Shut the front door! Look at these adorable woodland animal Easter eggs. After the “aww” sounds stop, let’s make some together. They’re so easy and just a smidge addictive to make because we give you the templates for all of it!
Adorable Easter Egg Crafts
We’re no stranger to fun Easter crafts here on Ruffles and Rain Boots but let me just say – these might be my favorite… Or these story stones.
Either way, these easy woodland animal Easter eggs will be an amazing addition to your Easter tree or Spring decor.
And they don’t require an art degree or a lick of painting talent to make. #winning
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Supplies for Woodland Animal Easter Eggs
- Wooden or paper mache Easter eggs (get them here now)
- Free printable template for woodland animal add-ons
- Acrylic paint and brush (a medium or small tip works well)
- Cardstock scraps (you don’t need much)
- Pencil, paint pens or markers, scissors, glue gun, and glue
Easter Egg Animals Instructions
Friends, this craft couldn’t be more simple. Because the details are kept to a minimum and we’re providing a template (in the supplies list), there are no artistic skills required to pull off this fun Easter craft.
Step 1: Base Coat
First, give each egg a base coat (it might take more than one coat). If you’re creating these with kids, base coat the day before to make sure they can get started quickly.
Step 2: Print, Cut, and Prepare Paper Animal Pieces
Print off the template and cut each piece out. Trace the template pieces on color coordinating cardstock and cut out. Use the school glue to glue together the ear sections and let dry.
On the cardstock pieces, add the following embellishments with markers or paint:
- Owl – bumps for feathers
- Skunk – paint a white stripe on a black cardstock (or reverse)
- Beaver – draw cross-hatching on the beaver’s adorable little tail (I pick favorites, obviously)
Step 3: Paint Animal Markings
While the paper pieces are drying, paint a face and belly onto each of the Easter eggs (use the photos as a guide). Note: this might require 2 coats of paint, depending on the color and thickness, but it dries quickly.
Once the paint is dry and using the photos here as a guide, use a marker or these easy-to-use paint pens (now a staple in our craft cabinet) to draw on the embellishments (eyes, nose, beak, etc.). If the kids are doing this woodland animal Easter egg craft, let them run wild with it.
It’s so much fun to see their interpretation of a beaver, friends. #heismyfavorite
After the embellishments are dry, add a bit of dimension to the noses with a streak of white paint. Just a little. Use a black marker to finish off the face on the beaver. #stillmyfavorite
Step 4: Glue Paper Pieces to Animal Easter Eggs
Here’s where the work you’ve done really starts to come together.
Use the glue gun (be really careful with your fingertips) to glue on each of the ears, tails, and wings to the eggs. A note about the tails – you want them off to the side a bit so that they can be seen easily.
Step 5: (Optional) Add Ribbons to Make Easter Egg Ornaments
If you’d like to hang these on an Easter tree, just hot glue a strip of looped ribbon (about 6.5 inches before looping) to the back of the woodland animal Easter eggs.
Over to You
Isn’t this an easy – and oh-my-goodness-so-adorable – animal Easter eggs craft? The great news is that they’ll hold up well when stored because they won’t break like decorated blown eggs.
May I ask you a favor? Can you please put these on your favorite Easter décor or spring board on Pinterest? Your shares are how we grow and I give you my sincerest thanks.