Egg Garland

Hey there eggheads!

Boy do I have a bunch of egg-citing posts planned for you to celebrate The Easter season! Well, actually I have two including this one but I am gonna run with it and turn it into a full carton. Yes, count ’em 12, a full DOZEN egg themed posts!

So let’s go ahead and kick off the fun with a craft!

Easter Craft

I recently realized I have posted a few holiday garland/paper-chain craft ideas. I think they are fun and I enjoy the challenge of coming up with ways to represent themes in paper. So I might turn this into a series! So I am also a little egg-cited about that.

But for now let’s get back to the Egg Garland…

What you’ll need

  • Watercolor paper
  • Watercolors
  • Scissors
  • Stapler
  • Printer

watercolor pattern

Here’s how

  1. Print out the following PDF nest template, cut out the shape, and trace it on a sheet of watercolor paper
  2. Paint it to look like a nest with twigs, moss, etc.
  3. Paint fun Easter egg style designs on a few sheets of watercolor paper.
  4. Once dry, cut out the nest shape and the egg designs into 1.5 X 9 inch strips
  5. Create a loop with one of the egg design strips and staple it to the center of the nest
  6. Create the contour of the nest by overlapping the sides and stapling together with the bottom flap (see image)
  7. Then just keep alternating loops until you reach your desired length!

nest detail

Use It to decorate a surface or hang it!

egg garland

If you like, link up you favorite Easter craft idea in a comment! And if you don’t have a favorite and want to see a whole bunch of great ones, check out these at Artchoo!

Ann

I'm a practical mom inspired by nature & I enjoy sharing ideas that encourage kids' innate curiosity & creativity. Interested in subscribing? Check out the blue box at the top of my sidebar. I'm also a wannabe author/illustrator & product designer by day. Let's connect! doodlesandjots@hotmail.com. If you purchase through my Amazon links I get a small commission at no additional cost to you (thanks for supporting Doodles and Jots)! And remember to always credit your source here & elsewhere on the internet.

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