Are you ready for Easter? Have you decorated Easter eggs, yet? For those of you saying, “Oh, crap” right now, I have a quick and amazingly fun project for you… Mr. and Mrs. Easter Egg Head!
Seriously, these cute little egg ladies and gentlemen couldn’t be easier with the help of your Silhouette machine. All you have to do is download the free Silhouette files HERE, open them up, add some print-and-cut registration marks, print them out on white card stock, and cut them out (go HERE for some detailed print-and-cut instructions). Don’t have a Silhouette machine? You can still make these eggs! Download the pieces-parts as .pdf files HERE and take a spend a few minutes with a pair of scissors and/or an x-acto knife. By the way, I would appreciate it if you followed my blog in exchange for the free files using any of the links at the top of the right-hand column.
Quick aside, I set out to draw all the facial features myself, but started to get a little short on time, so I took a little help from these free vector graphic files: hats, tall hat, fedora, cowboy hat, mouthes.
To assemble your eggs, you first need to make the egg stands (the shirts) stand up. Once cut out, there should be little slits on each side of the rectangle. Just slide one slit into the other to make a cylinder. You can secure the flaps with tape or glue.
Oh, by the way, boil yourself a half-dozen eggs or so and stick them on the egg stands. If you want to make a dozen eggs, you will need to cut two sets of everything.
Now, you are all ready to add fun faces to your eggs. I used a good-old Elmer’s glue stick to add all the pieces. I chose a glue stick because I know it is non-toxic (since I plan to eat the eggs later) and it is water soluble so I can wash off the glue and redecorate them later (I can only eat so many hard-boiled eggs). It worked surprisingly well, even though my eggs were cold and sweating in the Texas humidity.
I am almost embarrassed to admit how smitten I was with these little egg people. I did stop myself before I named them all like I did my Easter Bonnet ladies last year. But, I was calling these two the BFFs.
And these two, the odd couple.
And, of course, there is my favorite, the dweeb. He makes me giggle.
I hope you and your family have fun creating with Mr and Mrs Easter Egg Head!
Want to check out more springy Silhouette projects?
My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing fun SPRING projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!
1. Dream a Little Bigger // 2. So Much Better With Age // 3. Adventures in All Things Food // 4. Creative Carnival // 5. The Kim Six Fix // 6. feto soap // 7. One Dog Woof // 8. The Experimental Home // 9. From Wine to Whine // 10. Architecture of a Mom // 11. Grey Luster Girl // 12. Minted Strawberry // 13. Designed Decor // 14. Tried & True // 15. Silhouette School // 16. Bringing Creativity 2 Life // 17. Weekend Craft // 18. Practically Functional // 19. Please Excuse My Craftermath… // 20. McCall Manor // 21. unOriginal Mom // 22. Creative Ramblings // 23. A Tossed Salad Life // 24. A Glimpse Into Barb’s Life // 25. Kate’s Paper Creations // 26. Simply Kelly Designs // 27. Cutesy Crafts // 28. Persia Lou // 29. Whats Next Ma // 30. Two Purple Couches // 31. The Frill of Life // 32. Nearly Handmade // 33. Get Silvered // 34. Ginger Snap Crafts // 35. Life After Laundry // 36. The Sensory Emporium // 37. Monograms & Cake // 38. The Thinking Closet // 39. My Paper Craze // 40. Chicken Scratch NY
Happy Easter and Happy Spring!