Kindergarten and primary grades Kid's Easter Sunday School craft - Forever Easter Egg

Kid's Instructions to make an egg that will last for years - not edible
FOREVER EASTER EGG

Kindergarten through 6th grade and even adult Easter Sunday activity .
Age depending on how much preparation the teachers or helpers do.


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FOREVER EASTER EGG

The egg reminds us of new life in Christ.

I have had mine for more than twenty years in a jar!


If boiled eggs are used, by next Easter, they will have dried out and you can hear the yolk or dried egg rolling around in the egg.

If blown eggs are used*, they will not be as fragile as painted blown eggs, but can be damaged if dropped or treated roughly.

The eggs are sturdy, but not indestructible.


Grades: Kindergarten through 6th grade, jr. high and even adults!
Easter Sunday activity


 

This is a little messy

An egg for each person - plastic, blown, or boiled
White glue
Scissors
at least a 6 inch square of patterned cloth for each egg. (Can be new cloth or an old shirt, blouse or dress with a small pattern or small plaid.
pencil
ruler
Option - a plastic sandwich bag for transporting wet eggs home.
Table covering
Small bowl (1 per 4-6 kids)
Water
Paper towels

Get or prepare the eggs. Get the cloth. Cut it into 6 inch squares.

For kindergartners and first graders, the teacher or helper should cut the strips and squares.

Explain the word "OVERLAPPING" to the children.

Teachers should prepare the glue mixture of 1 part glue to 1 part water. Note: keep the glue mixed

Make a great Easter egg! Create lovely patterned colored eggs. Everyone in the class can use the same patterned cloth to make it easier.

You can put out the call to the congregation for, "cloth remnants, or old blouses, shirts or dresses of thin woven fabric with a small pattern. (Not tee shirts or knits, not flannels)"

 

It is best to use all the same fabric design on one egg.

Best NOT TO MIX fabrics on one egg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

1 Get eggs

2 cut off ragged threads.
Cut 6 inch squares of cloth

3. You can draw light lines on the back of the cloth 1/2 inch wide to 3/4 inch wide MAX. Wider strips will cause pokey edges that won't pat down.

IMPERFECT IS FINE. They DO NOT have to be squares! But they do have to be small.

4. Cut the strips into squares.

If teacher or helper is doing it with sharp scissors, you can do 3 layers at a time.

5. Younger children will likely use all the material on the egg, while older children will use fewer pieces.

Younger children may need to be shown how to overlap or when they think they are done, suggest where they might put another piece of cloth (point where you see the naked egg.)

6. Cover the table. Get the glue and a small bowl (or more than one if several children share. Mix 1 part1of glue and 1 part water.

Such as 1 tablespoon of glue to 1 tablespoons of water.

Stir with your finger or whatever.

7 Dip one bit of cloth into the mixture.

Be sure to get the cloth really wet.

8 Put the cloth piece on the egg and pat down the corners and edges.

REPEAT dipping another piece and putting it on the egg - overlapping so you don't see any egg.

9 Keep patting the edges and corners so they don't stick out.

Continue adding pieces until the egg is covered.

This happens most when the pieces are too big.

10 These are well patted corners. You can put a little more glue on the cloth if needed by dipping your finger in the glue and patting the edge of the cloth.
 
11 Forever Easter Egg DONE - let dry. Wipe hands. Send wet eggs home in a plastic bag.  

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Easter Sunday School Egg Resources FOR KIDS

Add a lot more excitement and interest with our resurrection butterfly to color and make.

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Resurrection lesson for children using the butterfly example
Miracle lesson for children discussion and creative butterfly activity.
Preschool Easter crafts - more than an Easter coloring page

from the Sunday School Director of Christian Education of Faith Congregational Church, Mount Prospect, Illinois

©Jo Dibbern


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Egg glue recipe strengthened April 2013

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