Spring is in the air and it’s Easter time. Inspired by the intricate pysanky eggs of Ukraine, we came up with a preschool-friendly paper egg and basket craft. The beautiful colors and patterns are perfect for the season.
You can use decorative cupcake liners like ours for an ornate effect. To simplify the craft, you can make the basket ahead of time and have small class groups add their eggs to the basket. Now let’s get started!
Things you’ll need
- Cupcake liners
- Glue stick
- Construction paper
- Plate or bowl
First, flatten out a cupcake liner.
Next, fold it in half.
Fold it in half again.
Fold it in half a third and final time. Now it’s time to cut!
Just like creating paper snowflakes, cut out some small pieces from either edge of the folded paper, making sure it stays intact.
Unfold the cupcake liner to reveal your symmetrical pattern. Very cool!
Next, choose a piece of colorful paper to make the egg. Make sure it’s slightly larger than the cupcake liner. Glue and press down your cupcake liner shape.
Once dry, cut out the circle, then trim two sides to make the egg shape.
Create lots of different shapes and color combinations!
To make the basket, grab some construction paper, a paper plate or bowl, and a marker. Draw a straight line for the top of the basket. Draw a second line beneath it for the basket edge, and connect the lines with two curved lines. Draw the weave texture. We drew three horizontal lines beside three vertical lines and continued this pattern. Use the plate or bowl to trace the edge and make a basket handle.
Cut the handle and basket out separately. Next, glue the handle tips behind the basket’s edge so it looks seamless.
It’s Easter time!
A tisket, a tasket, it’s time to fill your basket!
For more Easter fun, check out our Easter Theme!
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