Paper Easter Egg Decoration
by Vicki Runnegar
These printable paper Easter egg decorations are an easy fun DIY that all ages of kids will enjoy.
What you need:
- White 200gsm A4 lightweight cardboard (you can use paper but the eggs don’t hold their shape as well)
- Colouring pens or pencils
- Yarn or twine
- Yarn needle (or something sharp to poke holes through the board)
Print the Paper Easter Egg Template onto A4 lightweight card (or paper). You can select from a flower pattern, a chevron pattern or a blank design your own template.
Colour in and cut out your template.
Fold up the ‘leaves’ of the egg, using the hexagon at the base as a guide. Using a yarn needle or something sharp, poke out a hole in the base and on the tip of each of the ‘leaves’ using the dots as guides. Thread a yarn needle, thread the knotted end through base as pictured. Thread through each of the ‘leaves’ from the back of the board to the front, continue until all of the ‘leaves’ are threaded up.
Pull thread until the egg is desired shape and tie a knot to hold the egg in place. Tie another know 10cm along so you have something to hang your decoration up with.
If your kids are any thing like mine, they will want to make lots and lots of these.
Below are are eggs that my kids made. The one on the left is by a 3yo who was pretty pleased with his multicolour squiggle. The one on the right is by a 6yo who was keen to design his own pattern. I think older kids would get a kick out of this too.