This is a great project to make with your kids this spring. Plus, since Easter is tomorrow, you may very well have some spare jellybeans on hand, making it extra easy.
Little Easter Egg Niche.
Next, it is time to create some chicken legs. Bend some wire into the shape of chicken legs.
Normally, I would then use a paper clay to form the legs around the wire, but since most of my studio is currently in storage as we are preparing to move, I instead used Rigid Wrap paper mache. I absolutely love using Rigid Wrap, but I will admit it wasn't the easiest way to create the legs.
To use the Rigid Wrap, cut it into small strips, drop it for a few moments into a cup of water and then gently squeeze it between your fingers. Wrap the material around your wire form to shape the legs. Leave 1/4" of wire free at the top of each leg. Once you have the legs shaped, let it dry for a few hours.
Next, fold aluminium foil into long strips to make a form for your jelly bean conveyor belt.
The Rigid Wrap was great, however for making the conveyor belt. Wrap the wet wrap around the foil and shape the conveyor belt into fun loops and swoops. I suggest laying your egg shaped piece on the desktop and forming the conveyor belt loosely around it. Set the conveyor belt aside to dry.
Once the legs and conveyor belt are dry, go ahead and paint them with acrylic paint.
Now, go ahead and adhere the paper inside the niche and then adhere the niche to the back of the egg.
Cut three colorful strips of paper and adhere at an angle inside the niche to create a multi-tiered conveyor belt.
Next, use a strong adhesive to adhere the chicken legs to the box. Once it securely dries, adhere the conveyor belt to the egg and box.
For a sweet finishing touch, hot glue miniature jelly beans to your factory.
I wish you all a happy Easter filled with delicious jelly beans! -Betsy
Little Easter Egg Niche
3 hat pins
3 small beads
Hot glue gun
Small box or tin
Decorative trim such as colorful Dresden