I thought I was done with my Easter crafting, but on a whim I wandered through the holiday section at Dollar Tree one last time – just in case, ya know? That’s when I came across a set of interesting plastic eggs, designed to sit upright with transparent, domed tops on them. I immediately thought of my Easter egg faux terrarium project and decided it would be neat to make something similar to be a companion to that piece. You could do so many cute things inside the eggs with this idea; I chose to make a set of little bunnies in mine!
- Dome-style Easter eggs, $1
- Plastic coins, on hand or $1
- Craft foam, on hand or $1
- Wooden spools, on hand or $1
- Miniature picket fence, about $2
- Small flat pins, about $2
- Googly eyes, on hand
- Sharpie, on hand
- Paint, on hand
- Paper flowers, on hand or $1 and up
- Glue, on hand
Total: about $5 and up
These are the eggs that I used for the project. They came in a set of three. See how they are just begging to be mounted on pedestals?
The bottom of the egg on the inside was a little bit curved, and I wanted a flat surface to work on. So I looked for something that would fit nicely into the bottoms of the eggs and discovered that some plastic coins left over from Mardi Gras were the perfect size. Don’t have plastic coins? You can also cut small circles out of stiff cardboard for this step.
Cut a piece of green craft foam the same size as each coin and glue the pieces together. Now it’ll look more like grass at the bottom of the egg!
Glue the foam-covered circles into the bottoms of the eggs.
Here’s where you can go a little crazy! There are a zillion different little things you can put inside the egg domes. I decided that a springy scene was in order and dug some appropriate bits out of my stash, including a length of miniature picket fence. I used scissors to cut small sections of fence that would fit inside my eggs.
Bend the sections of fence into curved shapes and glue them into the eggs as shown, creating a backdrop. I also added a couple of small paper flowers to each section of fence.
To make the bunnies you will need small flat pins (similar to clothespins) and for the pedestals you will need wooden spools. To make my set of three eggs, I used three flat pins and a total of six spools.
Paint all of the wood pieces white. Or whatever color you want, really.
Add a pair of tiny googly eyes to each flat pin and use an ultra fine tip Sharpie to draw a nose and mouth. Then all that remains is to glue a bunny into each egg and glue the spools to the bottoms of the eggs to elevate them. Aren’t they fun?
What would you put inside of these domed Easter eggs?