Celebrate Easter with this majestic Easter tree, which you can adorn with papercraft eggs made from patterned and coloured card. This project is perfect for crafting with children – help them make the tree and then get creative with papers and colouring pens to create a clutch of colourful eggs to hang from the branches. Looking to make your own paper mâché Easter eggs? Check out our how to make paper mâché Easter eggs tutorial!
You can also find the instructions to make the Easter bunny cake toppers in our easy Easter Bunny cake toppers tutorial and the pretty little baskets in our easy Easter basket tutorial. All of the makes can be made in under an hour, so they’re perfect for a crafty afternoon if the April showers become a spring storm!
Want more free patterned paper? Take a look at our ever-growing collection of free patterned papers, there are lots to choose from and there are lots of different themes. We love these free Easter printables, or more general card making, let us show you how to make cards. We love seeing what you make with our free printable papers, so don’t forget to share your cards and papercraft projects with us on Facebook and Twitter, too!
How to make an Easter tree
To make your DIY Easter tree, transfer two tree shapes onto yellow mount board using the template and cut out. On one Easter tree, mark the dotted line, as indicated on the template, and on the other Easter tree mark the solid line. Cut a slit down each line, and then slot the two shapes together to create a three-dimensional Easter tree.
Trace the two Easter egg templates onto some scrap card and cut them out. Draw around the larger egg onto patterned paper three times. Cut out and fold each egg shape in half lengthways. Attach the three shapes together, trapping a loop of twine between them to create a three-dimensional hanging egg. Repeat with the smaller egg shape.
Continue to create lots of hanging Easter egg decorations in different sizes using various patterned papers. Hang the eggs onto the branches of your DIY Easter tree with the twine loop.