I have to apologize for the pictures. I was trying to find a craft for Easter and the prep work was done late at night and I was super tired!

I decided to do most of the prep work because I knew it would take a long time and this way, all the kids have to do is paint and do all the fun stuff!

So what you need is:

Eggs
Elastic
Googly eyes
Pipe cleaners in purple and yellow
Hot glue
Felt – blue and black
Silver, black, white (or whatever color you want) paint markers.
Heart shapes
Black spray paint

For bunny ears: black pipe cleaner, pink and white felt.

I used hot glue to attach everything.

Step 1: Boil the eggs and let them cool.

Step 2: Dye the eggs with yellow and purple dye. The purple dye I had didnt come out very purple, it came out more pink. Might have to dye them more than once. I made my own drying rack with styrofoam and toothpicks.

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Step 3: Take the elastic band part and cut them to size. You will have to measure roughly around the egg. Now, one thing I noticed is that you couldn’t do it too tight, it won’t stay. They will just pop off the eggs. So I made them loose enough to just sit on the eggs.

The googley eyes I got had more than one size so that was perfect to make single eyes and double eyes.

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Step 4: Clothing

Making the pants for the minions was a challenge. You have to wing it for the size. Cut the felt and then to make it fit around the egg smoothly, cut the bottom part in strips.

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This is to show you how I attached it. Put hot glue on the egg and start overlapping all the strips and make them smooth. Watch your fingers, that glue is hot!

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Step 4: Spray paint the heart shapes black and attach them to the bottom

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 Step 5: Cut the pipe cleaners to fit as arms. I used a black marker to paint just the end to look like gloves. My kiddo wanted to give one of the eggs bunny ears so I got white and pink felt and attached it to black pipe cleaner.

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Final Step: Attach the arms, slip the eye bands on and paint away! Notice the bunny ears on the front row to the left!

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I wanted to find some troll hair type stuff but I came up empty handed. That would really complete the purple ones.