Four Fun Easter Decorations for Preschoolers

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Four fun Easter egg crafts for preschoolers.

Four fun Easter Decorations for Preschoolers

The Easter craft-fest has begun in our place, with Easter less than two weeks away! JJ remembered making stained glass and paper Easter egg decorations last year (yay, we’re making craft memories together!) and asked to make them again. Given that she’s not a toddler any more, we decided to vary the activities slightly, to give this activity a preschooler twist.

To set these activities up, I pre-cut egg shapes from coloured paper, making sure to preserve the paper inner egg and the outer egg stencil. I then covered one side of the stencils with sticky contact paper. Then over the next few days, I invited JJ (3 years and 10 months) to create several Easter themed crafts, so we could make a window display.

Here’s what she came up with!

 

1. Drawing on contact paper eggs to create ‘stained glass’

Preschooler Easter egg window art drawing with textas on sticky contact paper

Doing something that we’ve done often (drawing with markers) but with a slight variation (on contact paper) is always intriguing for JJ. She focused on the stickiness and the extra pull on the marker than what she is used to. She drew quite deliberately, being careful to stay within the outline. Once she had finished, I sealed the egg by covering with another sheet of contact paper, and then cut around the shape leaving about an inch border.

 

2. Painting stained glass Easter eggs

Preschooler Easter egg window art painting on sticky contact paper

Again a common technique (painting) on a different medium (contact paper), but this time JJ was fascinated with the transparency rather than the stickiness. We also had a bit of colour experimenting – JJ began painting with pink and purple, and then added yellow to create a delightful shade of (preschooler) brown, and then added some more red to ‘fix it’, until she reached a burgundy shade she was happy with. Again I covered the finished painting with contact paper to seal. We discovered that you could then use your thumbnail to draw shapes and letters in the now sealed wet paint.

 

3. Using glitter glue to create sparkly eggs

Preschooler Easter Egg window art with glitter glueAnything that involves glitter glue is exciting at our place. Squeezing the glue out is a great work out for her hand and finger muscles as well. This time JJ anticipated that she would be able to squish down the glitter glue once the second sheet of contact was added, and was emphatic that no-one should squish but her!

 

4. Weaving paper Easter eggs

These woven placemats gave me the idea to try weaving the inner paper oval of the Easter eggs. As I hadn’t done it before, I did a couple of test goes to check that it would work on the irregular shape, and then helped JJ to have a go herself with the third (middle) one.

Preschooler window art weaving paper easter eggs

JJ did a fantastic job cutting both the slits (stopping just before she got to the edge) and the strips of paper with only nominal help. The weaving itself was a bit trickier. (Note to self: I think she would really like some more weaving practise, so perhaps investigate making a basic loom…)

 

And here is her finished Easter Egg display up on our front window. (According to JJ, its function is to let the Easter Bunny know that he should stop at our place…)

Preschooler made Easter window art display

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xx Danya

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5 Comments

  1. decori

    Love this post! Please check us next time you're in the market for contact paper. Big selection and low prices. Family run business. We ship worldwide. Great post keep it up!

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  2. These are all awesome Danya. I gotta get some contact!
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    • Danya Banya

      Thanks, and do! It's so cheap Alicia, we use it all the time… 🙂

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  3. Kate

    Fabulous collection on easy Easter activities for preschoolers. 🙂
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    • Danya Banya

      Thanks Kate 🙂

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