DIY make your own colorful Easter grass!

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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10 Comments

  • Rockabye Butterfly Posted April 6, 2011 11:48 pm

    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~

  • Teacher Tom Posted April 7, 2011 9:20 am

    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.

  • Toni S. Posted April 7, 2011 2:16 pm

    Very great and colorful project 🙂

  • Jackie Lee Posted April 7, 2011 6:11 pm

    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. Posted April 7, 2011 7:28 pm

    Haha – that is why I read other blogs too!

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted April 7, 2011 7:39 pm

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

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted April 7, 2011 7:41 pm

    Thank you Toni..

  • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Posted April 7, 2011 8:03 pm

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

  • Vicki Blacken Posted June 23, 2011 3:46 pm

    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. Posted June 23, 2011 6:19 pm

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

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