Inside: This paper Plate Easter Craft is super simple and perfect for kids who love to color. Get the free printable of Easter eggs that you can download and print for your kids or students.
Every March 18th, my kids ask me the same question: When can we decorate for Easter?
We’re still wearing green and cleaning up the corned beef and leprechaun traps and they want the Bunny.
They love all things Easter and countdown to Easter with this Easter Kindness Activities Paper Chain Countdown.
We make bunny pancakes, and dye Easter eggs and have been known to plant jelly beans that sprout into lollipops.
And we sneak in even more kindness to our Easter Celebration with these Easter egg kindness fillers.
So as we get out our collection of plastic eggs and bunnies to decorate our home, I also pull out all the Easter arts and crafts projects my kids have made over the years to hang on my kitchen cabinets.
I love looking at them even more than my kids love making them. Which is hard to believe.
Because my kids love to craft and color and make decorations.
So this year we made a paper plate Easter basket and colored in these Easter eggs to make our new favorite Easter craft.
Supplies Needed to Make these Paper Plate Easter Crafts:
- Two brown paper plates or gold paper plates or tan paper plates
- Stapler and staples
- coloring pencils or crayons
- Easter grass
- ribbon to hang the basket
- brown marker
- cardstock for printing the Easter eggs
- Downloadable Easter egg coloring printable (get it at the bottom of this post)
How to Make the Easter Craft and Easter Egg Coloring Page for Kids:
1. Download and print the Easter egg coloring sheet (download below). We printed them on cardstock.
2. Color the Easter eggs with colored pencils or crayons.
3. Cut out the Easter eggs
4. Very carefully, poke a hole in one of the paper plates and cut out the top half of the paper plate, leaving the rim of the plate intact to be the basket handle.
Then cut off half of the other paper plate.
5. On the backside of the plate cut in half, use the brown marker and draw diagonal lines to criss cross, making it look like a basket pattern.
6. Put the marker drawn half of the plate on top of the plate with the handle, and line up the edges. Then staple the edges together.
7. Add Easter grass to the basket and start gluing the Easter eggs to the inside of the basket and the outside of the basket.
Or you can glue on an egg per day as a countdown calendar. As you get closer to Easter, you’ll add more and more Easter eggs to your basket. Since there are 16 eggs to color, you can start the countdown 16 days before Easter.
8. Tie a ribbon around the top of the basket to hang it up and add to your Easter decorations.