Looking for a great Easter activity for kids? This Easter Egg Puzzle Craft is a combination art and math activity that’s simple, easy, but adorable. Grab a white sheet of paper and some crayons, and get this Easter activity started.
This activity is an oldie but a goodie.
It’s one my Mom taught me to do almost two decades ago. Back when we both taught Kindergarten, we did this art project every year with our kids. Easter Egg Puzzle Craft will always remind me of my mom and what a great teacher she was.
Plus, it’s such an adaptable activity. It spans a big age range – toddlers to first graders will get a kick out of it.
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Not a big list and the gel crayons aren’t required – that’s just the fun art supply we used for this activity and it worked great. Gel crayons kind of feel like coloring with lipstick which for some reason is super cool.
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How to set-up the Easter Egg Puzzle Craft
Remember when I warned you that this was a multi-step activity. I wasn’t lying. This has a lot of different steps to it, but that’s what makes this activity worth while.
It’s not just some one and done art project.
There are six steps in this activity.
Step 1: Make an egg shape.
This doesn’t have to be perfect. Good enough is what we are after here.
Step 2: Add lines / designs.
You need to make some lines on the egg – these will be both the puzzle lines AND the decoration of the Easter egg.
Think of varying the shapes of the lines to help make the puzzle pieces more distinct.
Step 3: Let your child color the egg.
This is a “free color” activity. Let your child do any type of coloring or designs they want to for this activity.
There’s no right (or wrong) way to color the egg!
Step 4: Cut out the egg and the puzzle.
You have an option here depending on your child’s age. When I did this with kindergarteners and first graders, I had them cut out the egg and puzzle pieces. It was a great scissor activity.
For younger kids (like my son), cut the pieces out for them. While I’m always down for a scissor activity, this one needs accuracy for the puzzle to work – there are other times for scissor practice.
Step 5: Have your child put the puzzle back together.
I always have my kids make the puzzle first BEFORE they glue it (spoiler, that’s step 6). This gives them a chance to practice and make sure they understand how the puzzle will go together – then we make it permanent with glue.
My son was so excited about this part and kept saying he was putting Humpty Dumpty back together.
That level of cuteness never gets old.
Step 6: Glue down that puzzle.
Add a colorful piece of construction paper to make the puzzle pop.
This is a GREAT chance to practice gluing skills. It’s an easy “low key” way to practice an amazingly important school skill.
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Frequently Asked Questions
This activity has a big age range – from toddlers to grade schoolers. Adjust the cutting, gluing, and design to make to more or less complicated depending on the child. If you have a family with siblings, this is a great activity that can work for all the kids.
Lefties are fun (I’m a leftie!). I actually recommending helping left handers see if they can learn to adapt to using right handed scissors (either in their right hand or upside down in their left). Why? Left handed scissors don’t exist in the real world. Offices, schools, neighbors, friends, churches: these places all have right handed scissors. If I only knew how to use left handed scissors, I wouldn’t be able to cut at those places and I’d be really limited. Some left handers cannot adapt and have to use left handed scissors, but many are able to make some adjustment for right handed scissors which has made things much easier.
I recycle them. Unless a craft or art project has major sentimental value (like their first ever self-portrait), I’m okay to bless and release art. What I do have goes into an art portfolio that I never organize.