Easter Egg Tutorial – Animal Farm Style

Here’s a unique, budget-friendly way to create the cutest eggs around. Forget the messy dyes and expensive craft kits. With just a few materials that can be found at home, you can create your very own Easter egg animal farm! All you’ll need are some eggs, cotton balls, construction paper or felt, pipe cleaners, glue, scissors and a sharpie. Use clean, dry, room-temperature eggs for the best results.

Remember, there’s no right or wrong way to make these decorations. Use your imagination and come up with variations to your own Easter egg animal farm!

Lamb:

  • Small cotton balls (fur)
  • White felt or construction paper (ears)
  • 2 pieces of pipe cleaner (1” long for legs)
  • Sharpie (eyes, mouth)
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Glue the small cotton balls all over the egg, leaving enough space for the face. Glue on the ears, and use a sharpie to draw on the eyes and mouth. Fold the 2 pieces of pipe cleaner in half to create a “V” shape. Attach them to the bottom of the egg to create the front and back legs, and you’re done!

Rabbit:

  • White felt or construction paper (ears, teeth, feet)
  • Pipe Cleaner (1” long for whiskers)
  • 1 small cotton ball (tail)
  • Pink felt or construction paper (nose, inside of ears)
  • Sharpie (eyes)
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Glue the pink felt (or construction paper) onto the white felt (or construction paper) to make rabbit ears. Secure them to the top of the egg. Attach the rabbit feet to the bottom. Then glue the nose, whiskers, and teeth onto the center of the egg. Draw in the eyes to complete the face, and glue the cotton ball to the back of the egg to make a tail. That’s it!

Pig:

  • 3 pieces of pipe cleaner (1” long for legs, tail)
  • Pink felt or construction paper (nose, ears)
  • Sharpie (eyes)
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Cut out a pink circle, and draw nostrils on it to make a nose. Attach the nose and ears to the egg. Twist 1 piece of pipe cleaner to make a pig tail and place it on the back of the egg. Fold 2 pieces of pipe cleaner in half to create a “V” shape. Attach them to the bottom of the egg to create the front and back legs. Draw in some eyes, and you’re done!

Rooster:

  • Orange construction paper or felt (beak, feet)
  • Red construction paper or felt (rooster comb)
  • White construction paper or felt (wings)
  • Sharpie (eyes)
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Attach the comb, beak, wings and feet to the egg. Draw in some eyes, and voilà!

Dog: 

  • Brown felt or construction paper (ears, tail)
  • 2 pieces of pipe cleaner (1” long for legs)
  • Sharpie (eyes, nose, mouth)
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Attach the ears and tail to the egg. Fold the 2 pieces of pipe cleaner in half to create a “V” shape. Attach them to the bottom of the egg to create the front and back legs. Draw in the eyes, nose, and mouth. Easy peasy!

Cow:

  • Black felt or paper (ears, tail)
  • Pink felt (nose)
  • 2 pieces of pipe cleaner (1” long for legs)
  • 2 pieces of pipe cleaner (1/4” long for horns)
  • Sharpie (nose, eyes)
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Cut out a pink circle, and draw nostrils on it to make a nose. Cut 2 short pieces of pipe cleaner to make horns. Attach the ears, nose, horns and tail to the egg. Draw in the eyes and cow spots. To reduce smudging, hold the egg in a towel while you work. Fold 2 pieces of pipe cleaner in half to create a “V” shape. Attach them to the bottom of the egg to create the front and back legs. Presto! You’ve got yourself an adorable cow.

Make one, some, or all of these cute farm animals. This is an eggxellent, budget-friendly family project that will remind you that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a lot of fun.