This Paper Strip Easter Eggs Craft makes such a lovely decoration leading up to the Easter holiday. It’s a great way to work on scissor practice, a wonderful creative craft, and really just an all around pretty way to make a paper Easter egg. And while already easy, we have a Free Printable Egg Template, too.
I’m so excited for Easter this year, and we have plenty of crafts to see you through the occasion. A few of our favorites include these Folded Paper Easter Baskets, our Color Matching Bunny Ears Craft, these Easter Egg Hatching Chicks, and our Cotton Tail Bunny Behinds Easter Craft. But those really are just a few of our many favorites. There are so many more Easter crafts to check out, too.
For this Paper Strip Easter Eggs Craft you will need our Egg Template, cardstock in a variety of colors, a black sharpie, scissors, and a glue stick. We also used circle paper punches, both ⅝” and 1” size.
Paper Strip Easter Eggs
- Egg Template
- Cardstock – assorted bright, Easter colors
- Circle paper punches
- Black sharpie
- Glue stick
Begin by printing the egg template. We preferred to print on a white, heavier cardstock because it stayed in place better while tracing. Cut out the egg.
Now, trace the egg template on a colored piece of cardstock of your choice using a black sharpie. Make the line fairly thick.
This is where an adult should carefully poke the scissors through the center of the egg, then cut the egg shape out inside the black lines. That way the black lines remain in tact. If you do happen to cut outside the black lines, simply trace around the egg pattern with the black sharpie.
Then flip the sheet of cardstock over. Begin cutting strips of the other colored papers in whatever color and pattern you choose. Make some of the strips thicker, some thinner, some with jagged lines, and some with wavy lines. We also used cardstock with polka dots, too, for more interest.
Glue the strips to the egg sheet.
Flip the egg sheet back over and inspect the design.
Punch circles from another color of cardstock using the circle paper punches to add to the egg.
It’s an absolutely stunning result!
Be sure to check out all of our fun Easter crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!