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Level: all
Grades: all | Age: all | Written by: Jo Ellen Hovis
[Jo Ellen teaches students with severe physical limitations in Sharpsville, Pa. ]

Students can decorate Easter Eggs using tissue paper.

What You Need:
What You Do:


  1. Dip tissue paper squares in water and lay on the egg. Let dry and remove the tissue. Colors will remain.
  2. OR wrap the egg in tissue paper and then apply water by paint brush. Let dry and remove the tissue.


  1. Glue tissue paper squares onto the egg. Let dry.


  1. Tear tissue paper into small pieces and place in bowl.
  2. Place a wet hardboiled (or blown out) egg into the bowl, rolling it until the egg has picked up the bits of paper.
  3. Allow the wet paper to stay on the egg for a few minutes.
  4. Remove wet paper and see the light pastel colors.

Recommended Books/Products:

The Story of the Easter Bunny
The story of the Easter Bunny is revealed in this eye-opening exploration of the legendary rabbit's propensity for annual springtime egg coloration and basket distribution.

The Easter Chicks
by Jackie Harland, Caroline Repchuk
Losing her five baby chicks, Mother Hen fretfully searches throughout the barnyard and pursues promising leads that result in many surprises, as young readers are invited to assist in the search by lifing the interactive flaps throughout the story.

Easter Crafts
by Judith Hoffman Corwin

175 Easy-To-Do-Easter Crafts
by Sharon Dunn Umnik
Easy-To-Do Crafts, Easy-To-Find Things

Crafts For Easter
by Kathy Ross
Presents twenty simple craft projects for springtime and Easter that young children can make from everyday materials.

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