Diego Decorative Egg

Diego Decorative Egg

Transform a plastic egg into a familiar friend. Fun fur, felt, and markers are all you'll need.

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Diego Decorative Egg

Craft Features

Allow for Dry Time
You'll need to allow extra time for glue or paint to dry.
Lots for Kids to Do
This craft has plenty of steps kids can do, like tracing, coloring, decorating, and cutting with safety scissors.

Developmental Skills

Create with Us
Create with us skills involve self-expression, experimentation, and imagination through visual arts (like painting and sculpting), dramatic play, cooking, and dance.
Ages: 5-6

Materials

  • Diego Egg Template
  • Brown crayon
  • Red crayon
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue
  • Fine black marker
  • Large plastic orange egg, about 3 1/2 inches tall
  • Fun fur in brown
  • Orange felt or construction paper
  • Green craft foam or construction paper
  • Stapler or clear adhesive tape
Tip: For younger kids, use a larger plastic egg.

Directions

  1. Step 1: For the Face

    Using the Diego Egg Template, have kids cut out the eyes and mouth. Glue them onto the egg. With the black marker, draw eyebrows and a nose.

  2. Step 2: For the hair

    From the fun fur, cut a 4- by 2-inch strip. With scissors, create jagged cuts for the bangs. Glue the hair onto the head, draping it across the top of the egg.

  3. Step 3: For the ears

    From the orange felt, cut two small crescent shapes. Drag their cut edges through a dot of glue and press them onto the side of the egg.

  4. Step 4: For the safari vest

    From green craft foam or construction paper, cut a 1- by 7-inch strip. Cut a small tab at its center (for beneath Diego's chin). Curl the strip and staple or tape it closed. Set Diego in the loop.

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