Last week my 2 and 3 year old were having lots of fun experimenting with different painting techniques, aka painting with everything they could find, and we ended up with lots and lots of paintings.
Instead of recycling them we turned them into Easter egg decorations…and got some great scissor practice in at the same time!
My preschooler practiced his cutting skills and turned the paintings into Easter egg garland and then into an Easter egg collage!
It was a 2 for 1 fine motor craft!
He cuts all the time, but I was definitely impressed at how good of a job he did with the eggs. They ended up being kind of small so we attached them to a ribbon with tiny paper clips since punching holes in them would have caused them to hang sideways. Such a cheery addition to our kitchen!
I saved all of the scraps from the garland project for cutting and tearing practice. After a couple days of scissor and ripping fun we ended up with lots of little pieces of colored paper.
I set out the pieces for the kids to make Easter collages with and they all decided (or the oldest chose and they all mimicked) to make Easter eggs. I just love the results!
These simple Easter crafts are perfect to make at home or with a preschool craft. You can set out artwork in a cutting station for kids to turn into eggs and have them save the scraps in a basket. Then you can make egg collages as a big group, kid made crafts are so nice to decorate for the holidays with!