Painted Eggs - Mr Narwhal

Painting eggs is such a lovely craft to do in the run up to Easter. Whether you are using blown eggs or ceramic ones, you can decorate them in so many varied ways...so why not create a Mr Narwhal egg? He's fun, cheeky and will bring a smile to anyone who has the pleasure of meeting him!


This is a simple craft to do with the kids too, so get your eggs and paints ready, because we're diving in!



YOU WILL NEED

  • Egg - either a real one or ceramic

  • Paint - two shades of blue, grey and pink

  • Paintbrush - medium and fine

  • Turquoise felt

  • Scissors

  • Glue - PVA is best

  • Paper

  • Black fine line pen


1 Paint the egg with blue paint. Try putting the egg on a roll of washi tape or in an egg cup to stop it from rolling around. Leave the egg to dry, and apply a second coat of paint if needed.

2 Once the paint has dried, cut a tail and two fins from blue felt. Attach to the egg with some PVA glue.


3 Create a horn by rolling up a piece of paper into a tight cone, apply some glue as you roll and hold until it has adhered. Snip the end so it's flat, apply some PVA and press onto the egg.


4 Draw a little smiling face just below the horn. Then add two cheeks with pink paint.


5 Add little strokes of paint in a a darker blue shade to the underside of the narwhal. Pop him back on the washi tape or egg cup and leave to dry.


6 Continue the stokes of blue paint along the top of the narwhal and leave to dry.

And voila! Your very own little Mr Narwhal egg friend!



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