Easter Egg Cardboard Craft

Provide a fun and easy Easter craft with recycled cardboard from a tissue box. Kids will love decorating cardboard eggs to fill a homemade Easter basket.


Easter egg paper craft for preschool

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It's easy to recycle a basic cardboard item for a fun Easter craft.

The cardboard found in tissue boxes can be used for this creative egg-decorating project.

Tissue boxes can easily be recycled for kids crafts and activities. We've found ways to use them for stacking activities and even a small world puppet theater.

This option for an Easter craft is another great way to use this everyday throw-away.

This simple art activity is easy enough for toddlers, and fun for older kids too.

Cardboard Easter egg craft

Facial tissue is a common item in may households and classrooms, especially during cold and flu season. When you open a box of tissue the perforated top flap you remove resembles an egg shape. This is the inspiration for this simple Easter craft.


Recycled tissue box Easter art activity for kids


Easter crafts don't have to be complicated. Inspire color with markers and crayons, introduce a bit of texture with stickers and Easter grass, then look forward to a lot of creativity with kids imaginations.


 Cardboard Easter egg craft supplies include paper, crayons and stickers


  • construction paper
  • crayons
  • markers
  • stickers
  • scissors
  • glue


Cardboard template for preschool Easter egg craft


Trace the tissue box tab onto construction paper to make egg shapes.

Cut out two egg shapes for each cardboard tab.


Glue construction paper egg shapes to cardboard


Glue construction paper eggs to both sides of cardboard tab.

This activity supports fine motor practice, strengthening hands and finger for future writing skills.


Decorated paper eggs Easter craft for preschoolers


Decorate with crayons, markers, stickers, or other available craft materials.

Designs and patterns are limited only by kids imaginations. 

  • Glue different colored paper to opposite sides of an egg.
  • Mix marker, crayon and sticker options together on one egg.
  • Tape a ribbon marker to the egg to hang up the decoration, or display in a wicker basket or homemade Easter basket.


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