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Surprise Clothespin Easter Eggs

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  • Grades 6-8

Reveal adorable Easter characters in these surprise pop-up clothespin eggs!

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Materials



2 Clothespins
White, Pink, Yellow, and Orange Fuzzy Sticks
4 Wiggly Eyes
Paint
Paint Brush
Beads

Paper

Glue

Instructions



Making The Chick In An Egg

Step  1.

Wrap 1 yellow fuzzy stick into a coil and secure. You can secure the fuzzy stick to itself by pinching the end, or use glue. 

 

Glue on 2 wiggly eyes.

Making The Chick In An Egg

Step  1.

Wrap 1 yellow fuzzy stick into a coil and secure. You can secure the fuzzy stick to itself by pinching the end, or use glue. 

 

Glue on 2 wiggly eyes.

Step  2.

Cut the end off of an orange fuzzy stick. 

Step  2.

Cut the end off of an orange fuzzy stick. 

Step  3.

Glue the orange fuzzy stick onto the yellow fuzzy stick for your chick’s beak.

Step  3.

Glue the orange fuzzy stick onto the yellow fuzzy stick for your chick’s beak.

Step  4.

Glue your chick’s head to the end of a thin wooden dowel.

Step  4.

Glue your chick’s head to the end of a thin wooden dowel.

Step  5.

Glue to the bottom half of a clothespin.

Step  5.

Glue to the bottom half of a clothespin.

Step  6.

Download and print the included egg printable, above, or draw your own egg.

Step  6.

Download and print the included egg printable, above, or draw your own egg.

Step  7.

If you are drawing your egg, draw on a zig zag shape through the center.

Step  7.

If you are drawing your egg, draw on a zig zag shape through the center.

Step  8.

Next, mix together your paint colors to create pastels. You can add white to any color of paint to create a tint, or black to any color to create a shade.

Step  8.

Next, mix together your paint colors to create pastels. You can add white to any color of paint to create a tint, or black to any color to create a shade.

Step  9.

Create your color palette, then paint and decorate your egg! Be sure to paint on the opposite side of your zig zag.

Step  9.

Create your color palette, then paint and decorate your egg! Be sure to paint on the opposite side of your zig zag.

Step  10.

Once dry, flip your egg over and cut along the zig zag line.

Step  10.

Once dry, flip your egg over and cut along the zig zag line.

Step  11.

Glue your egg to the clothespin. Be sure the egg is completely covering up the chick, and that the top half of the egg is glued to the top of the clothespin, and the bottom half is only glued to the bottom, so the clothespin can still open. 

Step  11.

Glue your egg to the clothespin. Be sure the egg is completely covering up the chick, and that the top half of the egg is glued to the top of the clothespin, and the bottom half is only glued to the bottom, so the clothespin can still open. 

Step  12.

Pinch your clothespin to reveal the chick inside your egg!

Step  12.

Pinch your clothespin to reveal the chick inside your egg!

Making The Bunny In A Basket

Step  13.

Cut a basket shape out of brown paper or foam, or paint or color your basket brown,

then decorate with marker.

Making The Bunny In A Basket

Step  13.

Cut a basket shape out of brown paper or foam, or paint or color your basket brown,

then decorate with marker.

Step  14.

Add beads to your basket for a decorative touch that looks like little Easter eggs. Then glue your basket to the bottom of a clothespin.

Step  14.

Add beads to your basket for a decorative touch that looks like little Easter eggs. Then glue your basket to the bottom of a clothespin.

Step  15.

Wrap 1 white fuzzy stick into a coil and secure. You can secure the fuzzy stick to itself by pinching the end, or use glue.

Step  15.

Wrap 1 white fuzzy stick into a coil and secure. You can secure the fuzzy stick to itself by pinching the end, or use glue.

Step  16.

Cut two 2-inch pieces of a pink fuzzy stick. 

Step  16.

Cut two 2-inch pieces of a pink fuzzy stick. 

Step  17.

Glue each pink fuzzy stick piece onto each white ear.

Step  17.

Glue each pink fuzzy stick piece onto each white ear.

Step  18.

Secure to the top of your white circle to create bunny ears.

Step  18.

Secure to the top of your white circle to create bunny ears.

Step  19.

Use glue to add wiggly eyes and a small pink nose.

Step  19.

Use glue to add wiggly eyes and a small pink nose.

Step  20.

Glue your bunny to a wooden dowel, then glue the dowel to the top half of the back of your clothespin. 

Step  20.

Glue your bunny to a wooden dowel, then glue the dowel to the top half of the back of your clothespin. 

Step  21.

Pinch the clothespin open to reveal your bunny. Peek-a-boo!

Step  21.

Pinch the clothespin open to reveal your bunny. Peek-a-boo!

Hatch some new alphabet skills while creating clothespin eggs!

  • Eggs-ercise Sounds: There are a few ways to pronounce ‘E’ — familiarize students with the long and short sounds this vowel makes by making them sound it out. How does “egg” sound?
  • Get Cracking: Explore different textures by decorating each clothespin egg with fun materials, like beads, paints, and fuzzy sticks.

‘E’ is only one of five vowels in the alphabet, and they all make different sounds according to where they are in certain words. Ask students to name the other vowels and pronounce their long and short sounds too. Follow along with this video to let students hear exactly how vowels sound.