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Fun & Easy Easter Egg Craft for Preschoolers and Toddlers

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Besides a basic coloring book, this is probably the easiest Easter egg craft for kids. It’s simple, requires no additional supervision (no glue, scissors, other sharp objects), and aside from the contact paper, no unusual materials.

We typically do this at home, but it could also make a great Easter craft for preschool or Sunday school (for Sunday school, you may also want to check out my Easter egg Bible verse activity).

A note about the best ages for this Easter egg craft:

I have done this craft with a toddler, a preschooler, and Kindergartener in the past (at ages 2, 3, 4, and 5). This year, we’ll be doing it again with our first-grader (plus preschooler and toddler). He is still very excited about it, so this could definitely still be a fun Easter craft for elementary students as well).

Preschooler poses with his finished Easter egg

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Materials:

CONTACT PAPER

SCISSORS (for the adult to prep; the kids won’t need them)

Any combination of light-weight CRAFT/ART ITEMS. Some suggestions: pom poms, pipecleaner pieces, stickers, pieces of tissue or construction paper

PAINTER’S TAPE

Preparing the contact paper (in the shape of an Easter Egg):

Cut the contact paper into the shape of an Easter egg. You can be very free with this (especially if you have toddlers or preschoolers – they really don’t notice imperfections in your shape). You can make the egg as large or small as you’d like. We went with larger ones because they take longer to finish.

Easter Egg Contact Paper Cut-Out and Scissors

I trace a rough Easter egg shape with a pencil and then cut along those lines (without peeling the contact paper off from its protective backing). If my drawing of the egg shape is really bad, I just make corrections  to it until it’s right — pencil erases very easily from the contact paper.

Once I’ve drawn and cut one out successfully, I use it as a template to trace for the next one (or “ones,” depending on how many kids you’ll have doing this activity).

Contact Paper Easter Egg Tracing Template

If you’re doing this Easter egg craft with an elementary-aged kid, you can let them cut it out themselves. Even a preschooler could probably cut it themselves, but I’m a little Type-A, so I prefer to do them in advance.

Easter Egg Craft Time

When the kids are ready to get started, peel off the back of the contact paper. Use painter’s tape to secure it to the table, sticky-side up (a little strip of tape on the top and bottom of the Easter egg is usually sufficient).

Then, let the kids go nuts, sticking whatever loose-leaf, crafty-ish items you have in the house. I take this opportunity to use up whatever leftover items we have from other kids craft activities we’ve tried. As I listed under “materials,” this typically includes a combination of pom poms, pipe cleaner scraps, tissue paper and construction paper pieces, cut-up yarn, and googly-eyes.

Toddler and Preschooler working on their Easter craft on a table

My only word of caution: don’t choose items that are too heavy or bulky. The contact paper is sticky, but the adhesive isn’t strong enough to hold these types of items.

Even for the smaller, lightweight items, make sure your kids press them down firmly on the contact paper or they will fall off.

The Finished Product: Displaying your kids’ Easter eggs

Once we’re done, I usually use the same painter’s tape to hang up the kids’ Easter egg creations on the wall. It’s seasonally festive and the kids love being able to look at what they’ve done.

A toddler and preschooler pose with their finished Easter Egg Craft

I recommend using double-sided tape or looping painter’s tape to create double-sided tape on the back of the contact paper for hanging. In the photo above (last year), I slapped the eggs on the wall with some blue painter’s tape on the front. It looked a little weird. In the photo below, taken this year, I had learned my lesson. If you want more staying power, you could use one of the detachable 3M Command Strips.

Finished Easter Egg Crafts by preschooler and first grader from 2019

Since this craft is quick, easy, and doesn’t require much prep work, we’ve been known to make it several times throughout the Easter season.

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4 Comments

  • Kristi

    Omg your cover photo of your boys is so cute!

    Also, this craft will come in handy when I’m home with the kids on Spring Break in a few weeks!

    • Pamela

      This is such a cute idea! I love that you can use up all the scraps and odd and ends that accumulate from other projects. Definitely trying this out.

    • Charissa @ The Wild, Wild West

      Hi Brittant,

      Thanks so much! It really is a lot of fun for them (different textures, the sticky contact paper), but really, the main reason I love it is because it’s so easy. Cut out an Easter egg shape, slap down some trash/scraps (ahem, I mean craft supplies and materials) for them to stick, and done!

      Charissa

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