My daughter and I have been hoarding cardboard for activities, and we have made so many cardboard Easter egg crafts! I’m excited to share these low prep, upcycled ideas that you can try with your family for this special holiday!
What you need for Cardboard Easter Egg crafts
We believe in using recycled materials as much as possible, so the ingredients for this activity is pretty bare bones! We suggest the following:
- Optional: colored pencils, glitter glue, gemstones, washi tape, anything your child wants to use!
Save your cardboard!
Since we are trying to be minimalist and use less resources with our art projects, we always keep cardboard on hand for creative ideas!
Next time you get a package in the mail, make sure to save the cardboard box!
You can also use cardboard from shoe boxes and tissue boxes as other sources.
Since cardboard is usually stiff, you want to make sure you are using a sharp scissor or knife!
How to make cardboard Easter Egg crafts
Initially, I was hesitant to write specific instructions for this post since I believe in child-led learning.
However, I will provide brief instructions for the ones that made in case a parent or teacher is striving to create the same look!
- Draw and cut egg shape
- Color with colored pencils
- Decorate with glitter glue!
- Let dry
The best part is seeing the different designs that children come up with on their own without adult interference!
Our Easter arts and crafts station
My children have an Montessori-inspired art station so it’s easier to find supplies. The kids’ art station consists of a round table with 2 child-sized chairs plus a fabulous art cart!
For the toddler age, you may also want to add a tray so that materials can be narrowed down and simplified for a young child. You can see an example of this in the above photo.
Now that my oldest is 5-years-old, she is more independent and I don’t usually set out a tray for her these days.
At last, here are the Cardboard Easter Eggs drying on the table alongside our Washi Tape Easter crosses!
What Easter crafts does your family enjoy?
If you create any Cardboard Easter Egg Crafts, let us know! We’d also love to hear about your family’s Easter projects!
More Easter activities for Kids
- “Jesus is King” crown craft and coloring pages
- Washi Tape Cardboard Crosses
- Chalk eggs with glue resist
More recycled projects for children
- Clothespin Color Matching with Fine Motor Skills and Word Recognition
- Cardboard Valentine’s Day Cards – A Nature Weaving Activity for Kids!
- Cardboard Christmas Tree Shapes Puzzle for Toddlers!
- Number & Color Patterns With Recycled Paper Rolls
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