Easter Crafts for Preschoolers

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Spring is here and that means Easter is around the corner.  Here are two fun Easter crafts to do with your preschooler.

Egg Shell Pot Plants

Supplies:

  • Eggshells
  • Potting soil
  • Grass seeds (they germinate in a few weeks) or bean seeds (they germinate in a few days)
  • Tempera paint or Markers
  • Hot glue or white glue
  • A small square of cardboard or a small piece of a pipe cleaner.

Directions:

Clean eggshells and dry them gently.
To give the tiny plant pot a solid base, glue a small square of cardboard to the bottom of the eggshell (or use a small piece of pipe cleaner twisted into a circle ). If using white glue, let it set for a few hours; hot glue will set in a few minutes.

Using tempera paint or markers, decorate the eggshells. Let the paint dry.

Put potting soil in the eggshells (fill a little over half way). Add many grass seeds or two bean seeds (in case one doesn’t germinate). The grass seeds take a few weeks to germinate, but bean seeds will sprout in just a few days.

Cover the seeds with a little bit of soil, and sprinkle lightly with water.

When seeds sprout place in a sunny spot.

Hand Print Lillies

Supplies:

  • Construction paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Green pipe cleaners (or straws)
  • Tape or glue
  • Stapler

Directions:

Trace a child’s hand on construction paper. Cut the tracing out.

Curl each of the fingers around a pencil.

Using the palm of the handprint, form a cone (with the fingers curling outwards). Glue or tape the cone together.

Staple the flower to a pipe cleaner or a drinking straw.

Draw some leaves on green construction paper, then cut them out.
Staple or tape the leaves to the straw.
Make a few of these flowers for a beautiful bouquet.

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