Egg creatures are cute miniature animals made of egg and other basic materials like yarn, crepe paper, thread, glue and many more. This Easter crafts for preschoolers project allow kids to create bugs, pigs, chicken and many more with the eggs for the main material. You can choose chicken eggs for larger animal or quail eggs for smaller animals. Pick brown egg for creature having darker fur or white egg so you can try many colors for the crafts.
Start your Easter crafts for preschoolers project by preparing Utility knife, Paper towels, Paper clip, Ear syringe, warm water, raw eggs, food coloring, vinegar, White glue, drying rack, marker or Tempera paint. You will need to empty your eggs so it will be easy to store and create it later. Help your kids to do this by piercing egg at both ends with a utility knife. Widen one hole a bit. Stir the yolk using a straightened paper clip poking through wide hole. Grab ear syringe and place it in smaller hole. Squeeze the syringe and the contents will pour out. Wash the eggs and your hand well and let dry.
You could dye the egg with dying mixture including 1 cup warm water, 20 drops food coloring, and 1 teaspoon vinegar. Mix them well together in a jar. Soak the eggs in the dye and keep it down by using paper cup with water in it. If you prefer light color, keep the eggs soak for 5 minute or the eggs will be darker if soaked in 10 minutes. Use tongs to remove the egg and let it dry. Make sure the paint or dye is completely dry before starting next step of Easter crafts for preschoolers. Use tiny dots of white glue on crepe paper to make features. Let them dry for at least 20 minutes. Stick legs or feet first in order the egg can stand. Apply glue on the edge of crepe paper or felt to stick ears and combs. Decorate pieces with paint and let dry. You can add small details with tempera paint or a marker for eyes or dots.
Be creative with Easter crafts for preschoolers ideas. You can create ladybugs by coloring with red dye and paint black for the head and dots. The legs are yarn glued underneath the body. Create antennae using embroidery floss. To make it stiffen, dip in glue and dry. You can try to make rabbit by dying the egg pink and stick felt for the legs and ears. Glue embroidery-floss for whiskers and pom-pom for nose. Or try to make white cow with black paint spots. Pipe cleaner is great for the legs and yarn for the tails. Add features using crepe paper.