Easter Egg Heads
By: Amanda Formaro
Age: 5 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
Bring out a young crafter's creativity with these Easter egg heads. Kids think the wiggle eyes are especially funny.
What you'll need:
- Boiled or homemade chocolate Easter eggs (see tips below)
- 3-D paint or glitter glue, in a variety of colors (we used Tulip brand paint)
- White craft glue
- Wiggle eyes, in any size
- Cooling rack or film canister lids
- Mini bowl (optional)
- Tweezers (optional)
- Ice pick (if using chocolate Easter eggs)
- Empty egg cartons (if using chocolate Easter eggs)
- Shoestring liquorice, small mints and sucking candies, etc. for face (if using chocolate Easter eggs)
How to make it:
If using homemade chocolate Easter eggs:
- Click here for directions on how to make chocolate Easter eggs.
- You will need the eggs to dry after you decorate them. In order to allow for the chocolate eggs to dry with the lollipop sticks, use the ice pick to poke a hole in the parts of the egg carton that stick up (the sections in the middle that partition off the egg cups). You can then place the stick through this hole to allow your decorative egg to dry.
- After chocolate eggs are dried and de-shelled, melt a small amount of chocolate wafers and use the chocolate as the "glue" to add on the candy pieces to construct the face. Use shoestring liquorice for hair and a smile.
If using boiled eggs:
You will need to decorate only one side of the egg at a time. Let the eggs dry either on egg cartons turned upside down, on a cooling rack or film canister lid. Decorate other side when first side is dry.
- Place egg into an empty egg carton for stability.
- Use glitter glue or 3-D paint to "draw" on hair. (See photo.) This will need to dry for several hours.
- If you wish to add a bow, place a small construction paper or ribbon bow into the 3-D paint or glitter glue hair before it dries all the way. (See photo.)
- Decide where you want to place the wiggle eyes and glue them in place. (See photo.)
- Add a nose by gluing on a miniature pom pom. (See photo.)
- Draw on a mouth with a marker.
- Place on a decorative plate, an Easter basket, or make an arrangement for your table. (See photo.)
- Glitter glue can drip if you use too much. Keep an eye on it as it dries in case you need to push it up a little with your finger.
- Another alternative for the hair would be to glue a little Easter grass to the tops of the eggs. This is a bit more difficult and is better suited for older children.
- For a cute holder, when finished with the empty egg carton, cut out an egg cup and paint it whatever color you wish to hold your egg head.
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