Developing fine motor skills helps your child do everything from writing her name to zipping her jacket. This Easter egg collage craft is the perfect way to get creative and have fun developing fine motor skills without anything seeming like practice.
Precise cutting with scissors strengthens hand muscles and develops eye-hand coordination. But, it’s not the only way to build up those small motor muscles.
Tearing pieces of paper with purpose can also help your child in this area. Your artist is choosing where to tear the paper and focusing on the task.
Your child is practicing eye-hand coordination and improving dexterity by placing the paper and gluing it down. Skill-building continues with drawing and cutting with scissors.
Tearing paper isn’t the only fine motor included in this activity.
Soft modeling clay is applied to the outside edges of the Easter egg with a finger-painting motion. The clay makes spreading the material out more of a challenge, building finger strength.
Craft Materials for Easter Egg Collage Craft
- Card stock paper or poster board
- A marker
- Colorful construction paper
- A glue stick
- Modeling clay
How-To Make an Easter Egg Collage Craft
Draw a large oval egg shape onto the card stock or poster board paper. Talk about the oval shape and encourage your child to think of other objects that are ovals.
Tear the paper. Use different colors, and ask your child to tear different sizes of paper pieces.
Pull the clay apart into dime-sized pieces. Press the clay onto the paper, and spread it like finger paint. The clay will stick to the paper.
Create a collage on the egg. Glue on the papers, overlapping the edges, creating patterns and filling in the entire shape.
Extension the Play with an Easter Book
Here are few suggestions for our favorite Easter board books to read aloud before and after making an Easter egg collage craft:
Help the little bunny rabbits get ready for Easter! Look at all the different colors to decorate Easter eggs with and pick out the shapes you’d like to wear in the parade. Count all the yummy treats around town: one jar of jelly beans, two lollipops, three ice-cream cones and so on. Every flip of the page brings a new activity that each little boy or girl will love and babies are sure to enjoy the sturdy, interactive flaps. Find the book Happy & Hoppy here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
The Easter egg hunt is on! With this bright and colorful hands-on toddler board book, the Easter tradition of the egg hunt comes to life in a playful, interactive way. Young children will turn the wheel to hide brightly colored Easter eggs inside baskets, under flowers, behind rocks, and even in hands. After the egg is hidden, it’s time to guess where it is! Lift the flap for the reveal in this game-in-a-book, then play again (and again) for hours of eggs-citing fun! Find the book Eggs Are Everywhere here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
Skills and Learning Outcomes from this activity
- Build eye-hand coordination.
- Develop dexterity.
- Strengthen her grip.
- Recognize and identify shapes.
- Recognize and identify colors.
- Explore different textures through the sense of touch.
- Explore the artistic process.
- Problem-solve and think critically.
This fine motor kids’ activity isn’t just for Easter. Use different colors of torn paper and create different templates to fill in. Try a spring flower, a winter snowflake, a Valentine’s Day heart, a Christmas tree, a summer beach towel or anything else that interests your child.
Are you looking for more fine motor fun? Check out these toddler and preschooler-friendly ideas!
- Flower Garden Fine Motor Play Dough – several different ways to play with flower garden play dough.
- X Marks the Spot Fine Motor Play – an activity variations for fine motor practice with a letter X
- Window Shapes Fine Motor Play – super simple and fun vertical play with stickers
- Umbrella Fine Motor Play – perfect for summer, activity with tiny drinking umbrellas.