Easter Eggstravaganza Week: Easter eggs gone wild! Today’s tutorials: Safari Eggs & Feather Eggs

Who says Easter eggs have to be sweet & pastel? We’re taking a walk on the wild side today for these two Easter egg craft ideas – Animal Print Safari Eggs and Feather Eggs. Because these Easter egg designs are a little out of the ordinary, you can display them all year long and they’ll never look out of season. Enjoy! (And don’t forget to answer today’s question for another chance to win our Most Eggsellent Prize Package.)

Easter egg crafts made with ribbons

Animal Print Safari Eggs designed by Kathleen George.

To make an Animal Print Safari Egg, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM Brand Foam: 4” egg
  • Tissue paper, one piece
  • Animal print ribbon, 1-1/2 yd x 1-3/8” (for one egg)
  • Rubber bands, three
  • Thick white craft glue
  • Mod Podge, matte finish
  • Tools needed: Pencil; scissors; paintbrush; chopstick or wooden skewer; straight pins

To make an Animal Print Safari Egg:

make ribbon covered eggs1. Wrap three rubber bands around the egg, stretched end to end, and spaced equally around the egg. The rubber bands will divide the egg into six lengthwise, equal sections. Place a small piece of tissue paper over one section and trace along the outer edges of the rubber bands. This will be your pattern piece. Cut it out and test fit it around the egg, making sure it will fully cover. If needed, adjust your pattern.

2. Using your pattern, cut out six pieces of ribbon. Make tiny snips along the edges of each pattern piece, which will help fit the ribbon flat against the egg.

3. Insert a chopstick or skewer into the middle of the large end of the egg; this will serve as your handle.

4. Remove rubber bands from the egg, and spread glue on the egg, one section at a time. Smooth ribbon pieces onto egg. Add a dab more glue along the edges, if needed, and insert pins to hold the ribbon in place till the glue dries.

5. Place handle in a container – glass, vase, etc., and let the egg dry.

6. Brush on a generous coat of Mod Podge. Let dry.

You might also want to “feather your nest” with these beautiful Feather Eggs. You can catch the tutorial on StyrofoamCrafts.com, and the photo will take you there.

how to make feather eggs

Feather Eggs designed by Kathleen George.

For today’s question, we’re going to switch gears from the great outdoors to the shopping mall. I’m curious to know where you shop for your craft supplies? Do you shop at one of the national chains, or are you lucky enough to have a neighborhood craft store? Or, do you shop online for craft supplies? Please share.

Happy crafting!


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24 Responses to Easter Eggstravaganza Week: Easter eggs gone wild! Today’s tutorials: Safari Eggs & Feather Eggs

  1. These are so cool. Very unique and and fun. Great job!

  2. Plaid Crafts says:

    These are great 🙂

  3. Peach Lee says:

    I tend to shop on-line; it’s easier to find exactly what I’m searching for. On rare occasion and with quick needs, I will shop at Michaels or Jo-Ann’s with coupons in tow. Most all the independent shops in the bigger cities have phased out or have gone online. It’s been difficult for them to compete with chain stores like Michaels and Jo-Ann’s…especially in times of depressed economy. The economy is finally pulling out of the slump, though! Yahoo! xOx Peach

  4. Peach Lee says:

    The feather eggs really tickle my fancy! *Ü* x0x Peach

  5. Sharon says:

    Hooray for the coupons (and free shipping!).

  6. Donna O'Neil says:

    I shop online or at Micheal’s and Joanne’s. Depends on the coupon.

  7. Melle Eldridge says:

    We only have big chains here. And pretty much only Joanna and Michael’s. 😦 I do a lot of shopping online if i have managed to prepare ahead of time. Pinterest has helped a LOT with thinking ahead! I have also watched my local freecycle! A lot of people with occasionally clean out their stash or move and then their craft supplies are up for grabs and free! That’s been a huge blessing!

    • Melle Eldridge says:

      And I have to tell you, it might be after Easter before I get to it, but my sil is crazy for animal prints! I’m going to have to make her animal print and feather eggs so she’ll have them next year!

      • Sharon says:

        I’m so glad you’re inspired, Melle. I think that both the animal print eggs and feather eggs can be displayed year round, so if you don’t get to them for a few weeks, it will be o.k. Do share photos of your projects when you’re done! Thanks for following along, too. Sharon

  8. Jennifer H says:

    I have a JoAnn Superstore in Pensacola and I LOVE it!! That’s where I get most of my supplies!

  9. Lisa M says:

    I like to shop at my local scrapbook store, then Joann’s and Michaels.
    Love the wild eggs today.

  10. Mary Lou says:

    i frequently shop at reuse stores like Value Village and Salvation Army. In retail chains, its Fabricland, Walmart and Zellers. Favourite local craft stores are: Fifth and Fraser and Three Gables.

  11. I mostly shop at Joann Fabrics store.

  12. Geri Johnson says:

    Hi Sharon! My personal craft shopping tri-fecta is/are: Michael’s, Hobby Lobby & Joann Fabrics. I can spend hours and hours in those stores especially Hobby Lobby! I used to buy beads/jewelry supplies on line when I was in my jewelry making phase. I used to buy from a local candle/soap making shop when I was in my candle making phase–I spent many hours sniffing tiny bottles of scents. I like to look at online stores for craft supplies but I usually buy locally cuz when the crafting bug hits I gotta do it right now! I do buy craft books from Amazon – I usually try to buy from their used book sections cuz craft books are usually expensive but I love looking at them for inspiration and ideas & when I’m cleaning out my bookshelves & donating books to the library or friends I never never never part with a craft book!

  13. ambjer s. says:

    I mostly buy yarn for my projects online, but for other craft projects I will usually go to Michael’s.

  14. Denise Royal says:

    I usually shop at Hobby Lobby and JoAnn’s just like Anne. Gotta love those coupons.

  15. Lisa M says:

    Those are so wild. 🙂
    What a fun project.

  16. Hélène says:

    C’est vraiment superbe

  17. Sar Tann says:

    I shop at small local, privately owned craft shops. They always have really neat thing’s that I’ve never seen before . I also shop at Joann’s, Micheal’s,online,Home Depot, costume supply and Florist shops ( Awesome place to shop BTW) and any place that has a craft section. lolol

  18. annehaun says:

    I shop at Hobby Lobby and JoAnns for most of my supplies – Walmart sometimes has what I need – have not tried online shopping yet.

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