Isn’t it a shame that we only decorate Easter eggs one time during the year!?! I mean, it is so much fun! This craft starts out by making some really fun squishy painted Easter eggs. This is something that a kiddo of any age can do with just a little bit of help. The process is fun and simple, and they will be so proud of the outcome. It is like a little bit of magic. And putting the Easter basket together takes just a few minutes. You are totally going to love making this popsicle stick Easter craft with your family!
I hope it’s ok if I take a minute here to tell you how I would like to make your life a little easier…at least in this one little area. It make me so happy to see children creating things, but I know that it can be a challenge to fit that into our busy lives. So, I found a way…stick with me now…all you will have to do it take a few minutes (depending on how quick your Amazon buying finger is) to fill up your craft supply bag. Use our master list that EVERY project on this blog comes from, and you are ready to go!!! Less fuss, less mess, less time spent in prep. And you will never be in the middle of a craft and realize you are missing a “key ingredient”. Get the master list of what to put in your bag here…
SUPPLIES FROM THE BAG
- Construction paper in various colors
- 5 Large popsicle sticks
- Glue stick
- Variety of paint colors
- Green tissue paper squares
- 2 Pipe cleaners (your choice of color)
Step 1: Make the Easter eggs
- Cut out several egg shapes from scraps of construction paper. Choose your favorite Spring colors. You can draw them in pencil first.
- *The easiest way to make an egg is to fold a small piece of paper in half so that you only need to cut out a half oval shape to make the egg. For little ones who are learning to cut shapes, go over the pencil mark with a bold marker to make it easier to cut out. Make as many eggs as you want (because this process is SUPER fun!) You can always use them to decorate your house or for other projects if you have more than you need to fill your basket.
- Place the eggs on the newspaper.
- On half of your egg, drip a couple of drops of paint. Again, you can pick your favorite Spring colors. Don’t use too much paint. For kindergarteners and younger, you will definitely want to monitor this step. They just love to over-squeeze the paint bottles.
- Fold each egg in half and press down. There may be paint that oozes out the side. So, be ready for a little bit of mess.
- Place the eggs aside and allow the paint to dry thoroughly.
If you aren’t sure whether your little one is ready to handle scissors yet, here is a handy little guide…
Step 2: Build the basket
- First, place the large popsicle sticks side by side.
- Cut a rectangle piece of construction paper (any color). It should be just a little smaller than the 5 large popsicle sticks lined up.
- Glue the rectangle onto the popsicle sticks to hold them together.
- Then, use the glue stick to glue the green tissue paper squares to the top of the popsicle stick rectangle so that they hang over. Snip into the tissue paper to make “grass”.
- Last, twist the 2 pipe cleaners together and tape each end to the back of the popsicle stick box to form the handle of the basket.
Step 3: Fill the basket
- Now all you have to do is add the eggs to your basket. Just glue them onto the back so that they look like they are sitting in the basket.