A felt Easter egg busy board is a fun Easter activity for kids of all ages. Easy to make, it’s also a great learning tool for colors, shapes, math, & sorting.
Do you remember those adorable felt Christmas trees that were going around Pinterest a few years ago…the ones that are like giant felt boards for the kids to arrange and rearrange the ornaments?
I loved seeing all of the different versions out there, and even came across a 3D version! (Now, if only I could find the original source!)
I meant to make a version for our own kids one year too, even going so far as purchasing the felt!
And then it sat in our storage room for the next two years. Yes, two years!
Talk about a crafting fail…it never even got off the ground.
But, it seems that was all for the best, because it hit me a few days ago…why not adapt the idea to make an Easter activity for kids?
And that’s when I got out the scissors and started cutting. Less than an hour later…we had our very own Felt Easter Egg Busy Board.
I kept it simple, with circles, straight lines, zig zag lines and pointed ovals. I could lie to you and say that I planned on having the flower petals and leaf shapes to encourage the kids’ creativity. But the reality is that I tried several times to make cut out pretty flowers for decorations, but failed miserably each and every time. The petal/leaf/pointed oval was my last-ditch attempt at getting something a bit more festive going on.
How to Make a Felt Easter Egg Busy Board Easter Craft for Kids
What You’ll Need:
- 1 large and sturdy piece of cardboard or a large piece of foam core board*
- 1 large piece of felt big enough to cover your cardboard (36″x 36″ works perfectly)
- Duct tape or hot glue
- 5-6 sheets of 8×10 felt in assorted colors
- Sharp scissors
*Think outside the box on this one! We used an unwanted matted picture that was left over from a Goodwill frame.
How You Do It:
- If necessary, iron the wrinkles out of the large piece of felt and cut the cardboard to fit.
- Wrap the front of the cardboard with the large sheet of felt, using duct tape or hot glue to attach the felt to the back of the board.
- From the 8×10 sheets of felt, cut three egg shapes. It’s easiest if you fold the felt in half lengthwise and cut out a semi-circle that is larger on one side.
- Cut circles and small shapes out of the scraps from the sheets used to make the eggs.
- With the remaining felt sheets, cut strips and zig-zags, trimming to fit various widths of the eggs.
- BONUS SHAPES: Use the scrap felt to cut pointed ovals for your kids to make flower petals and leaves.
And that’s it! It only took about 45 minutes from start to finish, and that includes stopping several times to help out the littles.
Letting the Kids Put it All Together
When our girls were both home from school, we put the board on the floor and and the girls spent plenty of time sorting the pieces, decorating, negotiating who got which pieces, dumping the eggs off, and doing it all over again!
That was definitely a happy mama moment.
Now, It’s Your Turn
Now that you see how easy it is to pull together, you can make this fun Easter activity for kids in just a little bit of spare time. It’s a great way to let the kids have even more fun decorating eggs long after the dye is gone. And if you don’t get the craft done in time for Easter…you can always use the felt for the Christmas tree version, too!
How would you use leftover felt?
What is your favorite Easter activity for kids?
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