Monday, March 23, 2015

Easter Bunny Eggs

Easter is still a few weeks away, but it's not too early to start decorating Easter eggs. The best thing about these bunny eggs is that they require no messy dye. They do require craft glue, though, so it's definitely not a kids-only project.

To make each bunny, glue on wiggle eyes, a pink felt nose (I made mine with a hole punch), small pompom cheeks, and white paper teeth. While the glue dries, make the ears. Lightweight paper actually works better than card stock, I found. For each rabbit, cut a pair of ears that match the color of the egg. The top of the ears should be pointy, but the bottom should have a straight edge that can be folded into a tab for gluing. Cut inner ear pieces from pink paper and glue them to the center of the large ears. 

When the glue is dry on the facial features, use a black fine-tip permanent marker to draw an upper lip. If you want to conceal the top of the teeth, punch two circles from paper and glue them above the lip lines. (I did this for brown rabbit.)

To attach the ears, fold the bottom of the ears back, apply a thick dab of glue to the tabs, and press them into place. I wrapped a rubber band around the eggs to hold the tabs in place while the glue dried.

I would use these eggs for decorations only, not for eating. But if your kids are anything like my daughters were when they were little, that shouldn't be a problem. They didn't like hard-boiled eggs, and they wouldn't eat anything that was "too cute."