Easy DIY Easter Cards

What’s Easter without a spot of egg decorating? I've lost count of the amount of eggs my eldest has broken so I thought paper ones would be better for her to decorate. If successful it would make a great thank you card to family relatives who’d provided the girls with chocolate Easter eggs and bunnies this year.


The first thing that we did was to find a piece of paper (you could use card instead) and folded it over to make a long rectangle shape. Then I folded it up like an accordion making sure that the edges of the paper met each other. As you can see I let eldest have fun on the floor crayoning on the paper on a folder before cutting out an Easter design on the paper and moving her and the project to the desk. I didn't mind my daughter crayoning on the floor but whatever we are interested in our youngest wants to play with too and she tries to eat everything!



This is what it should look like when the card is unfolded. Eldest then had great fun applying a variety of different coloured glitter glues and crayons as you can see.


Keeping wet wipes nearby is definitely a good idea and helping them to apply paint to their fingers instead of letting them do it themselves ensures you've lots left for other projects. As for my eldest after doing lots of finger printing she looked like this.


Now all I need to do is apply some writing at the bottom of the card thanking the person for their eggs. If your child is practising letter writing then you could place a few dots on the paper for them to join up to write their own message.



What Easter activities have you been getting up to recently?


Coombe MillDear Bear and BeanyTwin Mummy and DaddyKCACOLS

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  1. Those look like fun. Great craft idea! #ThatFridayLinky

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  2. awww I love that the kids can really get stuck in but the adults will still be able to 'know what it is' in the end! Excellen #littlemakes thanks for joining in.

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  3. Aww! How lovely! It looks like you had a fab time. What a great idea x

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  4. What a lovely craft to do, Alice would love to make these. All she wants to do is write cards at the moment and this would be perfect for her. Thank you for joining us at #CraftyCorner

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  5. This is such a fun idea for Easter and glitter always goes down well! #littlemakes

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  6. This is such a cute idea for a card! Thank you for sharing #MakeItLinky

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  7. These are so sweet! Looks like they had a great time making them too. #MMBC

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    1. My eldest certainly did. My youngest would have attempted to eat everything!

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  8. these look super fun to make! My girls would love to make them. #KCACOLS

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  9. Fab craft looks like they loving it

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  10. Aww these are so sweet! I hope they were well received! #kcacols

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    1. Thank you. Yes her grandparents could tell she'd had lots of fun.

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  11. aw these look fun and easy to do! even though Easter is over, we still need to make some thank you cards! #KCACOLS

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  12. Love this and marginally less messy than broken eggs! All good clean fun though and a wonderful effect for an Easter thank you card. Glue, glitter and crayons are perfect for egg decorating. We stuck some decorated paper eggs on to Easter bonnets last week, may be I'll try this one next year.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #Trash2Treasure

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  13. this would make into a great head band for a bit of dressing up. #Trash2Treasure

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  14. My girls love making cards! These look great! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

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  15. This is a great idea, and really fun too #littlemakes

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  16. This looks like such a fun activity. #littlemakes

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  17. Paper eggs are definitely the way to go. Definitely going to get my bub to do this one year.
    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.

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  18. This looks like a really fun activity! Great fun for little ones to do. Thanks for joining us at #craftycorner x

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