I was trying to think of unique Easter egg ideas when it hit me–little cacti! I can’t explain how much I love this Easter craft! This project turned out so cute! It wasn’t very hard to transform these Easter eggs into an adorable cacti Easter centerpiece!
All you need are a few art supplies and a cute planter and you will have an Easter craft sure to impress! These cuties would also work great in an Easter egg hunt! Could you imagine a few hidden in a garden? It would be super fun for the kiddos to try and find them!
Is it weird that I totally want to keep this Easter decoration on my kitchen table all year? In truth, it would be a bad idea because we use real eggs for this project. Hello stinky!
However, I can’t help but smile every time I walk past it! Maybe it’s because it’s a handmade Easter craft? But that may be the beauty in making. Not only is it fun to do but there is something extra special about a project, knowing you made it!
What’s even better is that I can share this Easter craft with all of you! Ok, enough sappiness, let’s get to the making part of our program!
Supplies for cactus Easter egg decoration:
7 hard-boiled eggs
paper flowers (these are from Michaels)
small round-tip paint brush (I used a size 3)
mid-century planter (I got mine at Joann’s)
2-3 dish towels
Step one: Hard boil the eggs. Once they are done, let them cool.
Step two: Use the foam poly brush to paint the eggs green. Paint one half at a time and let the paint dry. Then paint the other side. You will want to repeat this process until the eggs have a rich color. I painted my eggs with about 3-4 coats of paint. Don’t worry if the top and bottom of the egg are not perfectly covered; you won’t see them in the finished piece.
Step three: Once the eggs are nice and green, it’s time to paint the spines. For the dotted eggs, use white acrylic paint and your small paintbrush to paint small spots down the sides of the eggs. Paint half the egg at a time, let the spots dry, and repeat on the opposite side.
Step four: Now for the light green spines. Mix a little of the green and the white paint together until it’s a shade you like. Keep in mind that paint will dry darker than it is when wet. Use the paintbrush to paint small half-circles around the egg. Paint one side at a time.
Step five: Use craft glue or a hot glue gun to attach the paper flowers to the tops of the cactus eggs.
Step six: Fill the planter with kitchen towels or paper towels to just below the top. Then cover the towels with white rocks and arrange the eggs in a design you like!
I hope you like this fun Easter craft! Don’t forget to tag your makes on Instagram #makingismybliss!