stained glassAs we count down the days until Easter and look for ways to keep the kids entertained during the break, there are some easy craft ideas to get the family into the theme of things.

Why not embrace some simple creativity for the littlies with two variations of these easy to make stained glass Easter eggs?

It’s an oldie but a goodie in terms of craft ideas that can keep your busy three-year-old interested and your creative five-year-old enthralled.

And yes, it’s got all the elements of fun required – A dash of cutting and crinkling and a sprinkle of sticky mess!

Version 1 -What you need

  • Coloured cardboard or EVA foam sheets
  • Coloured cellophane
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Imagination

Version 1 – Instructions

Using the cardboard or EVA foam cut out various sized easter egg shapes. Then cut out circles, stripes, or jagged patterns within the eggs.

Paste strips or sections of cellophane to the back of the Easter egg, ensuring a variety of colours, and mount on your windows.

Version 2 – What you need

Cardboard or EVA foam sheets

Clear Contact

Coloured Cellophane

Version 2 – Instructions

Cut out egg-shaped frames from your cardboard or foam and then place them on your sticky contact. Cut small circles, squares or triangles from the cellophane.

Decorate the eggs by placing the cellophane on the sticky side of the contact. Finish the project by sealing the eggs with a second sheet of contact, making sure the bubbles are pressed out. Trim off any excess contact, and hang near windows.