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Easter Egg Holder

What you will make:

In this project, make Easter egg holders to display your decorated eggs or to liven up plain plastic eggs. The holders are made from doubled computer paper, formed into rings. There are three different designs on the printable patterns, along with ten bonus stickers. There are also plain patterns for you to decorate as you like.

Related crafts: See the Marbled Eggs craft project for how to decorate eggs with swirled patterns and the Sticker Seal Gum recipe for a lickable solution to apply to the back of the Easter stickers.

Here's what you need:
  • White or pastel computer paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Clear tape
  • Optional supplies: Markers, crayons or colored pencils, stamps and stamp pads

This project is rated VERY EASY to do.

How to Make Easter Egg Holders

Read all of the steps before starting.
Step 1: Choose a Pattern and Print It

Choose the Easter Egg Holder pattern you want to use. Print the color patterns on white paper and the black & white patterns on white or pastel paper. For the most creative options, select one of the Create Your Own patterns to decorate any way you want. The patterns with dots coordinate with Aunt Annie's Easter Dots ePapers.

Easter Egg Holder

Printable pattern for Easter Egg Holders

More Egg Holders

Printable pattern for more colorful Easter Egg Holders

Duckies and Dots

Printable pattern for Easter Egg Holders with duckies and dots

Create Your Own

Printable pattern for Create Your Own Easter egg holders

Dots

Printable pattern for Create Your Own Easter egg holders with dots

Patterns are Adobe PDF files. The Adobe Reader is available for free.

All of Aunt Annie's project patterns are designed to be printed on standard letter-size paper (8.5"x11" or A4). When printing from Adobe Reader, you may need to select Auto-Rotate and Center or Choose paper source by PDF page size to ensure the best fit.

Easter ePapers to Download
Combine the stickers with decorative paper to make even more egg holders—checkout the sidebar to see how. Or use these digital papers to make Easter versions of Bookmark Greeting Cards.

Step 2: Color and Decorate

If you printed the black & white Easter Egg Holder pattern, use crayons, colored pencils or markers to color in the Easter designs. If you choose the Create Your Own or Dots patterns, draw designs of your own creation, or stamp the egg holders with rubberstamp images. Let your creativity flow. Try to make egg holder designs that enhance the Easter eggs that you plan to display.

Tip: Use pastel Easter colors. Color in the background also if you like. Do not color the bottom half of each pattern—it will be folded to the inside. 

Step 3: Cut

The Easter Egg Holder pattern has three egg holders and ten stickers. Cut out each egg holder and sticker around its outside edge. Cut out Easter Egg Holders

Step 4: Make Holders Glue and tape Easter Egg Holders

Fold each egg holder pattern lengthwise along the long center line with the design on the outside. Use your thumbnail to make a sharp, flat crease.

Open up the fold and apply glue all over one side of the holder. Press the sides together and smooth with your hand.

Form a ring and overlap the ends about ½" (1 cm) or more. Tape the ends together at the top and bottom edges with small pieces of tape. For the best fit, check the holder on an egg before taping the ends.

Tip: The Easter stickers may be used to cover the tape on the back of the egg holder.

Step 5: Display Your Eggs
Display Easter eggs with holders
  • Make as many holders as you need for your Easter eggs.
  • Place the fat end of a decorated Easter egg into an egg holder. A slightly tight fit will make the egg and holder steadier.
  • Use your eggs and holders for a table decoration with Easter basket grass spread around and between them.

That's it! You're done!
Easter egg holders

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Before you start:
  • Make a place to work.
  • Read all of the directions.
  • Gather everything you need to do the project.
  • Think about the project. Imagine how it will look and what you will do with it.

Are you ready?
Okay, get started!!!

Thanks to...

Thanks to Janet LaFara for creating the original version of this craft for Aunt Annie's Craft Page in 1997.

Marbled eggs in egg holders

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Tip: See the Marbled Eggs craft project for how to decorate eggs with swirled patterns.

Egg holders store flat for next year

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Tip: The egg holders store flat for use year-after-year. All you have to do is cut the taped seam and flatten them out.

Egg holder with seal on the back

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Tip: An Easter sticker can be used to cover the taped seam on the back of the egg holder.

Easter egg holders made with decorative paper

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Tip: The Easter stickers can be used to make egg holders from any decorative paper, like Aunt Annie's Spring Dots ePaper. Cut a 2" by 6" rectangle from the decorative paper, and assemble following the instructions in this project. Glue a sticker to the center front of the egg holder ring.

Easter Egg Holders with plastic eggs

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Tip: The egg holders dress up plain plastic eggs.

Easter Egg Holders wrapped around eggs

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Tip: Wrap an egg holder around the middle of a plain egg.

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