Mini Hatchimals Easter Egg Tutorial
Are you familiar with the children’s toy Hatchimals?
A few Christmases ago Hatchimals were the toy that all the kids wanted. Hatchimals are a giant egg that cracks open and a toy bird will “hatch” out of it. They are pretty cool but they are also quite expensive. The company that makes Hatchimals also makes mini ones that are the size of regular chicken eggs. They are light purple speckled eggs and have a dark purple heart on the center of the shell. When you hold the egg in your hand, the dark purple heart turns pink from the heat from your skin. The little egg can break apart and there's a small toy is inside.
How do I know so much about Hatchimals? Because I have a five-year old who watches YouTube all the time. Little kids are obsessed Hatchimals and all the other toys that get advertised on You Tube.
Making Mini Hatchimal Easter eggs is a quick craft that the little ones will love. The only sad part is that instead of a little toy inside it’s a boiled egg. But hopefully this will encourage kids to eat more eggs.
Start making your Mini Hatchimal Easter Eggs by boiling your eggs. Try this method for perfect hardboiled eggs every time.
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- Boiled eggs
- Purple egg dye
- Non toxic craft paint in pink, blue and purple
- Small paintbrush
- Old toothbrush
After the eggs have been boiled and cooled use purple egg dye to color the egg-shell. I used the red and blue dye packs from a cheap egg decorating kit from the grocery store.
Dye the boiled eggs according to the directions on the dye kit.
After your eggs have reached the base color you desire, remove them from the dye and let them dry completely.
Pour a small amount of paint onto a paper plate and dip an old, dry paintbrush into the paint. Use your thumb to flick the paint onto the eggs for a speckled look.
Set the eggs aside to dry again.
Using a small paintbrush, paint a small purple heart onto the side of the egg. If your hands aren’t steady enough to draw a heart with the paintbrush, you can use a stencil or place a heart-shaped sticker on the egg.
Let the paint dry and store your eggs in the fridge until it’s time to eat them.
How are you decorating your eggs this year? Let me know in the comments and If you try any of the crafts on my blog use the hashtag #craftylittlegnome to be featured on my Instagram account!