This Easter, add festive decor to your home with this easy to make Easter garland. This project will only take an hour or two to complete, depending on the desired length of the garland. Make it a family project, with kids and adults decorating their own Easter garland egg pieces. If you are expecting family and friends to visit you this Easter, the garland will be a great conversation piece, and your kids will be proud to show off their creation. For this project, you will need construction paper or heavy stock rainbow colored paper (we used Wausau cardstock paper), scissors, twine or ribbon, and pencils, crayons, markers, or stickers for decorating. A hole puncher would come handy, if you have one. First, cut out an Easter egg shape – you can either draw your own or use the Easter egg template from Marin Mommies (look for “get it here” link in the second paragraph). If you decide to draw your own template, you will then need to trace it to make all Easter egg garland pieces the same size. If you use the template from Marin Mommies, you can print it directly on the construction paper. You will need an egg per 3 inches of the length of your garland (for example 24 pieces per 75 inch long garland – 24 x 3 + 3 additional inches for garland ties). Once you cut out the egg shapes with scissors (this is something that kids will probably be more than happy to help you with), punch a hole in the top of each egg (at least quarter of an inch down from the top edge).
Now divide the egg shapes between your family members and have them decorate their own garland pieces. Encourage creativity, so that each and every piece of your Easter garland is unique. Once everyone is finished, tie the eggs on a ribbon, securing each egg in place with a knot.
Now hang the garland up and enjoy the festive Easter decoration! Happy Easter to you and your family!