I used to paper craft, and occasionally I still do. I really enjoyed it, but I haven’t had a lot of time for it lately. However, I still have all the craft materials. One of the things I have a lot of are left over paper strips from when I’ve cut my 8 1/2 x 11 paper down to size. Waste not, want not… right?! Well, the strips have just sat there for years until now. I remembered seeing a Christmas craft that incorporated paper strips here on the Intellidance blog. Here’s a simple Easter craft that you can complete just in time for the Easter bunny to appear!
What You Need:
Scissors or Paper cutter
Gather your paper strips. If you don’t have any use scissors or a paper cutter to create some. Depending on the age of your child, cutting can be a good fine motor activity for them. If you use a paper cutter, allow your little one to help you. They’ll be amused by sliding the blade through the paper. Of course, be careful that their little fingers don’t get too close to the blade.
Arrange the strips on your paper and glue them down. Eleanor finished this part of the craft completely independently. Whereas, Finlay loved squeezing out the glue onto the paper, so I could add the paper strips for him.
Next, cut an egg shape out of some coloured paper. And, glue it over top of your paper strips. Or, cut your paper with the paper strips on it out into an egg shape and glue it onto your coloured paper. You get the same result either way.