DIY Dragon Eggs for a super cool Easter Egg Hunt!
Are you one of those parents who likes to kick things up a notch when it comes to Easter egg hunts? Maybe throw some cash inside those eggs or a ticket to a movie instead of just boring old jelly beans? Well, we might have just the notch for you with this DRAGON EGG craft.
Your kids will think they stepped inside a magical wonderland when they find one of these bad boys for Easter. And they are relatively easy to make too!
Supplies you need to make Dragon Eggs:
- plastic eggs
- a hot glue gun* and several glue sticks (regular glue will work too, you’ll just need more patience)
- spray paint** in different colors (regular paint will work too, you’ll just need even more patience)
- glitter (optional)
- fake jewels or beads
Directions to make Dragon Eggs:
Now let’s get started!
A word to the wise here: This craft isn’t designed for children. GLUE GUNS ARE HOT and they CAN BURN and handling a round egg can be tricky with gravity making the hot glue want to fall onto your hands so BE CAREFUL! Or even better, buy a low-temperature glue gun that won’t hurt quite so much when you get glue on your fingers.
Take each egg and carefully dribble hot glue all over the outside surface. If you want the eggs to be opened and have a treat inside you’ll have to keep your glue away from the pop-apart opening or cut it apart later with a razor blade. We opted for no treats inside our eggs and just decorated them to the maximum. (We traded the eggs in later for treats.) Set each egg carefully down when the glue has cooled so it doesn’t stick to your table, whatever surface you are working on or each other.
Now it’s time to paint! Make sure to paint outside in a very well-ventilated area. (Spray paint is not for kids and their lungs.)
This part is really fun if you use multiple colors and let them overlap and fade into each other. Experiment with metallic and neon colors!
You can make a handy painting board like mine by using a board that has nails or screws stuck upside down in it. This keeps the egg off the painting surface and lets the egg dry without sticking to whatever you are painting your eggs on. You’ll have to make two or three passes at each egg to make sure you get all sides. And you if you are like me and you don’t have patience to wait for each side to dry completely, you’ll probably get sticky painty fingers. But don’t worry a few smudges and finger prints can be covered later with jewels and beads.
After your paint dries (usually 2-3 hours depending on the humidity and climate you live in) you can embellish your dragon eggs with jewels and beads. Hot glue works fastest but regular white craft glue will work well too.
Once all your eggs are painted, decorated and dry, you are ready for your Dragon Egg Hunt!
You will have so much fun finding places to hide these beauties!
And your kids will have even more fun finding them! Happy Easter Egg Hunting!
*As we always say, please have a responsible adult handle any hot-gluing. Glue guns and hot glue can burn!
**Always spray paint outside in a well-ventilated area away from children.
Here’s the video version:
Published April 5, 2017. Last updated June 12, 2017.