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Cute Woodland Animal Easter Eggs

What's that hiding in the bushes? It's a congregation of cute forest critters! Think: itty-bitty birds, foxes, squirrels, and bunnies. Kids will love making their features: beady eyes and funny noses, and adults will adore them too.

Photography: Manal Aman for photography

Source: Martha Stewart

Introduction

Don’t miss out: Get Martha’s Guide to Easter Eggs—it’s the exclusive resource for tutorials, tips, and decorating ideas.

 

Emptying eggs lets you save your creations for next year! To blow out an egg, pierce the egg at both ends with a utility knife, widening one hole. Poke a straightened paper clip through wide hole; stir yolk. Place a syringe into the smaller hole and squeeze. The contents will pour out, producing a hollow egg. Watch our 1-minute video for the quick tutorial on how to blow out an egg. And for drying your painted eggs, a drying pin-board makes for even drying and quick cleanup.

materials

  • Eggs (hard-boiled or blown out)

  • Craft paint in light blue, reddish-orange, brown, and black

  • Paintbrush

  • Glue

  • Construction paper in yellow, white, black and light pink

steps

  1. Apply three coats of acrylic paint to make a light blue egg, a reddish-orange egg, and a brown egg. Leave the last egg white. Let dry.

  2. Use construction paper to cut out facial features. To make a blue bird, cut out a beak from yellow paper. To make a fox, cut out two petal-like shapes in white paper and cut out a nose from black paper. To make a squirrel, cut out a nose from black paper and teeth from white paper. To make a bunny, cut out a nose and ears from pink paper.

  3. Glue all paper details to eggs with a paintbrush.

  4. Add eyes to eggs with black paint.

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