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How to Make Easter Eggs out of Paper

Painting eggs has always been one of the best Easter activities! This Easter craft idea explains how to make Easter eggs out of paper, so you don’t have to use – or break – any eggs!


Instead of buying eggs or an Easter bunny, children can make Easter crafts as personalised gifts to give to friends or a loved one – this will help them to learn to embrace giving and sharing. Any grandparent or family friend will love these original Easter eggs! Making paper eggs is also an eco-friendly Easter craft if you use recycled paper.

This craft idea has been reinvented to make an Easter craft for kids. For this activity you make the paper into an egg shape and can give your child the chance to explore their imagination by creating their own designs. And there’s no need to worry about any mess they make as Surf excel is here to help with any stains left on their clothes after your Easter craft session. You can also check out our Laundry Tips if you have any further questions about how to do laundry.

What you will need:

  • Paper – choose from any colour you like, or recycle used paper or newspaper
  • Paint
  • Coloured pens
  • Glitter
  • Glue
  • Split pins
  • Hole punch, Paper slicer or scissors
  • Ruler
  • String (optional)

How to make it

  • Step 1 - Easter Craft Preparations

    Give your child a sheet of paper to decorate using paint, pens, glitter, and glue. Any type of design is welcome. Let them be creative! Here are some ideas to start them off: an Easter theme with bunnies and chicks, coloured dots, or a rainbow of different coloured glitters for an extra sparkly creation.

    Easter Craft Preparations

  • Step 2 - Help Your Child Cut Paper Strips

    After the paper is dry you can help your child cut the paper into even strips – you can make small eggs or large ones. Older children can do this by themselves to allow them to develop their own judgement. Or if you have a paper slicer, use this to save time when cutting the strips.

  • Step 3 - Shape Your Easter Eggs

    Punch a hole in the top and the bottom of each strip of paper. Pile all the strips together on top of each other so the holes line up. Place a split pin through all the strips at each end to secure them in place. Fan out the strips to make an egg shape and you’re done! You can then make as many more as you like.

    Shape Your Easter Eggs

  • Step 4 - Great Easter Craft Decorations

    Optional: You can secure a piece of string under the split pin to allow the Easter egg to be hung or carried by your child throughout any Easter festivities.

Additional information

The finished result will be a vibrant paper egg that shows your child’s creative designs off at any angle. Not only do they make fantastic gifts but they are also great to decorate your home with. This easy activity is one of many fun Easter crafts you and your child can make together to nurture their creativity.

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