Easter Houses

Coloring Easter eggs is a widespread tradition. Especially white eggs can be colored very nicely with Pelikan fineliner pens and gluing them with colored stripes of paper is a great variety for the Easter season.

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Easter Houses

 

Coloring Easter eggs is a widespread tradition. Especially white eggs can be colored very nicely with Pelikan fineliner pens and gluing them with colored stripes of paper is a great variety for the Easter season. By hanging several decorated Easter houses beside each other, you can easily create a colorful little town!

 

This is what you need:

White blown out eggs, Pelikan fineliner pens in different colors (alternatively fine CD markers, permanent markers or water-tight OHP markers), colored paper in different colors, a pair of scissors, glue, sewing thread and a box of matches.

 

This is how it works:

1. Blow out the eggs. Notice: The hole on the upper end of the egg can be a little bigger, as it will be covered by the roof and the chimney, later on.

2. Print out the download template on a sheet of colored paper. Cut out the roof and the chimney. Notice: The download template contains material for five Easter houses.

3. Fold along the lines around the chimney and glue it together to the shape of a rectangle using the gluing flaps. Cut out the hole in the roof and fold it in the middle.

Roof and chimney download template

4. Tie the sewing thread onto one half of a match and cut the piece of thread off in the desired length. Now thread the match with the piece of thread tied around it through the upper end of the egg. To prevent the match from slipping out again, the match should stand crossways to the hole. This way, the egg can be hung up later on.

5. As a next step, thread the roof onto the string and glue onto the egg. Then the chimney is glued onto the roof.

The colored Easter house is now complete, with a door, windows, a colorful house number
and all!

6. Use the fineliners to draw windows and a door onto the house when the house has dried. Use another color to decorate the egg with a colorful house number. You can decorate the house with flower pots in front of the windows, if you like.

7. Hang up the house using the piece of thread. Hang up more houses beside it to create a colorful, little town.