Quick & Easy Easter Egg Buddies
Easter is right around the corner and is my favorite holiday of all! I’m not sure what it is that I love the most about Easter. Maybe it’s the memories of getting new shoes, dresses, and Easter bonnets as a kid. I do love to dress up. Or perhaps it’s the Mini Cadbury Eggs and Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs I get to consume this time of year and the fact that the weather is starting to change and we can go outside again without freezing to death. Whatever it is, I just find this time of year to be a happy time that brings a smile to my face.
Today, we are making some simple decorated plastic eggs — perfect for all the little people in your life. You’ll need large plastic eggs (the ones that are bigger than a regular egg), glue, paper, and a fine tip sharpie marker. For each egg there may be one of two other optional additions that are listed below. You’ll also need a paper cutter and scoring board if you have one. If not scissors will do.
One large orange plastic Easter egg
- (3) 1/2″ x 4.5″ strips of green paper
Score all three strips 1/8 of an inch on both sides.
Take two of the strips and glue them together at one end overlapping their 1/8″ tabs that you scored. Take your third strip and fold its tabs inward and glue them together. Glue over where you’ve glued the two strips together.
Glue to the top middle of your Easter egg, rounded egg side up.
Fold the last two 1/8″ tabs and glue to the sides to finish off your carrot.
One large plastic pink Easter egg
- Inner Ear: 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ strip
- score @ 1/8″, 4″, 4 1/4″, & 8 1/4″
- Outer Ear: 1/2″ x 9.5″
- score @ 1/8″, 4 5/8″, 4 7/8″, & 9 1/4″
- Base: 1/2″ x 6″
- Feet: (2) 3/4″ x 3 1/2″
- Arms: 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
Glue the inner ear to the outer ear at the scored ends and middle. Glue the ears to the egg just like you did with the carrot. Glue the middle point to the top of the egg. Then fold the end tabs in and glue them to the sides of the center tab.
Next, take the base and glue the ends together to make a circle. Glue the ends of your feet together and then over lap them slightly at the edges. Put your egg on top of the base and glue the overlapped piece of the feet to the underside of your egg.
Glue the end of each arm together and glue to the sides of your egg.
To finish him (or her) off add a pom-pom tail, draw a face, and add a hair bow or bow tie. Fill with candy and give to someone special.
One large yellow plastic Easter egg
- Base: 1/2″ x 6″
- Wings: (2) 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
- Feet: (2) 3/4″ x 1.5″
- Beak: 3/4″ x 1.5″
Take your base and glue the ends together to make a circle. Take your feet and round the edges on one end. Cut out two small triangles.
Set your egg on top of the base. Keeping the base in place glue the feet onto the bottom of the egg.
Glue the ends of the wings together and glue to the sides of the egg.
Take your beak and score it at 3/4″. Fold in half. Cut the ends at an angle to make a diamond shape. Glue in place.
Add a face, a small feather on top, or any other embellishments as you see fit.
Blue large plastic Easter egg
One or two cotton ball
- Base: 1/2″ x 6″
- Ears: (2) 1/4″ x 1 1/2″
- Legs: (2) 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
- Score @ 1 1/2″ & 2″
- Arms: (2) 1/4″ x 3″
- Score @ 1 3/8″ & 1 5/8″
Glue the ends of your base into a circle. Color the scored section plus 1/8″ up on both sides of your score line to make the lamb’s hoof. Fold the scored lines and glue the ends together.
Place your egg on the base. Glue the legs onto the bottom of the egg while holding the base in place.
Repeat the same steps with the arms and glue in place on the sides of your egg.
Next we will do your lamb’s wool and ears. Take your cotton ball and pull off a small piece. Glue it onto the top of your egg. Glue the ends of your ears together and place towards the front on both sides of your lamb slightly hiding under the wool.
Continue adding more cotton ball wool along the bottom half of your egg. Make sure to not go above the eggs opening. Add a face and any other embellishments you might fancy. I used paint and a pencil eraser for his cheeks.
Wow, that was long and a lot of photos. I hope they are easy to follow. If you have any questions place leave a comment or shoot me an e-mail and I’d be happy to walk you through it.