Goofy Easter Egg
Adorned with a bright green fedora and long floppy ears, this Easter decoration is not only dawggone cute, it also gives new meaning to Goofy's reputation for being a bit of an egghead.
- Hardboiled white egg (or wooden egg), painted black
- Cardstock (white, light orange or tan, and black)
- Craft paper (blue and purple)
- Glue dots
- Template for Goofy Easter Egg
- Wooden candle cup, about 1 1/2 inch tall, (sold in craft stores)
- Green craft paint and paintbrush
- Three short strands of black string or yarn
1. Roll an 8 1/2- by 2-inch piece of beige or golden brown cardstock into a tube, making the diameter just wide enough for the narrower end of the egg to nestle in. Staple the tube where the paper overlaps. Wrap the lower tube with blue paper for Goofy's pants. Then wrap a purple strip of paper three quarters of the way around the upper tube for a vest.
2. Set the egg atop the tube. Print the template on white cardstock and cut out the pieces. Use the muzzle piece to cut out the same shape from light orange or tan cardstock. Glue the nose onto the muzzle and then draw on a mouth. Glue the muzzle to the bottom of the eye piece.
3. Glue the eye portion of the assembled face piece to the front of the egg, but leave the muzzle free to overlap the outer tube slightly.
4. Use the ear template piece to cut out a pair of Goofy ears from black cardstock. Fold the ear tabs, as shown, and glue them to the sides of the egg.
5. For Goofy's hat, turn the wooden candle cup upside down and paint it green. Glue a thin strip of black cardstock around the bottom of the hat. Gather the strands of string or yarn in a bunch, knot them together at one end, and then stick the knot to the inside of the hat with a glue dot. Stick the hat in place atop the egg with the loose string ends sticking out.