This Little Piggy….Easter Egg Idea
Published July 19, 2012
Kids love to decorate eggs at Easter. There are so many ways to brighten up ordinary eggs with various painting techniques, adhesives and other creative ideas to transform your eggs into masterpieces.
This year why not create a pog of piglet eggs for your Easter table? These little guys are very easy to assemble and the kids will love them. Try colouring your eggs in various shades of pink to make them all a little different and be sure to wear rubber gloves when colouring the eggs.
- 1 egg colouring kit (available at grocery stores)
- Rubber gloves
- Newspaper and paper towels
- Pink tissue paper
- Pink wire (or pink embroidery thread)
- Pink pipe cleaners
- Tacky craft glue or glue gun
- Black felt pen
- Pink button
Most of the above materials are available at craft stores and pharmacy outlets. You may also be able to find some of the materials at the grocery store.
Begin by hard-boiling your eggs and letting them cool.
Once the eggs have cooled down set up your colouring kit on the newspaper. Place your eggs into the pink colour and let set until the desired shade is achieved. Let dry.
Cut out the small, pink ears and set aside. The pipe cleaners may be cut into 2” pieces and you will require 2 for each egg. Glue the button to the small end of the egg and let dry. Use your black felt pen to draw on the eyes and glue the ears to the top of the head. Cut a piece of wire 1 “ long and twirl end. Poke one end of the wire into the back end of the egg to form the tail.
Fold your piece of pipe cleaner in half and repeat on the other piece. Place your pig on top of the two pieces of pipe cleaner to make it look like the piglet is splayed out on its feet. Repeat with the remaining eggs.
For a centerpiece, place eggs on coloured grass or in small baskets at each place setting.