This Easter egg paper craft turned out beautifully with all of the lovely spring colors and beautiful patterns that the paper quilling made. Paper quilling is a fun and easy craft for kids to try and I thought it would be a perfect fit for this Easter project. These eggs would also look gorgeous as a garland, you could string them together to create some unique Easter decor.
We had fun making this Easter craft, I find paper quilling to be quite a relaxing activity and can keep kids engaged for a long time as they plan out their design and make their paper coils. Check out this beautiful blossom spring tree craft that also uses paper quilling.
For this project, I created a printable to make this craft even easier for you. Scroll down below to download your printable.
Create your own Easter egg paper craft
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- Printable (scroll down to download)
- Colorful cardstock or construction paper
- Chopstick, bamboo skewer or pencil
- White glue & glue dish (we used a plastic lid)
- Paper cutter
1. First, print out your egg template onto white paper. If you are printing from home, you could also print the template right onto your colored cardstock. Scroll down to download your egg template.
2. Decide on a color for your egg and cut out your egg shape, using your template. It’s a bit hard to see on the picture below, but I added 3 pencil guidelines on the egg to help my daughter with the placement of her paper quills. This is totally optional.
3. Choose 3 colors of cardstock to use for the paper quilling design. You could use more than 3 colors, I just wanted to keep ours on the simple side. Cut 1/2 inch thick strips from your cardstock.
I used a paper cutter to do this, which makes it a lot faster. But if you don’t have a paper cutter, you could measure and cut the paper strips with scissors. It would just take longer.
4. Using a chopstick (which is what we used and what I find works the best), a bamboo skewer or even a pencil, take a paper strip and wrap it all the way around your chopstick.
Slide your paper coil off of your chopstick or pencil and dip it into a dish of white glue and glue it onto your egg. Don’t worry if the coil unwraps a bit, I think it adds to the design and makes it look unique.
5. There are a couple of other paper quilling shapes that kids can try. After you make your basic coil shape, you can pinch it on one end to make a teardrop shape, or pinch it on both ends to make a leaf shape. You can see both options in the pictures above.
6. Continue to create your design on your Easter egg until you are happy with how it looks. Kids can cover their whole egg if they like, or stick to more of a pattern like in our examples.
For my egg, I cut some of the paper strips in half and created partial coils and swirls just to add in something a bit different. This is a great option for older kids who want to get a bit more creative and complicated with their designs.
I loved making this Easter egg paper craft alongside my daughter, paper quilling is such a fun activity and always looks so unique when finished. This project made a wonderful Easter art activity and I can’t wait to display them as part of our Easter decor.
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