This is a fun craft for Easter and a great project to make with kids. Use our templates to transform plain eggs into adorable chicks and bunnies.
1. Dye the Eggs
Wash and hard-boil your white eggs in salty water. Remove them from the pot and dry.
Place one colour tablet in each cup. I used yellow for the chicken and blue (and green) for the bunny. Add two to three tablespoons of vinegar in each cup. Now, dilute each colour tablet in half a cup (150 ml) of hot water. Mix until the tablet is completely dissolved and the water is coloured.
Using a spoon, carefully dip the hard-boiled eggs in the dye. Dip them one by one. Make sure they are fully immersed and covered with the coloured water.
Leave them in the dye for three to five minutes. If you're after an intense colour, leave the eggs in a little longer.
Now gently pat the eggs dry with a towel to prevent drops destroying the even colour. Place them carefully on the stand and leave them to dry completely. I am using here the stand from my fridge, but if you want to avoid getting it painted you can also create a base for your eggs just by cutting the bottom of a paper egg box. You can check step 9 of this tutorial where I have prepared an egg stand using this method.
2. Make the Chicken
Choose a sheet of origami paper with a cute yellow pattern. Then print out the template on the back side of the paper. You only need to print the upper part of the template, with all the shapes for the chicken.
Use scissors or a precision knife to cut out the first shape of the template (1). This will form the base.
Before cutting the two vertical lines on the sides of the strip, wrap the strip around the egg and check if the length of the strip corresponds to the size of your egg. The measured perimeter of the egg should correspond to the length of the strip from cut to cut and not from edge to edge. You need to measure the perimeter of the egg at its base. Normally, it will be fine as it is, but since eggs vary in size, just check to make sure. If necessary, adjust the size of the strip and the position of the cuts accordingly.
Once the strip of paper with the legs is cut out, place it on your working surface with the white side facing down. Fold the legs upwards along the dotted line and crease well.
Bring the two ends of the paper strip together and form a tube. Place one end inside the other through the two lateral cuts.
Add some craft glue underneath the two ends and glue them to the rest of the strip to keep the tube firmly in place.
Cut out the wings of the chicken (shapes 2 and 3). Cut along the solid line.
Once the two shapes are cut out, place them on the working surface with the white side facing up.
Fold along the dotted lines and create the two tabs you will use to glue the wings on the egg.
Add some glue on the tab of the first wing.
Place the wing on one side of the egg and glue in place.
Now glue the second wing on the other side of the egg.
Transform Plain Eggs into Cute Chicks & Bunnies for Easter
Are you after a fun Easter decoration idea? Grab a few eggs and transform them into chickens and bunnies with some colorful patterned paper.