Basically, I developed an egg that, when picked up, would leave behind a little cloth flower pinned to the ground. There's still room left in the egg for candy, so even the most sensitive kids should have no psychic scaring trauma from this project.
Step 1: Materials
- A bag of 42 plastic eggs
- A bag of Hershey's chocolate Springtime Flowers (seemed appropriate)
- Some wire coat hangers
- Leftover fabric scraps
- Hot glue
- A copping saw
- A pair of pliers
Step 2: Make the Flowers
I cut the fabric into rough square and circular shapes. Then, I made cut around the edges to form the petals. I went really fast, so they are pretty rough. Then I cut a bunch of smaller circles for the flower centers (pollen bulbs?). A dab of hot glue keeps the flowers together.
To pin the flowers to the ground, I cut 8" sections out of the coat hangers and bent them into really long staples. These are pretty much what you can buy at your local garden center for $3. So, those of you rolling in money could skip this step and just go buy them.
The flowers are finished by hot-gluing each one onto the bridge of a staple.
Step 3: Cut the Eggs
You also have to make sure the hole isn't big enough for the candy to slip through. The size of the hole will sorta be determined by the candy you stick inside.
Step 4: Install the Eggs
Place a flower inside an egg and slide the staple through the hole. press the staple into the ground while keeping the fabric balled up inside the egg. Place the candy inside the top half of the egg and close the egg.
Now, when the egg is picked up, a flower will be left behind in the ground while the candy stays in the egg.
My Easter Egg Hunt is tomorrow, so I don't have pictures or a video of the eggs in action. But, I'll update once I do.