06 April 2015

Mini Makes #5 - Decorated Eggs for Easter

The main Easter celebrations may be done and dusted for another year but that doesn't mean the fun activities can't continue! Decorating eggs is quite a traditional idea to enjoy for this occasion and the Mini Mes have put a modern twist on this by making theirs based upon some of their favourite movies - Despicable Me and Home! 






You will need
Eggs
Glue
Tissue paper
Scissors
Googly eyes
Pen/Paint



Method
  • Bring a pan of water to the boil and add your eggs. Leave them to cook for 8 minutes until they are hard boiled and then remove them from the heat to cool completely. Dispose (or eat!) any with cracked/damaged shells as you won't be able to decorate those.
  • Once cold, coat in glue and add strips of either yellow, purple or pink tissue paper, depending on which egg you are recreating, until the egg is fully covered. Add extra glue on top of the paper to smooth out any lumps and bumps or dry patches. Leave to dry. This provides a far better and longer lasting finish than felt tips will provide.
  • For the purple minion glue on strips of paper to make wild hair and add an eye before drawing/painting on a mouth.
  • For the yellow minion glue on the eyes and draw/paint on a mouth and hair plus any extra features you wish e.g glasses.
  • For Oh glue on a strip of blue tissue paper around the widest part of the egg with a purple circle in the centre before rolling up 8 small rolls of  pink tissue paper and attaching these as arms and legs. Roll two further pieces up and twist these around to form a snail shell design and glue to the side of the head area in the position of ears. For the eyes, glue on two tiny white circular pieces of tissue paper before drawing on pupils and draw/paint on a mouth.
You can keep them inside the egg box to display them or make your own stand to prevent them from getting damaged - being the shape they are they will roll around! 

Jamster's Home egg actually won him a prize in the school's competition!


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33 comments :

  1. Awe these are so cute ... Agent M is Minion daft so he'll definitely love these :) Thanks for hosting xxx

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  2. They are cute, pinned for next year!

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  3. Fantastic and love the colours. Reminds me we have not done this yet this year and will keep the children busy - thanks.

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  4. These look amazing, we'll have to try them out. :)

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  5. gonna bookmark this for the next school holiday.

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  6. Margaret Clarkson
    Great post. We used to make these at primary school, I remember decorating and egg like a person in an easter bonnet.

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  7. They look great and We love minions so will definately be trying to recreative that egg thanks x

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  8. What fun! Our middle little person particularly enjoys crafty activities so we can have a try at these. Thank you!

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  9. These look great - my son would love the minion!

    ashleigh

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  10. showed my son - he loved them

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  11. Good ideas, art work. Not really planned for Easter as yet.

    Rachel Craig

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  12. they are awesome! I really adore making crafts with Sophie

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  13. Love these, we'll definitely give them a go!

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  14. great activity for the easter school holidays

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  15. Love these, they are great

    Kirsty Fox

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  16. I am so making these with my little one!Totally cool x

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  17. Fab! It has reminded me to start gathering crafty bits and bobs before Easter.

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  18. Its great what you can do with tissue paper

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  19. Never thought to make something like this, great idea!

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  20. really creative - love the minions :)

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  21. These look fab! We spent bank holiday at the seaside, although the weather let us down slightly :(

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  22. Good ideas, the children enjoy decorating eggs as Easter.

    Rachel Craig

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