Egg Puzzle

Kids egg puzzle craft activity made of repurposed cardboard and wallpaper

Create a fun egg puzzle to practice matching and fine motor skills!

The inspiration behind the Egg Puzzle:

My husband’s grandpa has a farm that is every little boy’s dream come true. It is full of tractors to drive, dirt to play in, hills to ride bikes down, and endless room to run. The farm is also every crafting mom’s dream come true. It has a barn full of old wood, crates, windows, so many fun objects to repurpose!

Sadly, my husband’s grandpa passed away this week. His aunt has begun cleaning a few things out of the farm house and discovered some old wallpaper and brought it to me. Each piece was labeled with which room it belonged in. It was a fun experience to get a glimpse into what it was like growing up on the farm. Some of the wallpaper had such pretty patterns that I had to make a craft out of it that same night! I am looking forward to creating many more crafts and activities out of it that will keep my husband’s grandpa’s memory alive with our kids. 

All of the beautiful, floral wallpaper reminded me of spring and Easter so I decided to create little Easter egg puzzles out of it. 

How I made the Egg Puzzle:

To create these eggs, I started by tracing egg shapes onto a piece of cardboard and cutting them out. 

First step of creating cardboard kids Easter egg puzzle

Next, I traced the eggs onto pieces of wallpaper and cut those out. You can use regular paper if you don’t have wallpaper on hand. 

Once the wallpaper was cut out, I glued it to the cardboard eggs.

Finally, I cut different designs into the eggs to make them into puzzles that fit together.

Kids Easter egg puzzle craft and activity. Made of repurposed cardboard and wallpaper

Kids playing with Easter egg cardboard and wallpaper activity craft

Supplies:

cardboard, scissors, wallpaper or patterned paper, glue

Directions: 

  1. Trace and cut egg shapes out of cardboard
  2. Trace the egg shapes onto the wallpaper (or patterned paper) and cut them out
  3. Glue the wallpaper egg to the cardboard eggs
  4. Cut designs into the eggs to make them into puzzle pieces
  5. Have fun putting the pieces of your new egg puzzle together over and over again!

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