves with the sponge.

We really liked the way her final piece of Easter egg art turned out…

final results for preschool easter egg craft - finished Easter egg craft shown net to paper plate of paint
I love how our Easter egg craft turned out!

Quick Summary of all the Preschool Easter Egg Stamping Craft Steps

We thought it would be fun to put everything together in one place to show all the steps we took to make this super cute and easy Easter Egg stamped painting.

preschool easter egg craft - all steps shown in a collage from step 1 to finished results
Here are all the steps to make this easy Easter craft!

Prep Time
3 minutes

Active Time
15 minutes

Total Time
18 minutes

Difficulty
easy

Estimated Cost
$1

Materials

  • Printed big Easter Egg Template – see article to download & print

  • Poster board or thick paper like card stock or construction paper

  • Plastic Easter eggs

  • Craft paint

Tools

  • Scissors or preschool training scissors

  • Pencil

  • Paper plate or bowl for paint

  • (Optional) Spouncer

Instructions

  1. Download, print and cut out the big egg template.
  2. Set up a craft space for each child with: craft paint on a paper plate, plastic Easter eggs, access to the printable egg template and cover the area with paper or plastic to contain the kid craft mess.
  3. Draw an egg shape or trace the egg pattern onto a piece of construction paper as large as you can make it with a pencil.
  4. With scissors, cut out the egg shape.
  5. Dip a plastic egg half into paint and then stamp it onto your cut out construction paper egg shape. Repeat with the same color dipping it in the paint as necessary.
  6. Repeat with a new color.
  7. (Optional) Continue stamping color onto your big Easter egg art with a paint spouncer.
  8. Let dry & display

More Fun Ways to Use the Plastic Easter Eggs with Preschoolers

  • Painting with Easter Eggs: Try painting with the entire Easter egg {Don’t separate it}. Roll the Easter egg around in the paint and then roll it around the paper. This version is a lot messier but just as fun.
  • Easter Eggs as Stencils: Use the Easter egg halves as a stencil for tracing circles. The Easter egg is a little easier for preschoolers to hold onto. You may have to help them hold the egg half down at first. As they get used to tracing, you should be able to touch the egg less and less.

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Did your kids enjoy making this Easter egg stamp craft?

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