Tissue Paper Easter Egg

Tissue Paper Easter Egg

There are so many different ways to create an Easter egg decoration. This time I’m going to focus on a tissue paper Easter egg. Children between the ages of 5 and 10 will especially enjoy this craft. I found younger children may get a bit frustrated with how long it takes to complete one egg, so I don’t recommend it for kids under the age of 5.

To begin you’ll need to cut a large egg shape out of a piece of construction paper, or poster board. I prefer the poster board because it has a thicker back. Once you have your egg shape, you need to cut a large amount of 1-inch squares from various colors of construction paper.

Next, you’ll want to generously apply glue to one side of your egg shape. You must use school glue, as a glue stick will not offer enough glue to hold the tissue paper in place. Now you can crumble up each square of tissue paper into a ball and press it down into the glue. Repeat until your entire Easter egg is covered with pieces of tissue paper.

I prefer to create a pattern out of the colors of tissue paper, but my daughter likes to make half of her Easter egg one color, and the other half another. You can make a zig zag pattern, create stripes, or even turn your tissue paper Easter egg into an animal print. The best part about this craft is that each child is free to express his or her creativity.

Set your Easter egg aside until all of the glue dries. Then you can hang it up, or attach a magnet to it so that it can decorate your refrigerator.