We have a cute little one Paper Easter Garland it’s up to you! This is a fun Easter egg and Easter chick craft for kids of all ages – whether you’re crafting with preschoolers or older kids, this Easter banner is so cute and fun! easy to do!
Regardless of the age of the kids working on this DIY Easter egg garland, you can customize your egg decorations as much as you want and you can add as many embellishments as you want. We kept it simple and only worked with white card stock and yellow card stock and different colored markers. Although white paper and yellow paper are fine too! You can also decorate your Easter eggs with eco glitter, washi tape, stickers… and the little chicks could also have feathers added. Wouldn’t that look cute?!?
Now, as with many of my creations, this Easter wreath DIY has templates you can use – they’re in my paid teachers store and for the price of a coffee you can help support the running of this blog !
You don’t NEED the template, it’s very easy to make these Easter chick / Easter egg banners from scratch – as it’s all based on a simple egg, triangles for the beaks and hearts for the feet of chick. So super simple shapes!
If you work in a classroom, I think templates are helpful! As you’ll see later in the week, you can also use the printable to create the cutest Easter headband, perfect for any Easter parade or Easter school room!
How to Make an Easter Egg – Supplies:
As with all of my crafts, I encourage you to keep supplies as simple as possible and not rush to the craft store for unnecessary purchases. Crafting with kids shouldn’t cost the earth! But just be fun! So stick to:
- white cardstock / yellow cardstock OR you can just use white printer paper or construction paper too! Totally up to you!
- Markers in different colors – but you can also experiment with crayons or watercolors
- The scissors
- Glue stick
- Hole punch or stapler
- Twine or ribbons or hanging wire
As mentioned, you can have fun with optional embellishments if you like! Stickers or washi tape would be perfect for decorating Easter eggs, and fun feathers would be lovely for Easter chicks! You don’t have to make the chicks yellow either… you could have a set of pastel colored chicks in baby blue, pinks and greens too! Have fun!
As mentioned, you do NOT need to use our printables to make this craft, but of course, if you need a little help or time security, you can head over to my TPT store and download the printables today. It includes the large white eggs, eggs that can also be used as chicks, beaks, legs and of course the “Hatching Chick Printables” too!
How to Make Your Easter Garland – Easter Eggs, Chicks and Hatching Chicks
Gather your supplies! And print the printable on the desired color paper – for example I made 2 sets of white Easter eggs, a set of hatching egg shells and 2 sets of yellow egg printables… but it’s your decision!
Decorate your Easter eggs, beak and feet
Color your Easter eggs, chick beaks and chick feet BEFORE cutting them! It’s easier ! And you can exceed the limits without worrying!
Cut out all your shapes. This is a great opportunity to practice those cutting skills. Preschoolers and toddlers will need to practice round shapes and zigzags for this cutting practice! You can help with the “smaller” beaks and feet OR choose to draw them instead!
Assembling Your Easter Egg Chick and Hatching Chick
Here is the simple egg-shaped chick. Glue a triangle and two heart legs. Then draw some eyes. I decided at the last minute to cut out rosy cheeks and glue them too!
Likewise, hatching the chick is even easier. Glue the egg white on top of the yellow chick. Glue the beak and add eyes! Ended!
Check out this trio of egg-shaped garland pieces!
Hang your Easter eggs and chicks
You can now use a hole punch to make small holes in the top of your Easter eggs and Easter chicks. OR you can use a staple gun. I love using the hole puncher as the kids love to try AND then you get a little threading activity for the kids too which is great for their good mortar skills!
Simply thread yarn or baker’s twine through the holes to make your Easter garland. Now you can have fun and mix and match as much as you want. For example, a set of JUST Easter eggs for your garland is also fabulous!
Or have fun alternating the shapes of your banners – we’ve done Easter Egg, Hatching Chick, Easter Egg, Chick etc… you can always add a White Mama Hen to the mix too! That would be lovely!
Check out more Easter paper crafts here:
As well as our complete collection of Easy Kids Crafts for Easter: