Perry the Platypus Easter Egg

For the ultimate undercover holiday operation, this year Perry the Platypus dons a brilliant disguise that fits the bill — going incognito as an Easter egg! Of course, this is one case you won’t want to crack.

Time: 1 hour
What You'll Need
Hard-boiled egg dyed bluish-green (using Easter egg dye or gel food coloring) or plastic egg of a similar size and color
Craft paper (orange, bluish-green, and brown)
Orange plastic cap (the kind the comes on orange juice cartons)
Glue dots
How To Make It
  • 1

    Print the template and use the pieces to cut out shapes in the specified colors of paper.

  • 2

    Use the marker to draw crisscross lines on the tail.

  • 3

    Use the marker to color a broad band on the hat piece, as shown.

  • 4

    Prepare the stand by gluing the base of the tail and the heels of the feet to the plastic cap, as shown. Set the egg in the stand.

  • 5

    Fold the platypus bill in half to create a center crease and give it a bit more dimension. Then fold up the very end at the base of the bill and use bits of a glue dot to stick it to the egg. Glue the eyes in place just above the bill.

  • 6

    Attach the arms to the sides of the egg in the same manner as you did the bill in step 5.

  • 7

    Gently fit the hat onto the top of the egg, overlapping the back strips a bit and securing them with a glue dot. Fold the top of the hat forward slightly, if necessary, so that it stands upright.

Cutting should be done by a adult.
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