DIY Bunny Easter Egg Craft
Easter bunnies are such a big part of Easter decor and why not, they are charming, cute and adorable. Easter egg decorating is a seasonal past time for every family. This craft pairs both Easter bunnies and decorating Easter eggs using natural brown eggs and no food dyes.
My favorite bunnies are the lop-eared bunnies. They are just so sweet with their long floppy ears trailing down. I really would love to have one as a pet, but it wouldn’t be fair to the rabbit because of my much loved dog.
You can either boil the eggs or blow them out. Just remember that there will be glue dots on the exterior of the shells if you decide to make edible bunny eggs.
How to Blow Out Easter Eggs
Blowing out real eggs is very easy, it takes a few steps and you may break a couple of eggs, but it does work well and you don’t need anything special to do it.
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Large sharp darning needle
Juice box straw[/wc_column] [/wc_row]
Wash the eggs, place on a clean towel with the needles, straw, and a bowl.
Firmly grasp the egg. Poke the egg in the pointed end first, apply steady pressure and twist. You will feel the needle slowly grip and then drill through the eggshell. This may take up to a minute or so, so be patient.
Once the small pin breaks the surface, apply tape over the hole. This will help prevent cracking.
Insert the large darning needle. Twirl it around gently and plunge in and out of the egg to break the yoke and sort of scramble the insides.
Using the small pin roughen up the edges enlarging the hole.
Repeat this on the other end.
Now that you have two holes. Cut the juice box straw and use just the little straight part.
Place your egg over the bowl, put the straw over the hole and huff and puff and blow the egg out.
Once this is done, run the egg under the tap to rinse out whatever little may be left inside.
You can then drain your eggs for two days, or do like I did and bake them at 300 F for ten minutes. Let cool.
To Make the Bunny Easter Eggs
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Brown paper and pink paper
Glue dots (or hot glue)
Sharpie pen (optional)
Cut brown and the pink ears using the hand-drawn template. Glue the pink paper to the ear template with the glue stick.
Place your egg pointed side up and fold the ears around the egg so that they “flop”.
Draw a little face on the front of the egg with a pencil. If you want the face to show up more do it first in pencil (it’s carefully erasable) and then with a fine tip Sharpie pen.