Looking for a fun way to celebrate Easter with kids but could live without the mess of dying eggs?
I came up with this super cute, easy to make felt craft for just that reason.
Not only will it give kids the experience of making a craft, but it will provide lots of fun afterwards as it’s meant to be played with.
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What Skill Level Is Required?
Wondering what skill level kids need for this craft?
To make this craft independently, your child needs to be able to safely use sharp scissors, trace shapes and cut along lines.
However, if your child’s fine motor skills aren’t quite at that level, this is still a great craft to do together. The results of making this craft won’t be disastrous if the precision is a little bit (or honestly even a lot) off.
Or, if you’d rather focus on the “keep the kids busy without making a mess” element of this craft, you can whip up the felt egg quickly by yourself and hand it over to your child for playtime.
Felt Easter Egg Craft Supplies
- 1 Felt Easter Egg pattern
- 8 – 10 sheets of felt, variety of colors
- 1 marker
- 1 pair regular scissors (for use with paper)
- 1 pair fabric scissors (for use with felt)
Step by Step Crafting Guide
1. Get Your Free Felt Easter Egg Pattern
Once downloaded, print it out and gather your supplies.
The pattern is meant to be printed on regular 8.5 x 11 copy paper and you should only need to print out one page.
The pattern includes two egg shapes with different designs on each egg. Note that both egg shapes are the same dimensions. So, unless you have a helper making the craft with you there is no need to use both ovals for tracing the egg shapes. You will only require both ovals when it’s time to cut and trace out the shapes for decorating.
2. Cut Out the Two Big Ovals and Trace Them
Cut out the two egg shapes from your pattern. Be sure to only cut out the two main ovals (not the designs inside – at least not yet).
Once the eggs are cut out, use these as guides to trace the oval shape onto the felt.
Make sure to consider how many children you’re making the craft for as this will help you decide how many felt eggs to make. I’d recommend having 2 or 3 eggs per child in varying colors.
3. Cut out the Designs and Trace Them
Once all your eggs are traced and cut out, it’s time to cut out the shapes and designs within the eggs.
Use your scissors to follow along the lines within both ovals. When you’re finished, you’ll be left with a stack of different shapes you can trace out onto felt.
Once all the shapes are traced out on the felt, cut out them out.
These shapes will become what the felt Easter egg is decorated with so keep that in mind. You’ll want to make sure you trace each shape a number of times onto different colored felt. This will allow your child a larger variety of items to decorate with which will hopefully translate into longer-lasting entertainment.
4. Assemble and Re-assemble Your Felt East Eggs
Once all your ovals and shapes are cut out, it’s time for the fun – decorating the eggs. Encourage your child to discover how many different pattern and design combinations can be made.
Not only is this a great way to keep little hands busy without the mess, but it’s also a great, festive way for little kids to practice their fine motor skills.
Note that unless you chose to reinforce the felt, this craft is best played with on a hard surface – table, floor or hardcover book.
I hope you and your littles enjoy this fun Easter craft! As always, I love getting feedback! If you have any comments or questions about this activity or want some help coming up with new craft ideas, head on over to The Modern Guide to Homemaking and let me know.
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Lauren Dunnet is a homemaker, creator and writing enthusiast. She’s one half of the duo behind The Modern Guide to Homemaking where she writes about all things home, family and happiness. Lauren enjoys cooking, but doesn’t love the clean-up, and can often be found looking for new ways to get crafty.