If you are looking for an out-of-the-ordinary Easter craft for your children, give them the task of decorating hard-boiled eggs as Humpty Dumpty. Not only will this craft excite them, as they will be expecting to merely dye their Easter eggs, but they can express their creativity as they interpret their ideas of Humpty Dumpty and bring the storybook character to life.
Boil at least two eggs per child in case they're not happy with their initial efforts.
Cover a table or other flat surface with newspapers. Set up the egg dye as the instructions on the package suggest.
Draw a face on the upper half of the egg with a crayon. Draw a belt around the "waist" of the egg and draw buttons above the belt. You may draw any other articles of clothing or decorations on your egg that you desire.
Dip the eggs in dye. The dye will not adhere to to the crayon so the parts you drew on will stand out.
Cut a circle from a piece of construction paper about two inches in diameter. Glue the cork to the centre of the circle. Glue the bottom of the circle to the top of the egg. This will serve as Humpty Dumpty's hat.
Cut out two ovals from construction paper and glue them to the bottom of the egg for shoes.
Have your children enact the Humpty Dumpty tale by dropping their eggs, taking the shell off and seeing if they can put it back together without the egg inside.
Supervise children at all times to avoid injury.
Tips and warnings
- Have your children enact the Humpty Dumpty tale by dropping their eggs, taking the shell off and seeing if they can put it back together without the egg inside.
- Supervise children at all times to avoid injury.