This simple garland craft idea creates Easter characters from colored paper that are hung up on the walls and doorways around your house to add some fun and excitement to your household this Easter.
Cutting and layering the paper to create an Easter bunny or baby chick will be a good challenge for toddlers and preschool age children. And they will light up as this garland decoration takes shape.
Below you will find full instructions and a video demonstration so you can make your own egg carton Easter garland at home.
Prepare Your Colored Paper and Craft Materials
If you have a variety of colored paper then that will get you through 90% of this craft project.
You may have some leftover yarn laying around the house, and a few clothespins are all you need to hang up your creations around the house.
If you don’t have a stash of googly eyes you can just use white paper circles cut out also.
Easter Garland Video Demonstration
Check out the video below for a full walkthrough of the project.
Some of the cutting can be a bit tricky, and the video may give you some ideas that you can run with and improvise to make alternative Easter characters or use different material.
Stage 1 - Cut the Egg Shapes and Features
- Step 1- Cut out egg shapes from a range of colored paper to suit your Easter egg characters.
- Step 2 - Cut bunny ear shapes and two oblong shapes to represent the arms of the easter bunny.
- Step 3 - Cut wing shapes to be used for the Easter egg chicks.
Stage 2 - Assemble the Easter Characters
- Step 4 - Glue all of your parts to the main egg shape for the bunny and chick.
- Step 5 - Repeat as many times as you like depending on the length of your garland.
- Step 5 - Using some clothespins you can secure each character to a length of yarn. Or you can stick directly on the wall with blue-tac.
- Step 6 - Hang up the yarn and secure in place with tape or blue-tac. The paper is fairly light so it should hold up easily.
Why Make an Easter Egg Garland
Hanging up a few of these in the living or play areas will get the kids excited for the Easter bunny to visit and the subsequent egg hunt.
The craft activity allows your kids to personalize their own characters, and will also challenge their cutting skills while adding features to the egg shape that you start off with.
For More Easter Craft Ideas
Check out the below for some of our other Easter themed projects that are suitable for toddlers and young children.
This is a simple and fun craft activity that young kids will enjoy in the lead-up to the Easter period.
You can repeat the character creation without using up much of your materials and you can also have ultimate freedom in decorating your easter eggs before they get hung up on the garland.