April 04, 2014

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Miniature Easter Diorama

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who entered our giveaway! It is now *CLOSED* and the winner is comment #21, Lori, whose favorite way to color eggs is "….with my family all together. We heat the water, add some vinegar and all sit around the table coloring, painting and laughing. It’s a wonderful big mess." Sounds like fun, Lori! We'll be in email contact with you soon. :) 

Get ready for Easter with this fun little decoration! Done up in miniature, it's a great size for your favorite doll. You can follow along in the video tutorial or scroll down and follow each step with text and step by step images. Enjoy!

You'll need a paper mache egg (the kind you can find at craft stores about this time of year), some felt, paint, modelling clay, and of course, little figurines. I found the mushrooms pre-made, but ended up sculpting the bunny and tiny eggs out of clay myself.

Make a base for your egg with modelling clay; harden it up following the directions on the package.

Draw on your egg, to figure out where you want the opening to be. Tackle it with the exacto knife (but be careful; roly-poly egg plus sharp knife can be a little dangerous! )

Then, it's time to paint. I painted my egg, the stand, and a few of the figurines.

 

Once your egg is painted, go ahead and glue some felt scraps down into it, to build up a base for your scene.

Glue in your figurines!

Then, glue the egg to its stand. Make sure the egg is straight in the stand, before the glue sets....

And there you have it! A super cute little piece of Easter decorations. 

 

NOW: would you like to win this decoration, instead of having to make it? How cool would that be?

 

To enter, just leave a comment on this post, answering this question: "My favorite way to color Easter eggs is..." 

 

We'll randomly pick a winning comment on Monday, 4/7, and contact the winner via email. It's that simple!!

 

Thanks, and have fun crafting and entering!

For Pixie Faire,

Melinda


41 Comments

Nancy C
Nancy C

March 11, 2016

I like the shrink plastic you slip on blown out eggs. You can keep them that way.

Thresea Wright
Thresea Wright

March 11, 2016

This would be fun to do with my fifth grade class. And with my 13 grandchildren.

dorrie
dorrie

April 03, 2015

I boil & cool the eggs, prepare the vinegar & food coloring dyes, lay out the glitter, rubber bands, decals and markers, and watch, encourage, and laugh with my grandchildren as they get to “work.”

sherry
sherry

April 03, 2015

decoupage and old tissue from sewing patterns

Spud
Spud

January 03, 2015

That’s the best answer by far! Thanks for cogbnitutirn.

Cheryl
Cheryl

April 18, 2014

I have before colored eggs with the coloring kits. If I was able to do it now, I would like to blow the egg out of the shell then hand paint a decoration on the egg and then seal with a couple or more coats of varnish to help keep them as long as possible.

Lorretta from NH
Lorretta from NH

April 11, 2014

My favorite way is to use markers and some paints and felt. Fell out of love years ago with the dying process!

Teresa Maddox
Teresa Maddox

April 08, 2014

How I color eggs with vinegar and food coloring but most importantlyvwith the grandsons making memories

Sue
Sue

April 06, 2014

I love the marble effect you get from wrapping dry onion skins around the raw egg, wrap it in nett or cheese cloth then boil it in water with 2 or 3 tablespoons vinegar for 15 minutes. red onion skins are especially pretty.

Darlene
Darlene

April 06, 2014

My favourite way to colour eggs is using the Easter egg (shiney) colouring kit. When the eggs are dry, they look fantastic, all shiney and swirly with colour. Then myself, and my grandchildren glue gems and sequences on the eggs. I usually have 4 dozen eggs ready to decorate. It seems like alot of eggs, but each grandchild takes an egg home for everyone in their family and the next morning I follow my mother’s tradition and make creamed eggs on toast, egg salad sandwiches and deviled eggs for everyone to enjoy when visiting Easter morning. It’s a great way for family and friends to get together.

Jennifer G
Jennifer G

April 05, 2014

We use the egg kits from the store. Sometimes the kids like to use crayons and stickers to decorate.

Grace
Grace

April 05, 2014

I love dunking them in the food coloring mix!!!

Jessica Flinn
Jessica Flinn

April 05, 2014

We love coloring eggs at our house. I would melt wax and batik different designs, my favorite was a dragon design.

Molly W.
Molly W.

April 05, 2014

My favorite way to color eggs is to cover them with tissue paper! That has been a tradition in our house since I started playing with dolls. :)

Fran Daniele
Fran Daniele

April 05, 2014

We use alot of vinegar with the fizzy tablets to get bright colors then we get out the glue and glitter to glam them up. Happy Easter!

