Every spring, my kids look forward to the tradition of decorating cardboard Easter egg crafts together!
Since my son is allergic to real eggs, and we love recycled art, cardboard is perfect for creating pretty Easter decorations around the house!
If you can cut the cardboard shapes and set up a few supplies ahead of time, kids of most ages can work on these crafts independently.
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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!
Since many of you are learning Chinese with your kids like our family, I try to include translations of materials in these activity posts.
These translations are in simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, and Hanyu Pinyin.
Here are the following materials that you might consider for your cardboard Easter egg crafts:
- 硬纸板 / 硬紙板 (Yìng zhǐbǎn / Cardboard) from packages, boxes (eg, appliances, cereal, tissues)
- 铅笔 / 鉛筆 (Qiānbǐ / Pencil)
- 剪刀 (Jiǎndāo / Scissors)
- Optional art supplies:
Tips for setting up cardboard Easter egg crafts for kids
- Look at other decorated Easter eggs, such as in books, and observe colors and patterns for inspiration
- Pre-cut cardboard egg shapes
- Have crafting materials ready on a tray or art storage cart to encourage independent creations
3 Cardboard Easter egg craft ideas
Idea #1: Scrap paper covered cardboard Easter eggs
Have kids practice their scissor skills by cutting up colorful scrap paper!
Squeeze glue all over one side of cardboard or create a design if desired.
While the glue is wet, sprinkle scrap paper over the glue!
Idea #2: Washi tape wrapped Easter Eggs
Decorated cardboard Easter eggs by cutting and sticking Washi tape all over!
Idea #3: Let your child decide!
The best part is seeing the different designs that children come up with on their own without adult interference!
My daughter discovered that colored pencils and glitter glue can beautiful cardboard Easter eggs.
She also loves adding rhinestones plus our bible verse Washi tape from Project Encourage!
Have you tried any of these cardboard Easter Egg crafts?
If you try this activity, please let us know in the comments below!
We’d love to hear about your learning experience! Please share what language(s) your child(ren) are learning!
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