by Noreen Doll.
Create a cheap fun Easter egg busy bag for your toddler or preschooler.
You need a small piece of felt, and some ribbon or paper scraps.
This fun Easter egg busy bag will happily occupy your youngster. It’s a great activity to use when you’re busy with your Easter holiday preparations, and the kids can decorate the egg over and over.
What You Need
Paper for Egg Pattern
9 x 12 inch Piece of Felt
Decorative Edge Scissors
Paper Punches of Various Small Shapes
What You Do
1. Draw an egg shape on a sheet of paper. To make it symmetrical, fold the paper in half and draw the egg on one half, cut it out, and open the egg.
2. Draw the egg pattern onto the 9 x 12 piece of felt and cut it out.
3. Use decorative edge scissors to cut strips of paper in various widths from 3/8 inch to 5/8 inch wide. Use several colors of paper. Or use felt strips to make them sturdier.
Older kids and preschoolers who are good with scissors will enjoy cutting their own decorative paper strips.
4. Instead of paper strips, ribbon scraps work really well. And it’s a great way to use up tiny pieces.
5. Use punches to make lots of small shapes in several colors.
6. These flower shaped craft foam stickers that I found for a dollar at Target Dollar Spot, are perfect for egg decorating. Stick them to felt and cut them out.
The felt on the back of the pieces will cling to the felt egg and make it easier for toddlers to use.
Or cut felt shapes to use for decorating.
Use a gallon ziplock bag to store the Easter egg busy bag when not in use.
To make the egg sturdier, glue it to a cardboard cereal or cracker box.