Die Eltern gave me once again a great idea for crafts: Making eggcups for the Easter! Something useful for the Easter table, doesn’t everyone eat eggs for Easter?
First we covered the roll by gluing either decorated or coloured paper on. My daughter even used some of the reflective fabric that was left over after making the little reflectors to be sent with the Christmas cards. After that they got to choose a maximum of two styles per roll to decorate them with (my kids are very creative but sometimes really don’t know when to stop…): we had some animal stickers, tiny bits of coloured paper, glitter glue, cotton pompoms and pipe cleaners to choose from. I think they turn out pretty cool, and the roll really is a perfect size for the eggs.
In Die Eltern (04/2014 p. 131) they had a more advanced alternative: there they had also used the eggs, the egg was the head for the animal where the toilet roll was the body. They had a frog, chicken, bunny and a couple of cows. The eggs and the rolls was painted, and then the animal features and decorative spots/ stripes had also been glued on. For example so that the frog had legs cut out of green paper and glued on the roll, the bunny got ears from pipe cleaners attached to the egg head, the dark yellow painted chicken egg sat on a yellow toilet roll with darker decorative spots and yellow feathers in the back, and the cows had the spots on the egg and the roll.