Easter Egg

5 Feb
I wanted to finish the 'Letter of the week - E' with an egg craft. So we made this one as a sneak peak of our upcoming Easter crafts in March.

I wanted to finish the ‘Letter of the week – E’ with an egg craft. So we made this one as a sneak peak of our upcoming Easter crafts in March.

Things required for 'Easter Egg' craft are: yellow/white foam, lots of color ribbons, glue, paint brush and bowl, googly eyes, orange foam, pencil, scissors, brass fastener and yellow feathers.

Things required for ‘Easter Egg’ craft are: yellow/white foam, lots of color ribbons, glue, paint brush and bowl, googly eyes, orange foam, pencil, scissors, brass fastener and yellow feathers.

Start by drawing an oval on the yellow foam. Don't cut it just yet.

Start by drawing an oval on the yellow foam. Don’t cut it out just yet.

Take generous amount of glue in the bowl and get your toddler/preschooler to use the paintbrush to apply glue inside the oval.

Take generous amount of glue in the bowl and get your toddler/preschooler to use the paintbrush to apply glue inside the oval.

Then start pasting strips of ribbons on the oval.

Then start pasting strips of ribbons on the oval.

Once your sweetheart has finished covering the oval with ribbons, it should look like the photo above.

Once your sweetheart has finished covering the oval with ribbons, it should look like the photo above.

Now draw the head of the chick making sure to have enough room below to stick behind the egg.

Now draw the head of the chick making sure to have enough room below to stick behind the egg.

Add glue and stick feathers on it.

Add glue and stick feathers on it.

Cut a triangle shape from the orange foam for the beak.

Cut a triangle shape from the orange foam for the beak.

Now stick the googly eyes and beak on the chick and cut it out.

Now stick the googly eyes and beak on the chick and cut it out.

Cut the egg from the foam.

Cut the egg from the foam.

Now draw a crack on the egg leaving 1/4 part from the top egg and cut it out. The trick is to draw at the back, not on the ribbon side.

Now draw a crack on the egg leaving 1/4 part from the top  and cut it out. The trick is to draw at the back and not on the ribbon side.

Use a brass fastener to attach them together at one end. Finally paste your chick behind the crack making sure its head is hidden when the egg closes.

Use a brass fastener to attach them together at one end. Finally paste your chick behind the crack making sure its head is hidden when the egg closes.

Your Easter Egg is ready! Now its time for you to see the Surprise on your toddler's face when s/he lifts the top half of the egg.

Your Easter Egg is ready! Now its time for you to see the surprise on your toddler’s face when s/he lifts the top half of the egg.

Early Learning goes a long way in your child’s education and upbringing. Amongst the very important things to learn for a toddler or preschooler are hand-eye coordination, 5 senses, practice fine and gross motor skills, balance, and muscle development. A lot of this can be practiced at home with crafts and activities under adult’s supervision. Playing with colors, pots and pans, brushes, sponges, glue; reading books, pretend play, all seem like child’s play to us but are actually helping your toddlers/preschoolers develop their minds and bodies.

Please make sure all the activities mentioned in this blog are done under adult supervision. If your children are still putting things in their mouths, then avoid activities with small particles that can cause chocking hazards. Also, all steps in the articles that involves a pencil, knife, pair of scissors or any sharp objects should be performed by an adult.

 

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