My girls are having an Easter egg hunt at school, and each kiddo has to contribute 12 eggs filled with goodies (so 24 for us!). I thought I’d add a little bit of fun to ours by including a special message that unfolds like a little accordion when you open it.
First, create the message. I just used MS Word with a font my girls chose form dafont.com (bou western, 48 font size), plus the bunny image I used in my Peeps Necklace Gift Tags. I’ve created a printable for you to use, which you can download further down in this post. Or, make your own…just write out your message so that the resulting strips are about an 3/4 inch tall and the width is as wide as the paper. I’ve left a 3/4 inch margin on the sides. Then, print it out (I used cardstock) and then cut out your strips. You can use a paper cutter or regular scissors.
Fold each strip like an accordion. Keep the 3/4 inch margin flat…this is where you will apply a glue dot in the next step to stick to the egg halves. Then grab an egg and separate the halves. Apply a glue dot to the back of one end and stick it to the inside of one egg half. Then stick a glue dot on the back of the other end, and stick it to the other egg half, making sure your paper isn’t twisted or anything. Fill your eggs with a little goodie. The girls chose these tiny animal erasers (which have nothing to do with Easter but oh well!). You could also do stickers, little candies, hair clips, etc.
Because the eggs will be tossed onto the lawn at school for the kids to find, I added a strip of washi tape to keep it closed. You can of course decorate the outside however you wish! Will see if I can get more creative than this as Easter approaches (probably not haha!).
Again, it’s easy to make your own message…personalize them with your kiddo’s name, or include a meaningful message for little ones at church. Or feel free to use mine…download it below. Click here to download the “Hoppy Easter” Message in an Easter Egg printable!