To use the rubber band technique:
To use the crayon technique:
Good to know:
Using a paint brush to apply dye or paint works very well, especially when using the dye. It allows a more concentrated amount to get on the egg at once, plus it is a lot more fun than just putting your egg in the bowl of dye.
Cut out several oval shaped "eggs" from colorful construction paper. There will be two "egg" shapes for each egg on the garland, a front and a back.
Decorate however you want (only decorate one side).
Match the fronts to the backs. This will give the children practice sorting.
Lay your string flat and put one "egg" on either side of string and glue pieces together.
Let your garland dry and hang it up!
Cut an egg carton into individual cups and give each child an egg cup. Provide paint, construction paper and googly eyes for them to complete their egg carton chick.
For the clothespin version, write a number on each clothespin, and have your child clip the clothespin to the egg cup as pictured.
Appropriate for 4 years old and up.