Minnie Mouse Easter Egg
Hatching up a brand new egg decorating idea for Easter can be a blast, particularly for a certain mouse with a penchant for polka-dots.
- Hardboiled white egg (or wooden egg), painted black
- Cardboard tissue tube (1 1/2 inches or so in diameter)
- Black craft paint and paintbrush
- Strip of pink polka-dot craft paper (1 1/2- by 5-inches)*
- Glue dots
- Template for Minnie Mouse Easter Egg
- Cardstock, black and white
- Tiny flower sticker
* If you can't find polka-dot paper, you can make your own by using a pencil eraser dipped in craft paint to stamp white dots on plain pink paper.Instructions:
1. Cut a 2-inch section from the cardboard tissue tube, paint it black, and let it to dry.
Note: Another option is to make your own tube by rolling up and stapling a strip of black cardstock.
2. For Minnie's dress, wrap the pink polka-dot craft paper around the bottom of the tube and glue the ends together to hold them in place.
3. Place the painted egg atop the tube, with the narrower end down. Then print the template on a sheet of white cardstock. Cut out the Minnie face and use glue dots to stick the upper portion to the front of the egg, but allow the chin to extend slightly over the outer tube.
4. Use the ear template piece to cut out a pair of Minnie ears from black cardstock. Fold the ear tabs, as shown, and glue them to the top of the egg so that the ears stand upright.
5. Cut out the hat template piece and attach the sticker flower to it. Glue the hat in place to the side of one ear.