21 Amazing Egg Craft Ideas For Kids Of All Ages

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Eggs fascinate most children. Be it the egg’s shape or feel, children love playing with them. So, why not use different egg craft ideas to keep your little munchkin engaged without missing on entertainment. From using the eggs to paint various figures to turning them into a Hedgehog, your child is sure to have a fun learning experience.

So, let your child take the steering and decide how they want to use their imagination for making beautiful crafts and art projects using eggs. We got you a list of easy-peasy craft ideas using eggs to give them an initial prompt.

Egg Crafts For Preschoolers

Here are some interesting egg craft ideas to keep your little toddler occupied during vacations.

1. Egg bee craft

Egg bee craft idea for kids

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You Will Need:

  • Eggs
  • Yellow, black, and red food colors
  • Paint brush
  • White craft paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Give your kid an egg, yellow color, and a paint brush to paint the egg yellow entirely.
  1. Place the egg on the table with its oval end in the front and help your child paint a broad, black circular strip across the egg as you see in the image.
  1. Cut a pair of wings from the white craft paper using the scissors and glue them to the top of the black strip of egg making wings of the bee.
  1. Create eyes of the bee using the black paint and mouth with the red color.

For more advanced options, parents can assist their children in egg blowing to preserve the egg shell and its decoration.

protip_icon Did you know?
Crafts like painting and coloring improve children’s hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills.

2. Hedgehog egg craft

Hedgehog egg craft idea for kids

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You Will Need:

  • An egg
  • Brown food color
  • Paint brush
  • Yellow and white clay
  • One red berry
  • Wiggle eyes

How To:

  1. In this fantastic nature crafts technique, help your kid to paint an egg entirely with brown color using a paintbrush, and consider it as the body of the hedgehog.
  1. Make the spines of the mammal by shaping small spines from the yellow clay, and place them on the animal’s body
  1. Form hedgehog’s four legs from the yellow clay and set them below the egg as you see in the image.
  1. Create the mammal’s mouth using the white clay. Now, stick the mouth on the oval front of the egg.
  1. Press a pair of wiggle eyes and a red berry as the nose on the animal’s mouth. Voila, your very own animal crafts are done.

3. Paper egg garland craft

Paper easter egg garland craft idea for kids

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You Will Need:

  • Colored card papers – orange, yellow, green, and pink
  • Clothespins
  • Long string
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

How To:

  1. Show your child how to draw the shape of an egg on each colorful card paper using a pencil and cut yellow, green, orange, and pink eggs out of the paper with the help of scissors.
  1. Place the paper eggs on the long string at equal distances and clip each one of them to the thread using the clothespins creating a garland of eggs.

4. Easter bunny egg

Easter bunny egg craft idea for kids

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You Will Need:

  • An egg
  • Red paint
  • Paint brush
  • Red card paper
  • Scissors
  • Wiggle eyes
  • Glue
  • Black sketch pen

How To:

  1. Paint the egg red using the red color and paint brush.
  1. Cut bunny’s ears out of the red card paper using scissors and stick them behind the egg.
  1. Glue a pair of wiggle eyes on the egg.
  1. Draw nose and mouth of the bunny using a black sketch pen completing the bunny egg. This is one of the simple and easy egg decorating crafts for preschoolers to make and decorate this Easter as creative activities.

Eggshell mosaic is another excellent way of decorating that requires no advanced skills. Try to incorporate as many ideas as possible.

5. Egg necklace

Egg necklace craft idea for kids

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You Will Need:

  • Colorful plastic eggs of yellow, green, blue, pink, and other colors
  • A long, thick string
  • Bamboo skewer

How To:

  1. Give your child eight to ten colorful eggs and help her make a hole in the top and bottom of each egg using a bamboo skewer and by holding it in a vertical position.
  1. Thread a long thick string through both the ends of all the eggs.
  1. Tie the both ends of the twine once all eggs are in the chain.

Egg Crafts For Young Kids

6. Clay egg craft

Clay egg craft idea for kids

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You Will Need:

  • Blue and orange clay

How To:

  1. Provide your kid some blue clay, and guide her to shape an egg out of it.
  1. Form small balls out of the orange clay and stick them on the blue egg craft to decorate it. This is a fun and interesting egg craft for kids to make during Easter.

protip_icon Point to consider
Children can create new shapes with clay and nurture their imagination and creative spirits. Crafts make children more focused and expressive.

7. Egg heart craft

Egg heart craft idea for kids

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You Will Need:

  • Many eggs
  • White cardboard
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Different food colors or dye
  • Paint brush
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Help your child draw a big heart on the white cardboard using a pencil and cut it out using a pair of scissors.
  1. Give your kid some eggs and tell her to paint each egg artistically using various food colors or dye and a paint brush. Let the colored eggs dry.
  1. Now, glue the egg dyeing/painting on the outline of the cardboard heart and complete the craft.

