This easy to make free printable Easter egg garland is a fun craft to do with your kids and it will look great decorating your home or classroom.
Easter is fast approaching so I think it is time for an arty, crafty, Easter activity for kids.
The weather has been wet and gloomy here, so to bring a little colour to our gray days we decided to make some Easter decorations.
We love a good garland at our house, so the kids and I decided to make an Easter egg garland.
It’s super easy to make this fun Easter decoration with the printable template provided. Kids of all ages can get involved with adding colour to the patterned Easter eggs and you can use hem to make a garland like we did, or use them in lots of other ways.
The eggs would be lovely stuck on the front of a blank card for an Easter greeting. They’d also look great hung from a branch as a mobile, or hanging decorations on an Easter tree. But we went with the quick and easy method and sewed them into an Easter garland.
Make an Easy Easter Egg Garland
To make this gorgeous Easter garland you’ll need a few basic supplies:
- The free printable Easter egg template (see below to download) printed on plain paper.
- Sometime to colour your eggs – pencils, markers, or paint.
- A sewing machine, or string and tape.
Print the egg template onto some plain paper and decide how you will colour them.
We used our homemade marker paints, (we did some crayon resist with them too) and some cotton buds (q-tips) to fill our eggs with bright and colourful designs.
Using cotton buds is a great way to work on those fine motor skills and they are a great option for low mess painting. You only need a small amount of paint, and you can throw them out when you are done.
You could also use watercolour paints, markers or coloured pencils to add colour to your Easter eggs.
Once the eggs are all coloured cut them out. Older kids can work on their scissor skills to cut out the eggs, but little hands may need some help to cut the eggs out when they are ready.
There are two easy ways to turn these colourful eggs into an Easter garland.
The first is to simply tape them to a piece of string. You can easily attach each egg using clear tape and the garland is ready to hang.
Another way to make a simple garland is to use your sewing machine.
We used the same method to make our kid-made bunting last year and it is super simple.
You can space your eggs as close together or as far apart as you like. Sew some more empty thread at the other end, and you are ready to hang your Easter decoration.
Free Printable Easter Egg Garland Template
There are 6 different patterned eggs to print and colour in this Easter egg garland printable template.
This printable is an A4 sized pdf file, you will need a pdf reader such as adobe acrobat to open it. If you are printing on US ‘letter sized’ paper be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options.
Please remember that the printables at picklebums.com are for personal use only, you may not sell, share, or link directly to these files.
We don’t decorate much for Easter but this easy Easter decoration has definitely brightened up our gray day!
Read the comments or scroll down to add your own:
Kate - The Craft Train says
These are so pretty :-)
Kate Lloyd says
How ADORABLE! Such a lovely activity to do on such a rainy day. I can’t wait to do this with my little girl. Thank you!
Love it! I’ve printed them and have the afternoon planned out now! Thanks :)
Gorrrgeous! Just about to print now! Thank you for sharing!
These look so good but when I click the link to download nothing happens. Help please?
Sorry you are having problems Sarah, how frustrating!
The printable is a pdf file so you will need adobe acrobat (which is a free download) or another pdf reader to view, print and save the file.
When you click on the link it should either open the pdf file in your browser (depending on what browser you use and what applications you have installed) or it should prompt you to download to download the pdf directly. If you are still having problems let me know :)
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Love these Kate…was looking for something last minute to do with the kids with watercolours today and now I have it…thanks!!
Such an awesome idea- I absolutely love how creative you are- thank you for sharing :)