I had so much fun coming up with some new ways of “hiding” eggs for my family’s Easter Egg Hunt this year. I thought I’d share with you, how to do them. These Dangling Eggs were so darling! It was a little windy and so they lightly fluttered in the wind. All the pretty ribbon bows along the top were fun too!
DANGLING RIBBON EGGS
Easter scrapbook paper
ribbon (mine all differed but were around 24 inches)
Plastic egg that opens length-wise
Double sided tape
1. Print each child’s name onto a piece of cute Easter scrapbook paper (remember to think about what direction the paper should be looked at, when you print your names). I also printed the names upside down, as above. Cut out an up and down flag shape around the names.
2. Fold your flag shape in half to make a crease.
This also shows you how the ribbon gets threaded through the flag shape correctly.5. Fold your flag shape back in half and pull your ribbon through (carefully so that you don’t rip the paper) until the ends are equal. This leaves your ribbon centered.
6. Use double sided tape to tape the flag together.
7. Hold your two ends of ribbon together and place over the opening of one half of your plastic egg (make sure to fill the egg with something first) from top to bottom. Remember to make sure you are using eggs that open top to bottom or it will look funny.
8. Put the other half of the egg on and click it together. I had no problem closing any of my eggs, even with the ribbon at the top and bottom. I liked the placement of the egg to have at least 1/2 an inch of ribbon between the egg and the flag. It had more dangle movement to it this way.
BURIED EASTER EGGS
Easter scrapbook paper
Colored popsicle sticks
Large size plastic easter eggs
Hot glue gun (and Hot glue)
Double sided sticky tape
Drill with small bit
1. Drill a slit along the top of your egg. This should be the size of your popsicle stick. (So hard getting a good picture of this by myself! )2. Push the popsicle stick into the slit you just drilled.3. Hot glue the stick to the egg on the inside of the egg. I actually super glued my sticks on the outside and inside (and my counter top and fingers…I always do when I use super glue…). However, I think hot gluing on the inside might be a better way to go.4. Fill your egg with larger filler.
6. Cut out a side-ways flag shape around the names.
7. Fold flag shape in half to make a crease.
9. Place the top of the popsicle stick part way into the flag. I wanted my flags to stick up higher so I did not want the popsicle stick placed all the way to the top of the flag (as shown in the above picture).
To use this kind of egg you will dig a hole just big enough to place the egg in. Then, you lightly cover the egg with the dirt.
This makes it super easy for children to just pull their egg up by the flag!
I would love to see what you guys do for your Easter Egg Hunts!! I need knew ideas for next year’s hunt!!