Easter Egg Kids Craft Using Foam Trays

Kids can have fun with this Easter egg craft, using foam trays and pretty craft tape. These beautiful eggs will be perfect for decorations at home or in the classroom to celebrate the spring season!

recycled foam trays Easter craft for kids

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The textures and colors of craft materials for spring themed crafts are hard to resist. 

Now is the time to get creative with cheerful trimmings in pastel colors - pink, yellow, light green and mauve.

The Easter holiday adds special themed activities to crafting with kids. This is a fun Easter craft that gives kids lots of opportunity to create while exercising fine motor skills.

Ribbon, tissue paper, confetti and other craft supplies in spring colors add a seasonal touch to crafts, games and even sensory bins. There's no limit to the options for decorating eggs in this fun art activity.

Related: Easter Crafts and Activities

Easter egg foam tray craft

This activity is easy to provide with recycled foam trays and basic craft materials.

Recycle foam trays from baked goods rather than meats. Wash thoroughly before using in crafts.

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Supplies for a foam tray Easter egg craft


Egg foam tray craft supplies



Instructions for easy Easter egg craft


Craft tape on foam eggs activity for kids


Step 1. Cut out an oval egg shape from the foam tray.

  • Kids can draw and cut out their own shapes. They might need help cutting the foam tray. 


Step 2. Cut lengths of craft tape to fit the egg. 

  • Washi tape actually tears easily without using scissors, if preferred.

  • Place a few strips of tape on the table for children who find it difficult to cut or tear the tape.

  • Trim the excess or wrap it around to the back of the egg shape.


Foam eggs decorated with tape and dots

Step 3. Decorate the eggs with tape and colorful self-adhesive dots.

  • Talk about the patterns kids make with the tape and dots.


Be as creative as you like! Add stars, gems, paper confetti, or any other embellishments you might have on hand.

Display your completed foam egg as an Easter decoration!

Related: Egg Carton Easter Eggs 


How to display your Easter egg craft

Easter egg craft for preschoolers using recycled foam trays


Place the eggs in a small tin pot or in a homemade Easter basket  on a bed of Easter grass.



Foam tray Easter egg preschool craft


Add a ribbon hanger to each egg and hang on an Easter 'tree'. 

  • To make the tree, insert a twig or small branch into a basket or pail. We put a piece of modeling clay on the bottom of our 'tree' to hold it firmly in the small tin pail. Fill the basket or pail with Easter grass or shredded tissue paper.

We used a tree branch in a similar way with heart shapes on a "feelings tree" for a fun sensory activity. 


Foam tray Easter egg craft for preschoolers


More Easter egg crafts:

Marble Easter Egg Craft from School Time Snippets

Tin Foil Easter Egg Craft from Happy Hooligans

Easter Egg Collage from A Mom With a Lesson Plan



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