This easy Rainbow Easter Egg craft is perfect for keeping toddlers and preschoolers busy!
Cutting out and sticking carefully in a pattern are both great ways to hone fine motor skills, and the craft is a nice way to practice colour identification and recognition with younger children.
A4 White Paper
A4 Coloured Paper – Cut into Strips
Scissors or Paper Cutter
Print out the egg template onto plain white paper.
Turn the sheet over and start sticking on your paper strips. It might sound strange that you’re sticking the colored paper onto the back, but you’ll see why in a minute!
Keep sticking on your colored strips. Will you stick them horizontally, like us, or diagonally? Will you use a full rainbow of colors, or just stick with a few? There are so omany different possibilities for fun designs!
Now turn your template over. Because you’ve stuck the colored paper on the back, you can clearly see the egg shapes, making them much easier to cut out.
And when you turn your finished egg back over – there are no outlines to spoil the design!
To make a stained glass rainbow Easter egg, take your colored paper strips and snip across to make little squares.
Then grab your glue and start sticking! You don’t have to create a particular design – in fact, the more random the better with this one!
Layer the squares up, creating a multi-colored collage, and keep sticking until the whole egg is filled.
Just like your rainbow eggs, turn the template over and carefully cut out the stained glass egg. Now you have some bright and beautiful Easter egg decorations for you to hang up, stick in the window – or even hide for an egg hunt!
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