8. Egg chalk drawing

Easter egg chalk drawing ideas for kids

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You Will Need:

  • Chalks of different colors, namely yellow, pink, green, and blue.
  • Plain surface similar to the slate.

How To:

  1. Show your kid how to draw the shape of an egg on a plain surface similar to slate using yellow chalk.
  1. Decorate the inner area of the egg with the help of blue, pink, green, and yellow chalks.

9. Felt egg craft

Felt easter egg craft idea for kids

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You Will Need:

  • Fabrics of different colors, namely pink, yellow, blue, green, and violet.
  • Toy stuffing
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Fold the pink fabric into two halves of equal size, and guide your child to outline the shape of an egg on the upper fabric piece using a pencil, and cut two equal sized fabric eggs out using scissors.
  1. Sew two pink fabric eggs using the needle and thread leaving a small gap.
  1. Push in the toy stuffing in the egg through the small space into the egg and sew that area.
  1. Now, cut some decorative pieces out of yellow, violet, and green fabrics, and glue them on the egg’s surface.

10. Ribbon and sparkles egg craft

Ribbon and sparkles easter egg craft idea for kids

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You Will Need:

  • An egg
  • Colorful thin ribbons of pink, blue, and violet colors
  • Star-shaped sparkles or stickers
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Help your kid to cut out pink, violet, and blue ribbons into small pieces such that each piece can run from the top to bottom of the vertical egg.
  1. Glue the colorful ribbon pieces on the egg with the help of glue as you see in the image.
  1. Decorate the space between the ribbons using the star-shaped stickers completing the craft.

DIY crafts are some of the best ways to engage your children and have family fun simultaneously.

Easter Egg Craft Ideas For Kids

With Easter around the corner, the kids are, no doubt, looking forward to the Easter bunny and those scrumptious chocolate-filled eggs. So, if you are looking for some activities or holiday crafts to pique their interest a tad bit more than usual, look no further. Here is MomJunction’s list of some amazing Easter egg crafts for kids to keep them happy and occupied.

11. Easter egg greeting card

Easter egg greeting card craft idea for kids

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You Will Need:

  • White card paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • A set of colorful sketch pens, such as pink, black, orange, brown, green, red, and other great colors.
  • One thread
  • A punch hole

How To:

  1. Show your kid how to draw a big size egg on the white card paper by using a pencil, and cut it out with the help of scissors.
  1. Use a brown sketch pen and outline the white egg craft.
  1. Write ‘Happy Easter’ at the top of the egg in big letters. Write your Easter greetings and messages below it.
  1. Draw pictures of three small eggs at the bottom of the Easter egg card along with small decorations on the eggs, such as small flowers and leaves.
  1. Now, use colorful sketch pens and color the eggs and decorative images on them.
  1. Use a punch hole and make a hole in the top of the card. Thread in a small piece of thread through the hole, tie a knot and make a loop of thread for hanging the Easter card on a nail.

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As kids engage in this activity, talk about Easter Day, its origin, the Easter Bunny, and why the Easter Bunny brings Easter eggs!

12. Easter egg cookies craft

Easter egg cookies craft idea for kids

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You Will Need:

  • Lots of big cookies
  • Knife
  • Cream cones of different colors, such as yellow, blue, and white.

How To:

  1. Provide your child lots of big cookies and guide her to draw an image of egg on all cookies with the help of a white cream cone.
  1. Use a knife and cut out the egg shapes out of cookies.
  1. Spread the egg-shaped cookies on the table. Use a cream cone of one color, say blue, and make a blue layer of the cream on the entire cookie. Make small decorations on the blue cream layer using different cream cones of colors such as white or yellow. Follow the same decorative tricks for the rest of the egg-shaped cookies.

13.Easter egg patchwork

Easter egg patchwork craft idea for

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You Will Need:

  • Lots of colorful rags of clothes
  • A black marker
  • Scissors
  • One sheet of white card paper
  • Glue
  • Pencil

How To:

  1. Help your preschooler to draw a big shape of egg on the large white card paper by using a pencil and cut it out using the scissors.
  1. Use a black marker and create lots of small triangles on the colorful rags of clothes, and cut them out using scissors.
  1. Paste the triangular colored fabrics on the egg paper craft in a random manner applying the glue on one side of the triangles such that it appears to be the patchwork of colorful fabrics.

14. Easter egg chicken craft

Easter egg chicken craft idea for kids

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You Will Need:

  • An artificial egg
  • Orange food color
  • A paint brush
  • Small pieces of orange feather
  • Orange foam
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Black marker

How To:

  1. Guide your kid to paint the entire white artificial egg orange using the orange food color and paint brush.
  1. Use a black marker and create a pair of chicken’s eyes on the painted egg.
  1. Cut a small triangular shape out of the orange foam and glue it below the eyes as the beak of the chicken.
  1. Paste a couple of small, orange feather pieces at the back of the chicken egg craft as the little wings of the chicken. This is one of the easy Easter egg crafts for preschoolers to make.

