Soooo… it is THAT time of year again.. the time of year, when schools around the country (here in the UK ) are hosting either their Easter Bonnet Decorating competitions or their Egg Decorating competitions (or both!). My kids’ school hosts an Egg Decorating competition and Red Ted has been entering the third year running (his batman & robin didn’t win!). It has taken us this long, to realise that the egg decorations that include “mini scences” and/ or humour tend to do well. So Red Ted, as some of you may know, has been hatching plans (no pun intended) for a year now!
You can see his Mr Men Decorations here (as well as a photo included below). This year his planning and hard work (it took 3 afternoons) paid off and he came home as one of the 8 victorious winners (thank goodness). Unexpectedly, Pip Squeak, ALSO won with her debut Eggcellent Hairdress entry (see below). Wow. A double win for Red Ted HQ. We are chuffed to bits.
OH.. and GOOD PAINTS – they give your egg are really good finished look.. so we used these Enamel paints – the yellow needed two layers, the rest where fine with one. And it also looked great on the card!
Afterwards, I went to the school office to take a look at the competition… and I have to say all the School Egg Decoration Competition entries were simply Eggcellent. So many fun, clever, quirky and creative ideas, that I asked to photograph them all and show you. There were SOOOOO many, I couldn’t photograph them all, but I tried to pick as many as possible.. so here is some eggcellent Egg Decorating inspiration, if you are planning yours for next year.
I also have a little video of our (winning) Mr Men Scene:
Now on to some more School Egg Decorating Competition Ideas!!
One of my PERSONAL FAVOURITES (I am allowed to have favourites, as I wasn’t judging! ha), are these seriously cute Egg Hedgehogs. Big points of originality from me!
A picnic and pond scene – personally, I LOVED this one – so much detail went into it and I think the picnic idea is just too cute. Sadly NOT one of the winning entries, yet, I would have picked it for sure.
Also above, is an adorable “Turtle” egg by Reception (4-5yrs olds), which was one the 8 winners. Hooray.
Here is Red Ted’s Mr Men Eggs. Yay for winning, well done son!
Egg Racing Car – one of MY personal favourites. Simple, but just adorable.
Next we have a triple set of photos (sorry, this was the quicker way to edit these). At the top we have a winning entry with the “Good Egg/ Bad Egg”. This was a sibling team effort, with the younger brother creating the Super Egg and the older brother creating the bad egg. I love the mustache and London scenery in the back.
Next we have an Egg-tastic Fashion Show – I confess, the photo does not do it just – it came in a huge box – well decorated.. and I only managed to capture the models.
Finally, another “badly captured” Egg Decorating entry is the this Egg-cellent, British Eggways entry.
Next up, we have Eggs finishing off their Easter Egg shopping.
We have an Egg Racing Track with it’s care taker.
Egg-cellent football player (the net is made from an old swimming trunk gusset – genius) and finally, a
Another winning scene, were these fun fun fun Minions – neatly executed, with additional backdrops and features.
Here we have yet another fabulous mixed batch of entries –
The Superhero Plane on a mission (brilliant use of LEGO Duplo)
A cute little egg sheep.
My kids adored the Egg Monkey too.
Then we have a martial art egg, about to begin some egg-ercises.
An egg weather scene – “Egg-stremely hot” and “Egg-stremely cold) (nice use of those pesky loom bands and love the bikini) and finally…
And yes, the ideas continue!
As we live in London (no secret), we have a great Egg Tourist Day (including London Eye and a London Bus, tourists and queen).
A cute Spring has Sprung scene.
MORE Egg-staterestials – again – the photo doesn’t do it just – this was a huge effort – with a whole habitat and information board – personally, I particularly liked the emu like egg creature.
Next there is an Eggsam in progress. Very fitting for an School Egg Decorating compettion!
And some singing eggs.
Some great egg angry birds (learn your lesson kiddo – your angry bird eggs are GREAT, but you need a “scene” or diorama in order to win.. trust me, we have learnt).
A wonderful Humpty Dumpty (and indeed one of the 8 winners).
The X-Factor show and finally…
… a super cute litle Egg Bunny plate. Say aaaah. So sweet!
FINALLY, last but not least.. Pip Squeak’s Eggcellent Hairdresser entry (also a winning entry)! As you can see, we grew some Cress Heads (see more info here). Pip Squeak then decorated the faces – and cut out a mustache from felt for the hairdresser. She drew a hand and scissors on paper, which she cut out and stuck on. I helped make a simple chair and aluminium foil mirror. And finally, she added an “Eggcellent Hairdresser” banner.
And whilst I have your attention, here are some great ideas from fellow blogger at Mummy Mummy Mumm
Adorable Bunny Scene (click through and take a look at Darth Vader too)
Right. That is it… I hope you have had an eggtastic time, checking out all these eggcellent ideas. Aren’t they simply fun and brilliant? And remember.. if you want to win.. make a SCENE!