Jo Lyman
Jo Lyman

April 05, 2014

I don’t color eggs any more, but I have the plastic metallic eggs that I’ve crocheted covers for. When I see them all lined up on the stand I have for them, it make me happy. I also have several embroidered egg shapes that I hang round the house. Ahhh – Spring.

Laura
Laura

April 04, 2014

We use the kit from the store.

Lesley from NE
Lesley from NE

April 04, 2014

We always have done the fizzy tablet. Brings back fun memories of being a kid! =)

Maureen
Maureen

April 04, 2014

Boil, peel and dunk in melted candies.

Carole
Carole

April 04, 2014

I wrap the eggs in cotton string then dip them in the first dye ( usually the vinegar and food coloring variety). Then remove the string and dip into the second color of dye. It can be done in reverse too.

Carole
Carole

April 04, 2014

I wrap the eggs in cotton string then dip them in the first dye ( usually the vinegar and food coloring variety). Then remove the string and dip into the second color of dye. It can be done in reverse too.

Bert
Bert

April 04, 2014

Oh my, do you mean the Easter Bunny doesn’t really color the eggs! Well then, I guess my favorite method would be the old vinegar and fizzy tablet method.

Pam
Pam

April 04, 2014

The old fashion way — water, vinegar and food coloring.

Jaci
Jaci

April 04, 2014

I love coloring eggs with my youngest grandchildren who come for the Easter weekend. We use color tablets & vinegar. Sometimes it’s not just the eggs that get colored! Might try the shaving cream methiod this year. It sounds like fun.

Star
Star

April 04, 2014

I like to use natural dyes… onion skins, etc. It’s fun to see what colors they turn out! Since the tones are a bit muted, I joke that I get the eggs from special “Easter Chickens.”

Maria
Maria

April 04, 2014

My favorite way to color easter eggs has always been a Paas kit, but I just read about using kool-aid, so I think we might try that this year instead!

N
N

April 04, 2014

(Hope this doesn’t result in a duplicate comment – I mis-typed my email the first time and attempted to delete the comment before it posted.)

I like to pretend I’m Faberge and decorate the eggs with metallic inks.

N
N

April 04, 2014

I like to pretend I’m Faberge and decorate the eggs with metallic inks.

Lori Straley
Lori Straley

April 04, 2014

….with my family all together. We heat the water, add some vinegar and all sit around the table coloring, painting and laughing. It’s a wonderful big mess.

Lori Straley
Lori Straley

April 04, 2014

….with my family all together. We heat the water, add some vinegar and all sit around the table coloring, painting and laughing. It’s a wonderful big mess.

Elaine
Elaine

April 04, 2014

Letting the 4 year old do it. Can’t wait

Prairie Wind Girl
Prairie Wind Girl

April 04, 2014

Tried and true method of food coloring, vinegar and hot water…..Love the smell….brings back memories!!!!

Linda Arrington
Linda Arrington

April 04, 2014

Vinegar & food color tablets from the kit. I let the kids do the coloring so we get lots of mixed colors and different drawings from the wax pencils.

Heather
Heather

April 04, 2014

I like coloring on the eggs in crayon before dunking them into dye.

Rebecca
Rebecca

April 04, 2014

Still use the vinegar and food color tablets in the kits available at all the grocery stores. Draw pictures and write names with the wax pencil included in the kit. Some times the kids want to put the tattoo stamps on the eggs but usually prefer to draw own designs!

Candice Lacy
Candice Lacy

April 04, 2014

I like those pre printed shrink sleeves that you slip over the egg then dunk in hot water. No mess and usually really cute designs! We always were in a rental condo for Spring Break vacations with the kids, so this was a great way to still do eggs for them and not worry about staining someone’s counters or carpets.

Renee H-C.
Renee H-C.

April 04, 2014

My favorite way to color Easter eggs is…. Food dye, colored pencils, markers, and felt with super glue! So many creative possibilities! :-D

Raina DelRio
Raina DelRio

April 04, 2014

I still use the old fashioned way with the vinegar. Kind of nostalgic for me :)

Barb
Barb

April 04, 2014

I want to try the shaving cream method this year.

jamie
jamie

April 04, 2014

Kool aid!

Cindi
Cindi

April 04, 2014

I love doing nice clean dunk and go with the kids.

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