Easy Cardboard Easter Egg Craft

Anyone else have about a million cardboard boxes lying around these days? Our garage resembles an Amazon warehouse with the number of boxes I keep stashing in there (they go in for a few days to quarantine before we mess with them, then they stay there until recycling day!). I found a couple cute crafts using cardboard on Pinterest (including these super cute cardboard doll houses) and we decided to create some colorful eggs to celebrate Easter! You can easily use this to talk about patterns, color-mixing, shapes, and of course, Easter!

MATERIALS:

– Cardboard

– Scissors or exacto knife

– Craft paint (white and various colors) or Paint Stix

– Paint brush or foam brushes, if using paint

– Removable tape like washi tape

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Start with an egg template (you can free-hand an egg shape or download one from a Google image search) and cut out your eggs. I’m going to recommend doing this ahead of time so you don’t have tiny, impatient eyes staring directly into your soul.

2. If you’re using paint, I recommend painting the eggs with 1-2 coats of white paint first. This will allow the colors to really stand out! Both of my kids opted to use the Paint Stix and since they’re pretty thick, we skipped the white primer. If priming, let dry!

3. Once dry, use washi tape to color block the eggs (or if you have a wild child, let them go ham! i.e. Owen)

4. When the paint is dry, remove the tape and reveal your creations! We opted to add glitter by painting with clear glue when the paint dried.

What do you think?! I’d love to see photos of you and your littles doing this simple craft, so be sure to tag me on Instagram @jesskilbane 🙂

XO.

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