Easter Egg Preschool Craft with Recycled Egg Cartons

Egg carton Easter eggs are fun and easy for kids to make. Kids can fill an Easter basket with colorful 'eggs' to decorate the home or classroom!

Preschool Easter craft making eggs from recycled egg cartons

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This simple painting activity is perfect for welcoming spring colors into your arts and crafts projects.

Paint the egg cups with beautiful pastel colors, match two halves together to make a whole egg, then decorate with ribbon, glitter, or washi tape.

Note: This activity has been updated from its original publication to provide an improved tutorial with better images. 


With this colorful painting activity kids engage fine motor as well as creative skills. 

The activity is perfect for kids of all ages. Everyone can paint and decorate the egg cups and have fun putting two sides together to make Easter eggs.



Instructions for egg carton Easter eggs

1. Cut out the egg cups


cut egg carton cups for an Easter eggs preschool craft


Each egg is made with two cups. You can prepare the cups ahead of time for younger kids.

Trim the first cup around the top with scissors to remove the rough edge.

Trim the second cup evenly as well, but leave two tabs, one on each side of the top edge, as shown in the photos. 

When the two halves are combined they form an egg shape.


2. Make the eggs


making tabs for egg carton Easter eggs


Insert the two tabs of one cup into a cup without tabs as shown.

Press the two cups together securely to form an egg. Twist the cups gently until just the right fit is achieved. 

If you don't plan to open the egg you can add glue to the tabs.


3. Paint and decorate


paint egg cup Easter eggs in this preschool craft


Paint the egg cups in bright or pastel colors.

The cups can be painted before or after making the eggs.


paint egg carton Easter cups in bright spring colors


If you paint before putting the eggs together you can be creative with building the eggs - match up two pieces of the same color, or try mixing two different colors together!


decorate egg carton Easter eggs with washi tape preschool craft


Narrow gaps can be covered with washi tape or ribbon which also add a decorative touch to the eggs.

Add glitter or sparkly stickers or other decorations if preferred.

 Easter eggs made with recycled egg cartons preschool craft

 recycled egg carton preschool Easter egg craft


 Kids will love making Easter eggs to fill their Easter baskets, or to give as gifts to family and friends.


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