Great preschool spring crafts that will recycle those plastic eggs from Easter. You can make all sorts of cute little critters. We’ve made a little bug and there’s a sweet little frog we created for our friend Alex at Kindergarten Connections
These little critters can be used simply as a toy or decoration; or you can fill them with a tiny treat for the kids to find.
It’s a great way to re-use those plastic Easter eggs after the holidays – but still keep the fun!
Buggy Egg Treat Holder
- Plastic Eggs (from Easter)
- Pipe cleaners (white)
- Craft Foam (white)
- Googly eyes
- Black marker
- 3 years and up (cutting assistance for the younger crafters)
Time to Complete:
- 15-20 minutes
Cut a white pipe cleaner in half. Glue each half on the side of your plastic egg where the hinge is located. Glue one on each side of the hinge.
Bend each side of the pipe cleaners so you have four even legs and your bug can stand up.
Grab your white craft foam. Cut out two equal pieces – the shape is like a tear drop. These will be your bugs wings. Set them aside for a minute
Take your black marker and draw some spots all over your egg.
Glue the wings on the opposite side of the egg from your legs (pipe cleaners).
Glue your googly eyes onto the bottom of the egg. This is the large end of the egg. Add a smile with a black marker.
Now our little buggy egg is already for display. If he is going to be a treat holder just open him up and add in a little candy.
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More Preschool Spring Crafts:
Counting Cups: This simple craft will help you teach the little ones how to count.
Paper Clock: Another fun craft that has the ability to teach the preschoolers how to tell time.
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