This activity can be further simplified using a paper plate. Rebecca, a mother of four, and a woman of several passions, guides us through the process of making her paper plate easter chicks in her blog Simple As That. She says, “This week we got together with a couple of cousins to make a fun little Easter craft. We made these cute and super simple baby chicks and I thought I’d show you how we made them. You will need a yellow paper plate, scissors, gluestick, googly eyes, orange paper, and feathers. Here’s how you’ll make your chicks:

Step 1:
Out of orange card stock or construction paper cut two long strips for your chicks legs, a little diamond for a beak and two little chick feet.
Step 2:
Start making the chicks legs by accordion style folding each strip of orange paper. Next glue the feet to the bottom of each leg.
Step 3.
Attach your legs to the bottom of your paper plate. Fold the orange diamond in half to make the chicks beak and attach to the centre of your plate.
Step 4:
Now add your goggly eyes and attach some feathers to the back of the plate to give your chick some fluffy wings and that’s it. You’re done!

These chicks are easy to make and I think they turned out pretty cute. They were definitely a hit at our little craft day! (i)”

15. Easter egg bunny craft

Easter egg bunny craft idea for kids

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You Will Need:

  • One white plastic egg
  • A black marker
  • Orange and white foam
  • Pencil
  • Orange ribbon
  • Orange sketch pen
  • Glue

How To:

  1. Provide your little Easter egg-fan a white plastic egg.
  1. Use a black marker and create two eyes in the upper section of the egg. Develop a small mouth below the eyes using the pen.
  1. Create an orange nose below the above the mouth by using an orange sketch pen. Make a small orange circle in the body area of the bunny as its little stomach.
  1. Draw bunny’s feet on the orange foam and cut them out as you see in the image. Place the egg bunny on the foam feet.
  1. Now, cut two big ears out of the white foam and small inner ears out of the orange foam.
  1. Glue small orange ears on the big white ears with their centers coinciding, and paste the two colorful ears on the top rear side of the egg craft.
  1. Tie an orange colored ribbon bow at the upper part of the egg in the middle of the ears as you see in the image and the bunny egg craft is ready.

A creative way of egg decoration is to incorporate egg carton crafts to create fancy objects using colors and glue.

16. Crayon painting of an easter egg

Crayon painting of easter egg craft idea for kids

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You Will Need:

  • One white drawing sheet
  • Pencil
  • Lots of colorful crayons

How To:

  1. Provide a white drawing sheet to your preschooler and help her make an egg on it by using a pen. Outline the egg using a red crayon.
  1. Now, tell your child to come up with some creative designs and color the egg completely by using different colorful crayons and make beautiful designs, such as waves, zigzag lines, dots, vertical and horizontal lines, and big and small circles, as you see in the image. This is a simple and easy Easter egg painting craft for kids to make.

17. Easter egg of colorful tissue flowers

Easter egg of colorful tissue flowers craft idea for kids

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You Will Need:

  • Lots of colorful tissue papers, such as blue, yellow, red, violet, green, orange, and other colors.
  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • One large white paper sheet
  • Scissors

How To:

  1. Draw a big egg on the large white paper and cut it out by using the scissors.
  1. Provide your child lots of colorful tissue papers and help her cut out colored petals and small circular centers of the flowers.
  1. Arrange the soft petals in a circular manner around one circular tissue paper and the delicate paper flower is ready. Similarly, create several colorful flowers out of the thin paper.
  1. As an Easter craft, glue all the multi-colored flowers on the egg paper craft such that the arrangement of the flowers forms a unique variety.

18. Handmade felt easter egg

Handmade felt easter egg craft idea for kids

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You Will Need:

  • Sheets of yellow, pink, and green fabric
  • Red, green, and yellow thread
  • Toy stuffing
  • Pink ribbon
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread

How To:

  1. Fold the yellow fabric in halves and draw the image of egg on the upper layer of yellow cloth. Cut the egg shape out of the fabric so now you have two yellow egg shapes.
  1. Place golden egg pieces on each other and sew them by using a red thread and needle leaving a small gap.
  1. Insert the toy stuffing through space and stitch it.
  1. Cut out a small flower out of the pink fabric and center of the flower out of the yellow cloth. Place the yellow fabric center in the middle of the pink flower and sew it by using the green thread.
  1. Cut two leaves out of the green fabric and sew them below the flower by using the yellow string. Create the leaf stalk by sewing the green thread as you see in the image.
  1. Sew a small pink ribbon at the top of the felt egg craft.

