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
- Print the template and use the pieces to cut out shapes in the specified colors of paper.
- Use the marker to draw crisscross lines on the tail.
- Use the marker to color a broad band on the hat piece, as shown.
- 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.
- 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.
- Attach the arms to the sides of the egg in the same manner as you did the bill in step 5.
- 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.
Posted 2 years Ago