DIY make your own colorful Easter grass!

I have several projects that I need Easter grass for but instead of rushing to the store to stock up on some, I figured it would be just as easy for me to make my own.

This way I could also make the grass the same colors as my Easter eggs. That will be important for the activity I am planning to share with our preschoolers next week…

To make your own Easter grass, you will need construction paper (any color you like) and a paper shredder…

I used five sheets of each color of construction paper to make the amount of Easter grass shown below (which filled about half of a shoebox sized container)…

I borrowed the paper shredder from my husbands office. He hasn’t missed it yet:)

After you shred each color, empty the container into a basket then start the new color so the colors do not get all mixed up…

And there you have it – your very own home made Easter grass! I hope you like it!

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By |2011-04-06T23:42:45+00:00April 6th, 2011|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.

10 Comments

  1. Rockabye Butterfly April 6, 2011 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    That is an awesome idea!!! And I think that would be less messier, less tangley-er, and easier to manage and handle than the packaged plastic long strands bought at the store! Thanks for the idea!

    ~Rockabye Butterfly~

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 7, 2011 at 8:03 pm - Reply

      And it is better for the environment than all that plastic grass:)

  2. Teacher Tom April 7, 2011 at 9:20 am - Reply

    Ahh! Perfect, Deborah! I have an old shredder at school and we have a big Easter grass project I was planning for today. Now I’m going to have the kids making their own grass.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 7, 2011 at 7:39 pm - Reply

      Perfect!! If your kids use that paper shredder – watch those little fingers 🙂

  3. Toni S. April 7, 2011 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    Very great and colorful project 🙂

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 7, 2011 at 7:41 pm - Reply

      Thank you Toni..

  4. Jackie Lee April 7, 2011 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    what a great idea. I never would have thought of making grass like that. I guess that’s why I read your blog, so I don’t have to. 🙂

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. April 7, 2011 at 7:28 pm - Reply

      Haha – that is why I read other blogs too!

  5. Vicki Blacken June 23, 2011 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    I just found your blog and it’s terrific! After teaching preschoolers for over 30 years, I never stop collecting ideas and learning fun, new techniques. I am definitely going to use this great suggestion for making my own colored grass, as well as your Koolaid scented rice and the egg matching and color matching games for our program. Thanks so much.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. June 23, 2011 at 6:19 pm - Reply

      I am so glad you stopped by Vicki – I hope to learn from you too!

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