The boys are getting older and I think they might have grown out of the traditional basket, big morning hunt type of thing. But I love Easter crafting so I thought I’d try to make up some sort of an Easter egg that they would love and right now they dig weird, scary and gross things. I blame Goosebumps. But at least they love to read!
So, thinking up all of the weird or gross things I came upon aliens. That is a big topic right now, as is Big Foot, although only one of the boys believes in him and the other has nothing but contempt for the “SO NOT REAL!!!” very hairy guy. Since we can all agree on aliens, to some degree, (“it can be an alien life form even if it’s just a spore.” <— freaking smart kid) that’s what I decided to go with.
Now these are unintentionally way gross. I’m going to be honest and say I don’t like these and I thought they were a fail but I was told otherwise so here we are… Ew. Good news is these are crazy easy to make and if you can trust your kids with low temperature hot glue they can make these themselves.
For this project you will need:
- Plastic, dyeable Easter eggs <– this is what they look like but get them at Walmart or Michaels for $2-3
- Acrylic paint & brushes
- Paper towels
- Low temperature hot glue
- Business card, gift card, etc.
Take a variety of acrylic paints in the same color family and paint your eggs haphazardly. I used a true green, metallic green and mint green.
Use a paper towel to rub the paint in.
Repeat if you want darker eggs (like the second one, there). Good news is that you don’t have to wait for these to dry since we essentially dried them off with a paper towel so go ahead and plug in that glue gun and let’s move on…
Apply hot glue in blobs…
…dab the still warm glue with the card, pulling the glue upward so that it spikes and coils and all of that good business.
It’s good to have at least 2 eggs to work with in rotation. Let the glue dry in the section you just worked on and tackle the next egg. Keep switching off until the whole egg is covered.
And that’s all there is to this totally nasty Easter egg DIY that I have been promised is –> the BOMB dot COM :)