With Easter just around the corner, it’s time to get crafty with some fun and creative festive activities! As educators, we understand the importance of introducing arts-based learning opportunities to our preschoolers. Easter egg crafts are super fun and colorful decorations to add to your spring holiday decor. And this is the best list of Easter egg crafts for preschoolers.
20 Easter Egg Crafts for Preschoolers
Spring has the best crafts, doesn’t it? What with all the pastel colors, there’s also something about spring that seems to encourage us to start new projects and crafts, right?
Easter is the same for me.
I see the Easter eggs in the stores and think of the cute garlands everyone is making out of them. Or wreaths. Or maybe those eggs are just being displayed in an Easter basket on the fireplace mantel.
And I see the baby animal icons in the Easter section, and again, I think of all the cute crafts that highlight these soft, furry, and little animals. Cute little chick crafts, bunny crafts – any easy toddler Easter craft really.
Well, it seems like Easter would be amiss if you didn’t include at least one (or maybe two or twenty) Easter Egg crafts in your preschool Easter lesson plans.
You see, Easter eggs are something most preschoolers can identify with. They love those little plastic eggs hiding candy treasures. So why not do a paper Easter egg craft so your preschoolers can enjoy a little art fun, too?
Don’t be fooled, though. Many Easter crafts in this list make easy Easter arts and crafts for toddlers, too! Many of them are simple enough to be an Easter craft for toddlers, but fun enough for preschoolers, too!
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FAQ About Teaching an Easter Preschool Theme
Incorporating math and literacy into any theme is very easy. For an Easter theme, you can use plastic easter eggs to create hands-on activities or use Easter-themed printables.
These Easter-themed literacy activities teach rhyming, upper and lower-case letter matching, and phonemes. These Easter-themed math activities include number sense, patterns, measurement and simple addition.
Plastic Easter eggs are so fun and versatile! They can be used in water play, sensory bins, science experiments such as fizzy baking soda & vinegar, five senses activities with mystery items inside, scavenger hunts, and fine motor activities.
There are tons of preschool themes that are suitable for springtime! Some popular spring themes include weather and rainbows, animals, flowers, nature, bugs and insects, and garden/pond life.
Many holidays celebrated in the spring are also great for themes. Some holidays besides Easter, include Earth Day and St. Patrick’s Day.
Easter Egg Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
20+ Easter Egg Crafts for Toddlers and Preschoolers
These 20+ Easter Egg crafts will be a wonderful addition to your Spring or Easter themed lesson plans.
For your convenience, I've divided the crafts into two parts: toddler and preschool.
This isn't to say that one cannot do the other, but I wanted to keep the more basic crafts separate so that those looking for something specific to toddlers can easily find them. But honestly, your preschoolers will love them too.
Easter Egg Crafts for Toddlers
The following Easter egg crafts are very suitable for toddlers. They are just the right mix of process art and craft, leaving much of the control in the toddler's hands. That said, my preschoolers have enjoyed many of these Easter art activities, too.
Bubble Wrap Easter Egg Kid Craft
If you love bubble wrap at your house, this is the Easter Egg craft for you! Fill your Easter egg with texture by using bubble wrap. Gotta love all those teeny tiny polka-dots.
Toddler Striped Easter Egg Craft
These striped toddler Easter eggs are a fun and simple toddler Easter craft activity. With very few items required (most you will probably already have), this is a nice activity that I’m sure your toddler will enjoy.
Wine Cork Easter Egg Stamping Craft for Kids
Have any wine corks laying around?! If you do you can make stamps for an Easter egg craft! It’s a fun activity for kids and SUPER easy to do. You could try this craft with preschoolers!
Q-Tip Painted Easter Eggs
Most arts and craft projects have some fine motor work but using q-tips amps it up when time is Easter egg craft. Simple enough for toddlers and difficult enough for preschoolers. It's s win for both!
Rice Easter Egg Art Project for Toddlers
Not brave enough to dye Easter eggs with toddlers? (Me neither). This craft allows toddlers to strengthen their hands at they use lots of liquid glue and then sprinkle their paper egg with dyed rice.
Simple & Fun Preschool Easter Egg Craft
This Easter egg is decorated by using a plastic egg for a stamp. The circle all overlap and end up looking a little bit like lace. Not to mention the sound of the plastic egg as it is being stamped...it's like a multi-sensory art project for toddlers!
