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.)
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:
1. 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.
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.
P.S. Have you seen our Most Eggsellent Prize Package? Be sure to check it out and see how you might win!