Easter Egg Greeting Card Craft

Easter Egg Greeting Card Craft

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All five of my children love to draw, color, and paint. Needless to say, my kitchen table is always covered in piles of papers of precious masterpieces. While I love their creativity, I’m always trying to decide what to do with all the paintings. 

Some of the artwork hangs on the fridge, and some, like our watercolor popsicle paintings, hang in front-opening frames on the wall. Once my kids’ artwork folders are full, we’re left with plenty of items that end up getting tossed at the end of the week. 

Since I don’t like clutter in the home, I try to create projects that can be gifted to others. My kids get much joy from creating artwork for family and friends. With Easter right around the corner, my kids and I created this adorable and easy greeting card. 

After creating our Silly Spinning Easter Egg Craft, my kids made several “egg-people” drawings. So, we decided to paint some of these adorable eggs with faces to become a greeting card. 

Using just watercolors and paper, your child can make this card for special family members and friends. Follow along to create this Easter Egg Greeting Card Craft that will brighten their day! 

Easter Egg Greeting Card Craft 

This craft is simple and fun. If you have a little one who loves to paint, they’ll enjoy creating the eggs for the card.  

Supplies needed for the Easter Egg Greeting Card Craft.


  • Watercolor paper
  • Cardstock paper
  • Watercolor paint
  • Black marker
  • Glue


Set up a painting station by covering your table with a plastic tablecloth or using plastic placemats. Set out cups of water, brushes, paper towels, and paper. You can also dress your child in an old t-shirt or painting apron to keep their clothes clean. 

Cut the Eggs

Cutting out eggs for the Easter Egg Greeting Card Craft.

Draw an oval shape on the watercolor paper. Cut it out and repeat until you’ve cut out as many eggs as you’d like for the craft. 

As an alternative, you can have your child paint the entire piece of paper in colorful stripes and cut out eggs afterward. You can also reuse a piece of artwork your child created by cutting the egg shapes out of that. 

Fold the Card

Take your piece of cardstock paper and fold it in half. This will give you the base of the card that your child will glue the eggs on. Be sure the eggs you cut out will fit on the card.   

Time to Craft

Here’s how we made this Easter Egg Greeting Card Craft

Step 1: Give your child several eggs to paint. If desired, you can draw lines for them to paint inside to create patterns.  

If your child has difficulty painting with the brush, try using a Q-tip. Your child can dab the Q-tip in the paint and create dots and stripes on the eggs. This motion is also one of many fine motor activities for preschoolers that will help them gain strength in the small muscles of their hands.  

Painting eggs for the Easter Egg Greeting Card Craft.

Step 2: Allow the painted eggs to dry. 

Step 3: Using a black marker, add faces to the eggs. Your child may need help with this step. Try giving them one direction at a time. You can also use googly eyes or face stickers as an alternative.    

Draw a face on the Easter Egg Greeting Card Craft.

Step 4: Glue the eggs on the front of the card. We found that Elmer’s glue worked best to attach the heavy paper.

Step 5: Using a black marker, draw arms and legs on the eggs. 

Three eggs on the Easter Egg Greeting Card Craft.

Step 6: Write a greeting on the inside. We came up with “We hope you have an Egg-cellent Easter.” Be sure your child signs their name as well. 

Hint: Sounding out simple words or writing your name are preschool literacy activities. Use opportunities like this to sharpen your child’s literacy skills! 

Signing your Easter Egg Greeting Card Craft.

While you’re writing a message on the card, have your child help you identify the beginning sounds of the words. You can also talk about sight words like “you,” “have,” and “we.” You might even want to play our Sight Word Easter Egg Hunt game to reinforce the words you practiced. 

Time to Mail

My little ones love to both receive and send mail. Today, many families bypass physical mail for text messages and emails. Giving your child the opportunity to send a card through the mail is a rare treat. 

You can use this craft to teach your child how to address and stamp an envelope. You might also consider taking a trip to the post office to let your child pick out stamps and see how packages are mailed. My daughter loves dropping mail into the outgoing mail slot at our mailbox center.

If your child isn’t sending the card out, you can put it in an envelope and play a game of Mailman. Give your child a set of stickers to use as stamps. Set up a mailbox in the driveway and use a bicycle, scooter, or push car as the mail truck. 

What else can I use to decorate this Easter Egg Greeting Card Craft?

Your child can use a variety of craft supplies to dress up the eggs! Here are a few ideas:

  • Ribbons
  • Small flowers
  • Glitter
  • Sequins
  • Stickers

Other Ways to Create the Easter Egg Greeting Card Craft

You can create eggs using more than just watercolor paints. Try any of these for variation.

Sponge Painting

Using paint and an oval-shaped sponge, your child can make sponge-painted eggs. Stamp the sponge in washable paint and let your child stamp egg shapes on the card. You can create fun designs by swirling multiple paint colors together or layering them in stripes.  

Tissue Paper

Instead of having your child watercolor the eggs, try decorating them with pieces of tissue paper. Use glue and small strips, squares, or circles of tissue paper. Have your child glue the pieces onto the eggs and trim the excess when finished.  

What skills does this craft help develop?

Many parents don’t realize that everyday crafts like this Easter Egg Greeting Card are beneficial for your child’s development. While your child crafts, they’ll also be strengthening these skills: 

Fine Motor Skills

Fine motor skills are an essential part of a child’s development. Your child will need this muscle development to write, tie shoe laces, cut paper, or brush hair. The good news is that parents can create simple fine motor activities for preschoolers from just about any activity.

In this craft, your child will strengthen the small muscles in their hands as they paint and glue the eggs on the card. If your child can write a portion or all of the message inside, this will also help develop coordination and strength. The key to fine motor development is providing daily practice, encouragement, and a variety of activities.  

Creative Skills

In a world full of technology, it’s important to include activities away from the screens that inspire creativity. Provide your child with various colors and items for decorating to get those creative juices flowing. You’ll notice that your child also builds their self-esteem through creative expression.  

Language Skills

As a mom of five, I’ve found the best way to sneak in language activities for preschoolers is to get them talking during playtime. One way to support the stages of language development is by asking your child these questions as they craft:

  • What do you think these eggs are saying?
  • What’s your favorite part about Easter?
  • Who would you like to send this special card to?
  • What are some other things that are the color _____?

Be sure to keep the conversation light-hearted and encouraging. You don’t want your child to feel like they’re being tested. This might cause them to shut down and stop talking. 

Instead, praise them for the words they say correctly and model any corrections for them as you repeat back what they said. 

What other ways can I enrich this activity? 

How to Catch the Easter Bunny
  • 111
  • Hardcover Book
  • Wallace, Adam (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

We love Easter crafts and games. Here are a few other Easter activities to consider: 

Easter Egg Greeting Card Craft

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