Christmas Egg Heads

Our school ran a competition to make a Christmas tree decoration for a competition school this year, this is what I made.

My idea was very simple, I used some of our left over plastic easter eggs and covered them with white acrylic paint to make a good base for drawing on. I guess you could paper mache them too, but paint worked quite well.

egg

The I used sharpies to draw the characters on. So far I’ve made a snowman and a penguin, but I also want to do Santa, an elf, a robin, an angel, christmas pudding, reindeer.

I used my glue gun to swirl a pipe cleaner on the top with a sparkly pom pom to make a wooly hat. You could probably do something similar with an old sock or piece of fabric too or some of those cute hats you get on the smoothie bottles too!

pom-poms

Then the little dangly legs are simply a piece of thread or elastic with some beads, it really doesn’t matter what size or colour, just make sure they are long enough so they dangly well. These were glued inside the top of the egg.

beads

You can then customise and decorate them however you like, I added a little bow to the penguin, but you could just rummage in your craft supplies for anything like buttons, bells, sequins whatever would make your decoration unique.

You could add a loop to hang on a tree, but I quite like them sat down with their legs dangling over the shelf. I think they look really cute and easy for children of all ages to make. I’ll definitely be trying some more characters!