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Young children will love to make this Preschool Easter Egg Craft! It’s such a simple, yet fun, kids Easter craft idea.

by Trisha

All you need are some inexpensive plastic Easter eggs, paint, paper, and a little creativity to make this spring craft. This preschool egg craft is a great way to use leftover plastic Easter eggs.

You’ll also want to make sure to bookmark our Easter Bunny Ears Craft for Kids…we’ve included a FREE printable just for you!

This Preschool Easter Egg Craft is a great way to teach and reinforce several Kindergarten ready skills. Some ideas are teaching colors, shapes, and counting. You will also be helping your kid develop their fine motor skills when they use a pencil to trace the egg shape and when they use scissors to cut out the egg. You’ll reinforce good hand and eye coordination as they stamp. As a mom, I just love this spring Easter craft! Here’s how to make our Preschool Easter Egg Craft:


Supplies needed:

  • Poster board or thick paper like cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Plastic Easter eggs
  • Paper plate or bowl for paint
  • Craft paint
  • Spouncer (optional)


First, set up your crafting area. We put craft paint on a paper plate and had all of our plastic eggs ready in one spot. We covered our crafting area with paper to contain the inevitable mess that happens when kids craft.

Next, take a pencil and very lightly draw an egg shape onto the poster board. I found a cheap plastic deviled egg tray and used that to help guide my child. Great time to practice tracing skills!

Now, using scissors, cut out the egg shape. Time to use those fine motor skills too!

Now it’s time for the fun part–decorating your Easter egg craft! To decorate, simply guide your child to dip the halves of the plastic Easter eggs into the craft paint on the paper plate and them stamp it onto your cut out Easter egg.

Let them get as creative as they want.

My kid also used a spouncer to create solid polka dots on her egg.

Keep reading for even more great ways to use plastic Easter eggs in your spring and Easter kids activities…


Try painting with the entire Easter egg {Don’t separate it}. Roll the Easter egg around in the paint and then roll it around the paper. This version is a lot messier but just as fun.

Use the Easter egg halves as a stencil for tracing circles. The Easter egg is a little easier for preschoolers to hold onto. You may have to help them hold the egg half down at first. As they get used to tracing, you should be able to touch the egg less and less.


What a fun way to make an Easter egg while finding creative uses for all those plastic eggs you have leftover from last Easter! What is your favorite Easter craft for preschool? For more bunny and egg kids activities, hop over to these posts and enjoy!