This is an easy craft idea for decorating blown eggs as Humpty Dumpty. Something fun that the kids can do which doesn’t involve chocolate over the Easter period! Best to leave the blowing of the eggs to an adult or older children though as it can be a bit tricky.
Making Humpty Dumpty
I love kids Easter crafts, and as my two children are pre-school age, I have to think of simple crafts that they can get involved in. This is a simply craft idea that is a great rainy day activity at Easter or any other time. I was due to post this over the Easter weekend, but thanks to a power cut courtesy of storm Katie, it’s a bit delayed. This is how we turned 2 blown eggs into Mr and Mrs Humpty Dumpty.
- Small screw
- Masking tape
- Marker pens
- Googley eyes
- Small pom poms
- Pipe cleaners
- First put a pin into the apex (pointy end) of your egg. I find this easier if I wiggled the pin from side to side, and did it over a sink just in case!
- Repeat at the base of the egg.
- Using a small screw with a fine thread placed in the pin prick hole at the base carefully turn the screw to enlarge the hole. You will get a small amount of shell cracking around the opening, but this can be limited by using masking tape (see photos).
- The hole at the base should be large enough to insert a wooden skewer or similar to break up the internal contents to make it easier to remove.
- I used the old fashioned method of literally blowing through the hole at the apex to expel the contents of the egg into a bowl, but you could blow through a straw if you wish.
- Once the eggs have been blown, they need to be rinsed (you may need to blow the water from the egg after) and allowed to dry before they are ready to be decorated.
- We chose to decorate our eggs as Humpty Dumpty. So we started by drawing a waistband around in marker pen. 3 dots of glue were placed onto the egg and 2 googley eyes and a pom pom for a nose were stuck on.
- The mouth and eyebrows/eyelashes were drawn on with marker pen.
- Glue was applied below the waistband and the eggs were dipped in glitter, this step the kids particularly enjoyed!
- The eggs then needed to be left to dry, we left ours for a few hours.
- Whilst drying we fashioned some arms and legs for our Mr and Mrs Humpty Dumpty using coloured pipe cleaners, which we glued into place and left to dry overnight.
- In the morning the Humpty Dumpties were nice and dry and the kids made some walls for them to sit on from building bricks. All ready for the nursery egg decorating competition!