Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Wobbly Easter Eggs

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Looking for plastic Easter egg crafts for kids? Try this simple tutorial for making wobbly eggs. They make for great Easter activities for preschoolers and toddlers.

My kids love playing with plastic Easter eggs, but not nearly as much as they loved playing with these DIY wobbly eggs.

They bobble around, but never fall down, so the kids think they're kind of magical!

These wobbly Easter eggs are simple to make and can be used for a variety of Easter activities for preschoolers and toddlers, as you'll see below. But first, we have to make the plastic Easter egg craft so grab your glue gun and let's dig in!

Wobbly plastic Easter egg craft for kids

Plastic Easter Egg Craft Idea: Make Wobbly Easter Eggs!

Here's what you'll need to make these wobbly plastic egg crafts:

  • Glass beads or stones, dried beans, rocks, or whatever else you have on hand that is similar. - They will be your weights.
  • Hot glue gun
Open up the eggs, put some hot glue in the base, add your weights, and layer glue as needed.  Seal the eggs with more hot glue.  The eggs should now stand up and wobble when touched.

Now that you've made some wobbly eggs, it's time to play with them!

Wobbly Easter eggs

Plastic Easter Egg Activities for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Once you've made your wobbly eggs, you'll be ready to try these fun Easter activities for preschoolers and toddlers.

1. Wobbly Easter Egg Ramp Races

2. Wobbly Easter Egg Spoon Balancing Activity

3. Bowling with Wobbly Easter Eggs

4. Wobbly Easter Eggs Process Art & Painting Activity

5. Color Matching Activity with Wobbly Eggs

6. Math Activity with Wobbly Eggs

7. Wobbly Easter Bunny Craft

8. Wobbly Easter Egg Roll

Playing with Wobbly Easter Eggs

I laid out all of the eggs on the floor for the boys to discover.  K examined them carefully and tried to open them, which he couldn't.  Then he started to get frustrated because he couldn't open them.  So I showed him that with just a simple touch, the eggs would wobble.  Well, that made him giggle.  He then continued to explore them.

Easter activities with toddlers

J then came over and instantly started to form numbers (I now know that this was J's hyperlexia and hypernumeracy in action).

Wobbly Easter eggs are a fun and simple plastic Easter egg craft for kids