Looking for simple Easter craft ideas? Download our free Easter egg printable and check out these fun projects that you can do at home with your kids! Use the template as a colouring page or pick a craft suitable for your child’s age or skill level!
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Ever since our three-year-old spotted some plastic eggs at the dollar store a little while back, she’s been really excited about any crafts and activities involving Easter eggs! She’s even been hiding round and egg-shaped toys all around the house and taking her younger siblings on “Easter egg hunts” to find them.
So naturally, she was thrilled when she saw me creating this Easter egg printable and immediately asked if we could take out the markers to do some colouring!
Colouring is one thing you can do with this printable, but there are so many other possibilities! So download the files using the form below, then scroll down to find ideas suitable for every age group!
1. Easter Egg Colouring
The most obvious thing you can do with this template is to simply print it out and let your kids colour the eggs using crayons, markers, pencils, pastels, paint or anything else they can think of!
Once your kids are done colouring the eggs, feel free to cut them out and glue them onto another piece of paper. You can even use them to make an Easter garland! Cutting them out has the advantage of making them look nice and neat if your kids haven’t yet mastered colouring within the lines!
Note: I recommend printing the template on cardstock rather than regular printer paper so your kids’ artwork is less likely to tear, but regular paper will work too if it’s all you have on hand.
2. Easter Egg Chalk Tracing
You can use other colours for this if you want, but I like to use black construction paper because chalk on black paper looks really cool!
Just print out the template on black construction paper and the ink should leave a visible outline. Then, have your kids use that outline to practice tracing the Easter egg design with brightly-coloured chalk!
Depending on the type of printer you use and the size of your construction paper, you might have to cut the paper down to size. I thought mine was Letter-sized, but it turned out to be a little bigger, so I used a paper trimmer to cut it to the right format. I love how quick and easy it is, and how clean the cuts are!
If you do use one, make sure not to let your kids anywhere near it while you’re using it, and store it out of reach when not in use.
3. Easter Egg Symmetry Painting
For this activity, you’ll need to print out a single egg on a sheet of paper using my “One Per Page” template. I used coloured construction paper, but you can also use regular white printer paper if that’s what you have on hand.
Use a paintbrush to quickly trace the lines with paint, then fold the sheet of paper down the middle and press both halves together. (I recommend pre-folding the paper before painting it to make things easier.)
Once you unfold the paper, you’ll see an imprint of the egg on the side that was blank. Cut off the printed side or you’re left with a cool print!
Read the full tutorial: Easter Egg Symmetry Painting (with Free Printable!)
4. Cardstock Easter Eggs
This project is a great way for older kids to practice their scissor skills! All you need is a printer, a couple sheets of pastel cardstock (or any other colour you want, but I find pastel colours very Eastery!), some scissors and a stick of regular or repositionable school glue.
Just decide which design you want, print it out on two contrasting sheets of cardstock and cut out the eggs. Choose one for the background and cut up the other one right on the black lines, then glue the contrasting pattern onto the background. Super simple, but I love the way it looks!
Read the full tutorial: Cardstock Easter Eggs (with Free Printable!)
5. Glittery Easter Eggs
If you love glitter, this is the project for you!
Print the template on white or coloured cardstock and use a bottle of white school glue with a precision tip to trace the black lines contained within the eggs. Then, while the glue is still wet, sprinkle on some fine glitter.
Once it’s dry, you’ll be left with pretty glittery eggs that you can decorate further with little gemstones if you so choose. I’ve even included a blank Easter egg template for those who would rather create their own designs!
You could also combine this project with the previous one to make glittery two-toned Easter eggs!
Read the full tutorial: Glittery Easter Eggs (with Free Printable!)
6. Cardboard Easter Egg Puzzles
This project won’t work with the designs that contain circles, but it works great with the others! Print the template on coloured paper or cardstock, cut out the eggs and glue them onto a piece of cardboard. Then, cut along the black lines using a pair of sharp scissors.
Once you’re done cutting along all the black lines, your puzzle is ready! Separate all the pieces and have your kids figure out how to put them back together.
You can make several puzzles using different colours, or you can make the same puzzle in more than one colour so your kids can see how the pieces mix and match! For extra personalization, you could even print the template on plain white paper and have your kids colour it before you cut it up.
Read the full tutorial: Cardboard Easter Egg Puzzles (with Free Printable!)
8. Raised Salt Watercolour Easter Eggs
For this project, you’ll be able to use whichever colour paper you want depending on the effect you’re going for. I recommend using something sturdy like cardstock rather than regular printer or construction paper.
(Note: You might have to cut the construction paper down to size if it’s not the right format for your printer. As previously mentioned, I like to use a paper trimmer to make that process quick and easy.)
Start by printing the template. Trace the lines using white school glue, then sprinkle with table salt until the glue is fully covered. My two- and three-year-old love pouring the salt onto the paper!
Once the glue is covered, shake off the excess salt and have your kids dip their paintbrushes in liquid watercolour paint and lightly touch the designs. Then, watch as the colours spread in both directions! If you use different colours, they will combine as they come into contact.
As long as you used enough glue and salt, you’ll be able to hang this piece on your walls once it dries fully. Just make sure to brush off all the excess salt before hanging it, or you’ll end up with salt everywhere!
Read the full tutorial: Raised Salt Watercolour Easter Eggs (with Free Printable!)
8. Glue and Chalk Pastel Easter Eggs
This project will also require you to print the template on black construction paper and trace the black lines with white school glue. This time, however, you’ll have to wait until the glue is dry. Once it’s done drying, colour the inside of the patterns with chalk pastels and use your fingers to spread the pigment in between the lines of glue.
I will specify that if you don’t like to get your hands filthy, this is not the project for you. But if you don’t mind, pastels are such a fun medium to work with and I just love the effect that they create! You can even experiment with shading by blending two or more colours inside the same area of the egg.
Read the full tutorial: Glue and Chalk Pastel Easter Eggs (with Free Printable!)
These are just a few of the projects you can make using these templates! Which do you like best?
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