Friday, March 2, 2012

'Snowflake' Easter Eggs

Both Bubble and Squeak love anything to do with cutting paper lately, our kitchen floor seems to be forever covered in chopped up junk mail and catalogues! They both enjoyed making paper snowflakes at Christmas time, so we tried a bit of an Easter twist and made some 'snowflake eggs'.
Bubble (4.5 yo) found this activity tricky but enjoyed it enough to persevere, her favourite part was definitely using the hole punch. Squeak (2.5 yo) found the intricate cutting too difficult without my help, but also thought the hole punch was the best thing ever.


* coloured paper
* scissors
* lead pencil
* hole punch

First we folded a sheet of A4 paper into quarters, folding it in half horizontally and then in half again vertically.
Then keeping the 'sealed' side on the left we cut a rounded edge on the 'open' side. When folded out it becomes an oval shape.

Using a lead pencil I drew shapes on the folded paper for Bubble to cut along. She chose which shapes went where and I tried not to make them too small so she would be able to manoeuver her scissors easily (older children could make much more detailed designs).

The girls then used the hole punch to make circles wherever they liked.

When our paper oval was unfolded we had...

a paper 'snowflake' Easter Egg!
I cut the star shapes on this one (they were just too tricky for her little hands) but Bubble found the diamond, semi circle and straight line cuts doable with a bit of patience.

The eggs look beautiful framed on the wall and Bubble made a very cute sign with her sticker book to go with them.


  1. Hi - Just wanted to say I just found your blog via pinterest and I love all your ideas! I hope you don't mind but i have pinned a bunch for a rainy day! Thanks so much for sharing

  2. Thank you for your lovely comment Kate! I don't mind at all, pin away :)

  3. Hi! Me toooooo! I found you on Pinterest and just pinned a WHOLE bunch more. What wonderful ideas you have. Thank you for taking the time to share!

  4. Merci pour le temps économisé !!! Bravo pour votre travail...