Upcycled Easter Egg Kids Craft

Here’s a last-minute kids’ craft idea. Because all of the materials are probably things you have lying around this house, it’s a great way to upcycle materials. Plus you don’t have to go out and buy anything, so its perfect for after your Easter egg dying or hunting. Total craft time 5 minutes.

Easter Egg Kids Upcycle Recycle Craft


  • Tissue Paper – various colors
  • Cardboard*
  • Glue**
  • Scissors
  • Paint Brush

* Remember, this is an upcycled project. A cereal box works perfect. I used cardboard packaging from a board game, you know the thing they stick in there to keep the parts from rattling around. Any cardboard works, but if you don’t have any on hand, just use paper.

** I used regular Elmer’s School Glue diluted with water.

Easter Egg Kid Craft

Cut tissue paper in to small squares. K loves to cut, so she helped me cut the squares. This is a very imprecise, our squares were anywhere from 1 – 2 inches and most were not even squares 🙂

Ball up your squares.

Paint glue onto the egg and let your kiddos’ imagination run as they place your tissue paper balls on the egg. (Hint paint the top part first and work your way down.) As you can see, K started off wanting a pattern. Then she got the artistic bug and scattered her colors. I love it!

The best part of this craft, besides upcycling things around the house, is that it is totally kid friendly. With some supervision, K made this 100% on her own. (Well, I cut some squares too or we would have been there all day.)

Happy Easter.

Easter Egg Kids Craft Recycled Upcycled


  1. This is so cute! I like to do projects like this with my kindergarten students because pinching the tissue strengthens their grasp for fine motor skills… like holding a pencil.

  2. Sue Hull says:

    I love this! I have to tell my sister about this. I have 2 neices who LOVE to do crafts and would love this. Thank you for sharing 🙂


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