Kids Club Smilecatch // Fun Activities To Your Family
FUN ACTIVITIES TO DO WITH
CHILDREN AT THE Easter
make a fabergé egg
Do your kids love to do creative crafts?
Would you like to learn how to make one-of-a-kind decorated eggs
that last forever?
You and your family can create your own Fabergé-
inspired works of art from real eggs. It’s easy and fun,
and the results are beautiful.
In this article I’ll show you how to use authentic Fabergé eggs as
the artistic inspiration to decorate your own Fabergé-style egg.
First I’ll show you how to hollow out a real egg so
your work of art will last forever.
To hollow your eggs:
• Eggs (one egg for each person)
• Large safety pins
• 2 plastic bowls
• A small cup of water
30 minutes to gather supplies and hollow the eggs
30 minutes to decorate the eggs
To paint & decorate your eggs:
• Bamboo cooking skewers
• Small rubber bands
• Acrylic or tempera paint (any water-based opaque paint for kids)
• Paint brushes
• Craft glue
• Permanent markers
• Glitter Glue
• Paper plates for mixing paint
• Paper towels
• Small cardboard roll
hollow your eggs
1. How to hollow your eggs
• First you need to empty out the egg white and yolk inside of each
egg. This will leave you with an empty eggshell to decorate.
• By hollowing the eggs, you’ll be able to save your eggs forever and
not have to worry about your egg being perishable.
• Gather your supplies needed to hollow the eggs.
Now that your eggs are empty, gently rinse them out,
dry them off, and prepare them for decorating.
Prepare your decoration
2. Prepare your eggs
• Gather your empty eggs and bamboo skewers. The bamboo
skewers are a great way to hold your delicate egg and easily
decorate all sides.
• Since your egg has two holes (one on each end), insert the
pointed end of a skewer into the bottom hole of the egg and
guide it through the top hole as well. If the top hole is small
enough, the egg will sit nicely on the top of the skewer and not
• If the holes in your egg are too large for the skewer and the
egg slips down, you can use this simple trick:
• Wrap a small rubber band tightly on the skewer about 1/3
of the way down.Insert the skewer into the bottom of the
egg and the egg will sit on the rubber band. Add another
rubber band above the egg and slide down to secure the
Look for inspiration
3. Find a fabergé egg that inspires you
You can choose an authentic Fabergé egg to inspire you or
create a unique design of your own.
Create an egg along with your child to share this creative
activity as a family.
I’ve chose these two eggs for my inspiration. You can do
the same. Ask your son or daughter if he/she likes it. It’s
essential to have his/her approval, after all, you’re a team!
Decorate your egg
4. Paint & decorate your egg
Gather your painting and decorating supplies.
First, choose a color to use as your base color and mix
While the paint is still wet, lightly sprinkle glitter into
your paint to create a shimmering egg.
Decorate your egg
Let the painted egg dry thoroughly.
Using your ribbon, beads and glitter glue,
apply your decorations to your egg.
When using craft glue to apply your
ribbon, it’s best to let the glue dry a little
so it’s very tacky before you apply the
ribbon. This will help the ribbon adhere to
Let it dry
5. Let your eggs dry
Have fun embellishing your eggs!
Allow your eggs to dry by placing your skewers in a small vase.
personalize your egg
6. Create a personalized egg
You can use what you’ve learned to create
your very own personalized egg.
Create a stand
7. Create a stand to hold your
Now it’s time to create a stand to display your egg and
keep it from rolling around!
You can use an everyday cardboard tube from paper
towels or toilet tissue to create an egg stand.
Cut the paper tube open and cut a strip an inch wide
from the top of the roll. Slide the two ends together
to make the tube small enough for your egg to sit on top
of and not fall inside. Once you have the right size, staple
the ends together.
Decorate your egg stand any way you’d like. We simply
wrapped our stand with ribbon and secured it with a