How do you like your eggs? We love them dressed up as easy-make
critters ready for Easter fun!

Safety Note: An adult should help children with any crafts that
involve hot water or scissors.

To Make the Bird

You will need:

1 hardboiled egg

Tissue paper

Craft glue

Paint brush

Small plastic container

Black marker

Coloured construction paper

Directions:

1. Squeeze a small amount of glue into the plastic container and
add a teaspoon or two of water. Mix together well with your
brush.

2. Take your tissue paper and rip into little pieces. Then brush
a small section of the egg with glue and place the tissue paper on
top.

3. Work your way around the egg, overlapping the tissue paper as
you go along. Once you place a piece of paper down, dip your brush
into the water and glue mixture and brush on top.

4. Leave an oval shaped space on the egg free of tissue paper
for the birds tummy.

5. Place the egg flat on the portion not covered in tissue paper
and allow to dry (approx. 20 minutes).

6. While the bird is drying, make the wings. Layer a few sheets
of tissue paper on top of each other and trace out the shape of a
wing. Cut along this shape and once the bird dries, glue the wings
into place.

7. To make the eyes, simply use your black marker to make 2
small circles in the front of the egg. Use your coloured
construction paper to cut a small triangle for the beak and two
hearts to attach to the bottom as feet.

To Make the Ladybug

You will need:

1 hardboiled egg

Tissue paper

Craft glue

Paint brush

Small plastic container

Black marker

Black paint and paint brush

Coloured construction paper

Cotton ball or craft pom pom

Silver craft wire or pipe cleaner

Directions:

1. Squeeze a small amount of glue into the plastic container and
add a teaspoon or two of water. Mix together well with your
brush.

2. Take your tissue paper and rip into little pieces. Then brush
a small section of the egg with glue and place the tissue paper on
top.

3. Work your way around the egg, overlapping the tissue paper as
you go along. Once you place a piece of paper down, dip your brush
into the water and glue mixture and brush on top.

4. Once you’re done, allow the egg to dry (approx. 20 minutes).
Take your craft pom pom, cut it in half, paint it black and allow
it to dry as well.

5. Once the egg is dry, glue the pom pom half to the front for
the ladybugs head. Take the craft wire or pipe cleaner and fold in
half. Glue it into place behind the ladybug’s head.

6. Finally, with the black marker, draw a line down the middle
of the egg and small circles to make the spots.

To Make the Bunny

You will need:

1 hardboiled egg

Food colouring

Coloured construction paper

Food colouring (available in the baking aisle of grocery
stores)

Scissors

Black marker

Cotton ball or craft pom pom

Craft glue

Directions:

1. Pour about 1/4 of a teaspoon of food colouring into a bowl
and add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar and 3/4 cup of a cup of hot
water. Slowly place the egg into this mixture and allow it to soak
until it has changed to your desired colour. Remove from the bowl
and allow to dry.

2. Take your cotton ball or pom pom and cut off a small amount
for the bunny’s nose and a larger amount for the tail. Roll the
cotton around in your hands to make it into a round shape.

3. Use a little craft glue to attach the tail and nose to the
front and back of the bunny. With your black marker, make two small
circles above the nose for eyes.

4. To make the bunny’s ears, simply fold your construction paper
in half and cut out a rounded triangle shape. Fold the bottom of
each ear to make a little flap. Add some glue to each flap and
attach to the top of the egg.