A Halloween Egg Hunt is a playful way to keep the Halloween spirit, whether you organize a neighborhood event or just hide the eggs around your home for the kiddos to find.
It’s officially Fall! I don’t know about you, but I’m embracing any opportunity to celebrate and have fun this year. Here at the library, we believe VERY strongly in the importance of fun. For me, no holiday embraces this spirit more than Halloween. Adults and children alike play dress-up, binge on our favorite snacks and marvel at the creativity of family, friends and neighbors—from the not-so-spooky to the downright scary! Gather some leftover plastic Easter eggs, some craft supplies, and the kiddos, and I’ll walk you through how to turn those plastic eggs into Halloween show stoppers!
What You will need:
Hollow Plastic eggs
Googly eyes (self-stick for smaller children)
Hot glue gun or Tacky Glue
Other materials you could use (yarn scraps, feathers, construction paper)
Let your creativity reign! Monster eggs are best as a free form craft. Experiment with different eyes, noses, mouths, hair, etc. You might be surprised at what you or the little ones come up with!
What you will need:
Hollow plastic eggs—you can use pumpkin orange, or get creative!
Pipe cleaners for the stems
A fine tip permanent marker
Optional: a washable marker
Step 1:Cut a 3-4-inch length of pipe cleaner and fold in half to make a “V” shape. Thread each end through the holes in the top of the egg and pull until taught. Twist the ends together into a stem.
Step 2: Draw your jack-o’-lantern face onto the egg. If you’re a perfectionist like me, you can draw your design in washable marker first to get it just right, then go back over your design in permanent marker.
Please Note: This tutorial is best suited for teens and adults. This tutorial requires the use of a hot glue gun and sharp objects and is not suitable for young children.
What you will need:
Hollow plastic eggs
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Precision Blade or hobby knife (e.g. X-ACTO knife)
Some paper (scrap paper will work, you need strips at least 1 inch wide and 6 inches long)
Glue stick or other craft glue
Black acrylic or chalk paint
Metallic acrylic paint in your color choice (I used purple)
A foam brush and a flat brush
Step 1: Set the glue gun to heat.
Step 2: Cut strips of paper about 1x6 inches. Wrap one strip around the base of a plastic egg, about halfway up the bottom half. Glue the paper to secure it. You should now half a short tube to use as an egg holder throughout the project. If you will be making multiple dragon eggs, make as many egg holders as you will need. Set these aside.
Step 3: Use your hot glue gun to create a few loops at the top of your egg. It will look a bit like a flower. It’s okay if the “petals” aren’t perfect. Add more half loops between the first set. Continue this pattern to create the scales of your dragon egg. Stop when you get about halfway down the eggs and set the egg to dry on one of the holders.
Step 4: When the glue is dry, continue the pattern on the bottom half. I found it easier to flip the egg upside down and work my way back. To do this, I started with half circles with the open side facing out to create a star shape. Then I continued the half circles down the egg until it the pattern connected with the dry glue. Set to dry.
Step 5: Once the egg is completely dry, use a hobby knife to cut the egg open. Carefully cut through the glue along the original seam of the egg.
Step 6: Put the halves of the egg back together. Using the foam brush to get into the crevices, paint the egg black and set to dry completely.
Step 7: Once the black paint has dried, use the flat brush to lightly paint over the egg with the metallic color of your choice. To make sure you apply a light coat, dip your brush into the metallic paint then dap off the excess paint on the side of your pallet or a piece of scrap paper. Then apply the paint to your egg.
Step 8: Set to dry completely before use.
Hope you enjoy these crafts for the whole family. Happy Halloween crafting!