So, here's the reveal of the egg crafts Wille and I did on the weekend with my new Dremel tool. First up is Don the sailor. Wille named him after Mr. Duck because of the hat.
Don's row boat features two oars (kind of a requirement it being a row boat), a compass, and a bailer.
Wille drew the planks and the water with a pencil and filled in with a permanent marker and then colored in with another marker.
The oars are two toothpicks with folded and glued paper at the tips. Square pieces of paper were glued to the toothpicks with glue stick and the shapes of the oars were cut out after.
The egg shell was stuck to a concave button with the help of adhesive cushions to stabilize it and allow it to be displayed without falling over.
Our next model is Umbrella man. He sports a stripy high fashion brolly with rick rack trim. On top a turquoise bead stuck to the sturdy handle. He's a true fashion victim as the tooth pick actually spears him… Wille was a bit upset as I poked him to attach it. Again a button serves as the base.
We found that keeping the broken pieces of egg shells was good as they could be used to try stuff out on before going for it on the actual egg. We tried out different markers but also different types of glue. We ended up using Elmer's glue for embellishments such as the rick rack and Super Attak to attach things to the shells.
Please meet Bick (short for Baby Chick). She's quite happy in her green stroller. The sun's out so she makes sure the hood's up. Her exclusive white cotton bedding will make her the talk of the town in Henville, I'm sure.
The wheels are two sets of two buttons and two tooth picks. Tiny adhesive cushions hold the shell in place. And yes I noticed that one cushion is on there crooked.
We considered all sorts of craft paints, both water and oil based but ended up using markers for everything. Dries immediately and we had some pretty colors on hand.
All the little furry and feathery creatures (which I got in China btw, sorry) are stuck to their bases or their seats with those little adhesive cushions.
Next up is Bentley. He's enjoys a ride in his egg-mobile on the streets of New York City. Luckily there's no rain as he chose not to upgrade to a model with windshield wipers.
A steering wheel was included in his purchase though and it's a button stuck with Super Attak to a macaroni. The macaroni was then attached inside of the egg shell with an adhesive cushion.
We gave Bentley two choices of crash helmets. One with a chin strap and one without. The one without didn't want to stay in place (I used the Dremel to cut off the loop of the left button) so we ended up threading a string to the loop of the intact button and tying the helmet under his chin. Very dashing. And probably safer too.
Last but no least I'd like to introduce you to S. Howercap. He's a modern dude who enjoys being pampered at the spa.
The checkerboard floor is simply a pieces of cardboard painted with a marker. The tub feet are little plastic beads and the tub spout a small piece of bent electric wire.
S. Howercap really does need his namesake on top so the pom-pom suds won't get in his hair. The cap was made from a piece of plastic bag which I stitched around and gathered. The rubber duck in the tub? A lucky find of a scrap-booking brad.
I hope you enjoyed our Easter crafts. I know we did!
Bentley just about killed me…too cute. The patience you and Willie must have. I can’t wait to see how you display all of these eggcellent little Easter crafts!
Wow!!!! Fantastiskt fint! Herregud vilken mästare du är. Att du bara klarar av att sitta där med det där pyttiga. En stor eloge till dig. Jag är superimpad. Får jag låna någon av bilderna och länka till din blogg?
When I saw the first one I thought ‘cute’ then scrolling down I was amazed at what you came up with. Lovely Easter craft. It does inspire me to try it out.
I have been chuckling all the way throught this post…so funny…so cute. They all look really great. How wonderful to share such a great craft together. GLAD PASK
Oh my, that is so adorable. Thank you for sharing. This might be the cutest set of pictures I saw all day 🙂
Fantastic. They’re all my favourite. Because of this we will not do any påsk pysseling this year – there’s just no point… 😉
I’m impressed! I’ve never seen such a wonderful egg job! These are really cute 😉
Hei. What a wonderful dose of nothing but cute in the morning! Thank you! I especially loved the elaborateness of Bick, that bedding is a talk of the town even in the human world! Clever ideas, well done, and mindboggingly adorable! Thank you!
Oh my goodness – These win the gold medal in cuteness. And “S. Howercap” – ha!
Oh wow, these are just the living end! You guys are amazing!
J’Adore! I just fell totally in love with Bick and Bentley. And gotta have a soft spot for S. Howercap. How can you ever put these guys away after Easter?
Too cute for words, love it!!
Omg, this is fantastic!
Fantastisk!! Dere er så flinke! Supersøte var de, alle sammen!:o)
How did you cut the eggs this precisely?
Needless to say I love your blog and visit daily 🙂
Looking forward to a lot of new and interesting ideas every day.
Love to Mini and Bonus, I adore your kitties.
Shit, vad imponerad jag blir av er två. Så underbart charmiga små kompisar. Jättesöta. Glad påsk!
I stopped by to get some ideas on laundry containers, and was pleasantly surprised by this. Your little family is quite possibly the cutest ever. I don’t know anyone else who’s teenager (son, at that!) would sit down with mom to make cutesy egg art. Impossibly cute. Every single aspect of it.
Här har sambon tjatat om en Dremmel och jag har bara tyckt det verkar onödigt… 😀
Jag tror jag får ändra mig.
Jag är verkligen tokkär i dina ägg! ♥
Read this earlier post 🙂 http://chezlarsson.com/myblog/2010/03/easter-prep.html
Each one cuter than the last – such clever details! I have hens (real ones) so the baby chicks are all my favorites. Except for Bentley, with his helmet and windscreen – he’s my favorite, too!
How adorable and hilarious. I just love Bentley. I’m all inspired for Easter, but without a Dremel I fear I’ll have to go with, umm … Chocolate How very boring compared to this post of cuteness!
Och jag är tokkär i min Dremel 🙂
Wow! Helt underbara! Tack för riktigt ögongodis, alldeles kalorifritt. 🙂
OHMAGADD OHMAGADD! I really, really loved these little chickens. I might just have my computer on for Easter at your blog and scroll down over and over again. As Anne said – there’s just no point in trying to make my own. 🙂
These are awesome! I’ve always wanted to craft for Easter but I’m never home around that time so I alwasy ended thinking, oh, why bother (and this goes for Christmas, too, unfortunately) XD
what a great way to start my day, benita! i love these crafts, along with your sense of humor. i’m inspired to do some easter crafting of my own now. 🙂
Benita, these are the most creative Easter egg crafts I have ever seen. Love them! You and Wille did a fantastic job!
ok, so these are totally the best ever!! i love it!
I’m speechless! Can’t find enough superlatives!
Herregud Benita, ni är ju helt fantastiskt kreativa! Sjukt sött påskpynt, jag blir väldigt sugen på att pyssla själv – tack för att du visade upp allt!
Förresten – exakt vilken sorts Dremel är det du har?
These are the cutest Easter crafts I think I’ve ever seen. I LOVE what you’ve done, so clever! Thank you for sharing :o) I now have a big grin on my face
I love them all!! Those are the cutest and funny at the same time. I laughed out loud when you mentioned the macaroni steering wheel. An Italian spare part on the Bentley 😀
Happy Easter to you all
I Love them all but mister S. Howercap is 5 stars!!
Dremel 4000. Rekomendreas varmt!
so much detail, so cute!
The amount of creativity in the House of Larsson is staggering!!! You are all amazing!!
Ya’ll are so clever!
One question, though. What will you do with all the little cuties after Easter? Store them? Where? How? Toss them?
Hihi guuu så söta! 🙂 Kram
I don’t know yet. I have a box marked Easter in the storage room and they’ll probably be stored in there. We have past year’s Easter eggs in egg cartons in there already. Not these cut ones, but just painted. I’ll ask Wille what he wants to do with it all.
Benita – you and Willie are very crafty! I hope you’ll do more craft posts! These eggshell creatures are so cute!
So, so, cute. I love each and every one!!
Good grief. These are painfully sweet. I want them. All. I don’t know what I’d do with them but my life would be so very improved with them. Adorable! Lovely! They’d make adorable little placesettings at a little girl’s tea party!
This is going to keep me smiling all day. Really adorable!
These are awesome! Nicely done.
These are really cute and so easy to make… perfect for children!
So cute!! they are lovely!
Amazing work! These are absolutely adorable and I am so impressed with your and Wille’s attention to detail. Fantastic!
I love your Easter crafts! Thanks for putting a smile on my face this afternoon.
You continue to amaze us with your creativity and how you think “outside the box.” Your mini masterpieces are too cute. Can’t wait to see what creations you will come up with next spring…
So clever and inventive! I guessed the egg with a quarter cut out might become a pram, but not that it could also be a roadster! You guys had fun with this project, I can tell. Cute cute cute!
They are absolutely gorgeous, you both have such patience and imagination!
Absolutely adorable! Can I just say that I’m a huge fan of your blog? I live vicariously through it – the immaculate house, the crafts… Even the job sounds kinda fun!
I just discovered your blog and I absolutly love it! Your way of keeping things organized really is admirable and your house looks just like the one I’m dreaming of to have at some point in the future 🙂
Best regards, Christiane
What great ideas. My granddaughter and I shall get right on these! Thanks.
these.are.adorable!!!!! the bubble bath (complete with shower cap) is the cleverest thing i’ve seen.
While the egg buddies are as cute as can be, I was even more delighted by the commentary. Benita, your sense of humor and your knack for writing are wonderful! If you ever wonder if you should take the time to write such detailed descriptions of everything, remind yourself that we check in as much for what you say as what you show. The two complement each other beautifully.
Oh my gosh, these are so adorable and SO creative. Good for you, making time to just simply craft for the fun of it.
Don’t usually go for this type of thing, but these are so STINKIN’ CUTE! It’s the details that kill me! Thanks for sharing.
