Making Paper Easter Egg Sun Catchers

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March 7, 2018

Easter Egg Sun Catcher - close up of one complete eggThis is a fun craft project you and your kids can do together. For making a simple egg for your kids to help you with, trace an oval and help them cut it out. For a more detailed look, you can make designs and use an Xacto knife to carefully cut out and then decorate with assorted colors of tissue paper.


Total Time: 30-45 minutes + drying time


  • thin cardboard paper (sturdy for outline of your sun catcher)
  • tissue paper
  • Xacto knife
  • pen or pencil
  • scissors
  • ribbon
  • hot glue gun
  • glue stick
  • paint, optional
  • paint brush
Easter Egg Sun Catcher - colored tissue paper


  1. Trace or free hand an oval shape on a sturdy piece of paper or thin cardboard.
  2. Easter Egg Sun Catcher - draw an oval on sturdy paper or thin cardboard
  3. I wanted to make designs on my egg, so I drew curved lines.
  4. Easter Egg Sun Catcher - create a design if desired
  5. Cut your oval egg out and using an Xacto knife carefully cut out the curved lines. Repeat steps 1 & 2 until you have as many eggs you want.
  6. Easter Egg Sun Catcher - cut out the egg and then using an Xacto knife cut out the spaces
    Easter Egg Sun Catcher - spaces cut out of egg
    Easter Egg Sun Catcher - two examples

  7. Optional: You can leave your eggs as is or paint. The paint used - Deco Art acrylic paint in the color Sea Breeze and Peacock Teal. With one egg I used the sponge technique of dabbing two colors together and I liked the outcome! Allow to dry.
  8. Easter Egg Sun Catcher - paint
    Easter Egg Sun Catcher - adding paint using sponge technique
    Easter Egg Sun Catcher - sponge method closeup
    Easter Egg Sun Catcher - three designs
    Easter Egg Sun Catcher - two painted eggs, one with multiple colors
  9. While your paint is drying. You can cut strips of tissue paper (used assorted colors) into triangles, squares, any shapes you like.
  10. Easter Egg Sun Catcher - cut tissue paper into different shapes
  11. The fun part is using a glue stick and gluing the assorted tissue paper shapes down. Once you finish your art work, go over with scissors and trim down the remainder.
  12. Easter Egg Sun Catcher - ready to glue tissue paper to egg
    Easter Egg Sun Catcher - adding tissue paper pieces tp back
    Easter Egg Sun Catcher - from the front, now trim off excess

  13. Use hot glue to secure a piece of ribbon for hanging. I put my two decorated eggs glued together, but you can leave it separate if you'd like too. They are ready to tape or hang.
  14. Easter Egg Sun Catcher - finished egg
    Easter Egg Sun Catcher - second egg
    Easter Egg Sun Catcher - add ribbon hanger
    Easter Egg Sun Catcher - zig zag finished egg
    Easter Egg Sun Catcher - zig zag and empty oval eggs
    Easter Egg Sun Catcher - hanging
    Easter Egg Sun Catcher - curved line egg and empty oval hanging
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