If you can’t find Easter decorations that fit your taste or are looking for a new way to decorate your home this Easter, then this green kid’s craft project can help you add a pop of color to your space without spending a dime. This green kids’ crafts project uses materials you already have to create a colorful Easter egg garland for hanging across your fireplace mantle, along window valances or across a doorway.
Plus, since you choose the colors used for the Easter egg garland, you can pick the color palette that best matches your décor. From soft pastels to warm earth tones, you can create Easter egg garland that compliments your home instead of competing with it.
Materials Need for this Green Kids Crafts Project
To make a colorful Easter egg garland, you’ll need sturdy paper such as cardboard from a cereal box or old greeting cards, scissors, paper punch, glue stick, one-inch circle paper punch (found in the scrapbook section at most stores) , old magazines, and ribbon or raffia.
How to Make Eco-Friendly Easter Egg Garland
Start the Easter egg garland project out by cutting an Easter egg shape out of the cardboard. Use the Easter egg shape as a pattern and trace additional eggs. Then, help your child cut out all of the Easter eggs out of the cardboard and set aside.
Now comes the fun part. Look through some old magazines for pages featuring the colors you’d like to use on your Easter eggs. Tear the pages out of the magazines. Once you’ve found a good selection of magazine pages, have your child use the one-inch circle paper punch to cut circles out. A circle paper punch makes cutting perfect circles easy and fun. The circle cut-outs will be used to decorate the cardboard Easter eggs you cut out earlier.
Now it’s time to decorate the Easter eggs. Take one of the cardboard Easter eggs and use a glue stick to apply one circle cut-out at a time until the egg is covered. Let dry. Then use the same process to cover the back side of the Easter egg. Repeat until all Easter eggs are covered.
Use a pair of scissors to trim the edges of each Easter egg to provide a more finished look. With the paper punch, put a small hole in the top of the Easter egg. Run the ribbon through the hole in each Easter egg and space them evenly apart.
The Easter egg garland is now ready to hang for you to enjoy this Easter. You can also use this concept to create an Easter egg wreath, gift cards or miniature Easter egg tree ornaments.