Easter Egg Busy Bag




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

Paper Scraps

Ribbon Scraps

Felt Scraps

Scissors

Decorative Edge Scissors

Paper Punches of Various Small Shapes

Glue (Optional)

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.

Tips

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.

Noreen Doll

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  1. Tara@Tales of a Trophy WIfe says:

    Clever idea:)

  2. I saw your post over at The Shady Porch! I love this idea. So cute. I made one for Christmas.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. What a fun idea. I think I would even have fun playing dress the egg.

  4. Ok, even a horrible crafter like myself would be able to do this C:

    Thanks so much for sharing at our Pin’inspiration Party this week. Hope you pop by tomorrow to help us “Get Ready for Spring”.

  5. Melanie says:

    Neat idea! This would be a great thing for a quiet book, too. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Adorable!! I love the foam and ribbon to play with…teaches tactile and hand-eye coordination! Great idea and I’m so glad you shared it with us for Pearls and Lace Thursday!
    Blessings,
    Doni

  7. Have to share this wonderful idea with dil. Really a cute, eacy, clever idea.
    Have a lovely PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~
    Marydon

    ~ GIVEAWAY ends 3/15 ~

  8. Great idea for the young mothers. I have been past that stage so long, cannot remember.

  9. How adorable! Love this idea, found you at Inspire Me Fridays

  10. Great idea! Pinned it- hope that’s okay!

  11. This is a great idea — I love busy bags and have been on the lookout for some new ideas lately. I will be making one of these — thanks :)

  12. What a great project.

    Love for you to share it at my Linky Party :) -
    http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/03/made-by-me-22-linky-party-and-features.html

  13. What a great idea!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!! I hope you are having a wonderful week! And I hope you will share with us again this week!

  14. Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing this adorable craft at Time Travel Thursday. Hope you’ll join the fun this week, too.

    Blessings,
    Liz

  15. i love the use of various materials to make these! thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday last week! i hope to see you again this week!

  16. Very cute. I love making busy bags for my grandchildren. Thanks for sharing at Restyled Sundays.

  17. Love it! So easy that even my preschooler could HELP me make it!
    We are all about re-using Easter products and here is a link to our Easter egg Busy Bag idea for the weekend:
    http://busybagcentral.blogspot.com/2012/04/easter-egg-matching-activity.html

  18. What a cute idea! I’ve done this for a Christmas tree activity, but hadn’t thought to try it for Easter. You could also cut out a second felt egg, stitch around all edges, leaving opening at the top to make it a pocket and then store the “decorations” inside. I think I’ll make a few for a long car ride we have coming up. Thanks for sharing at A New Creation link party!

  19. Hi Jessica, Thanks for the idea on making the egg more useful. Hope your kids stay happily occupied on your trip! Noreen

  20. Cute idea for preschoolers (I have 2 and am always on the lookout for things to preoccupy them!)

  21. We made felt egg busy bags too, but yours are so cute with the ribbon and flower cut outs!

  22. Such a cute idea! I found your link up at the Dedicated House party. Megan

  23. What a fun idea! I have been looking for some busy bag ideas. This one is great! :)

  24. Nice idea for keeping little hands busy! Love it!

  25. I really like this! What a great little project for the little ones:)

  26. so adorable! I can see this entertaining a child over and over again!

  27. How fun! I would have enjoyed doing this as a kid. Great idea! Thanks for sharing at the Rock N Share!

  28. I’ve done this with paper before, but much more fun your way! Thanks for showing us. I’ve pinned it!

  29. This does look like fun and quite simple too. It would be easy to adapt to a particular child’s tastes (don’t think the pink would go down well with my son) which is good.

  30. Hi I saw this at another party site – such a sweet and cute idea! the embellishments are adorable!

  31. I love your Easter egg busy bag. Any preschooler would be excited to have one!

  32. What a super fun idea! I love it!! Thanks for sharing!

  33. This is a fun craft for kids to get creative!

  34. What a cute idea! It would fit in a pocket or a purse and be perfect for keeping a little one quiet at a restaurant while waiting for food! Thanks so much!

  35. So cute! You are so creative.

    Hugs,
    Peggy

  36. Very cute, will definitely be making this! Thank you for sharing. Stopping by from I Heart Nap Time :)

  37. Thank You for sharing this with Show Your Stuff.

  38. Reagan is going to love doing this craft!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

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    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo
    http://www.raising-reagan.com

  39. I love this idea, I need to keep this in mind for next year for my little one.

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.
    Leslie

  40. So sweet and simple. Thanks for sharing.
    p

  41. Fun! Thanks so much for coming to (link) party with me… I hope you’ll come again next week to Super Saturday Show & Tell! http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com xoxo~ Ruthie

  42. I didn’t save ribbon, felt, or fabric pieces for years, thinking I’d never use them. Now that I have grandchildren I’ve found so many uses. This is a great idea for things found in the scrap box. Thank you for linking all your awesome projects at Share the Shelter!

  43. This is absolutely darling! Thanks for the great idea.

  44. I have so many ribbon scraps to use for a project like this!! Thanks for linking this up to my Show Off Your Shell Party!

  45. Easy and fun! Well done. Thank you. Stay in touch! ~ Rose

  46. Way to make a good and cute Easter egg. So crafty.

  47. Timely and a great way to inspire little ones. Pinned it! Thanks for sharing at Family Fun Friday!
    Monica
    http://happyandblessedhome.com

  48. Hi Noreen,

    Congrats! Your project is one of our featured projects today. We love it! Thanks for sharing it.

    Susie

  49. super cute! Thanks.

  50. Thanks so much for sharing your great crafts. Hope you had a blessed holiday!

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