Spring Is Here
- Try making these simple Easter crafts with your kids.
Odd Eggs Materials Needed
Tips Start collecting egg shells a week or two before you need them with the egg cartons to store them.
- confetti / sequins / rhinestones / stickers
- Tap and crack the pointed end of an egg.
- Pull off the broken shell pieces and pour our the egg.
- Rinse and air dry completely before you start painting a thick (undiluted) layer of poster paint over each egg shell.
- Leave it to dry completely (or use a hairdryer).
- Put your forefinger into the hole in order to hold the egg shell in position while you work on it.
- Next, paint designs on the egg shells (e.g. floral, stripes, geometric shapes etc)
- To make it look unique and different, use glue instead of paint and sprinkle glitter dust over the design.
- You can also attach tiny pom poms, confetti, sequins and rhinestones on the egg shells.
- For younger children, painting designs on egg shells can be very challenging so provide some stickers as alternative.
- yellow pom poms (1 large, 2 medium sized)
- yellow pipecleaners (wings)
- orange foam sheet (feet), orange felt (beak)
- Pull off the broken egg shell pieces until you have about half of it left.
- Place a piece of tissue paper inside so that the chick will protrude out.
- Attach plastic eyes and beaks (diamond shaped) onto the two medium sized pom poms.
- Cut and bend the pipecleaner to make oval shaped wings, twist the ends together.
- Attach a pair of wings onto a chick and place it in the egg shell.
- Attach the other medium sized pom pom onto the large pom pom and glue the wings onto its body.
- Cut out its feet from the foam sheet and let it sit on them.
- construction paper (two colours) and tissue paper
- Draw a ring around an egg carton and cut it out.
- Paint it or use a marker to colour it.
- Crush the tissue paper into a ball and attach it inside the egg carton.
- Cut out some big, oval petals and some smaller, round ones.
- Arrange and glue the petals to form a flower, then attach the egg carton in the middle.
- Finally, attach the straw to the back of the flower.
- Cut out leaves and add them to the flower.
- Plant the flower into a small pot of Playdoh (dirt)