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Make These 3 Insanely Adorable Animal Easter Eggs

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!

woodland animal Easter eggs craft

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

RELATED READING: Gift These Easy Easter Story Stones

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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.

add a base coat to the wooden or paper mache eggs

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.

easily prepare this animal Easter egg craft by painting bellies and heads

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

paint faces and embellishments onto Easter animal eggs

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.

Easy Easter painting craft Woodland Animal Easter Eggs

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.

Yield: 1 set of Easter eggs

Animal Easter eggs

Woodland Animal Easter Eggs Decor

These animal Easter eggs are just too cute!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1

Materials

  • 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)

Tools

  • Pencil, paint pens or markers, scissors, glue gun, and glue

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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)
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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. 
  7. Here’s where the work you’ve done really starts to come together.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. paint faces and embellishments onto Easter animal eggs

Notes

For more Easter crafts, visit Ruffles and Rain Boots.

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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.

Make these adorable woodland animal Easter eggs for decor or ornaments for an Easter tree. Free template and no artistic talent needed! #Easter #Easterdecor #Eastereggideas #animalEastereggs #animaleggs #rufflesandrainboots

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