Looking for simple Easter craft ideas? Download this free Easter egg template 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, I had to create some Easter egg templates to use for crafts. And because I know you can use some too, I’ve shared them all below.
Whether you’re looking for a blank Easter egg outline that you can use to design your own Easter eggs, or for a done-for-you Easter egg cutout that you can simply print out, you can download the PDFs below.
Colouring is one thing you can do with this printable, but there are so many other possibilities. Download the files below, then scroll down to find ideas suitable for every age group!
Download Your Printable Easter Egg Templates
These Easter egg craft templates are perfect for a variety of Easter crafts. Click on each link to download the corresponding template (no sign-up required):
Things to Do with Easter Egg Templates
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.
Once your kids are done colouring the eggs, feel free to cut them out and glue them onto another piece of paper (and help your kids practice their scissor skills in the process) or use them to make an Easter garland!
2. Easter Egg Chalk Tracing
You can also print out the template on black construction paper (or another colour of paper, but black looks really cool!) and have your kids use that outline to practice tracing the Easter egg design with brightly-coloured chalk!
(Note: 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.)
3. Easter Egg Symmetry Painting
Print out a single egg on a sheet of paper using my “One Per Page” template. Then, use a paintbrush to quickly trace the lines with paint, and fold the sheet of paper down the middle and press both halves together.
Once you unfold the paper, you’ll see an imprint of the egg on the side that was blank!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Read the full tutorial: Cardboard Easter Egg Puzzles (with Free Printable!)
8. Raised Salt Watercolour Easter Eggs
How cool does this one look?
Start by printing the template and tracing the lines using white school glue. Then, sprinkle with table salt until the glue is fully covered.
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. Watch as the colours spread in both directions!
Read the full tutorial: Raised Salt Watercolour Easter Eggs (with Free Printable!)
8. Glue and Chalk Pastel Easter Eggs
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. So pretty!
Read the full tutorial: Glue and Chalk Pastel Easter Eggs (with Free Printable!)
9. Bubble Wrap Easter Eggs
Finally, this colourful Easter egg painting craft is a great way to reuse any leftover bubble wrap you have lying around the house!
To make it, use the template to create a bubble wrap egg and use a paintbrush to paint colourful designs onto the textured side of the bubble wrap. Press the bubble wrap onto a piece of paper and carefully peel it off to reveal your Easter design!
Read the full tutorial: Bubble Wrap Easter Egg Painting (with Free Template!)
These are just a few of the projects you can make using these templates! Which do you like best?
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