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Here a super simple way to decorate Easter eggs with the kids and teach them a bit about colors and patterns! See how we made these bold and colorful modern eggs from just paint and cardboard.

Modern Cardboard Easter Eggs – Materials:

– Cardboard

– Scissors or exacto knife

Craft paint (white and various colors)

– Paint brush or foam brushes

– Removable tape like washi tape


Step 1. You’ll want an egg template. We did a search for one online and just adjusted the size we wanted. Print it out an use that as a template to cut out your cardboard eggs.

Step 2. Paint your cardboard eggs white so the colors will show vibrantly when you paint them on. We gave our eggs 2-3 coatings of white paint.

Step 3. Use your tape to make patterns to color block your eggs. Remove tape when the paint is dried to reveal the patterns. This is a great time to talk to your kids about color mixing and combinations.

You can also make dots like we did using a pencil eraser.

When the paint is dried on your cardboard eggs, remove the tape carefully and admire your painted eggs!

The kids and I were impressed with the bold patterns and colors. We hung them up on the wall for a pretty and modern Easter room decoration. You could even punch holes to string yarn through and make a colorful garland.

What are some of your favorite ways to decorate Easter eggs? Take a look at more creative Easter and spring projects for kids here!


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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.