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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Fun Easter Egg Craft!

How cute are these?? I stumbled upon these adorable barnyard animals, including the pig whose directions are featured below, at the Family Fun website. This particular one comes from here: http://familyfun.go.com/crafts/easter-eggs-pig-egg-661569/ and the rest of the animals can be found here: http://familyfun.go.com/parties/easter-egg-decorating-party-704881/ The instructions, ideas, and picture included in this post are the property of Family Fun and only borrowed to share with you all. Check out the tons of other fun ideas they have at their website too!

Here's the craft:


Materials


eggs


newsprint


egg dye


paper towels


birthday candles or crayons


pom pom


marker


pink paper


glue



Instructions



  1. Color Hard-boiled Eggs: Before you begin decorating, cover your worktable with newsprint. Set out plastic cups with assorted colors of prepared egg dye, either homemade (For each color, stir one cup of hot water and one teaspoon of white vinegar in a plastic cup. Then stir in 10 to 20 drops of concentrated food coloring) or store-bought. Have a roll of paper towels on hand and plenty of hard-boiled white eggs. Let the kids take turns submerging eggs into the dye until the eggs reach a desired shade. Gently blot excess dye with a paper towel. Set the eggs atop plastic bottle caps to dry. For eyes and spots, draw circles on the eggs with a birthday candle or crayon before submerging them in the dye.



  1. Pig: Start with a pink egg with eyespots. Glue on a pom-pom nose and pink paper ears. Draw eyeballs and nostrils with a marker. Curl the tail.



  1. Craft Pipe Cleaner Legs: Set the decorated animal on a pipe cleaner stand. To make one, bend a pipe cleaner into an oval and twist it closed, using the excess as a tail. Cut a second pipe cleaner in half. Wrap one half around the back of the oval to form the back legs; wrap the other half around the front to create the front legs. Bend the ends into feet.

2 comments:

Fugzilla said...

very cute! <3

Rugs and Things said...

I enjoyed reading your blog ~ thanks for posting such useful content.Nice article and great photos. Very nicely done!