Looking for something to do with all those plastic eggs? If you are anything like me you may still have a few plastic eggs rolling around the house. PERFECT! Make them into Weeble Wobble Eggs! They wobble around but don't fall down! You can push them and watch them dance around the table! They are fun to make and fun to play with! If you are anything like my husband you put the eggs away the day after the egg hunt, in that case you will need to dig them out!
I have done this project with children of all ages and every age loves it. Last weekend I did it with my 3 and 4 year olds and they loved it to! Here is what we used:
Yarn or Feathers
Both my kids did fine with the supplies we used but I thought colored masking tape would work well too. You could rip small pieces of the tape and overlap them on the eggs instead of the tissue paper. Give it a try and let me know!
Put a small amount of modeling clay into the bottom of the egg. You have to play with the amount and see what works best for the size of your egg. Just snap the cover on and see if your egg wobbles around.
Once you have the right amount of clay in your egg glue the egg shut. You may not need to do this step, but I wanted to make sure the Wobbly Humpty creatures stayed in one piece!
Next, Mod Podge the tissue paper on. I had the kids paint a big section of the egg with the Mod Podge then stick tissue on and paint more Mod Podge over. My 3 year old had a little bit of a hard time doing his. This is when I thought of trying colored tape.
Then, pick the "tissue glue fun" off your fingers.
Smash and mold the tissue glue fun that was on your fingers.
Oh, don't forget to pick!
For these little Humpty Wobblers we used cut up feathers for the hair, I have also used yarn and felt.
Glitter Glue for a mouth. You could use paint, yarn anything!
Set the cute little Humpty Wobblers on cut toilet paper rolls to dry. At this point, if you are the child making them with your mom, run away and leave a huge mess on the kitchen table. Ignore all pleas form your mom to come help.
Actually having the kids run out worked out good for me. I was able to put the eggs out of sight. The kids wanted to play with them but they were too wet to be played with. Had the kids stayed I most likely would have lost the battle and they would have played with their wet Humpty Wobblers, ruining them. Then I would have been wiping eyes and consoling little hearts. When I pulled the eggs out the next day both the kids were so excited to see them and play!!
Here are the final results! The last picture is examples from an after school class ( 2nd and 4th graders) that I did at the ArtHouse.
I don't have a picture of my son's blue Humpty Wobbler that he made. I am currently looking under beds and couches for it.
I hope you have as good of a time making these as we did!
Wishing You an Artsy Fartsy Day!!
~Bag Lady Rebecca