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Looking for a new Easter craft idea? When the Easter egg hunt is over, why not try our Easter activity? Make a garland of colourful paper eggs to decorate the house or garden. This creative activity is quick and easy to do at home with the little ones.
Activity created for Maped Helix by the Mt’Crea workshop, Haute-Savoie, Photos – © Emmanuel Nguyen Ngoc / Photographer
Felt tip pens
On a white sheet of paper, draw an egg which will serve as a template for drawing the other eggs that make up the Easter garland.
Tip: To trace the perfect egg, why not use a real egg? Gently lay an egg on a sheet and trace the outline with a pencil!
With a pair of scissors, cut out the “template” egg.
On the rest of your white paper, trace another 10 to 20 eggs, depending on how long you would like your garland to be.
To do this, place the cut-out template on the paper and simply trace its outline.
Tip: try to draw the eggs as close together as possible (while still leaving enough room to cut). This avoids wasting paper.
Now that all your eggs are drawn, it’s time to decorate them!
Using a pencil or fine liners draw your designs on to the eggs. We have used templates to draw geometric designs but you can decorate them however you like!
Now you can move on to colouring!
You can use felt pens or colouring pencils or even paint! For a special effect, why not try Color’Peps Magic pens, which allows you to change the colour of the ink to create patterns.
Once all of your eggs are decorated you can cut them out!
Using a hole punch, punch a hole in the top of each egg.
Then pass the string through the hole and tie a knot loosely so as not to damage the egg. Repeat the step around every 8 -10cm.
Well done! You have made a wonderful Easter decoration.
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