How to Create Easter Egg Animals
Skip the dye and transform your Easter eggs into your favorite creatures using a few craft supplies, and a lot of imagination!
- Dakota Layers Hard-boiled white or brown eggs
- Craft felt or cardstock; suggested colors: dark brown, tan, light pink, white, light blue, gray, and gold glitter (A stiff felt will work better)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Tacky Glue
- Paint brush(es)
- Cotton ball or felt ball for certain animals
- Paint a hard-boiled or hollowed egg yellow
- Fold a piece of felt or card stock in half and cut out a ¼” triangle with the bottom being the fold of the felt/card stock (creating the beak)
- Once egg is dry, paint eyes on.
- Glue beak onto egg
- If desired, add flourishes with either pressed flowers or feathers to the top and side of the egg.
Tips : If your craft felt is too flimsy, you can always spray with a fabric stiffener!
- Cut a set of bunny ears about 2” tall out of gray felt
- Cut out a slightly smaller set of inner bunny ears (around 1 ¾” tall) out of pink or white felt
- Glue the inner ear to the outer ear using tacky glue
- Hot glue the ears to a hard-boiled or hollowed out egg
- Hot glue a cotton ball or felt ball tail to the back of the egg
- Paint or draw a bunny face onto the egg
- Add a cute bit of rosy cheek accent using pink paint or marker
- Paint a light pink oval onto a hard boiled or hollowed out egg
- Cut a set of ¾” rounded edged triangles out of white felt
- Pinch an edge of the triangle to cup the ear a bit and hot glue
- Glue the ears to the side of the egg
- Cut a ½” circle out of pink felt for the lamb tail
- Glue the tail to the back of the egg
- Using black paint or a marker draw the lamb face inside the pink oval
- Paint or dye a hard boiled or hollowed out egg the magical color of your choice (suggestions: pink, teal, purple)… we are using pink
- Cut a set of ½” tall triangles out of pink felt (or the same color you made your egg)
- Cut a set of ¼” tall triangles out of a contrasting color (we went with blue)
- Tacky Glue the smaller triangles to the larger to form the ears
- Cut a 2” tall triangle out of gold glitter cardstock (or whatever you’d like the horn to be)
- Roll the triangle to form the horn and tacky glue to close
- Glue horn and ears to egg
- Paint or draw face onto egg
- For extra flourish, add small flowers or glitter to the unicorn around the ears and horn
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