Easter Egg Place Markers

Easter always brings on the thought of traditional dyed eggs and there are quite a few ways to do some artistic stuff with them. One year the grand kids and I made egg place markers for our Easter Dinner.
They were fun and simple to do and the kids enjoyed expressing their artistic side by designing their eggs to represent themselves and others that would be joining them at the dinner. It was also a way of incorporating them into planning the dinner and being a part of the decoration process.
egg place holders
Eggs- hard boiled or blown out.
Egg dye (optional)
Pipe cleaners
Google eyes
Construction paper

Prepare eggs, clean and dry. If you want to dye them then do this step first.
After they have dried distribute eggs and let children decide what dinner guest they will recreate or assign the guests to each child.
Set out decorations and suggest that the children use the closet color of yarn for the guests hair they are designing the egg to represent.
Let them enjoy decorating the way they choose and provide accessory items that a child may associate with the individual such as necklaces, earrings, hats, ect.
Cut strips of construction paper and form into ring. Write name of guest on strip and tape to form a circle for the egg to rest.

Set the eggs at the plates of the guests.

You may also enjoy making an Easter basket from a balloon and string.

Artist | Freelance Writer 

Grace Hodgin is a clay sculptor with art displayed in the U.S. and Europe. When Grace is not sculpting, she is writing articles on grand-parenting and raising creative children. Grand-parenting is an important role in the eyes of Grace and encourages grandparents to remain active in the lives of their grandchildren by inspiring their imagination and nurturing creativity. She loves living in her 2 room cottage nestled near the Ocala National Forest watching her husband throw pottery in the company of their rescue cat, Oliver Twist, Senegal Parrot, Nhee Ghee, and their African Side Neck Turtle, Atlas.


21 comments for “Easter Egg Place Markers

  1. March 26, 2013 at 7:20 am

    What a cute idea! How fun to create custom eggs to represent each person.

  2. March 26, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    SUper cute! And lots of fun with kids too!

  3. Jenna Wood
    March 26, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    What an uncanny resemblance! 🙂 These are really adorable!

  4. March 26, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    How adorable! This would be a fun thing to make for an Easter themed playdate.

  5. March 26, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    That is a great idea! I think that I might whip these up with my kids for our Easter breakfast! Thank you for sharing this!

  6. March 26, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    How cute!

  7. Susan
    March 26, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    this is adorable! I will have to make this with my daughter.

  8. March 26, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Fun, and then they get to eat them too! Good idea 🙂

  9. Daisy
    March 26, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    How adorable! I want to try this with my toddler!

  10. March 26, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    OMG this is cute! I had never thought about making place markers. I love it!

  11. March 26, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Ohhh this is really cute!! I love it!

  12. jamie braun
    March 26, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    omg, these are awesome! great acitvity for me & my girls

  13. Pam
    March 26, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Too cute! I saw some eggs the other day I wanted to make that were similar and I forgot where I saw them. lol

  14. March 26, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Oh that is super cute! My kids would love to make those!

  15. March 26, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    I love that idea! Very cute, and a great activity for kids.

  16. March 27, 2013 at 7:36 am

    Oh wow! cute, looks easy, and definitely a lot of fun!

  17. March 27, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Super, super cute… totally love this craft. Thanks for sharing

  18. March 27, 2013 at 10:22 am

    what a fun cute craft!

  19. March 27, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Love how cute it is – adorable

  20. Ari
    March 28, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    LOL! These are just the cutest! I really like the yarn hair! I’m sure kids would love making these!

  21. March 31, 2013 at 1:48 am

    This is a very cute idea and a great way for kids to create their own Easter characters that represent who they are. I love this craft and might just have to do this on Easter morning with my sons.

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