I’m loving all the crazy-creative egg decorations I’ve been seeing on my social media feeds lately. Eggs…. are actually my favorite shapes
I wanted to contribute to Easter decorating fun with a unique idea and came up with one that also incorporates a bit of nostalgia: Mr. + Mrs. Potato Head Inspired Eggs.
Please, tell me you see the resemblance here! As a kid, I played with Mr. + Mrs. Potato Head toys all the time, whether at home or in the daunting wait room at my dentist’s office. In recent years, I’ve become really into those organic brown eggs. You know, I really feel that they taste best. I think it’s the coloring and potato-like shape that made my brain automatically put the two together and I just couldn’t help but envision those retro facial features on my eggs. I also remember seeing this egg decorating idea by paper & stitch go viral a couple years ago. Basically, you insert shiny thumb tacks into hard boiled eggs for a really beautiful polka-dot motif. The tacks made me think about function. You can insert them and then easily take them out. You see where this is going?
I immediately realized it made complete sense to glue fun facial features and accessories to thumb tacks so that you can relive those nostalgic Mr. + Mrs. Potato Head experiences during the Easter holidays. The best part is, when all is said and done, you can remove the pieces and save them for use next year! Within a few years, your collection of googly eyes, hats, lips, and mustaches is sure to grow!
Let’s get started, shall we?
What You’ll Need:
- Felt in various colors
- Googly eyes
- Glue (I used super glue but any glue will do)
- Thumb Tacks
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Cut fun facial shapes out of the felt. It might help to measure pieces of fabric directly against an egg for sizing. I cut out white smiles, magenta lips, pink and orange noses, ovals for ears, circles for hats, and heart-like shapes for shoes. You’re basically just cutting out various geometric shapes.
- Glue thumb tacks to pairs of googly eyes and your felt cut-outs
- Once dry, insert the facial items into the boiled eggs but gently pushing in the decorated tacks. I kept worrying my eggs would crack but the tacks went in quite easily!
- Admire your characters!
I honestly had so much fun creating these faces. You can easily move around the pieces to get new looks. Simply placing the eyes further apart or closer together makes a big difference!
To make these more kid friendly, I suggest completely substituting the thumb tacks for kid-friendly glue or sticker-like adhesive.