Peek-a-boo Easter Egg
What you will make:
See how easy and fun it is to decorate the inside of an Easter egg.
Lots of odds and ends can be used to make these eggs. With a little
help from an adult or teen
to do the snipping, children can make unique creations as an
extra-special Easter treat.
Related crafts: To color your eggs, see the
Basic Egg Dyeing and the
Marbled Eggs projects. For tiny Easter images to put
inside your peek-a-boo egg, see the
Easter Egg Holders project.
Here's what you need:
- Raw eggs
- Strong needle or pushpin
- Manicure or other small scissors
- Yarn or rick-rack
- Tiny plastic animals or cutouts
- White glue
- Fun tack or floral clay
- Optional: Cotton balls, Easter grass and other
odds and ends
This project is rated AVERAGE to do.
How to Make Peek-a-boo Easter Eggs
Read all of the steps before starting.
- Step 1: Prepare Eggs
With a strong needle or a pushpin, poke a hole in the end of a
raw egg. Use small scissors to snip a hole into the egg—about as large as a
nickel. Empty the contents of the egg, rinse it and allow to dry.
Tip: If you like, color the eggs. See the
Basic Egg Dyeing and
Marbled Eggs projects for ideas.
- Step 2: Finish Hole
To strengthen the hole and tidy it up a bit, glue a round or two
of yarn or rick-rack around the edge of the hole.
Tip: The flower background and the bunnies in
the sample egg are cutouts from the
Easter Egg Holders craft project.
- Step 3: Make a Scene
Now the rest is up to the imagination! Make the inside of the egg
into a scene using tiny plastic animals or tiny cutouts stuck into
some fun tack or floral clay in the bottom of the egg. Use bits of
cotton and Easter grass glued inside the egg to enhance your scene.
Tip: You may find it easier to stick cutouts
into the clay if they are first glued to cardstock and/or broken
Tip: For a nice look, add rick-rack around the
hole and more around the egg's middle. The flower cutouts inside
this egg were made with tiny rubber stamps.
- Step 4: Finish
The outside of the egg can be left plain or be decorated with
stickers or markers. To display the egg, make a holder by gluing a 6"
by ¼" strip of paper into a ring; or, make one of Aunt Annie's
Easter Egg Holders.
That's it! Your peek-a-boo Easter
egg is complete!
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