If you’re looking for a fun craft to make with your kids this Easter, I have the perfect thing. String art crafts are so fun to make, and this string art Easter egg is no exception! Follow the steps below to find out how to make your own. Plus, I created a FREE printable template to help you along the way. Click the link to get access before getting started: FREE Printable: String Art Easter Egg Template.
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Background paper (origami or wrapping paper works best)
Size 14 (22mm) beading pins
Colored craft thread/string
3 layers of corrugated cardboard
Cut three equal-sized pieces of corrugated cardboard. Stack them on top of each other and secure them with tape.
Choose your background paper (pick a color pattern that will go with your string colors). Lay the background paper facedown on a flat surface. Place the cardboard on top of the background paper. Fold over the edges—as if you were wrapping a present—and tape the background paper to the backside of the cardboard.
When you’re finished, it should look like this:
Next you’ll want to either sketch out an Easter egg pattern, or you can use my pattern template.
Place a piece of tracing paper over the egg pattern, and trace.
Lay the tracing paper with the design on it over your wrapped board. To hold the tracing paper in place, insert a few pins on opposite sides of the pattern.
Use a hammer to insert pins, evenly spaced, along all the lines of the pattern. Take care to push the pins in at an even height. If you’ve pushed any pins in too far, simply turn your board over, and use your hammer to gently tap any pins that have poked through.
When you’ve finished inserting all your pins, gently tear off the tracing paper.
Start with your white string. Tie a knot around one pin.
Cut off the excess string on one side (careful not to cut too close to the knot). Use your hot glue gun to place a dot of glue on the knot to secure it in place.
Wrap the string once around each pin until you’ve gone around the entire outside edge of the Easter egg. To finish, tie off your string and secure with a dot of glue, just as you did when starting.
Choose a color string for your next section. Follow along the outside edge first, then go back and fill in the section using a criss-cross pattern.
Continue filling in each section of your string art Easter egg.
When you’re finished it should look something like this:
Try making your own String Art Easter Egg!
A super fun Easter craft that kids can make, this string art Easter egg is sure to be a hit this holiday season. And if you’re feeling crafty, you could try making an Easter basket or Easter bunny to go along with your string art Easter egg!