Monday, 19 March 2012

Monday Makery - Cosy Eggs for Easter

Easter Sunday is a beautfiul chance to get the family gathered together to celebrate spring. Easter Sunday - 8th March- is less than 3 weeks away and so we have been busy bringing a little Spring cheer into the house. We made these woolen wrapped eggs last year but when I went to pull them out of our Easter box they were a little worse for wear. We wanted to make them again only a little tougher so they could be tossed about and rough handled by little hands and used in Easter games. So rather than as we did previously make them using real eggs we've got a batch of polystyrene eggs which will be strong enough to last year upon year.

Use them for colourful egg and spoon races, decorating the table, hide them in garden to be discovered and collected or play a silly game of boules and see who can roll them for the closest to a prize.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Polystyrene eggs
  • wool
  • PVA glue 
  • paintbrush
  • scissors
  • An eggcup

Here's how:
  1. Take your polystyrene egg and put it into an egg cup to keep it from rolling away.
  2. Take one end of the wool from a ball of string and unravel it so you have a good length to play with. You'll need to keep unraveling the ball later a little as you go.
  3. Using the paintbrush paint a little glue over the top of your egg, take the end of your wool and start to coil it quite snuggly around the top of the egg. This is the trickiest part so you may need to help youger hands to get it right.
  4. Keep on wrapping the wool around the egg brushing on more PVA glue as you go. If it starts to slide a little brush some glue onto your wool to wet it down and help it to adhere a little more.
  5. Once you've finished snip of the end of the wool as close to the egg as you can and leave to dry.
You can decorate them by adding swirls and patterns of wool, ric-rac, sequins and whatever else you'd like to embellish them with. Use as many colours as you can or coordinate them to suit the table decorations.

To see all the Easter crafts and gifts ideas we made last year take a look here.
Have fun!

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