Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Easy egg garland for Easter }{ crafting with kids

 Ah, March. You're such a lovely month with so much to celebrate. There's Easter Sunday this year on March 31st, and the Vernal Equinox (the first day of Spring) on March 20th. And if those two weren't enough, you're national craft month.

With so much going on during March, how could I choose just one theme for the month? Impossible. So, we're doing them all. Since this is my crafting blog, national craft month is celebrated every month around here. Then there's Easter and Spring. I'll be alternating crafts related to both this month.

The first tutorial I want to share is for a very easy and fun craft to do with the kids. These are rough guidelines and you can do so much with it - change the materials, the presentation, the educational content. Start with this blueprint and let your imagination run wild. 


  1. felt (cut up in egg shapes)
  2. glue
  3. tapestry needle and twine or string
  4. buttons, ribbons, glitter, or anything you want to use to decorate


1. If you haven't yet, cut up the felt in the shape of eggs. Place all the decorations and the stack of egg shapes on a tray for the little ones to have easy access.

note: if you want to add some fun education activities here, cut up the decorations in different geometric shapes and ask the kiddos to identify them as they decorate for example. Or have them count the eggs, or sort them by color. The possibilities are endless.

2. Give them the glue and let them go wild. Always remember that with kids it's the process, not the product that matters most. Having said that, you'll be surprised at how cute these turn out even with a 4 year old.

3. Once the eggs are dry, thread the needle with the string or twine and connect all the eggs into a garland.

note: you don't have to make a garland with these eggs. You can keep them as an activity to do over and over, just don't use glue. Or make a big collage on poster board with all the eggs and display that on the wall. Again, the possibilities are endless.

4. Display the garland somewhere everyone can see. In our new apartment, it was over the fireplace.

What are your plans for March?


  1. Very pretty - and thank you for your kind words the other day! I´m happy to be able to express myself on the blog, but who knows - maybe one day it will be a little book about this or that..! :-)

  2. I have such a distinctive memory of making something similar with my Mom when I was a kid! It's a good memory :). This is a really sweet project and fun for all!

  3. National Craft Month pretty much means the month where I feel inadequate because I'm not crafty. >.<

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  4. I love this..what a cute idea this would be for my kindergarten class...they could each make their own egg and we could put them together for a garland to decorate the class!!! Thanks for sharing...hugs my your ideas! xoxox

  5. Kids would surely love making these! :D