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Eggs, bunnies, birds - signs of Spring - and we combined two out of the three for these festive Easter Egg Birds!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Glue
  • Paper Plates

Step 1: Cut out egg shape from cardboard.

Step 2: Paint egg and allow to dry.

Step 3: Cut colored (either painted or from printed boxes) cardboard into geometric shapes.

Step 4: Decorate eggs with geometric shapes.

Step 5: Cut eyes and beak from paper plate or cardboard. 

Step 6: Cut feathers from painted paper plates.

Step 7: Glue eyes, beak, and feathers to decorated eggs, turning them into birds!

If you have a spare cardboard box or two, this is such a fun invitation to create. Cut out the shapes and prepare for some festive fun!

 

Beautiful colored eggs of all sizes and hues - this is the season! One of my littles has an egg allergy so we haven't dyed a lot of Easter eggs. Instead, this year we made some colorful 3D eggs with paper plates and upcycled plastic tops!

Start with:

  • Paper Plate
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue or Hot Glue Gun (We recommend adult assistance with hot glue gun.)
  • Plastic Bottle Tops (We used tops from milk containers)
  • Yarn
  • Pom Poms

Create it!

Step 1: Paint outer edge of paper plate and allow to dry. 

Step 2: Cut out painted portion and then cut into equal halves.

Step 3: Glue edge of paper plate to side of plastic bottle top and wrap around, gluing each portion around. Repeat with second half.

Step 4: Glue two halves together.

Step 5: Decorate with yarn and pom poms!

We used yarn and pom poms to add accents but beads, tapes and so many other materials would be fun too. Use what you have on hand!

All of the pieces are falling in place for a very "Hoppy" Easter over here! These masks are a bit like puzzles with many different combinations of pieces put together to form the shape for the mask!

Start with:

  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Optional: Circle stickers

 

Create it!

Step 1: Paint cardboard and allow to dry.

Step 2: Cut cardboard into various geometric shapes.

Step 3: Piece and glue shapes together to form the face shape for the mask.

Step 4: Cut two ears from white painted cardboard.

Step 5: From recycled colored cardboard or painted cardboard, cut inside piece for ears and glue to white portion of ears.

Step 6: Glue ears to mask.

Step 7: From recycled colored cardboard or painted cardboard, cut nose and whiskers. Glue to mask.

Step 8: Cut two triangles and a circle from painted cardboard for bow tie. Glue together. Optional: Add circle stickers to bow tie.

Step 9: Glue bowtie to bottom of mask.

Pretend play is fun for all seasons and this mask will provide loads of "hoppy" creative play!

Spring gives us so much cuteness in the form of baby animals and who can resist a fluffy baby chick?! Made with recycled cardboard and paint, use the same technique to create bunnies and any other baby animal of the season!

Start with: 

  • Cardboard
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Cardstock
  • Shredded, crinkled paper
  • Optional: upcycled plastic lids and pom poms for eyes but cardstock works just fine too!

Create it!

Step 1: Paint cardboard and allow to dry.

Step 2: For the body, cut 7-8 strips, approximately 5 inches by 1/2 inch from painted cardboard.

Step 3: Place glue in center of strip and lay another strip on top. Continue until strips form a circle.

Step 4: Repeat Steps 2-3 with 5-6 strips, approximately 3 inches by 1/2 inch in size.

Step 5: Gule smaller circle to top of larger circle, creating head and body.

Step 6: Create eyes from cardstock or upcycled items.

Step 7: Cut triangle beak from orange cardstock.

Step 8: Glue eyes and beak to head.

Step 9: Glue shredded, crinkled paper on body for downy feathers.

Such a fun decoration and made primarily from recycled cardboard!