Kids Craft: Easter Egg Pirate Ahoy!
Easter Egg Pirate
Hello to spring! Yup, it is almost Easter Day, just around the corner, time to make some handmade crafts with my kids for the coming holy event.
This coming Easter Day, we will be decorating Easter Egg Pirates on the TV console to remind everybody about the Easter Day.
Easter Egg crafts are easy to make, we used up left over construction papers, empty toilet rolls and egg shells. This egg craft is very easy to kids from 6 years and above but becareful with scissors as they are SHARP ( Mister Maker used to say that on Mister Maker programs )
You will find another two Easter craft for kids hubs that I had posted last year, which you might want to try out.
Easter egg card for Easter Day, anyone would love to receive a handmade card from close friends or family members. This is a half folded Easter craft with ribbons.
Can't let the eggs stand still? Make egg cups from construction papers! The cups are formed into grass which resembles Easter eggs lying on the grass hidden.
To make Easter Egg Pirate craft; you will need these:
Okay, here are the supplies that you need:
- an empty egg ( for the head )
- 1pc- toilet paper roll ( for the body)
- some left over color papers ( black for the hat and blue for the body and green for the hanky)
- a black marker pen ( to draw the face )
- a bottle of white glue ( prefer the sticky type )
- a pair of scissors ( for cutting purpose )
Get ready a couple of empty egg shells, you might need them in case you break the shells !
Of all the brands I had bought, I LOVE Pilot brand because it last longer than I expected.
It has a bullet point tip, draws out fine lines and dries up quickly.
Easy to grip body and doesn't have the foul odor of ink smell at all.
Cheap and worth the budget.
Pilot comes in different colors too, rainbow colors and the felt tips, there are a few range to choose from.
You can choose the thick tips for thick drawing , flat tip for fast and straight thick rectangular lines, spoil for choices!
Buy Pilot Permanent marker
Make a pirate face
Step 1: How to draw a Pirate's Face
I am no artist either! I asked my boy to draw his own pirate face which was cute but he rather use my Pirate's face on the eggshell.
Use a Whiteboard Marker if you want to wipe off and draw again.
If you are sure, you can use the Permanent Marker to draw the face so that it doesn't wipe off just in case you accidentally rub it off.
- A dot for one side of the eye
- Draw a eye patch for the Pirate
- A nose
- A thick mustache
- And a smiley lips!
Cut off the bottom toilet paper roll
Step 2: Prepare the BODY!
Now, to prepare the body, leave at least 3 quarter of the roll as the body.
Cut off the bottom part.
If the body is too tall, the Egg Pirate will look weird.
Just press down the toilet paper roll and cut off the bottom part side ways as picture shown.
Roll up the toilet paper roll
Step 3: Paste the body
Get a piece of left over construction paper, any color will do.
I had a piece of striking blue paper which my boy loves.
So, he applied some white glue all over the toilet paper roll and start to cover up the body with the blue paper.
Snip off any excess paper from the body.
Allow the glue to dry.
Snip off the edges
Push down the flaps
Step 4: Snip off the neck
The Pirate needs a neck, right?
Otherwise the body couldn't hold onto the egg shell.
Snip off 5 cut around the top of the toilet paper roll.
Leave some space in between each cuts.
Then, press downwards as picture shown for the flaps to hold onto the egg shell.
Paste the handkerchief
Step 5: The Handkerchief
Now, a Pirate needs a handkerchief or hanky, right? I wonder why he needs it? To wipe off the sweat of to make a mask to cover up his ugly face?
Anyway, my boy liked the green paper which matched the body blue color.
So, I cut a triangle and paste it just below the flaps.
You can also use wrapping paper as the hanky which makes a colorful Pirate!
Don't forget the hat!
Step 6: Make a Pirate's Hat and Skull
Now, this is almost the ending part.
Use a black paper and draw a pirate's hat. If you don't know how to draw one, search around the Google Images under "Pirate hat cartoon".
You can find lots of ideas from there but I prefer the easy to draw hat that looks almost similar to a sunny hat.
Use a pencil to draw a hat, cut out the shape.
Then draw a small skull, a big round head and a small circle at the bottom. Draw two dots for the eyes and cut it out.
Paste the skull in the middle of the top hat.
Glue them together
Step 7: Glue the egg shell onto the neck
This is the last part.
Apply some white glue at the back of the hat, paste it side ways on the egg's face. Normally, the hat should be on the right hand side, side ways.
Then, apply generous glue on the flaps ( the neck ) of the toilet paper roll ( the body ).
Place the Pirate's Egg face onto the flaps.
Make sure the head is facing the front, same length of the hanky.
Allow the glue to set on the egg shell.
You kid is ready to play with his new Easter Egg Pirate, Ahoy!
Occupation Crafts with Egg Shells
What you need to paste
pirate hat, hanky ,a body and a sword
postman hat, uniform and a letter
A crown, King's clothes and a Sword
Baker's hat, white body and a loaf of bread
Toilet paper rolls
Where did I get the toilet paper rolls ?
I keep them!
I have been keeping toilet paper rolls after using them up. Don't throw them away into the bins. These rolls are useful for making beautiful crafts from toilet paper rolls which I had been keeping for years.
I had kept a big box of toilet paper rolls but some of them were sold off to the Recycle Vendor when my hubby said there were too many of them. Yes, we can earn some money by selling toilet paper rolls along with the old newspapers. It cost around 40cents per kg ( USD 11 cents per lbs )
How to empty an egg with a hole video
How to crack the egg
Steps to empty egg shells?
As for the egg shells, I had been keeping them every time I crack a little hole at the bottom and "dig" out the egg yolks and whites for scrambled eggs.
There are techniques to get the eggs filling out:
- blow out
- crack a small hole
I prefer not to blow the eggs out. Don't want my saliva and breathe go into the food.
- Crack a small hole isn't hard, just use a teaspoon, lightly crack at the bottom of the egg until the shell cracks.
- Use a a chopstick ( one side ) to dig out the egg yolk and whites into a small bowl. Small pieces of egg shells might drop into the bowl too. So, you had better look out for them.
- Next, fill up the empty egg shell with tap water. Rinse it a few times to make sure the inner egg shell is cleaned.
- Turn it upside down to allow the excess water to flow out of the hole. Overnight should be able to dry up the inner egg shell.
How to blow out an egg
Lovely Easter Egg Cups
Last year, my boy and I had made Easter Egg Cups which he had enjoyed coloring the empty egg shells with colorful crayons.
This year, we made Easter Egg Pirate Ahoy! as he loves pirates and other occupations which I have not figured out how to cut out the hats of a firefighter nor a doctor.
Anyway, he didn't want to have his pirate with a mustache but I said that this Egg Pirate wouldn't look like a pirate if you had seen Pirates of the Caribbean; Captain Jack Sparrow with a mustache, right?
You can add in a sword or a parrot if you are talented in cutting out the craft.
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