For Easter this year, make something that's truly eggceptional. We’ve outlined the steps (and resources) for children to create their own egg animal for this year's Easter craft activity.
This craft activity allows children to explore a range of visual arts mediums and experiment with their ideas to create their own distinctive easter animal puppet. These pop-up puppets can also be used for storytelling and dramatic play to extend and develop the craft activity characters into new storylines in play.
Step 1: Children use their own ideas to create an egg animal of choice.
Step 2: Using glue, children can paste on the googly eyes as well as a range of craft resources including feathers, paper, and glitter to the foam egg.
Step 3: Craft resources like pipe cleaners can be pushed into the foam egg by making small holes.
Step 4: Once dry, the egg can be secured to a paddle pop stick.
Step 5: Children can now paint their cup, creating various lines and patterns.
Step 6: With teacher assistance, a small cut can be made in the base of the cup for the paddle pop stick to slide through.
Product List for Easter Pop-Up Puppets
Educational Experience Decofoam Eggs Pack of 10$2.00 $2.20The most egg-sellent choice for all your educational needs. These Decofoam Eggs can be used for a range of activities including STEAM challenges, Easter celebrations or mathematical activities exploring weight and size. A versatile classroom resource that is only limited in it’s uses by your imagination. Made of decofoam. Measures 6 H x 4 W x 4cm D. Ages 3yrs+ Learn More
Construction Sticks Pack of 1000Special Price $9.06 $9.97 was $16.61Paddle pop sticks step aside! These hygienic and budget friendly alternatives are a classroom essential. Use in art and craft, STEAM, loose parts play, small world play or just about anywhere. Learning possibilities are endless but could include problem solving, manipulation, creativity, counting, design and experimentation. Made of wood. Measures 0.5 W x 19cm L. Ages 3yrs+ Learn More
Here's a list of some additional art and craft resources to use when decorating your Easter pop-up puppets: