Warning - photo heavy.
I know I am a little late posting this, but perhaps it can be filed for next year.
I usually send my teenage grandsons some money for Easter. If they want to buy a chocolate egg, they can, but if they want something else, at least they will have something to put towards it. I was a little late in getting down to the shop, to get an Easter card. They were all gone, so I came home and made cracked eggs to hold the notes. Here is how to do it.
1. Find a nice picture of an egg on the Net, and print it out.
2. Cut it out roughly and paste it onto card.
3. When dry, cut it out to make a template.
4. Pick out some pretty card for your eggs. (This is Laura Ashley card I got at the Glasgow Exhibition).
5. Fold the card in two, and draw round your template.
6. Cut the eggs out, glue round the inside edge and paste them together, right sides out.
7. From a scrap of the left over card and using the template, draw the top of the egg and some cracks. Use a ruler to help you do this. Cut this out and use as a template to draw on your egg.
8. Cut the egg in two, on the crack. Make a small hole using a punch and hammer in a brad. (my brads were so tough, I had to use pliers. They are a bit squidged as a result.)
9. Join the two parts of the egg with ribbon, through the holes of the brad. Add the money or note. Enjoy!
Happy Easter to Everyone!!