Easter Eggstravaganza: Lions and Leopards and Zebras, oh my!

Can you believe that these high-style eggs started out with a package of tissue paper from a dollar store? Chicks and bunnies might be more typical Easter fare, but these animal-print Jungle Eggs are certainly more sophisticated. For more traditional Easter eggs, substitute Easter print tissue paper or napkins, and wrap your eggs in colorful baker’s twine instead of regular twine. (And don’t forget about the Eggstravaganza giveaway!)

Stylish Safari Eggs made with dollar store tissue paper. Tutorial on CraftsnCoffee.com

Jungle Eggs by Kathleen George.


To make Jungle Eggs, you’ll need:

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 4” eggs
  • Mod Podge
  • Animal print tissue paper
  • Optional: Twine
  • Tools needed: Scissors; chopstick or wooden skewer; wide, soft brush

To make Jungle Eggs:

1. Push a chopstick or wooden skewer into the wide of the egg and use it as a handle.

2. Using the pattern, cut out 6 pieces of tissue paper to cover each egg. Make small snips along the edges of the tissue paper pieces so that the tissue will lay flat against the curved surface of the egg. If possible, make your small cuts following the design lines in order to disguise the cuts.

3. Spread a generous coat of Mod Podge onto a section of the egg.  Place one end of a tissue paper piece at the chopstick and the other end at the top center of the egg. Using your fingertips, lightly smooth the tissue onto the egg, working from the center out.

4. Gently brush a light coat of Mod Podge over the tissue paper to hold it in place.

Cool, jungle eggs made with tissue paper, Mod Podge and Styrofoam eggs. CraftsnCoffee.com

Use this technique with Easter tissue paper if you’d like a more traditional, holiday display.

5. Attach the remaining tissue paper pieces in the same way, slightly overlapping each piece. Let dry.

6. Give the entire egg a second, generous coat of Mod Podge.

7. When dry, remove the chop stick with a gentle twist. Cover the hole with a small piece of tissue paper and Mod Podge.

8. Optional: When dry, tie a length of twine around the middle of an egg.

Kathleen used a similar technique when she made these Safari Deco Spheres.

High style with a dollar store price. Tissue paper decoupage on Styrofoam balls. CraftsnCoffee.com

Safari Deco Spheres by Kathleen George.

How do you plan to decorate eggs this year?

P.S. Check out the Most Eggscellent Prize Package! Don’t miss your chance to win these goodies!

Sweet! Win these goodies during the Easter Eggstravaganza on Crafts 'n Coffee! (Basket not included.) CraftsnCoffee.com.Happy Easter Egg crafting.


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29 Responses to Easter Eggstravaganza: Lions and Leopards and Zebras, oh my!

  1. Sar Tann says:

    This is a great craft idea, it’s so versatile and my kids could do this.

    • Sharon says:

      Let the kids pick out their favorite printed tissue paper at the dollar store, and go to town! Maybe even make the eggs in school colors. That would be fun. Sharon

  2. dani says:

    Love the idea of these!! Très chic!

  3. Denise Royal says:

    I might just have to try this one on some eggs.

  4. Angie Dyer says:

    Safari Eggs are just beautiful! They really match the decor on a coffee table or a fireplace chimney!

  5. Wild thing! You make my heart sing! LOVELOVELOVE these eggs and can’t wait to see hubby’s face when he sees these eggs on Easter morning! Loving the Egg-stravaganza!! See you tomorrow!

  6. studiorose says:

    Wild! I like to combine leopard with rose prints; it’s weird, but it works! I need to check out my tissue stash and work on some eggs!

  7. CraftyB says:

    Ahhh, who doesn’t need a little leopard in their Easter décor. Love it and want to add these eggs to my Easter table. Great idea!

  8. LisaM6 says:

    Jungle theme goes right along with having kids. 🙂 what fun!

  9. Nancy D says:

    We don’t decorate eggs anymore….real eggs that is. I’m thinking I could put together a very interesting Easter basket with all these great egg projects! I also saw in the store recently a dozen of fake eggs that looked like real eggs. I might pick some of those up. They might double for a April Fools prank too 🙂

  10. Diane W. says:

    Love these eggs! Plan on trying some new ideas this year for egg decorating. Please enter me in your egg giveaway.

  11. Debbie Kaste says:

    these eggs are excellent! So different and unique. Thanks for the tutorial. Hope I have time to try making some myself:)

  12. Lorrie Koenig says:

    I like the use of tissue paper on the eggs. You can customize them any way you want!
    Thanks for the great giveaway chance too.

  13. Jessica Weyrowske says:

    These have such a pretty shine on them, they look like they could be ceramic. I’m sure that most people would be surprised that they are made of styrofoam and tissue paper!

  14. Katiria says:

    This year we are going to get plastic eggs and make them funny outfits out of construction paper.

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