19. Quilling easter egg craft

Quilled egg craft ideas for kids

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You Will Need:

  • An artificial egg
  • Green and yellow strips of quilling paper
  • Quilling machine
  • Glue
  • Green food color
  • Paint brush

How To:

  1. Tell your preschooler to color the white artificial egg green completely by using the green food color and paint brush. Let the color dry.
  1. Use a quilling machine and yellow and green strips of quilling paper and make small artistic coils out of the pieces.
  1. Glue the beautiful coils on the green egg creating exquisite designs of creepers, flowers, and leaves as you see in the image.

20. Clay easter egg craft

Clay egg craft ideas for kids

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You Will Need:

  • Several different colored clay, such as orange, blue, white, green, yellow, red, and other colors

How To:

  1. Provide your kid plenty of orange clay and help her shape an oval egg out of it.
  1. Give the child green, blue, and white clay, make thin long clay strips, and decorate the clay egg with the help of them by making various beautiful designs.
  1. Make small waves, lines, spots, small circles, and other small designs out of the colorful clay and decorate the Easter egg craft.

21. Crystal easter egg craft

You Will Need:

  • Boiling water
  • Borax water
  • Craft pipe cleaner in different colors
  • A pencil or a wooden chopstick
  • Green food color
  • Durable string
  • Mason jar or any glass jar with a wide-mouth

How To:

  1. Create an oval or egg shape by bending and twisting the craft pipe cleaner.
  2. Cut off the excess pipe cleaner. Bend the pipe cleaner in a zigzag shape and tie it to the oval shape you created.
  3. Attach a craft pipe cleaner to it and tie it to a wooden pencil or chopstick.
  4. Place the wooden chopstick on the rim of an empty Mason jar and suspend the oval shape in it. Ensure that it does not touch the base.
  5. Pour the boiling water into the jar. Ensure that the oval shape is fully submerged in the water.
  6. Add three to four tablespoons of Borax powder to the water and stir it lightly to ensure it dissolves in water.
  7. Keep the jar aside, where it remains undisturbed for at least 24 hours.
  8. Remove the oval shape from the water and see how the Borax powder has formed crystals around the egg making a crystal egg.

Did your kid take up any of these crafts? Which activity did she enjoy the most? Tell us about it below. Besides these Easter crafts ideas can be adapted for various other festivities or celebrations like spring crafts.

Infographic: Engaging Egg Craft Ideas For Children

Engaging and fun, egg crafts utilize easily available materials to ignite creativity and inspire endless hours of joy and artistic expression. This infographic is a delightful collection of imaginative projects to ignite your child’s creativity. Discover various ‘eggcellent’ activities to keep children entertained while exploring their artistic talents.

child friendly egg crafts to inspire creativity and fun (infographic)

Illustration: Momjunction Design Team

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are some benefits of doing egg crafts with kids?

Children will learn essential skills about reusing and recycling materials through egg crafts. In addition, the crafts help enhance their creativity and imagination. Also, children feel rejuvenated, calm, and more confident.

2. How can I store eggshell art made by my kids?

You can save some of your children’s crafts in a folder, hang others on the walls of their bedrooms, or display some of their works in a showcase. If their work is appropriately stored, they will feel valued and appreciated.

3. How can egg crafts be used to teach colors and patterns to young children?

Egg crafts foster creativity and imagination among children. Different types of egg crafts that involve cutting colorful papers, painting, and other creative elements teach children about various color combinations, patterns, and textures and how they can create them.

4. Can egg crafts be a fun way to teach children about different animals and their eggs?

Yes, egg crafts are an amazing and fun way to teach children about different egg-laying animals, their habitat, egg size and color, and their young ones. It can help children enjoy making crafts while learning new information.

5. What unique and unconventional materials can be used in egg crafts for children?

Unique materials that you can use for doing egg crafts are shaving cream for marble dye art on eggs, colorful rice, dry grass, confetti, natural materials like flowers, leaves, and twigs, and googly eyes.

Key Pointers

  • Get creative with egg crafts using materials such as eggs, paint, clay, and paper.
  • Preschoolers will love making egg bee, hedgehog egg, paper egg garland, Easter bunny egg, egg necklace, and clay egg craft.
  • Younger children can try egg heart and egg dinosaur designs.
  • Required materials include food colors, paint brushes, craft paper, scissors, glue, plastic eggs, bamboo skewer, and colored card papers.
Egg Crafts For Kids_illustration

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Erin DeCarlo is an avid crafter and greeting card business owner. Her expertise lies in creating handmade paper crafts and DIY home decor. She has sold handmade greeting cards and gifts on Etsy and in local stores over the last nine years. Now, she also runs a blog called Pattern and Paste to help others learn crafting tips and DIY...read full bio