HONOLULU Family Easter Craft: Hawai‘i-Inspired Eggs

Decorate Easter eggs to look like adorable pineapples, shave ice cones and hula dancers.
Hf Easter Craft Done Bt Aaron Yoshino
Photos: Aaron K. Yoshino

 

On the hunt for an Easter activity with a local twist? Our eggsperts are here to help with three fun and easy crafts ideas that transform plastic eggs into ultra-cute pineapples, shave ice cones and hula dancers. That’s right, it’s time to bust out your hoppy dance.

 

Hf Easter Craft Supplies Bt Aaron Yoshino

Here‘s what you need to make this egg-dorable eggs. Photo: Aaron K. Yoshino

 

Shave Ice Egg

Supplies

  • Plastic craft egg
  • Markers
  • Paper straw
  • Glue dot (we used the 5-mm size) or hot glue and hot glue gun

 

Instructions

  1. Use markers to draw on the different flavors, leaving the “cone” area white.
  2. Cut a ½-inch piece of straw.
  3. Use glue dot or hot glue to adheres the straw piece to the top of the egg.

 

Pineapple Egg

Supplies

  • Plastic craft egg
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Green construction paper
  • Ruler
  • Glue dots

 

Instructions

  1. Use markers to color the egg and draw rind markings.
  2. Cut 10-15 leaves of varying lengths out of construction paper (ours ranged from 1.25 inches to 2 inches long), giving each leaf a straight bottom and curved/pointed top.
  3. To give the leaves definition, curl each leaf around the barrel of a marker.
  4. Use glue dots to adhere the bottom of each leaf to the egg. Start at the center top of the egg with the tallest leaves and work your way outward—the leaves should get smaller, the further out you go.

 

Hula Egg

Supplies

  • Plastic craft egg
  • Green crepe paper streamer (we used a 1.75-inch-wide roll)
  • Markers
  • Flower—we foraged for ours in our backyard, but you can also draw this on
  • Glue dots (we used the 5-mm size)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

 

Instructions

For the body:

  1. Use a light-colored marker to color the entire egg.

For the skirt:

  1. Cut a 12-inch-long piece of crepe paper.
  2. Fold crepe paper in half vertically and use a glue dot to adhere the top two corners of the loose ends together.
  3. Fold in half vertically again and trim ½ an inch off from the bottom.
  4. Make vertical cuts into the bottom of the paper, leaving a ¼-inch band uncut across the top.
  5. Gently unfold back to 6-inch length—if you unfold too fast, the strips can tangle and rip.
  6. Use glue dots to adhere the skirt band to the waist area of the egg, wrapping it around and adding more glue dots as you go.
  7. Using your fingers, lightly fluff up the bottom of the skirt to give to it volume and dimension.

Face and flower:

  1. Draw on the eyes and mouth.
  2. Draw on the flower or use a glue dot to adhere a real flower to the egg.

 

 

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