How to Make an Easter Egg Wreath
By Melissa Willets
, last updated December 21, 2011
With Easter coming up in April, it is the perfect time to start thinking about crafts you can do with your children such as make a festive Easter egg wreath. Depending on your kids' ages and your own preference, you can create an Easter egg wreath with either real or fake eggs in only a few simple steps.
The Real Deal
If you are a little bit Martha Stewart, using real eggs may be for you. This project is better suited for older children who have more patience and are less likely to break the eggs. What you will need for this project is a pair of scissors, 16-gauge steel wire, masking tape, 12 eggs and an egg-blowing tool or a rubber ear syringe. The first step is to hollow out your raw eggs. Do this over a bowl or sink. You will poke a small hole in both ends of the egg using a pin, making one hole larger than the other. Break the yoke. Then, blow out the entire egg with either your egg-blowing tool or rubber syringe, allowing the egg matter to drip into the bowl through the larger of the two holes you have created. If you plan to save the contents of your eggs, refrigerate for a brunch feast for later! You will gently set the hollowed out eggs aside or dye them for a colorful wreath. Another option is to use brown eggs, or alternate white and brown on the wreath. Now, cut your steel wire so that you have a 40-inch length to work with. Use a piece of masking tape on one end of the wire so that when you thread the eggs onto the wire they do not end up on the floor. Leave about an inch of wire at the end where you are placing the tape to tie off the wreath at the end. Now, form your wire into a circle. Thread the eggs onto the wire. Cut off any excess wire at this point, and close your wreath using the tape. Allow some room on the wire to hang your creation.
For the less ambitious option, and for younger children, using fake eggs is the way to go. Plastic eggs, along with other supplies you will need can be purchased at most craft stores. You will need a wooden wreath, Easter grass, green floss, scissors, and a glue gun for this project. Easter grass is placed on the wreath and secured with craft floss. You will use the glue gun to hold the plastic eggs in place, arranging different colors around the wreath. That's it! You can get creative and make Easter bunny ears for the top of the wreath with construction paper or poster board unless you plan to hang the wreath outside where it may be subjected to Spring showers. Get creative and accessorize your wreath with other Easter adornments such as fake flowers, ribbon and ducks and bunnies.