Easy Easter Egg Splatter Painting Activity for Kids
Grab some old toothbrushes to splatter paint with! This is a bit of a messy project, but there is no doubt your toddler will love splatter painting a paper Easter egg. Think of all the fine motor control he is working on.
Painting with Cotton Balls For Kids
Who knew just a plain ol' cotton ball could make such a great painting tool? Toddlers can swipe and try to write with it, or they can use it as a stamp and make circles.
Easter Egg Craft for Preschoolers
These Easter crafts require a little more fine motor skill than the group above, making them slightly more appropriate for preschoolers than toddlers. Try a couple of Easter egg crafts this year!
Pasta Easter Eggs
Did you ever make ornaments with macaroni or pasta noodles as a kid? Get inspired by those classic crafts to turn it into an Easter activity. The best part is that preschoolers can easily make these pasta Easter eggs on their own. Just set out the supplies and let them decorate their Easter eggs!
Easter Egg Suncatchers
This cheerful Easter Egg Suncatcher Craft is a fantastic way to celebrate the colors of spring as well as a fun and easy to make. They really do look beautiful in the window with the sun shining through them.
Black Glue and Watercolor Resist Easter Egg Art
This black glue and watercolor resist Easter egg art makes a gorgeous Easter craft for kids and even adults. Make them together as a family and string them all together to make a beautiful Easter banner to display in your home for the holiday.
Fun Easter Egg Lacing Craft for Kids
You’ll love this Easter egg lacing craft and it’s one the kids will do over and over again! This one really works their fine motor skills, too!
Lace Easter Egg Craft
Kids can easily make one of the most beautiful Easter egg crafts without needing paint (sometimes it’s nice not to stay relatively mess-free). No two eggs will turn out exactly alike and each Easter Egg Doily Craft will look intricately decorated like a fancy egg straight out of the book Rechenka’s Eggs.
Watercolor Easter Egg Art
These Easter eggs use stickers as decorations and as a watercolor resist. Colorful and bright, these deserve to be on the fridge.
Felt Easter Eggs
Create your own Easter eggs with felt – this is a great “invitation to create” activity where you can set out all of the materials for kids to craft with. Grab some felt Easter eggs and place out supplies like pom poms, ribbon, buttons and more!
Marshmallow Easter Egg Craft
Have some colorful mini marshmallows on hand? Try this Easter egg craft. Preschoolers glue marshmallows to their paper Easter egg to make designs.
Easter Egg Paper Weaving
Another wonderful Easter craft for preschool and kindergarten to share with you – a fun Easter egg paper weaving craft (with template) that gives a great fine motor skills workout.
Salt Painted Easter Eggs
Have you ever tried salt painting?!? With a little bit of white glue and regular kitchen salt you can make some really awesome shapes! It’s like puffy paint except it has a really cool bumpy texture from the salt!
Crumpled Tissue Paper Easter Egg Craft for Kids
The texture on these Easter eggs is undeniable! And the color is to die for, too! This Easter craft is a must this season.
Easter Egg Scrape Painting Craft
Have you ever tried scrape painting? It's such a fun painting idea for kids of all ages to enjoy. Even toddlers and preschoolers will be able to use this easy painting technique to create a unique and colorful Easter egg craft.
These easy Easter crafts for preschoolers are sure to be a fun and easy way to fill your learning space with colorful easter eggs! These crafts and activities are perfect for preschool or home.
How About Some Easter Printables?
Do you have a budding Easter Bunny enthusiast? This Easter activity pack is for your little one. Packed full of uniquely hands-on, printable Easter-themed activities, preschoolers love celebrating their favorite spring holiday with these Easter activities.
This pack contains six fun and educational Easter activities appropriate for preschool through kindergarten. Three activities are math based, three are literacy based. All are fun.
>>> Easter Activity Pack <<<
I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.
Hi! I keep trying to locate the free printables. They are no where to be found.. LOLOLOL How do I find them ? This continues to happen.. LOL I amsure I am doingsomething wrong//
Sarah Punkoney, MAT says
Hi Tracey! This is a very old post and doesn’t include any of my own printables which is why you won’t see my download button with my house logo on it. The printables would be in the in-text links. But if you can’t find them there, then the blogger must have removed the printables from their sites. Sounds like I need to update the post!