Here are instructions for making a a ribbon trimmed Easter Egg card…
This is a super-easy craft that you can do even with very young children. It makes a very pretty Easter Day card with space to write or draw in the center. It also makes a nice decoration that you can hang up on a wall, or on a child’s bedroom door. If you do his project with a classroom group, they can hang on the children’s desks with their names on them.
Construction paper in holiday colors
Hole punching tool
Optional: Craft pens to write or draw in center of card
Optional: Photograph of child making the card
Step 1 ~
Using your scissors, start by cutting out an Easter egg shape from construction paper. It can be any size you like, but if it’s smaller than about three inches, it’ll be much harder to work with. You can use a template from your local craft or hobby store to make your egg shape, or look online for printable Easter egg outlines. You can put construction paper through most computer printers, and then you can just cut on the outline.
Step 2 ~
If you’d like, you can start by decorating your egg shape with the craft pens or stickers.
Step 3 ~
Go around the edge of your paper Easter egg, punching holes about every inch. The holes should be about half an inch in from the edge of the egg. Make sure you punch an even number of holes!
Step 4 ~
Cut a length of ribbon long enough to reach all the way around the perimeter of your Easter egg, plus about a foot more. Starting at the bottom hole on one side or the other, thread the ribbon in and out the holes, going all around the egg. When you get around to the other side’s last hole, you’ll have a bit of ribbon coming from each of the bottom two holes dangling down. Try to make the ribbon ends even, or at least at close as you can.
Step 5 ~
Two those two dangling ends together in a nice bow.
Step 6 ~
In the open space in the middle, you can write a Easter message on your card. Younger kids may want to put a drawing there. A small picture of the child will also fit in that space, and a current photo will make a nice remembrance and turn this into a keepsake card.
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