Supersöta! Vilka fina saker att ha kvar sen.
Aaawwwww! These are adorable. I love all of the little details. What are you going to come up with next? Are there any more in the works?
There are! Martin wanted in on the action so he and Wille are cutting some more as we speak!
Oh, you are so talented! My grandmother’s sister was a wedding cake baker. She saved eggshells all year long and every January would start making lovely creatures out of them, with the help of her also crafty husband. They did that way into their 70’s, so cute. I got to help them a few years, and eventually they “promoted” me so that instead of only cutting paper and painting the base color coat, they let me paint the little faces and glue the accessories.
Your post brought up so many sweet memories, thank you very much! ;*
These are so adorable!! and I bet you had a great time making them too.
I decide which one I like best.
Just adorable…makes me smile!
I am having a “Blue Monday” giveaway. Hope you can pop over and take a look! So nice visiting your blog today! Have a great Wednesday!
Stay Cozy, Carrie
Men såå underbart och kreativt. Badankan var ju coolast!
I’m not sure if my other comment posted, but I really think you should send some pictures to cuteoverload.com! They would love these little guys. The chicky in a shower cap breaks the cute barrier.
These are SUPER cute! <3
these are so cute! thanks for sharing!
You and Willie made my day! I came from work very tired today – we are moving offices from the 3rd to the 4th floor and I was packing countless files, binders and gazzillion of general office supplies most of the day. When I saw the Baby Chick, the dashing Bentley, and the metrosexual S.Howercup I laghued with delight and my vital signs returned. Thank you! You guys do the coolest projects!
These are just wonderful! Too cute for words.
the showercap just killed me. i’m dead now. the only thing that would bring me back is the prospect of SHOWERCAPS FOR BONUS AND MINI.
Oh, I wish! We’ve tried a few times to dress them in their little kitty bandanas (navy for Bonus and red for Mini) but they just look at us, get their paws in there and swiftly remove them and walk away… Not to mention the bumblebee outfit Mini got from my friend Carol. That didn’t stay on more than a nano second. Imagine the state of those shower caps, hehe…
Awesome craft ideas never knew a eggshell can be decorated in so many ways. Hatts off to you..
Have to hand it to artistic Willie for his beautifully planked rowboat, complete with waves! Love the whole chick family in fact, but S.Howercap finished me off and made me smile all day! This has got to be more fun than the usual egg decorating. Thanks so much for sharing and…I guess we all gotta get a dremel!
I really adore S.Howercup and Bentley is too cute, too. Great job. I think I need a Dremel and puffy animals….
Just have to pop in and say how wonderful your creations are!
Really cute and lovely XD
I can’t wait to see what Martin comes up with too! My bet is that it will be a boat of some form or another.
Have you convinced Willie to share his chocolate cake recipe yet? Tell him that it will make a whole lot of people all around the world very happy, and that we will love him forever! After all, we are talking about chocolate!
Love the ducky in the tub!! that is fantastic. :o)
Så kreativt og stilig!!!! Du er flink!
Amazing! I am not crafty at all but this is really facifully, cute and stylish.
I cannot pick a favorite. They’re all adorable! I imagine with pleasure how much fun it was to create them.
Amazingly cute. Wille and you must have a very long attention span to get so many of these cute guys done. I’ve never seen anything like this. Can’t wait to see where you will display them.
lovely ! i’va put a link on my blog 😉
kisses from Brittany
This post made me a little sad – because I realized I will never, ever, ever, be creative or skillful enough to come up with an idea like this. Kudos to you!
Oh, no! But I’m sure you have some amazing skill we could never match though! Like swallowing a sword or driving a car without freaking out.
Absolutely fantastic, such intricate work must be an eggsacting science & im not yolking. Also you dont have to shell out much money either.
Seriously though you are extremely talented It also made me smile.
Helt underbart söta! Vi blev så inspirerade så vi gjorde våra egna amatörägg :)! Glad påsk!
Awwwwww! I want them all! S. Howercap is living the life in that bathtub. 🙂
I adore your site.
I have a thing for chicks & birdies so I’m loving your creations.
I’ll have to go try to make them myself. TOO CUTE!!!
Just subscribed, I found your blog from another blogger.
These are some of the cutest crafty ideas I’ve seen. Eggtraordinary job!
This is one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen!! Awesome!! And so incredibly creative.
such a beautiful work. excellent
That’s adorable! You are so smart! My favorite is S. Howercap 😀
These are INCREDIBLE!!!
These are amazing and so very cute! I love them all!
These cute little eggcentrics just made me melt. What did you use to cut the shell?
I used a Dremel. There’s a link at the top of the post!
hey its very good…the creativity was awesome… loved it. keep it up!!!!!!…:)
stupid question….do u use real eggs? and if yes please tell me how 😀 @email@example.com
I do. Read about it here: http://chezlarsson.com/myblog/2010/03/easter-prep.html
WOW Such amazing talent you have showcased!!