10 DIY Beauty and the Beast Inspired Easter Egg
There are so many good family-oriented movies out this Spring, we couldn’t let Easter go by without at least making some movie-inspired Easter Eggs. First up, is Beauty and the Beast!
Instructions for your Beauty and the Beast inspired Easter Eggs.
First dye your eggs with your preferred method. We used regular boiled eggs for this craft with no intention of eating them but if you would prefer to preserve your artwork, you might want to use wooden eggs found at your local craft store. You can also blow out your eggs but that will make them much more fragile to work with. Personally, in our house disposable decorations are best because we have very little space to store seasonal things.
Decoupaging printed images onto an egg is easy!
Do a quick google search and you will find many printable images for Beauty and the Beast. I found these available for purchase on Etsy as cupcake toppers . Your images will need to be small enough to fit in the center of the egg and not wrap around. Also make sure you print on thin copy paper and not cardstock so that the paper can curve and adhere to the egg’s round surface. Saturate the paper on both sides with Modge Podge (or white craft glue), stick it to the egg and then paint another thin layer over the top. You can even add glitter to the Modge Podge before it dries to create an extra sparkly effect.
Since Belle is such an avid book reader in Beauty in the Beast I thought it would be fun to deconstruct a book page and wrap an egg in book paper for a cool “book Easter egg”. I scanned a page from my favorite classic (I didn’t want to actually cut up a real book!) and then printed it out and cut the page into strips. Then take the strips and decoupage them to the egg similar to the example above. I added a red ribbon to look pretty and give a nod to a bookmark.
No Beauty and the Beast craft could be without including Belle’s yellow ballgown. We painted golden swaths around the egg and then embellished with gold sticker gems. So pretty!
To recreate Mrs. Potts and Chip, I drew their faces on yellow eggs with gold metallic pen and a blue sharpie for detail. I probably should have done these characters on blue eggs but at the time I was remembering them as off-white porcelain and yellow seemed close enough. If you do this craft, feel free to color your eggs any color you like. After I drew in the faces, I printed out some handles and a spout and attached them to the eggs with a tiny dot of white glue. You can use my printable here if you’d like to copy my spout and handles or you could easily cut out your own shapes from construction paper to create the same effect.
My daughter did her own interpretation of the Enchanted Rose by painting some dark vines and light leaves on the side of a blue egg and then adding a small ribbon rose that we bought from our local craft store at the top with a dab of glue. On another blue egg I glued a bigger rose to the center of the side of an egg. (See top photo.)
The other day I happened upon these faux fur eggs and I knew I had to make a furry Beast Easter egg. How fun right? This furry egg didn’t really go with the other more sophisticated eggs so I didn’t include it in the title photo but it would be extra fun to find in a Easter hunt! Can you imagine?
I made this egg by using a fake plastic egg and then cutting this pattern onto fake fur. I hot-glued each fur piece to the egg by running a bead of hot glue along the rim and then carefully wrapping the flat edge of the fur piece along the rim to adhere it. Then I pulled the triangle sides of the fur up to the top of the egg and secured it with more hot glue, making sure to cover my seams by pulling the fur over the seam and letting it stick to the hot glue. I did this to both sides and then popped it together to create a funny furry Beast Easter egg. This one I’ll keep around for a few years because it will be a riot inside which to hide candy.
I also decorated more printables with the gold gem stones just for fun.
Then to really finalize in the Beauty and the Beast theme, I printed out some banners with the lines from the theme song that has been going around and around in my head since I started this craft. Use my printable here to create your own. To create the 3-D effect, fold a kink into the banners and then attach them to the eggs with a dab of white craft glue.
Then gather together all your Beauty and the Beast-inspired Easter eggs and put them in a pretty basket or on a serving dish because after all, they do like to entertain (as you know, Be Our Guest!).