My kids love decorating eggs for Easter. We’ve dyed eggs, painted them, collaged them, drip dyed them, and more.
But this year I wanted something a little less messy, something nice and easy easy, and something that was lots of fun, so we made some Easter egg people.
This is a super easy, low mess, Easter egg craft which is perfect if you have a group of kids with various ages and skills. Everyone can have a go and make a funny Easter egg person or two.
As soon as my nine year old got wind of my Easter egg people idea he decided they needed hats! So we brainstormed some ideas and came up with some designs for some Easter egg hats and a few added extras just for fun!
Make some Easy Easter Egg People.
If you’d like to make your own Easter Egg people you’ll need:
- Eggs – hard boiled or blown.
- Permanent markers
- An egg carton
- Easter egg hat printables (see below)
- Markers or coloured pencils
- Something to cover your work surface
Our eggs are from our backyard chickens so they are possibly a little larger (and more oddly shaped and coloured) than regular supermarket eggs, but you can use any shape, colour or size of eggs that you like.
If you want to keep your egg people long term, then it’s best to blow your eggs. But if you are working with younger kids then hard boiled eggs are a little more smash resistant and easier for little hands to manage. You can even leave your eggs raw and just crack your people into your next omelette if you don’t want to waste them!
We cut up some egg cartons to make little stands for our egg people so they didn’t roll away while we were working on them. An egg cup would work just as well for this, but make sure you don’t get any permanent marker on it!
To keep it really simple you can just use the permanent markers to draw faces, hair and outfits on your eggs to make fun egg people, or you can add some of our free printable hats and extras!
We came up with five different hat designs and six fun extra accessories. You can print the hats and extras in colour, ready to cut out, put together and pop on your Easter egg people, or you can print them in black and white so you can add your own colours and designs.
These printables are A4 sized pdf files, you will need a pdf reader such as adobe acrobat to open them. If you are printing on US ‘letter sized’ paper be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options.
Please remember that the printables at picklebums.com are for personal use only, you may not sell, share, or link directly to these files.
If you are using the black and white hats then add some colour and fancy designs, then cut out your hats and assemble them. The pirate hat just needs a little glue on each side to hold the front and back together. The rest of the hats can be adjusted to fit the size of your eggs as needed.
Then with the hat on your egg, use the permanent markers to add a face and other features. Don’t forget to glue on some of the printable extras, every chef needs a moustache and every kind needs some sunglasses!
Now you can display your clown, bunny, pirate, king (or queen), and chef Easter egg people!
Or design your own Easter egg people like this colourful chef, Napoleon, the creepiest clown a 6 year old has ever made, and a king with a multicolour magical moustache!
What sort of Easter egg people will you make?
We’d love to see some of your Easter egg people!
If you are looking for some more fun Easter activities try these…